ENJOY NOOSA’S SOUL
Noosa’s locals can always be found ‘up the Junction’
WHILE the tourism heart beats strongly in Hastings Street, Gympie Terrace and Noosa Marina, Noosa Junction remains the soul of the region.
It’s the place for locals, to meet up with friends, to do their banking and other necessary business, and to enjoy the many attractions on offer all year round, from the cinema to shops to restaurants and funky cafes.
What’s more, the Junction has been undergoing a renaissance, with stylish developments like The Pavilion attracting new and exciting businesses.
Eateries and coffee houses as diverse as Padstow’s, ZZ Taps, the Noosa Deli, Pasta Pronto, A Taste of Spice and Bombetta are nestled between retailers with an eclectic range of non-chain store offerings, many run by Noosa locals.
Bookshops sit next to bohemian clothing shops, beauty parlours, hairdressers, tanning salons and, yes, cycle shops, with a tempting aroma of local bakery products swirling through the air.
There’s a relaxed atmosphere one encounters when strolling along the main Sunshine Beach Road, which is divided by a colourfully planted median strip giving it a boulevard feel.
And once a month, as the evening lights start to flicker on, the Junction’s Twilight Markets take over, filling Arcadia Street with colour and sound as thousands join to enjoy the outdoor festivities and entertainment, with local cafes and restaurants opening their doors in support.
Noosa Junction is the place to be when you want to capture the real flavours of the region, to meet the people who live here all year, and who are the lifeblood of Noosa’s soul.
CHILL: Sunshine Beach Road restaurants and cafes, Noosa Junction