Peppers Hotel and View On Little Hasting | Noosa

So you’ve probably seen a similar post pop up through our newsfeed every year. Peppers Hotel, Noosa is our go to place to stay for Noosa Food & Wine Festival.

We always opt for a spacious 2 bedroom apartment, that way Charlotte and I can have our bathrooms when we get ready (cos you know that’s essential), and it always helps having a super comfy bed when you come home after a long day of eating good food and drinking amazing wine.

The hotel is located only a stones throw from Hastings Street, oh and if you are lazy like me, well you can catch a buggie up and down the hill. I love how the view from our room always overlooks a slice of forest, which for me personally is a dream come true. And to add to my getaway experience, Laguna Lookout is only a short 1.3km hike from the hotel. So all you early risers, definitely check it out!

If you are staying at the hotel, make sure you pop into View Restaurant. We had the pleasure of dining with Executive Chef, Andreas Nielson last year and got to first hand witness his passion for food. In fact, our dining experience at View made me re-fall in love with food all together. If you do have other plans for your evening and dinner is not on the cards, try out the buffet breakfast. We went absolutely crazy with it. I love how they have added gluten free bread options as well as an array of fresh fruit and chia pudding. Oh and there’s both soft and crispy bacon.

Yeah, that’s what I am talking about.

View all their rooms and rates here

Over Noosa Food & Wine Festival, View on Little Hasting will be showcasing Queensland’s fresh seafood with a dinner created by Brisbane chefs Ben O’Donoghue (Billykart) and Jake Nicholson (Blackbird Bar & Grill), 2016 MasterChef winner Elena Duggan and View’s Andy Wilcox. The dinner will take place on Saturday the 20th of May at 6:30pm ($140, book online). 

Organised by: Tourism Noosa 

Written by: Aliyah Ravat

Sandstone Point Hotel | Bribie Island

Location: Bribie Island

Meal: Lunch/Dinner

Cost: $9 – $40

Overall Experience: 10/10

Service: 10/10

Food: 10/10

The Sandstone Point is unlike any tavern I have ever seen, it is a destination that has put Bribie Island on the foodie map. The interior boasts character, combining a country, relaxed atmosphere with that of Bribie’s beach culture as well as a twist of modernism.

The venue has 2 main function rooms available as well as a grand outdoor area facing the water. They are in the process of building a chapel for wedding services and turning the old oyster shak into an amazing takeout.

The Food

The  chef was kind enough to introduce us to some of the best offerings on the menu. The menu boasts 6 varieties of which we were lucky enough to sample the natural and kilpatrick oysters. I must say these were absolutely divine, succulent and fresh. The kilpatrick oysters were full of flavour and left me wanting more. The price of these vary between $16 and $33 depending on serving size. IMG_20150906_140949IMG_20150906_141009

We also sampled the Mooloolaba prawns served on ice. They were absolutely delicious. Very messy but delicious. The prawns were served whole, so it was a bit of a team effort removing the shells. I would recommend this dish for a laid back family outing.


The seafood continued on for mains as we were served with a delicious seafood share platter ($35) featuring tempura fish, battered scallops, prawns, oysters, a citrus salad and chips. The citrus salad was beatiful and fresh and helped balance the buttery batter from the scallops. Overall and amazing dish and a great way to share food.


The Location

Located right on the water, with a large outdoor area that can accommodate 20 000 people, the Sandstone is a great place to spend the weekend with the family. There is live entertainment over the weekend, as well as jumping castles and a playing area for the kids.

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Unlike most traditional taverns, the hotel boasts quirky features in their interior with an ice cream bar as well as a spit roast offered on Sundays.

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