Escape to the Noosa Hinterland

While many flock to Noosa for the golden beaches and world-class surf breaks, the hinterland is a side of the coast not to be missed. It’s where rolling green hills meet the sweet sound of serenity.

Mayan Farm is perched high on the hills in Kin Kin and takes in every inch of its beautiful surroundings. While the property remains a working farm, their Luxe Villas are open to guests. The home brings to life “old country charm”- with a modern-day twist. And, they know a thing or two about country hospitality. Guests can arrange catering during their stay ranging from meal drop-offs, to long Italian style lunches. The house itself is a labour of love built by owners, Brett and Jodie who used rammed earth from the property.

Creativity is alive and well in the hinterland so it’s no surprise that artists are drawn to this area. Each year, visitors can meet the makers behind Noosa’s vibrant art scene, during “Noosa Open Studios”. From the 1st to the 10th of October, you can follow art trails, visit private studios and take part in workshops.

There is no shortage of spirited locals here in the hinterland. Tucked away at the foothills of Mount Cooroora is Pomona Distilling Co, a boutique distillery that’s become part of the community. Every bottle served and sold has been hand-crafted by Master Distiller and owner, Robin Yates. It’s a place that celebrates artisan spirits, local produce and the hinterland community.

For more Noosa inspiration, visit www.visitnoosa.com.au