Take a Noosa Country Drive to the hinterland town of Cooroy, about 20 minutes from Eumarella Shores for a day of shopping, art and antiques, views, golf and more.

The pretty greens of Cooroy Golf Club in Myall St welcome visitors for a round of social golf (also to play in member competitions for players with an official Golf Australia handicap) – bookings are essential on 5447 6258. The easy-walking, 18-hole course is challenging but enjoyable for golfers of all levels. Golf equipment and electric golf carts are available for hire and the clubhouse is open for a drink with the locals after the game.

The historic Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre, 11a Maple St, has 2 new exhibitions – see all the details above. Also see the eclectic mix of creative work in the artisan store and wander around the grounds of the historic Cooroy Mill Place Precinct.

Find a vintage or antique treasure at The Shed @ Cooroy, 15 Diamond St, with interesting second hand, collectables, decorator items and retro wares – there’s coffee and cakes in their cafe and you can even bring your dog to their garden! Cafe open until 1.30pm, shop until 2pm.

See beautiful functional and exhibition glass art at Annie McDonald Glass Art Studio in nearby Black Mountain – call ahead on 0407 768 516 for opening times.

Book a table for lunch or dinner at Saw and Mill, 5 Opal St, open Tuesday to Saturday, noon to 9pm (ph 5472 0907); or at Cooroy RSL, 25 Maple St, open every day for all-day dining (book on 5447 6131); or for something unique, try Copperhead Restaurant Brewery, open daily for lunch and dinner at 52 Kauri St, and their ever-changing menu.

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