For a comprehensive accommodation package for the Noosa Festival of Noosa, Ivory Palms can deliver the whole deal. Even for the most hardened travellers, some combined accommodation amongst friends can turn a good surf trip into a great and memorable one.


The Crick’s Noosa Festival of Surfing, hosted by the Noosa Malibu Club will be based at festival village on the sand at First Point, Noosa Heads. Refreshments at the licensed XXXX bar and food stalls will be available throughout the day. There will also be an onsite stage for live music and films in the evenings.

From a it’s humble amateur days, the festival has now morphed into one of the biggest surf events in the world. The six day surf competition will include professional men’s and women’s events, teams contests, 20 amateur divisions and a new multi-discipline invitational event, the Jeep Waterman Challenge to find the best all round surfer.

Fantastic pool facilities at Ivory Palms, Noosa

Fantastic pool facilities at Ivory Palms, Noosa

From the comfort of a villa to the affordability of a family apartment, Ivory Palms offers first class facilities. Entertain in the comfort of your private villa or enjoy a meal after a long day on the sand at our onsite restaurant and bar. Relax poolside or at one of the community barbecue areas, tennis courts, games room and comfortable guest lounges.

Spacious living rooms in the apartments at Ivory Palms Resort

Spacious living rooms in the apartments at the Ivory Palms Resort

Book yourself and your friends, or family a great place to stay while in the Noosa Festival of Surfing. Hurry, the best spots in Noosa are usually booked well in advance with events like this and Ivory Palms is prime accommodation in Noosa. Don’t forget, the Noosa International Food and Wine Festival follows the week after the Festival of Surfing. Why not extend your booking for a taste of the foodies life?


You better get moving if you’ve been thinking about the The Noosa International Food & Wine Festival which runs from May 15 – 18. This is the biggest festival of the season, celebrating Queensland and Australia’s most spectacular food on one of the prettiest beaches has already kicked off ticket sales. Some of the most popular events have already sold out! (nostalgic Sixties beach party, the Asian Food Trail) but there’s plenty of tickets available to the rest of the festival.

Ivory Palms Resort, Noosaville, provides a range of accommodation options for families, groups and couples. From the comfort of a villa to the affordability of a family apartment, we offer first class facilities. Entertain in the comfort of your private villa, relax poolside, or burn some kilojoules in readiness for the next event on the tennis courts, games room and comfortable guest lounges.

Ivory Palms Resort, beside the pool.

Ivory Palms Resort, beside the pool.

Degustation Central

The great degustation is a really big feature of this year’s festival and there are several opportunities to enjoy a meal that in simple terms can only be described as a train of small courses cleverly designed and cooked to complement each other, with each course accompanied by complimentary wines or beer matches.

A lunch in the festival village marquee on the beach brings together the state’s top chefs for a degustation lunch – Philip Johnson, Matt Golinski matched with Queensland wines. This is the relaxed way to sample the region’s tastes for a mere A$135.

How about the Westpac Premier International Degustation: $495 gets you the festival grand slam including San Pellegrino Top 50 chefs – David Thompson of Nahm, Thailand – plus London’s  Bruno Loubet and Alvin Leung of Hong Kong’s Bo Innovation; or the Netanya Premier eight-course degustation with e’cco’s Philip Johnson, Justin North and Cutler & Cos’ Andrew McConnell.

What about sampling tastes from around the world – on the beach, with a sunset seafood feast. Not really degustation, but a similar idea but more… in seafood. Jim Berardo hosts seven of Aussie’s hottest Italian chefs (including Guy Grossand Massimo Mele, for one wonderful sunset feast at Noosa’s National Park, MCd by the larger-than-life Maria Venuti (A$295). This gastronomic event matches food with Japanese Asahi beer and cider, Aussie bush barbecue, the best French Champagnes and then some great, local seafood and produce.

Noosa Food and Wine Festival 2013.

Noosa Food and Wine Festival 2013.

 You can spend as much or as little as you like

You could fork out A$950 for the Platinum Experience, with a private concierge and VIP lunches every day, or Gold Passes to the daily happenings at the Festival Village (A$330 with food and wine), but you can also experience the Show Days (Saturday and Sunday May 17 and 18) for as little as A$40. This gets you to a host of cooking demonstrations, fascinating food discussions, wine and beer kiosks and some local heroes from various Sunshine Coast restaurants.

Whether you’re arriving with the family, or just bringing a special friend, Ivory Palms Resort is an ideal place to stop for the Noosa Food and Wine Festival. Book now before it’s too late. Bookings fill up at this very busy time.


