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Noosa Queensland

A network of individual villages with very distinctive atmosphere and ambience by the sparkling sea.


At a Glance

Many say Noosa is all about its famous beaches and they might be true. Noosa Main Beach is a golden beach that faces north, a rarity in Australia’s east coast. This defining trait has allowed the beach to have relatively calm waves, a perfect space to swim. For surfers, there are many other options around Noosa where waves are stronger and faster like the Peregian beach. You can also take a scenic cruise upstream to explore the nature filled Noosa River with clear, reflective waters and great abundance in wildlife.

Other than the sea and the river, Noosa is also surrounded by picturesque lakes and national parks. The gorgeous Noosa National Park is a great place for visitors to exercise and explore the beautiful coastal scenes along the forest trails.


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Where is Noosa?

 

Noosa is 130 kilometres north of Brisbane.

Noosa is a local government area to the north of the Sunshine Coast at the mouth of a river. The main beach in Noosa is a north-facing sheltered beach, a rarity in the Sunshine Coast. The area is also surrounded by several crystal clear lakes and protected parklands. The quickest way to get to Noosa from Brisbane is to drive. If you are coming in from other states in Australia, most capital cities have direct flights to the Sunshine Coast Airport from which you can hire a car to drive to Noosa.


 

Things to see in Noosa

 

Noosa National Park

The national park has many walking track options which provide both great choices and challenges depending on the experience the walker wants to enjoy. Fabulous place to walk or run through. It's a strenuous path to run but beautiful. Here have lots of great lookout points for whale watching. Enjoy looking at the butterflies, birds and the fantastic views.

Noosa National Park

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Noosa Main Beach

Fabulous clean sandy beach, warm water and lifeguarded. A stone's throw to excellent restaurants, bars, cafes and shopping. Great coastal walks nearby. It is a wide beach and lovely to sit on. Sometimes you are able to see whales and dolphins. You can even rent a seat and umbrella which is great! Overall a very friendly and family orientated atmosphere.

Noosa Main Beach

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Noosa River

Specifically, the foreshore along the Noosa River is wonderful! A better environment for people to safely enjoy the outdoors and the river, you can't imagine. Cycle and walking paths, cafes, free gas barbeque facilities and cabanas with tables and chairs line the foreshore. There is a great play area for children that provides cover from the hot sun... It is a nice way to spend an afternoon.

Noosa River

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Peregian Beach

Peregian Beach is a true local gem amongst Northern Sunny Coast beaches. You can go there and just hang out, avoiding the crowds of Noosa and Coolum. Whilst all the Sunny coast beaches are beautiful, you could argue that Peregian is one of the best as you almost always seem to have acres of wide beautiful sandy beach almost to yourself. A good local beach for families with a park next door for picnics and relaxing and so many cafes and restaurants to choose from.

Peregian Beach

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What's the weather like?

 

As the Sunshine Coast region is a relatively small region, most of its locations experience similar climates with very slight variations. The Sunshine Coast features a humid subtropical climate like most of South Queensland with hot summer and cool winter nights. Precipitation can occur anytime during the year with the absence of a dry season. In Summer (December to February), the average maximum temperature is 28°C with an average minimum of 21°C. In Winter (June to August), the average maximum temperature is 21°C with an average minimum of 10°C.

 

Get to know Noosa's history

 

Noosa is a local government area in the Sunshine Coast.

The Sunshine Coast was first sighted by James Cook in 1770. The first Europeans settled the area were three castaways, who lived with the local people in the 1820s. In subsequent decades, the area became home to many escaped convicts in Brisbane. The area has also seen aggression from native people who were in opposition of white settlement. Having relative abundance of timber, timber cutters began to explore the area in the mid 1800s and several ports to ship timber were established.

After WWII, The Sunshine Coast became a hotspot for surfing, several resorts and theme parks were developed to bolster tourism as a result. Its slow population growth has been accelerated greatly by the tourism industry. Today, The Sunshine Coast is one of the fastest growing regions in Australia.