What to do around Noosa when it rains
Here comes the rain again and you are in Noosa only for a weekend and would like to make the best out of it?
I know it can be disappointing if you are travelling here only for a couple of days and you do not want to spend your time in your hotel room.
My Rainy Noosa Travel Guide has got you covered.
Here are some kind of things you can do in Noosa that you will remember when you come back home and will have some stories to tell your friends about.
You can obviously visit spas and cafes and even go to the beach if you want, but these are some things that you will definitely remember and hopefully enjoy!
Check the exhibitions and workshops at Noosa Regional Gallery
They have an interesting exhibition and a little local art shop where you can do a little bit of shopping if you want. Many of their exhibitions are free and they also run some free activities for the kids here.
Have a look at their website here to find out what's on.
Address: Riverside, the ground floor of Noosa Council's main office, 9 Pelican Street, Tewantin, (07) 5329 6145.
Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday, 10 am to 4 pm and Saturday to Sunday from 10 am to 3 pm.
Closed Mondays, public holidays and during exhibition changeovers.
Visit Noosa Shire Museum in Pomona
World's Longest Running Silent Film Theatre
Check there timetable and you might find something interesting on if you are lucky!
Silent films are running every 2nd and 4th Saturday.
Ph. (07) 5485 2330
Explore and experience the local food scene
Queensland offers amazing fresh and quality produce, so take a chance to eat something local. Here are some of my favourite Noosa restaurant that you definitely must visit while in Noosa if you have a chance! Here are my favourites:
LOCALE Restaurant on Hastings Street for a buzzing bar with amazing cocktails, great Italian Pizzas and delicious food with local produce from Maravista Farm. You will certainly remember your time and food and experience with Locale. Warm, friendly and kind of funky Italian service will definitely provide a great experience you. After I first visited Locale I remembered it for a while when I went back to Sydney.
It's not just a meal, it's an entire experience. It is located on a beautiful Noosa river and if you book a table next to the window, you can take some beautiful photos even on a rainy day with a cloudy sky.
Wasabi menu showcases seasonal local produce from their farm at Honeysuckle Hill along with the fantastic local seafood caught daily. You can find here lesser-known seafood and the cooking techniques, which is very interesting to explore.
Wasabi also offers a range of Cooking Classes which showcase local seasonal produce.
Grab a raincoat or an umbrella from your hotel and run through the Noosa Hasting Street stores for some fashion, souvenirs, decor accessories and jewellery.
Check Noosa Civic Shopping Center. Apart from Woolies and some major shops, you will find anywhere else in Australia, you can find some Noosa souvenirs here at the local News Agency or a Dollar Store and a few different shops that apparently only exist here in Noosa.
It is very easy to drive here and park. They also have a nail salon here, waxing, massage and hairdressers in case if you may need one.
Have you ever swam in the rain? - Maybe.
Have you ever surf in the rain? If the answer is no, perhaps it's time to try! It is very fun, refreshing and there are not many people around, which is a great excuse to jump into the waves.
Your Hotel or villa / Airbnb in Noosa more likely has a nice terrace or a pool with a jungle view or with some stunning background.
Take some atmospheric photos in the rain! You will definitely have some fun and hot photos to post on your gram' or just to save it for some awesome memories.
Try to do your best, but do not try too hard, because you are in the Relaxation Capital and enjoy every moment in Noosa.