Come to Noosa and help celebrate Australia Day with us.

1788 was the year that the first fleet landed at Sydney Cove and took possession of the land in the name of King George III. Thereafter, the date of the 26th of January was set by the colony’s immigrants to “celebrate their love of the land they lived in” with “drinking and merriment”. Lo and behold, Australia Day was born.

A good enough reason to take a holiday, and we fully endorse the celebration of our national day in Noosa with an Australia Day Event at the Tewantin Noosa Lions Park, Gympie Terrace, on (of course) Sunday 26 January between 9.30am–2.30pm in association with Rotary Club of Noosa Heads and Tewantin Noosa Lions Club.

Ivory Palms Resort - the  family friendly resort in Noosa.

Ivory Palms Resort – the family friendly resort in Noosa

Ivory Palms Resort offers premium amenities and services including secure children’s playground, child minding and baby sitting services that will keep you completely relaxed and satisfied on your Sunshine Coast Beach holiday. Take advantage of the first-class facilities at our superb Family Accommodation resort in Noosa. Our facilities consist of three swimming pool areas (one heated), two spas and a sauna, a restaurant & in-house bar, Bali Hut games room, five BBQ areas and floodlit tennis courts.

Lakeside apartments at Ivory Palms

Lakeside apartments at Ivory Palms

Our apartments and townhouses have the all important air conditioning. There is an accommodation style to suit everyone, from holidaymakers, couples and families of all ages. Ivory Palm’s accommodation options include spacious, fully self contained: 1 Bedroom Apartment,  2 Bedroom Villa, 2 Bedroom Townhouse, 3 Bedroom Townhouse, 3 Bedroom Poolside.

Don’t delay, book now at Ivory Palm Resort. Reservations are filling fast.


The Golden Days Festival is an all-ages event which showcases the best of the local surf scene over 3 jam-packed days in Coolum, not far from our holiday accommodation Noosa.

Highlights to look forward to at this November’s festival include live music from Deep Sea Arcade, Fat Freddy’s Drop, The Medics and Something For Kate on Saturday 17th November, and a free day of paddle races, BMX shows, skate competitions and music at Tickle Park on Sunday 18th. Elsewhere you can enjoy browsing arts and crafts markets packed with delicious food and unique fashion, Eco workshops, and even a mini film festival.

If you would like to enjoy this fantastic event with the family this November, Ivory Palms is the perfect accommodation choice. We hope to see you then!

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The 2012 Dingo Creek Jazz and Blues Festival will combine fantastic live music with gourmet food and the best local wines over 3 days this October 19-21.

Set against the stunning backdrop of the Sunshine Coast hinterland, the annual event will once again feature a stellar program of musicians from all over the globe, including Canadia singer/songwriter Wendy Matthews, jazz star James Morrison, iconic home-grown blues group the Backsliders and guitarist Daniel Champagne.

Add in plenty of fresh countryside air, sunshine, green rolling hills and lots of fine wine straight from the vineyards, and this is one event you won’t want to miss!

The festival takes place at the Dingo Creek Vineyard in Traveston, around 40 minutes drive from Ivory Palms Noosa family accommodation.

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Fitness fanatics across the country are in training for the 30th Noosa Triathlon, an iconic sporting event held each year in the scenic heart of Noosa.
The festival presents an irresistible mix of amateur sport, entertainment and the great outdoors with a packed line-up of events to look forward to over 5 days of non-stop action. Thousands of competitors and spectators are expected to flock to the region once again to enjoy the festival, which is the largest event of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.

The iconic triathlon event sees professional and amateur athletes take on a 1500 metre canal swim, a 40km cycle and a 10km run in a gruelling test of physical fitness and mental endurance.

Away from the triathlon course, you can look forward to a range of activities designed for all abilities and ages, including the Run Swim Run, a celebrity golf event, the Breakfast Fun Run for charity and a mini triathlon just for kids.

If you’re planning to get involved in this year’s event, would like to cheer on a friend or just want to soak up all the excitement of the Sunshine Coast’s biggest and best sports festival, Ivory Palms holiday accommodation Noosa is the ideal base. Roll on November!

