When winter arrives in Noosa, the weather is fresh in Queensland. Of course there is plenty to do here whether you are the outdoors type or prefer to indulge your senses.
Australian National Busking Championships - 10 to 11 June 2017
Noosa Alive 2017 - 21 to 30 July 2017
Noosa Hill Climb Winter Challenge - 22 & 23 July 2017
Meet car racing legend Dick Johnson at the Noosa Hill Climb Winter Challenge, celebrating 20 years of hill climbs in Noosa with the Noosa Classic Car Club.
The Noosa Hill Climb is classed as one of the premier hill climb events in Australia - this year's marque is muscle cars and a number of cars that compete in the Touring Car Masters race series will be in Noosa.
See the thrills and spills of close competition as a broad range of makes and models including the Skelta, XU1s, Minis, Fiats, GTs, Jags, open wheel hill climb specials and the Touring Car Masters cars wind through 14 corners through Tewantin National Park. Great spectator vantage points and grandstand seating at most corners.Visit website
What's Up Sunshine? at Noosa Regional Gallery - 15 to 23 July 2017
'What's up, Sunshine?' tells the story of the past 50 years of Noosa's history and is part of activities planned to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the naming of the Sunshine Coast.
The exhibition focuses on the people and events that have shaped the region over the past 50 years, looking at holidays, tourism, surfing, environment, festivals, planning and development.Visit website
Pomona King of the Mountain - 23 July 2017
The Pomona King of the Mountain Festival held in the Noosa hinterland town of Pomona is a fun-filled event for the whole family, ending with the gruelling Bendigo Bank King of the Mountain Challenge where competitors from around the world run up the steep face of Mount Cooroora.
The festival program includes other family-friendly races, a 3km family fun run, heritage markets, antiques fair, tug o war, amusement rides, local cuisine and live music. Festivities begin early with the arrival of car clubs showing off their classic vehicles.Visit website
Sunshine Coastrek - 28 July 2017
Explore the Sunshine Coast's beaches, bays, bush trails and headlands, and complete an incredible personal challenge with your friends while helping to restore sight when you join the Sunshine Coastrek that winds up in Noosa.
The 30km and 60km Coastrek team trekking challenges are run by Wild Women On Top. Teams of four, with at least 50% women, have 10 to 18 hours to complete the challenge, getting fit while raising money for The Fred Hollows Foundation.
Coastrek has seen thousands of people complete various challenges, raising almost $15 million for The Fred Hollows Foundation.Visit website
Noosa Strade Bianche - 12 & 13 August 2017
Ride through the beautiful Noosa hinterland on the Noosa Strade Bianche, one of Australia's premier vintage cycling events that takes in quiet country roads, stunning vistas, charming country towns and a riverside show and shine.
There are four loops: The 162km Mark Dolan Imperial Century, 137km Gran Fondo, 82km Medio Fondo and 33km Piccolo Fondo.
In the vein of the L'Eroica cycling event in Italy, Noosa Strade Bianche is for steel-framed cycles only with downtube or bar-end shifters. There are several imposing climbs and challenging descents; sections of 'strade bianche' ('white' or unsealed gravel roads); and riders pass through the picturesque hinterland towns of Cooroy, Cooran and Kin Kin where there are cafes, bakeries and country pubs.Visit website
Noosa Open Studios - 18 to 20 August 2017
Noosa Open Studios is a unique chance to visit Noosa artists in their private studios from the sea to the trees, learn about the artists' creative processes, see their work and even purchase a work of art to take home.
Almost 50 artists and artisans will welcome the public into their personal creative space across the Noosa region. Be creatively inspired by painters, ceramicists, mixed media artists and other artisans while driving through the picturesque shire of Noosa, discovering back roads and hidden treasures.
Printed studio guides with maps and details of artists' studio locations will be available closer to the date.Visit website
Noosa Jazz Party - 23 August to 3 September 2017
More than 30 of Australia's top jazz musicians perform in Noosa for the Noosa Jazz Party at venues including a theatre, clubs, restaurants, river cruises and in the park.
Other venues around Noosa include the popular dining series at participating restaurants and the free Sunday Concert in the Lions Park Noosaville (next to Yacht Club)Visit website
Want an exciting day out on the Sunshine Coast? Well now you can booking theme parks, tours and activities online: Australia Zoo, Underwater world, Noosa Cruises and more.