Today I will be sharing a photo diary, plus some delicious vegan eats from my weekend getaway to Noosa with my husband. We hit the road to celebrate a decade of love together and spend some quality time. If you didn’t know, Noosa is a coastal, tourist destination in Queensland – a couple hours drive from where we live. We were lucky to have my mum up from Melbourne, who offered to babysit our daughter. Without further ado, here are some pictures from the trip!
Before checking into our hotel, we hit the Eumundi Markets, which are on Wednesdays and Saturdays until 2pm. There were a crazy number of vegan options! I had a red lentil curry empanada and plant-based duck tacos for lunch. Both were delicious!
From there, we went to look at the stunning Noosa Botanical Gardens. I cannot begin to express how beautiful it is there. There is a star shaped amphitheater that looks out over the river, a cacti garden, exotic birds and vibrant plants/flowers.
Where We Stayed
We stayed at the Noosa River Retreat. It was right near the all the shops, bars and river. We had a beautiful room overlooking the pool and palm trees. I would absolutely book here again!
That night we ate at The Boathouse and if you think the options for vegans are limited, think again! I ordered the tofu yellow curry. It had a great blend of flavours and was very filling. We watched the sun set over the water. It’s the perfect spot for a romantic date.
On our last day, we walked to a restaurant called Jimmy Fox for breakfast. I ordered the black rice pudding with ginger syrup, coconut cream and grilled bananas. It was beyond yummy!
We then drove to the Noosa Coastal Walk and hiked above the ocean views. This was such a highlight of our getaway and a must for anybody that comes to Noosa. After several photo opportunities, we went shopping on Hastings Street, checked out the main beach and ate lunch at Laguna Jacks, where I ordered the plant-based chicken burger. The bun was charcoal grilled and pink! It was top notch. I highly recommend eating there. They also do a vegan parmigiana.
After lunch, we hiked back along the coast to our car and drove home. It was an unforgettable getaway. You can do so much in just two days here. You can also find plenty of vegan options. If you ever travel to the Sunshine State, check out Noosa!
Thank you so much for reading! Have you ever been to Noosa? Let me know about your experiences in the comments!
Peace & Love xoxo