Did someone say road trip?! Hop in the car and discover some of the picturesque country villages in the Noosa hinterland region during your stay. Enjoy good old-fashioned country hospitality and amazing scenery as you explore some the charming towns such as Cooroy, Pomona, Eumundi, Cooran and Kin Kin.

Drive time: approximately 25-35 minutes
Settled as a timber town in the 1880s, Cooroy offers a mix of history, nature and arts. Enjoy charming cafes, restaurants, farm gates, a boutique brewery, distillery, play a round of golf, or browse the galleries, antiques, boutiques and more.
Check out: Copperhead Brewery, 2020 Distillery, Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre.

Drive time: approximately 35-45 minutes
Not only does this hinterland town offer great cafes, art galleries and a museum, a country hotel, distillery and a weekly country market, it’s also a good access point for the Noosa Trail Network which is popular for bike and horse riding.
Check out: Pomona Distilling Co, Noosa Shire Museum.
What’s On? Pomona Country Market every Saturday from 7am to 11:30am.
Keen runners won’t want to miss the annual King of the Mountain event.

Drive time: approximately 20-30 minutes
Just a short drive from Noosa is the township of Eumundi, well known for it’s famous twice weekly market and also home to an exciting mix of galleries, boutiques, pubs, cafes and artisans.
Check Out/What’s On: Eumundi Markets is a must-visit! Held every Wednesday (8am to 2pm) and Saturday (7pm to 2pm) it’s the biggest and best artisan markets in Australia!

Drive time: approximately 35-45 minutes
This pretty hinterland village is surrounded by lush valley, walking tracks and swimming holes. You can walk or ride along the Noosa Trail Network or immerse yourself in the local eateries, farms, producers, artisans and a boutique brewery.
Check out: Cooran Tablelands Lookout. Noosa Hinterland Brewing Co.
What’s On? The annual Tall Trees Art Exhibition showcases some amazing local talent.

Kin Kin
Drive time: approximately 45-60 minutes
If you love the atmosphere of a country town then a visit to Kin Kin is well worth the drive. Explore eclectic gift shops, local artists, cafes, world-class restaurants and amazing local farmers and producers, or get active with a hike, bike or horse ride on the Noosa Trail Network.
Check out: Kin Kin General Store, Kin Kin Hotel, Noosa Black Coffee.
What’s On? The Kin Kin Markets are on the first Sunday of each month from 8am to noon.

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For your Noosa Sunshine Coast accommodation look no further than Emerald Noosa. Offering a selection of apartments and penthouses ranging from 1 to 4 bedrooms. Located on Hastings Street it’s the perfect location to enjoy the coastline as well as some Noosa Country Drives.

*Image Kin Kin General Store – courtesy of Visit Noosa