Tewantin

Sunshine Coast
Tewantin featuring general coastal views and a bay or harbour

Only a short distance upriver from Noosa Heads, this historic village teems with native wildlife and has stunning river views.

With lush waterways, a bustling marina and beautiful forests, the village of Tewantin has something to offer every type of traveler. Relax and enjoy swimming in the beautiful river or have a boating adventure. Go hiking to see native flora and fauna or climb Mount Tinbeerwah.

The name Tewantin is an anglicized version of the Aboriginal name for the area, Dauwadhum, meaning place of dead logs. Historically, Tewantin was the river port for the Noosa area. Today, Tewantin is home to quaint shops, cafés and the lively Noosa Marina. The village is also the launching point for the vehicular ferry to Noosa North Shore and beyond to the Great Sandy National Park and Fraser Island.

Spot native wildlife and enjoy a picnic in the Tewantin Forest Reserve, set in the bush surrounding Mount Tinbeerwah. Take the trail to the top of Mount Tinbeerwah for magnificent views of the ocean, lakes and Noosa hinterland. You can also hire a professional guide and try abseiling down the mountain.

Play a round of golf at the Tewantin Noosa Golf Course, one of the best courses on the Sunshine Coast. Spot kangaroos and possibly a koala as you play. Then have a post-round drink at the clubhouse restaurant.

On Sunday morning, head to Noosa Marina for the Noosa Harbour Markets. This bustling art, craft and produce market features live music and entertainment from local and interstate musicians. Noosa Marina is also a great place to have a coffee or meal overlooking the river.

Explore the ocean by taking a boat tour or renting your own boat. These can be booked at the Visitor Information Centre in the marina.

Tewantin is about a 10-minute drive from Noosa Heads. Alternatively, take the Noosa Ferry to Noosa Marina and stroll along the riverside to Tewantin. By road, Tewantin is just under 2 hours from Brisbane via the Bruce Highway. Enjoy views of the Glass House Mountains on your drive north.


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Ingenia Holidays Noosa North
Ingenia Holidays Noosa North
2 out of 5
143 Moorindil Street, Tewantin, QLD
The price is AU$119 per night from 30 Jan. to 31 Jan.
Located in Sunshine Coast, this family-friendly campsite is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Noosa Marina, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Teewah Beach and Noosa Beach. Noosa ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (173 reviews)
"Good location."

Reviewed on 28 Nov. 2021

Ingenia Holidays Noosa North
Noosa Lakes Resort
Noosa Lakes Resort
3.5 out of 5
3 Hilton Terrace, Tewantin, QLD
Located in Tewantin, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Lake Doonella Bushland Reserve and Noosa Marina. Read Park Bushland Reserve and Shorehaven ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,483 reviews)
"The property is in a good location only a few minutes drive to Noosa main beach and Hasting street. Also right next to Noosa Marina and the lakes. The room was in need of renovation with old bathroom and kitchenette dated and no cooking facilities. Beds were ok but the pillows much to high and did ..."

Reviewed on 15 Jan. 2022

Noosa Lakes Resort
Ingenia Holidays Noosa
Ingenia Holidays Noosa
3 out of 5
141 Cooroy-Noosa Road, Tewantin, QLD
The price is AU$129 per night from 1 Mar. to 2 Mar.
Located in Tewantin, this family-friendly Sunshine Coast holiday park is within a 5-minute walk of Heritage Park Bushland Reserve, Tewantin National Park and ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (188 reviews)
"Really liked the facilities, the heated pool, the games room and the bouncing pillow. The text messages letters us know what was going on each night was also really handy."

Reviewed on 6 Sep. 2021

Ingenia Holidays Noosa
Noosa Holiday Accommodation
Noosa Holiday Accommodation
3.5 out of 5
1 Hilton Terrace, Tewantin, QLD
Located in Tewantin, this apartment building is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Lake Doonella Bushland Reserve and 3.1 mi (5 km) from Lake Weyba. Noosa Marina and Read ...
3.8/5 Good! (5 reviews)
"Very Good."

Reviewed on 12 Jul. 2021

Noosa Holiday Accommodation
Betty on Hilton - just steps from the river
Betty on Hilton - just steps from the river
Located in Tewantin, this holiday home is steps away from Goat Island Conservation Park and Lake Doonella Bushland Reserve. Noosa Marina and Read Park Bushland ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (5 reviews)
Tewantin magic
"Fabulous location right by the Tewantin River and short walk to the Marina The apartment is fabulous and I highly recommend it It didn’t work so well for us as I hadn’t known the bedrooms are upstairs and this was very risky for my elderly Mum so I needed to be with her at all times during our stay ..."

Reviewed on 21 Oct. 2021

Betty on Hilton - just steps from the river
Extravagant Hampton House on the Noosa River.
Extravagant Hampton House on the Noosa River.
Located in Tewantin, this holiday home is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Goat Island Conservation Park and 3 mi (4.9 km) from Hastings Street. Lake Doonella Bushland Reserve ...
Extravagant Hampton House on the Noosa River.
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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