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The Noosa Jazz Festival is one of the most loved events on Queensland’s musical calendar, showcasing the cream of contemporary jazz, alternative pop and progressive music over four days in Noosa.
Now in its 21st year, the event has become one of the Sunshine Coast’s premier cultural events and one of the biggest jazz gatherings in the whole of Australia. This year, music lovers can once again look forward to a stellar line-up that includes artists from across the entire jazz spectrum, from traditional through to modern funk and blues.
As well as non stop live music, some of the events planned for this year’s festival include the famous Tastings on Hastings; which sees popular Hastings Street transformed into a pop-up 500 seated alfresco restaurant complete with jazz buskers, daily jazz river cruises, several open air concerts and the fabulous Jazz in the Woods event.
If you’d like to soak up the world class music, gourmet food and laid back party atmosphere of Noosa Jazz Festival this spring, Ivory Palms holiday accommodation Noosa is the ideal base.
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Eumundi Markets
If you’re after something delicious, different or handmade for a gift or an extra special holiday souvenir, you are sure to find what you’re looking for at the fabulous Eumundi Markets, not far from our Noosa family accommodation.
The markets take over the centre of the charming hinterland town of Eumundi every Wednesday and Saturday from early morning until mid afternoon. As you browse 100s of stalls dedicated to quality, Australian made products; you’ll discover original artwork and sculptures, homewares, antique furniture, handmade toys, organic skincare and handmade soaps, cutting edge fashion and jewellery produced by local designers. Foodies can pick from a delicious range of fresh, ready to eat hot and cold food and quality local produce, including sweet and savoury crepes, German Bratwurst, and even pickled quail’s eggs!
When you need to take a breather from the browsing, sit back and enjoy the famous street entertainment that makes the Eumundi markets so special. There are two outdoor stages where local and international musicians perform every Wednesday and Saturday as well as a group of buskers who regularly come to entertain the crowds.
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The Noosa Longweekend Festival 2012 15 to 24 June

The Noosa Long weekend Festival is an annual celebration of the cream of the local cultural scene.  It is set against the beautiful backdrop of Noosa’s beaches and parks over 10 fun filled days in the heart of Noosa Heads, not far from our Noosa family accommodation.  The festival was founded in 2002 by a group of local art lovers and is dedicated to the very best of local and national music, literature, art, film, dance and food. It has grown a strong reputation in the last ten years and is now recognized as one of the best regional festivals in the whole of Australia.
Festival goers are treated to a diverse program of events that features both local and international talents, including film makers, artists, chefs and musicians. There are both free and ticketed events throughout the festival and there’s something for all ages.
The full program is yet to be announced, but you can expect delicious international cuisine, world class cabaret, workshops, inspiring talks from creative visionaries, alfresco suppers and non-stop live music. Keep an eye on the festival website for more details as they emerge.


Get to the Sunshine Coast during 26 to 30 October to be part of the popular Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival event. The The festival celebrates fitness and the great outdoors at Noosa Heads, only a few minutes drive from Ivory Palms Noosa holiday apartments. An irresistible mix of sport and entertainment, the Noosa triathlon has been Australia’s most popular triathlon for 27 years with more than 8000 competitors to the Olympic-distance (1.5km swim, 40km cycle, 10km run).

The triathlon isn’t the only thing being celebrated during the festival – you can enjoy a range of events including swimming, cycling, running and triathlon which caters for everyone from ages 7 to over 80! Other events of interest include the Eyeline 1000 Ocean swim, Asics 5km Bolt, and a Cycling Grand Prix. The festival is known for bringing in a host of professional athletes in the past, but there are also a range of celebrities which like to attend the events.

Another highlight of the event is the Seven Noosa Sport & Lifestyle Expo, where there will be more than 50 exhibitors to visit. Enjoy the autograph signings from Australia’s favourite Triathletes, free entry, live music, amusements for the kids and much more!

Guests at our Noosa family accommodation can access the event by car with parking available at Cooyar St Carpark (Noosa Junction) and The Noosa AFL Grounds (Noosaville). From the designated parking areas a shuttle bus will be available for transfers – click here for shuttle bus information.

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Have your fill of jazz music at the Noosa Jazz Festival. After more than two decades of bringing the cream of Australian music talent to the beautiful resort town of Noosa Heads, Noosa Jazz Festival continues to wow audiences. The festival is one of Australia’s longest running and most esteemed jazz festivals.

From humble beginnings in a single restaurant, the festival today boasts over 90 performances in multiple venues on the renowned Hastings Street strip, a large purpose built jazz stage at the Noosa Lions Park overlooking the beautiful Noosa River, Bicentennial Hall, which is the home of the Noosa Jazz Club and venues all the way to Noosaville come alive to the great sound of jazz and progressive music every year.

