North Coast shenanigans

For the recent Australia Day long weekend I took a trip north to Noosa/Tewantin with a couple of friends.  Although I’ve spent some time in the Mooloolaba/Maroochydore area, I don’t remember having been to Noosa before (which has clearly been an oversight).  It was a great weekend.

We visited the Eumundi Markets on the Saturday but I forgot my camera, so sadly don’t have any snaps of that.  It was nice to wander around and have a look at all the beautiful food (and other stuff) on sale.  Eumundi is also home to a fantastic bookstore, Berkelouw Books.  It’s a mecca for bibliophiles, with an awesome selection of new, second hand and rare books.  I will admit to purchasing a few choice items there.  We also took a drive through Tewantin and Noosa to have a look round and scope out Hastings street.  On the Noosa headland beach there were scores of people having picnics, and quite a few hardy types kiteboarding.  The sheer number of boarders made quite a spectacular sight (again no pics – sorry! I’ll do better next time). 

The next day we took a few more drives around the local area, visiting a few lookouts and the Noosa Botanical Gardens in Cooroy.  They are well worth a visit and I did manage to take a few pictures there.

Noosa Botanical Gardens

The view from the Noosa lookout was also quite impressive.  The lefthand side of the headlands was where the kiteboarders had congregated the day before.                 

Noosa Headland

It was good to get away for the long weekend which was topped off with a small  Triple J Hottest 100 barbeque on Australia Day.