If your looking for somewhere close to Noosa (aprox a 10 minute drive) out in nature where the kids can run around and you can lay quietly under a tree with your newspaper, then head to the Noosa Botanic Gardens.
Snuggled beside the majestic Lake Macdonald and set on 8 acres, its winding pathways lead to several shady picnic spots and is the perfect family getaway.You could even pack a picnic hamper and settle in for the whole day.
It also has a amphitheatre in the gardens. Its wonderful natural acoustics make it the perfect place for outdoor music events, including opera.
Opening hours are 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. The fernery is only open during weekdays from 7am – 3.30pm but don't let that stop you, its well worth a lazy Sunday family outing with plenty of nooks and crannies to explore!.