A Leafy Suburb by the Noosa River
Tewantin National Park: A Scenic Escape
Tewantin National Park is a must-visit if you’re looking for stunning views and mountain bike trails. The park offers breathtaking lookouts and a range of outdoor activities for visitors to enjoy.
This National Park is a breathtaking natural wonderland spanning over 13 square kilometres. Its diverse landscapes include five distinct sections: Noosaville, Tewantin, Tinbeerwah, and Lake Macdonald. The park boasts an array of ecological treasures, from vibrant eucalyptus forests to coastal rainforests. The iconic Mount Tinbeerwah stands tall at 265 meters, a testament to ancient volcanic activity. The park is home to diverse flora and fauna, including the critically endangered swamp stringybark and rare green-thighed frog. With around 70 bird species calling this sanctuary home, Tewantin National Park is a symphony of avian life. It’s a living testament to nature’s resilience and a must-visit for anyone looking to connect with nature and appreciate its timeless beauty.
Discover the enchanting landscape of Tewantin National Park, where an intricate network of walking and mountain bike trails invites adventurers of all kinds to explore its diverse beauty. From the short but exhilarating challenge of the Mount Tinbeerwah Lookout Track to the serene beauty of the Palm Grove Walk, there is something for everyone. Mountain bike enthusiasts will love the spectrum of trails, from the gentle introduction of Trail 1 to the thrill-seeking adventure of Trail 7. Before embarking on your adventure, ensure you understand the trail gradings and follow the signs for a safe and unforgettable experience in this captivating sanctuary.
Noosa Regional Gallery: A Showcase of Art and Culture
Noosa Regional Gallery, situated in Tewantin along the Noosa River, is a premier destination for art enthusiasts and nature lovers. Established in 1981, it is one of Queensland’s oldest regional galleries and presents an ever-evolving program of contemporary exhibitions, artist talks, masterclasses and workshops. The gallery is also home to the internationally renowned biennial art and environment event, Floating Land. Noosa Regional Gallery offers free entry and is open from Tuesday to Sunday. Nearby attractions include Noosa Marina, Tewantin Splash Park and Skate Park, and RSL Memorial Park. The gallery shop offers locally sourced artisanal products. It seamlessly blends artistic expression with the captivating embrace of nature, offering an experience that touches both heart and mind.
Memorial Park: A Picnic Destination with a View
Memorial Park in Tewantin is a picturesque oasis that offers a tranquil escape from it all. The park’s stunning location alongside the Noosa River provides the perfect backdrop for a delightful picnic with family or friends. Children can also enjoy the small play park with swings, slides, and its very own crocodile for climbing and exploring. Overall, Memorial Park is the ideal destination for unwinding and recharging with a view of the Noosa River.
Noosa Marina: A Port Turned into a Hub Filled with Cafes and Shops
Once a port for Noosa, Noosa Marina is now a bustling hub of alfresco dining options, cafes, and speciality shops. Take a stroll through the precinct to soak up the vibrant atmosphere. Nestled along the serene Noosa River, it beckons as a lively hub of leisure and excitement, inviting travellers to experience the essence of Noosa. The marina encapsulates the spirit of this coastal paradise with dynamic Sunday Markets featuring live music, a diverse array of boutique shopping, waterfront dining overlooking the picturesque river, rejuvenating beauty salons, and thrilling aquatic adventures.
Whether you indulge in artisanal finds, savour culinary delights, or immerse yourself in the natural beauty, Noosa Marina offers a comprehensive and enchanting escape that embodies the allure of Noosa’s Sunshine Coast.
Embark on an Adventure with Noosa Ferry
We highly recommend taking Noosa Ferry for a cruise from the Marina. Daily cruise adventures run from the charming riverside enclave of Tewantin and the serene waterways that wind past Noosaville. Traversing tranquil waters with vistas that sweep from the expanse of Noosa’s North Shore to the charming Noosa Sound, finally guiding them into the vibrant heart of Noosa Heads.
Tewantin Historic Trail
Follow the Tewantin Heritage Trail to discover the convergence of past and present. The Gubbi Gubbi/Kabi Kabi people thrived on the river system, giving Tewantin its name. European settlers arrived in the 1860s for timber, and paddle steamers became vital for transportation. Tewantin grew into a township and a hub between Brisbane and Gympie. Fishing was a cornerstone industry; T.M. Burke’s bridges in 1929 transformed the region. Explore the layers of history on the Tewantin Heritage Trail.
Makepeace Island: A Luxury Island Retreat
Tewantin is well connected by ferry to the surrounding areas, but what sets it apart is the direct ferry to Makepeace Island. This 25-acre luxury island is home to Sir Richard Branson and offers a unique opportunity to spend the night there. However, be prepared to spend a pretty penny on this exclusive experience.