Naturally Beautiful Noosa Heads

Noosa is famous both nationally and internationally as a desirable location to holiday (and live if you’re lucky!) and for good reason. It’s crowning glory is undoubtedly the actual headland itself, which was fortuitously designated a national park in 1939.  Covering an area of 454 ha this forested gem provides spectacular coastal scenery and at certain times of the year and weather conditions, spectacular surf. Clear turquoise water with secluded sandy bays provide idyllic protected swimming spots. 

 

Rocky outcrops with tidal fairy pools offer a better experience than any infinity pool! The sandstone gorge known as Hell’s Gates borders the pristine surf beach of Alexandria Bay. Continue south from there over the southern end of the Headland to finally descend onto North Sunshine Beach. On the way you will pass above yet another white sandy bay encompassed by forest, which is harder to get to and consequently often deserted. Outlying rock pools even contain coral!

1. Noosa Headland National Park

 

A favourite locals’ secret is the cave at the southern end of the headland, which can only be accessed at low tide from the Sunshine Beach end of the walking track. There is no marked track to get to this, but if you are lucky enough to know a local who can show you the way and are agile enough to rock scramble to get there, is worth the effort. 

 

The park itself is home to a vast array of coastal plants, native animals and birds. Koalas are sadly not seen as often now as they used to be, but are still sighted at times. From May to November the lookouts along the coastal track are perfect locations for whale watching. Dolphins are also often spotted. 

 

Several sign posted walking tracks meander through the National Park, with entry points on various sides of the park.   The best starting point is at the National Park car park, but parking is limited so you may need to walk from nearby Hastings Street or one of the streets above Little Cove. The coastal track is the most popular with tourists, but make sure you also venture inland to enjoy the cooler and diverse forest walks. 

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Ginger and Turmeric Salmon Curry

  • Sum Yung Guys is the brainchild and passion of 4 talented young chefs who have created a dining experience that highlights their passion for Asian cuisine and culture. The dining room exudes a warmth and energy that resembles the food they put on the plate. Their passion for excellence is evident in not only their food and beverages, but also in the service. Do yourself a favour and visit them at Duke Street, Sunshine Beach. You may need to book though! Word has spread!
    Recipe from Sum Yung Guys
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Reliable Ways to Turn Unhappy Customers into Loyal Fans

 

Running a business is not an easy task. It requires continuous effort to maintain long term relationships with your clients and attract new ones to enhance your business sales. Add to this that during this journey you will face some hurdles and likely, an unhappy customer.

 

Although you may have made all efforts to satisfy your customers, situations may arise where these efforts are not enough.

  

Here are some effective ways which you can use to turn your angry or unhappy customers into loyal fans.

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Gift Giving for Business – Why it’s a Win-Win

It is a fact, people love to receive gifts. Psychologists agree that the exchange of gifts assists in strengthening relationships. This fact applies to the corporate world as well.

 

Gifting expressive items to your clients lends a helping hand in highlighting your firm’s business objectives and identity. In addition, gifting also works as a token of gratitude and appreciation for people who have invested in your ideas and business.

 

Here are some more reasons why client gifting is imperative for your business (no matter how big or small it is).

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From Gift Baskets to Gift Hampers – the Evolution of Corporate Gifting

In days gone past, a gift ‘basket’ was virtually the only way a gift hamper was packaged.

 

Cane baskets of various sizes and quality, many resplendent with a large oval handle, were the expected and preferred packaging. Invariably these were presented in a layer of cellophane, usually tied on top with a large vertical ‘frill’ of cellophane, often much larger in dimensions than the hamper itself.

 

This no doubt made the gift look somewhat spectacular and certainly larger than life. Buyers liked the idea of giving a gift that looked so large and generous.

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8 Experiences not to miss in Noosa Hinterland

Most people associate the Sunshine Coast hinterland with the beautiful Blackall ranges, home to towns such as Montville and Maleny. 

However not far to the north is the less well known but just as beautiful Noosa Hinterland. Rolling green pasturelands, lakes, forests, quaint country towns, art galleries, cafes, farm gates, day spas, B&Bs, boutique breweries, walking and mountain bike trails …..  There really is something for everyone!

 

Noosa hinterland encompasses the country towns of Eumundi, Cooroy, Pomona, Cooran, Kin Kin and Boreen Point, each with their own charm and distinctive vibe. The area takes in Lakes Macdonald, Cooroibah and Cootharaba, which is the gateway to the World Heritage listed Noosa Everglades in the Great Sandy National Park. Mountain vistas such as Mt. Tinbeerwah or Mt. Cooroora provide stunning coastal and hinterland views.

 

You definitely would need at least a week to explore this area well, but here are some highlights you might like to experience.

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Feijoa Almond Cake

  • This light cake is perfect with a cup of tea on an Autumn afternoon - it's feijoa season now so, a perfect time to bake!
     
    Recipe from Hinterland Feijoas
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D'licious in Matters Magazine!

We're thrilled to be featured in Autumn 2018 "Matter's Magazine" out now and online!  

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What's Organic Food and Why Should you Eat it?

Organic foods are products that have been produced by approved methods of organic standards of ACOS (Australian Certified Organic Standard). 

 

The rulebook for organic products as stated by ACOS is a blend of national and international standards. Crops can be labelled organic only if the method of production does not include conventional pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, use of chemicals, synthetic additives, bio engineering, ionizing and radiation. 

 

In the case of organic meat, poultry eggs and dairy products, it can be termed ‘organic’ only when these products are produced by animals that have not been given antibiotics or growth hormones or genetically modified organisms (GMOs). 

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Minimize Waste – Give Consumable Gifts

Have you been confused about giving gifts to your friends and families?  Have your earlier gifts ‘missed the mark’ and ended up being another unwanted item?

 

Rather than gifting something that may eventually end up as landfill, this year, give them consumable gifts which won’t be wasted. 

 

The ‘gift of green’ is the latest innovation in gifting ideas and is catching on fast. Not only does it impress your friends with a quality gift they will enjoy, it identifies your ideals and shows your concern towards your environment. With fast-paced global climate change, gifting eco-friendly consumable items is a sensible thing to do.

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3 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas Your Partner (and You) will Love

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, now is the time to start thinking about finding the perfect gift to give your partner.

 

While roses, chocolates or jewellery are perennial favourites. sometimes it’s good to think outside the box and give your Valentine a gift they may not be expecting.

 

The occasion is all about sharing and caring, so why not give a gift that embodies this?

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Celebrating Australia Day: Jan 26 2018

Australia Day is a day to relax, socialise and celebrate how lucky we are to live in this great country.

 

Australia Day celebrations are as diverse as our multicultural society. From cricket matches, music festivals, markets, thong throwing competitions, parades and tug-o-war competitions, this is the day to get outdoors and soak up the carnival atmosphere with family and friends.

 

Pack a picnic, light up the BBQ and kick back and enjoy.

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Prawn, Watermelon and Feta Salad

  • This easy, delicious and refreshing salad is perfect for Summer celebrations.
  • Recipe based on taste.com.au.
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