The festival continues to attract music lovers from all over. Catch Noosa Jazz Festival from the 29th of August to the 1st of September 2013. Don’t miss one of the most exciting events in the music calendar.

Some of the talented musicians in this year’s lineup include The Idea of North, Monica Trapaga, James Valentine, Gregg Arthur, Ants Aggs, Fem Belling & Joe Ruberto Trio, Matt Baker Trio, and more.

Noosa Jazz Festival also has a number of exciting events in store. There’s the Jazz River Cruises. Relax and enjoy the Noosa Jazz Festival as you cruise along the river whilst listening to jazz on our Jazz River Cruises.  Drinks and Nibblies are available onboard. All Cruises will be departing from the Festival Village at Noosa Lions Park.

Tastings on Hastings brings food and jazz together in a delightful symphony. Right in the middle of Hastings Street, Tastings on Hastings is a highly-anticipated event. Dine within this electric atmosphere of roaming buskas, musicians and staged areas, where the cream of the festival will not disappoint.  Sip a glass of sparkling as the festival parade passes your table and welcomes you to the beginning of this amazing event. A ticket includes a delicious 2 course menu and a selection of wines and beers.

Don’t miss the Jazz Party at Bicentennial Hall. The Noosa Heads Jazz Club brings together some of Australia’s finest Jazz musicians to form carefully combined groups for your listening pleasure. Enjoy the “classic jazz side of the festival. Running from August 29 to September 1, expect a 4 day feast of musical fun!

The Noosa Jazz Festival will be held across various venues within Noosa Heads, Queensland. If you are planning to attend the Noosa Jazz Festival, you may book your accommodation at our Affordable Noosa Apartments. Our Affordable Noosa Apartments offer luxurious comfort at a reasonable price.

Dare not miss the Noosa Jazz Festival, and enjoy your Noosa holiday with us.

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From the May 31 to June 9, 2013, the Floating Land Festival returns with a dynamic program that showcases the works of local, national, and international artists. Enjoy over 150 free events held at Boreen Point and locations within the region

Renowned artists and art enthusiasts take part in this memorable 10-day event. With the theme of Nature’s Dialogue, artists explore environmental themes through their art

The festival showcases a diverse range of traditional, contemporary, and virtual art forms. The program includes site specific environment installations, written and spoken word, traditional and contemporary dance, film evenings, satire, visual art exhibitions, studio trails, storytelling, workshops, poetry, master classes, concerts, and more.

If you are planning to attend the festival, you may book your stay at our Holiday Accommodation Noosa which is just a short drive from Boreen Point.

On April 20, the iconic Big Pineapple will host its first ever music festival, featuring a stellar line up of rock, roots, reggae and electronica artists from across the country.

Acclaimed indie act Birds of Tokyo are set to headline with support from British India, Hermitude, Grinspoon, Dallas Frasca, Mr Cassidy, Sticky Fingers, Leisure Bandits, Kingswood, Ash Grunwald, OKA and many more across four outdoor stages.

With an idyllic location set against one of the Sunshine Coast’s most famous landmarks and a fantastic line-up of over 20 of the best local bands, this is sure to be a highlight of the autumn.

The festival takes place at the Big Pineapple in Woombye, just a short drive from Ivory Palms holiday accommodation Noosa.

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Test your mettle and achieve a New Year health and fitness goal this March at the Kings of the Coast Ocean Swim.

Perfect for weekend warriors and professional swimmers alike, the renowned event presents the ultimate open water challenge – a gruelling 3.8 km swim across one of the most spectacular stretches of open water on the Sunshine Coast: Kings Beach. Competitors can also choose to take part in the Caloundra 2.0 2km race, while the short course Caloundra 1000 is perfect for less experienced swimmers. Meanwhile, young water lovers can test their skills on the 300m Kids Surf Dash, a free event for children aged 8 and over – parents are also encouraged to join in the fun!

The event takes place on March 10 at Kings Beach in Caloundra, less than 60 minutes drive from ourholiday accommodation Noosa. Combine a Sunshine Coast getaway with a rewarding personal challenge this autumn!

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Catch your breath as some of the top athletes in Australia take to the sands to battle it out in the final round of the Nutri-Grain Ironman Series this February 24.

The series is one of the biggest annual events on the region’s sporting calendar and will be broadcast on Network Ten to sports fans across the country. It features the cream of national Ironmen and Ironwomen, including Olympian Naomi Flood, Cory Hill, Alyssa Bull, Ky Hurst and many others determined to prove their strength and get their hands on the $40,000 prize.

