A NEW ERA ON HASTINGS STREET AT NOOSA INSPIRATION CENTRE
Our Hastings Street Visitor Information Centre has undergone a significant refurbishment and name change, and was unveiled this morning by the Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development, The Honourable Kate Jones MP, as the Noosa Inspiration Centre.
Our team of 100+ volunteers, along with holiday consultants and centre manager Jasmin Boyd will welcome locals and visitors with information, unique insights and inspiration on where to go and what to discover right around Noosa, from our beautiful beaches and river to our hinterland villages.
Visitors are greeted by a gorgeous outdoor mural painted by a local artist, acknowledging Noosa’s surfing culture as the 10th World Surfing Reserve. A blackboard located on the front exterior wall also highlights daily points of interest such as surf conditions, events and activities happening within the centre.
Step inside and the 4 metre green wall is a nod to Noosa’s status as a Biosphere, recognising the Noosa community’s ongoing commitment to nurturing an environment that is rich in natural beauty, biodiversity in native animal and plant species, and cultural heritage.
The centre will have weekly activations from artists in residence, indigenous basket weaving, activities for children, and tastings from local producers, all designed to connect visitors and locals with the unique stories of Noosa.
The centre will also feature a collection of locally made wares available for purchase for the first time in Hastings Street, including ranges from local producers Big Heart Bamboo, Hinterland Feijoas, Noosa Black Coffee, CC’s Kitchen, Barenuts Macadamias, Hello Honey, Ikatan body products, Hot Tresses Hair Care (for perfect beach hair), True North Candles, a jewellery range from Pure Sands (perfect to take home a little piece of Noosa), and bespoke “Noosa” items. All have been carefully selected to support the ethos of locally owned, locally made and sustainably sourced, and all have a story to connect them to the Noosa Biosphere.
Visitors to the Centre will also be able to fill up their water bottle for free at the ‘O Initiative Water Fountain’, a stunning piece of public art painted by local indigenous artist Bianca Beetson and designed to celebrate Noosa’s indigenous heritage.
The Noosa Inspiration Centre is open 364 days (closed Christmas Day), from 8am to 5.30pm daily.