Frances Whiting | Brisbane News

I lived a stone’s throw from Noosa’s Lake Weyba for almost a year without ever knowing its many moods and colours, how it can turn from a shimmer of silver to a deep, dusky pink in a matter of hours.
I didn’t know it had its own song, that it could beat wildly against the rocks or whisper among the paperbarks, the way it could lie completely still, its silence broken only by the occasional splash of a fish jumping, I imagine, for joy.

But staying at Gooloowaa, the five-star “Lake Pavilion” house at the Eumarella Shores retreat, ten minutes’ drive from Hastings Street, I came to know the lake intimately. The house’s exterior hovers on the edge of the shore, while its interior is designed to take in the waterscape – from the spa bath in the main bedroom to the soaring glass doors in the lounge and the generous back deck, with a bar running its entire length, the perfect spot for wine, cheese and watching the fish jump. For me, breathing in the sights and sounds of Lake Weyba was the highlight, among many, of our stay in Gooloowaa.

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