Sunday, February 27, 2011

My Noosa Escape...

We enjoyed a very special Valentine's weekend away recently.  I was given the charge to "find somewhere nice".  So a googling I went, and found the new Outrigger at Little Hastings St in Noosa.  We stopped in Cooroy on the way and I was so delighted to come across a great little shop/florist/cafe, called Twig and Grace.  I don't hesitate to mention their name, as it was a wonderful browse and we're really enjoying the great big Lemon Myrtle soap we bought there.

Then it was on to Noosa.  We had a one bedroom apartment, with a distant view of the ocean.  Because it is so new, everything was so nice.  The resort is set so well into the hill that we couldn't see it from Hastings St.  The privacy and the wonderful sound of the birds in the surrounding rainforest was beautiful.  It is a 500m walk from the resort down to Hastings St, hence a 500m uphill return!  The resort has 'buggy guys' who drive people up and down the hill which we took advantage of once or twice, but all the extra walking we did while we were there was fantastic, it makes you feel alive, and worthy of a swim in the lovely pools when you get back to the resort, it even has a lap pool!  The surfclub is still in excellent form with good food and the best outlook.  We took a little drive up to Boreen Point and surrounding areas, very quiet and pretty.  Here's a few pics...

An inquisitive and graceful looking seagull walked within a metre of us while we sat on the beach and watched the 'clubbies' training on Sunday morning.  Such a pretty bird, you wouldn't think it would be capable of swaking and fighting it's relatives off for someone's leftover fish and chips!

Boreen Point, where i indulged in a mango Weis bar.  Remember how good they taste?!

This absolutely stopped us in our tracks.  Back in Noosa looking for a good fish n chip shop (incredibly we didn't find one) we came across this great old 4wd with two dogs sitting up like this in the front.  Kind of like Ma and Pa kettle.  The other dog (identical) was sitting at the stearing wheel.  The most well behaved gorgeous animals.  Makes you wonder if the owner said, 'ok, you two mind the truck, i'll be back with a treat for you in a minute'!!!  Notice how it's leaning back on the headrest.

aahhh!  It was so good.  Go there if you get the chance.


  1. Looks beautiful Jane! Can't wait to get back to see it all again. Love the dog. Looks like he and his mate are real characters!

  2. OMGoodness. I can't belive u were in my neck of the woods sooo close. Love Twig and Grace, and isn't Cooroy so cute - a new shop u would love to drop in on next time - Buttoney Boo:)
    Hope u both had a romantic w/e. Noosa is gorgeous.
    K xx

  3. Twig and Grace is such a beautiful name for a shop. I wonder if they have a website so I can take a peek.

    I loved those dogs. I'm sure Kippy couldn't sit still like that and "mind the truck".

    Beautiful photos, by the way.