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The Noosa Food & Wine Trail day
tour ($65) takes you behind the region’s
epicurean scene. Think you’ve got a
green thumb? Meet Carol of Carol’s
Salads. She supplies gourmet mixed
leaves to Noosa’s finest eateries and
serves a mean morning tea. At Garnisha
spice gardens and scratch and sniff
aromatic herbs and spices in their
natural state and take home a free jar of
chutney or curry paste. Stop for lunch
at Dingo Creek Vineyard and sample a
range of robust local wines with hearty
complimentary lunch. Kybong crayfish
farm gives you an insight into the next
big thing in seafood. Then wind down
with a tasting at Robinsons family
vineyard in the Noosa Valley.
(07) 5446 3111.
For transfers, special occasions and
personalised tours call Henry’s affordable
limousines on (07) 5474 2222. To see it
all, grab a scooter or smart car from
The Big Kahuna (www.bigkahuna.
net.au) for as little as $45. It’s a fun
and funky way of getting around town.
For aqua-travel T Boat Hire’s (www.
tboathire.com) jet skis, kayaks, pontoons
and bow riders will keep you afloat.
Fine, fast, fresh tapas and pizza you
can really tuck into are served at the
hip and happening Red on Thomas.
Our outdoors-induced hunger was sated
by fresh local oysters, prawn & ginger
wontons ($8.50), skewered scallops with
lime jus ($8.5), and the house special
pizza towering with delicious toppings,
and washed down with a fine Margaret
River rosé. Red on Thomas is soon to
open The Red Room upstairs for chic,
private gatherings. (07) 5474 4399. The
lesbian nosherie in town is Humid. Here
the modern Australian drinking and
dining experience is nothing short of
orgasmic – from the second you enter the
stylish warehouse interior to the moment
the eagerly anticipated entrée arrives. We
tried the Wasabi tempura prawns with
lime kaffir mayonnaise ($15), Rabbit,
leek, macadamia nut pie, with cauliflower
cream and verjus glace ($15), Roasted
barramundi, steamed asparagus, sauce
gribiche, soft poached egg ($25), Maleny
red claw yabbies, char-grilled, ratatouille
ragout, aioli, gremolata ($24), Lemon pie,
Italian meringue ($8) and Semi freddo
zabaglione, poached peach, pistachio
tuille ($9). (07) 5449 9755, bookings
highly recommended. (See our story on
There are several hotspots in Noosa
but we enjoyed The Flamingo Club
intimate mirrored den boasting red glass
chandeliers and bar attendants who can
whip up whatever after hours elixir you
desire – what was that passionfruit/vodka
thing that made me kick on to Rolling
Rock (www.rollingrock.com.au)? Also
above Hastings Street, this uber-cool
white, dreamlike space with dancefloor
and mirrorballs is definitely the place to
party your last moments away in Noosa.
LOTL visited the Noosa region
courtesy of Verano Resort.
SPECIAL OFFER FROM
Enjoy a 3 night stay in a 2 bedroom
luxury apartment, receive a bottle of
on arrival, plus
$100 dinner &
rate of $480.
Valid till 10th
To book call
1300 765 466.
Photos: Tourism Noosa
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