Archive for June 2011

The Noosa Longweekend Festival: Crab Crawl

Everyone loves a long weekend, but you’ve gotta love Noosa for organising a 10-day long weekend festival! The Noosa Longweekend Festival is a 10-day festival of theatre, literature, music, dance, film, visual arts, cuisine and forums. Naturally the cuisine events were my priority interest, so when the tickets went on sale a couple of months ago I was quick to secure my tickets for the Crab Crawl lunch. Lucky I got in quickly, as apparently the tickets were sold out within 24 hours!

The star of the show: Noosa Spanner Crab

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Luscious lunches at Sirocco

It’s no secret that a growing number of restaurants and cafes in Noosa are doing it tough at the moment. The combined consequences of the economic downturn, the adverse Queensland weather earlier this year and the strong Australian dollar mean that the number of visitors to Noosa have dropped significantly. As a result, restaurant patrons are down and in a bid to stay afloat, local eateries are having to put on their creative thinking caps and come up with ideas to put bums on seats.  One such restaurant doing that successfully is Sirocco at Noosaville.

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Chocolate Heaven in Noosa

For anyone that loves chocolate (and let’s face it, that’s most of us), the best chocolate to be found in Noosa is without doubt at Cocoa Chocolat. Offering an exquisite selection of hand-crafted chocolates and truffles made from the very finest ingredients, a visit to their shop on Hastings Street or their factory and shop at Eumundi is not to be missed.


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