Home' LOTL : November 2004 Contents crisp cafe restaurant fronting the ocean and backing on to
Hastings Street, Noosa's culinary heart.
Armed with a caffeine buzz, take to the water for a surf,
swim, kayak or cruise. Surf culture is hard to resist, it's just
plain sexy. Which explains why Noosa has so many surf
schools. Everyone wants a piece of that culture. Ocean kayak
tours are readily available, or you can navigate Noosa's
precincts aboard the local ferry.
For lunch, try Fusion on Gympie Terrace, overlooking the
Noosa River. It's perfect for a quick BLT and well-deser ved
lager before pulling on the walking boots.
Noosa National Park is breathtaking. Comprising 477
hectares that range from thick eucalypt and open heath to
rocky headland and rainforest, the park has five major walking
tracks. The signature trail is the 2.7km long Coastal Track, a
stunning and accessible walk that cur ves with the cliff edge past
calm inlets and koala habitats, before ascending the steep
headland and rewarding with panoramic views that are all blue,
either side of the horizon.
Speaking of which, when it comes to bedding down, the
gay-managed Horizons at Peregian (horizons-peregian.com) is
ideal, with self-contained apartments and ocean vistas to die for.
As night falls, head to the area's newest restaurant, Humid
(195 Weyba Rd, Noosa, 07 5449 9755). Combining the airy
informality of a beach hut with serious style and sophistication,
Humid was opened in August this year by business and life
partners, Mary and Michelle. Chocolate tones and natural
wood feature throughout, along with outstanding ser vice staff
and a mouth-watering menu.
So, if boring means filling your day with fresh air and
rolling waves, indulging in succulent cuisine under a retreating
sun and retiring early to an intimate hideaway, then I
surrender. Bore me already!
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To plan your coastal getaway visit greatoceanroad.org,
byrongirls.byrongay.com, or tourismnoosa.com.au
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NOOSA NATIONAL PARK IS BREATHTAKING. COMPRISING
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