Noosa Festival of Water 2017

Noosa Festival of Water – Sunday 25th June 2017, 10 am to 3 pm

The Noosa Festival of Water has been a highly successful annual event at the Noosa Botanic Gardens and Lake Macdonald Amphitheatre since 2005 and it’s on again on Sunday June 25.

The initial impetus for the Festival was water quality and environmental care around Lake Macdonald, which supplies Noosa’s town water.

Today the Festival has evolved to become an annual showcase of our region’s ecological attributes with a primary aim of improving community awareness of how each of us can play a part protecting and preserving our environment in our day to day lives. The Festival provides great opportunities to connect with experts involved with land, water and wildlife management.

Kids’ activities have a Biosphere focus, are free and include a fishing clinic, water sports, wildlife exhibits, art activities and boat trips across Lake Macdonald with an opportunity to learn about the Mary River cod breeding program.

Each year local artists provide entertainment in the Amphitheatre and attendees can avail themselves of refreshments from food vendors as they walk around the stunning lakeside and Botanic Gardens setting.  This year there will be a chance to win a weekend at Peppers Resort, Noosa courtesy of Noosa Tourism.

For the early risers there is the Catch and Release Bass Fishing Competition hosted by the Lake Macdonald Fish Stocking group starting at 6.30 am at Mary River Cod Park with some fantastic prizes on offer from Hooked on Angling and Outdoors.  Click here to download a registration form.

The Noosa Festival of Water gives a wide range of groups and agencies an opportunity to connect with locals and visitors to our region to generate the interest and commitment to environmental initiatives needed to make a genuine difference.

The MRCCC and Noosa Landcare organise the Noosa Festival of Water with a legion of community organisations and volunteers working together behind the scenes to stage the event.

The event is supported by Noosa Council through Community Partnership Alliance Signature Event funding. Seqwater, Unitywater and the Cooroy Branch of the Bendigo Community Bank also sponsor the event.

Click here to download the Festival flyer and call the MRCCC for more information on 07 5482 4766 or email

Amphitheatre Program

10.05 am Noosa Pipe Band Bagpipes pipe in to the Amphitheatre
10.30 am Phenix Band Original music from multi-instrumentalists Samantha, Amy & Jasmin Thompson
11.00 am Official Opening Cr Tony Wellington, Noosa Council
11.05 am Welcome to Country Lyndon Davies & the Gubbi Gubbi Dancers
11.35 am Boomerang Alliance,

Plastic Free Noosa

Toby Hutcheon
11.45 am The Moonsets Electric Harp pours out psychedelic melodies over stylin’ rhythms laced with soulful vocals.
12.20 pm Martin Fingland, Geckoes Wildlife Martin Fingland presents his feathery, furry and slithery native friends!
1.15 pm Seqwater Water for Life
1.30 pm Andrea Kirwin An earthy blend of roots/reggae/funk and soul
2.10 pm Lake Macdonald Catch and Release Bass Fishing Competition Presentation to the Winners of the Fishing Competition sponsored by Hooked on Angling and Outdoors
2.20 pm Australian Institute of Country Music, Gympie A showcase of local bands and solo artists
3.00 pm Close


Gerry Cook Hatchery – home of the breeding program for the endangered Mary River cod
Queensland Freshwater Fish Stocking Association
Geckoes Wildlife
Valley Bees
Noosa Bat Rescue Inc
Noosa Council
Indian Myna trapping
Gympie Bone Museum
Mary River Catchment Coordinating Committee – free water testing of your dam, creek or bore water sample
Noosa Integrated Catchment Association
Noosa Landcare – two free trees for Noosa ratepayers
Save the Fraser Island Dingoes
Unitywater – Back to Tap van
Boomerang Bags
Wildlife Preservation Society of QLD
Friends of the Botanic Gardens
Noosa Community Biosphere Association 
The Trashy Artisan
Gecko skin Jewellery

Burnett Mary Regional Group for Natural Resource Management