Noosa Civic: Find Your HAVEN

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School holiday bedlam will be a thing of the past this April with the return of the HAVEN Mindful and Creative Space at Noosa Civic Shopping Centre. Jolene Ogle discovers how you can take some time to rest, relax and create something special.

It’s hard to set aside time for you – there are lunches to pack and work to do, lawns need mowing and there’s dinner to organise. We live crazy lives, but it is important to take any opportunity to set aside a little time to focus on you.

Welcome to HAVEN, a place for crafts, education and relaxation for kids and adults of all ages. It’s a place where you can stop and take an hour or two to focus your energy into something creative, new and rewarding.

This is the fourth year Noosa Civic will host the wellness program and Noosa Civic Marketing Manager Tessa Biddles said the Centre is excited to welcome back a host of talented presenters as well as some new faces.

“We are excited to be hosting a range of workshops for adults and children including pottery, macramé, craft sessions with The Botanical Creative, and making beeswax wraps with Glitter & Goop,” she said.

“Award-winning Noosa photographer Rebecca Colefax will also feature again with a workshop that will teach participants how to get out of ‘auto’ mode and create their own authentic images using natural light and creative compositions.

“Amanda Rootsey will also return for the fourth year, presenting sessions that aim to empower teenage girls.”

HAVEN will be buzzing with a well-rounded program suited to every member of the family. The classes will cost either $5, $10, or $20 each with all proceeds supporting local charity, Waves of Wellness.

Waves of Wellness (WOW) is a surf therapy charity committed to changing lives through the delivery of innovative programs for people experiencing mental health challenges.

“At Noosa Civic we support WOW’s vision of a world where invisible mental health issues are treated like any other physical injury, and where anyone dealing with mental illness feels supported,” Tessa said.

To find out more or view the full calendar of activity, please visit, search for the centre on Facebook/Instagram or contact Centre Management on 5440 7900. Tickets sell out quickly so don’t delay!


HAVEN will run in-centre from Wednesday 1 April to Sunday 26 April with classes costing between $5 and $20. You can book online.

Highlights include:
• Ceramics workshops with The Syndicate Creative
• Macramé workshops with Jodie Townsend
• Rebecca Colefax photography workshop
• Tween workshops with Shine From Within
• Adult and kid’s yoga classes
• The Botanical Creative Easter craft sessions
• Kid’s beeswax wraps with Glitter & Goop
• Miss Donna kid’s balloon modelling classes

About the Author /

Jolene has worked in the local media industry for more than five years. She is now a small business owner, mother to one sassy toddler and a newborn baby and loves to share stories about Noosa from its glorious food scene to the inspiring people.

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