Hastings St | How to spend 48 hours on Hastings Street

How to spend 48 hours on Hastings Street

How to spend 48 hours on Hastings Street

Congratulations, you made it to Hastings Street. You’ve set down your bags, swapped your sneakers for slides, let your hair down and filled your canvas bag. Finally, it’s time to explore. But where to first?

Of course, you know there’s the beach. And an array of dining options. And more shops than you bargained for. But when you’re visiting somewhere like Hastings Street, the best recommendations always come from the locals. Here’s ours.

Noosa National Park

Start your weekend right with postcard-worthy views from the Noosa National Park. It’s an easy stroll from Hastings Street and once there, you’ll be greeted by panoramic views of blue water, green hills, picnic spots and if you’re lucky, a dolphin or two.

Hastings Street Shops

Wander back to town and head to the Hastings Street strip for a spot of shopping. We suggest making a stop at Signature on Hastings, Bow and Arrow Trading and Alterior Motif to stock up on your new wardrobe favourites.

Beachfront bites

You’ve worked up an appetite, and what better location to eat lunch than Noosa’s iconic beachfront? There’s plenty of options serving up mouth-watering bites and refreshing drinks to fuel your afternoon. Bistro C is a crowd favourite, with a cocktail list that will keep you there all day, and food so fresh that you can taste the difference. For a late lunch or dinner, you won’t want to miss a bite at El Capitano, boasting a fresh pizza menu so extensive you’ll find time for another visit.

Noosa Main Beach

Rise and shine with a dip at Noosa Main Beach. No trip is complete without it. Grab a locally roasted coffee paired with a warm flaky croissant from Providore on Hastings, and stroll to the beach to set up for a morning by the sea. Don’t forget your sunscreen, and a good book. Maybe an ice-cream.

Afternoon Cheeseboard Prep

It’s mid-morning now — the perfect time to hit Hastings Streets favourite grocers to prep for this afternoon’s cheeseboard. Duck your head into Providore to stock up on goodies from cheese varieties, cured meats, olives and dips to your favourite classic chips and crackers. Just up the road you’ll find MilkBar Grocer, for ready-made salads and some of the best deli items on offer, P.S. don’t sleep on their sweet section.

Lunch on the water

Slow holiday mornings equal perfect timing for a ferry adventure along the Noosa River. Departing straight from Hastings Street’s Sofitel Resort, you’ll be treated to all the scenery Noosa is famous for and return in time for your lunch reservation.

The Spit

Head off to the slower part of Noosa, The Spit. Wander down to The Spit with a picnic rug to catch a breathtaking sunset and get stuck into your cheeseboard from earlier. In our opinion, it’s the best way to wind down a day in Noosa.

Time for a nightcap

All that’s left to do after your breezy day on Hastings Street is share a nightcap at one of our picturesque Hastings Street bars. If you’re a gin lover, look no further then Moonstruck. They have more gin than you can poke a stick at, fortunately for you they are open till late. For your other cocktail needs, head up to Miss Moneypenny’s and have them make you a cocktail curated to your taste, just ask for their recommendation!

We hope you enjoy our slice of paradise, and we can’t wait to welcome you back soon.


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