With rounds designed to test endurance, strength and skill, it’s not surprising the event has been nicknamed the most gruelling ocean-based challenge in the world!

Don’t miss all the action on Noosa’s Main Beach, close to Ivory Palms holiday accommodation Noosathis February 24!

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If beautiful blooms and delicious food are two of your favourite things, you will love the Ginger Flower and Food Festival.

Based at the Ginger Factory in Yandina, just 30 minutes drive from Ivory Palms holiday accommodation Noosa, the three day event features a packed line up of exquisite flowers, gourmet food and celebrity guests. The factory is home to more than 120 varieties of ginger, all of which burst into colour in time for the festival. As well as admiring the blooms, you can check out an organic gardening workshop, pick up a few healthy recipes from a garden- to- plate cooking demonstration, and enjoy guided walks through the factory’s beautiful gardens and walkways. Japanese food lovers can take in Aki Kitabatake’s live cooking demonstrations or pick up a few expert tips from renowned 5 star chef Michael Jenkins. .

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Come and celebrate everything that makes Noosa so special at the 2012 Biosphere Festival this September.

The completely free, family orientated event has now been running for two years and celebrates the community’s status as a Biosphere Reserve by showcasing the region’s achievements within conservation.

There is a lot to look forward to over one packed day of celebration, including live music from the Duke Wilde Band, performances from the Gubbi Gubbi Dance Troupe, boat trips to Goat Island, a film tent and several information booths. Add kids crafts activities, native animal exhibitions, meditation tents, delicious food and live ‘Market Chef’ demonstrations to the mix and this is one event you definitely don’t want to miss!

All the action will take place at Noosaville Lions Park on Gympie Terrace, not far from Ivory PalmsNoosa family accommodation.

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A visit to Ivory Palms Noosa holiday apartments between the 11th and 17th of March will get you one step closer to the popular Noosa Festival of Surfing at First Point beaches.

With 6 days of surfing fun, the professional surfing program is expected to include a range of events including the Men’s LQS longboard pro, Women’s LQS longboard pro, Noserider Pro, Finless Pro, Stand Up Paddle Pro & 5K race.

Sit back and chill out on the beach while listing to the live music at the beach bar as the sun sets over Laguna Bay. There will also be a beach expo with a range of surfcraft, product launches, signing sessions, giveaways, quizzes and other fun each afternoon. All entertainment at the beach is free, including the end of week surf movie on the beach and live music acts every evening!

Head to First Point & Noosa Lions Park in Noosa Heads to catch this years Noosa Festival of Surfing.

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Experience a sensational holiday at our fabulous Noosa family accommodation at Ivory Palms Resort. We will not only provide you with first class holiday residences we’ll also take you to the excitement at this year’s Noosa Jazz Festival.

Hapening on Thursday 1st – Sunday 4th September 2011, Noosa Jazz Festival will celebrate its 19th year of springtime jazz festivities by bringing in the most brilliant Australian and international jazz musicians to Noosa. Holiday makers at our superb Noosa holiday apartments can take part on this year’s biggest ‘Jazz Party’ as the vibrant suburb proudly showcase a fantastic array of jazz music including traditional, swing, modern, funk and blues. The Festival will feature open-air concerts, exclusive performances, jazz feature-shows and free gigs such as Welcome Night, Youth Jazz, Jazz in the Woods and a Fringe Music program.

This year’s Noosa Jazz Festival will once again bring together the finest jazz artists here and abroad. Guests from our Noosaville holiday apartments can catch awesome live performances from Bob Barnard, Dan Barnett, Jo Bloomfield, Allan Browne, Geoff Bull, Dave Burrows, Derek Capewell, Jason Downes, Peter Gaudion, Mike Hawthorn, Brett Iggulden, Peter Locke, Michael McQuaid, Harry Price, Ian Smith, Satin Bowerbirds & The Blue Pegs, Paul Robert Burton Trio, Feel the Manouche with George Washingmachine, Jazz Factory & Friends and Fem Belling & The Joe Ruberto Trio.

Aside from inspiring live musical performances, Noosa Jazz Festival will fuse great music with fine wine and mouthwatering cuisines on the Tastings on Hastings. Now on it’s third year, Tastings on Hastings will once again provide delicious heaps of excellent gastronomy that greatly compliments this marvelous jazz event. You can also wine and dine with renowned Australian jazz icons George Golla and Allan Browne at the Legends Lunch.

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