Noosa is generally the name used
to describe the area which encompasses Noosaville
and Noosa Heads.
Noosa is surrounded by the Pacific
ocean, the Noosa river, rainforest the Noosa National
Park, making Noosa the ideal destination resort
for all types of outdoor activities including
Scuba diving, camel riding, surfing, fishing,
swimming and much more.
Over the past 50 years Noosa has
transformed from a fishing village into a booming
tourist resort. 35% of the Noosa area is covered
by National Parks, State Forests and Conservation
Places to visit
Located at Beerwah 55km from from Noosa Heads,
Australia Zoo is known world wide for its owners
Steve and Terri Irwin, also known as the “crocodile
The Noosa area is world renowned for it’s
numerous pristine beaches. The Sunshine Beach
area and Peregian Beach is popular with surfers.
Coloured Sands beach is the main attraction of
the Noosa North Shore. Four wheel drive vehicles
are allowed on Coloured Sands beach and it can
be reached by a car ferry from Tewantin. 4WD vehicles
can be hired at Noosa.
Located on Lake Macdonald Drive, 20kms west of
Noosa Heads the Botanical Gardens were founded
by Ida Duncan in 1987 and cover 20 acres. About
80% of the plants in the garden are native species
and the gardens provide a home to tortoises and
40 native birds species.
This traditional country town started as a camp
for timber workers in 1863. Today Cooroy relies
on tourism and the Cooroy Butter Factory hosts
local and interstate art exhibits and the Noosa
Alpaca Shop and Information Centre.
Eumundi was settled in 1873 and offers a blend
of old and new with art galleries, restaurants
and shops. It is known for the famous Eumundi
markets which operate every Saturday and Wednesday
morning. There are more than 250 stalls offering
everything from local art and crafts to fresh
Great Sandy National Park
The Great Sandy National Park, also known as Cooloola,
extends North from Noosa up to Rainbow Beach and
covers an area of 64,000 hectares. The park contains
an area of Everglades. The dark water in the everglades
is created by dye from the tea trees. Try exploring
the everglades and river by canoe.
Noosa Harbour and Marine
The Noosa Harbour Marine Village is located at
Tewantin on the Noosa River. Several restaurants
overlook the marina. There is also a number of
specialty shops, including an art gallery which
features exhibitions by well known regional artists.
A variety of boating activities are available
departing from the Harbour, including deep sea
and river fishing, boat hire and cruises.
Noosaville borders the Noosa River and has a beautiful
riverfront precinct and restaurants. Noosaville
is the departure point for cruises along the Noosa
River to Lake Cootharaba and the Everglades as
well as a central point for aquatic sports and
A cycle path links Peregian Village with Noosa
Heads. There is an ocean front market held on
the 1sr, 3rd and 5th Sunday mornings of the year,
and a beautiful surf beach.
The largest oceanarium in the Southern Hemisphere,
Underwater World, is located at The Wharf at Mooloolaba
11kms south of Noosa Heads. There are approximately
20,000 sea creatures and it contains an 80 metre
walk through tunnel.
Valley Rattler Railway
An 80km steam train journey takes you on an adventure
along the Mary Valley with stops at Kandanga,
Imbil and Dagun. It departs on Sunday and Wednesday
mornings from Old Gympie Station 65km south of
Noosa. For more information see their web site
Food and Wine
Noosa offers numerous specialty
food stores, markets, farm gate sales, cafés,
restaurants and country pubs.
There is a huge choice of local
produce available including, fresh seafood, local
and exotic fruits, native, mediterranean and asian
vegetables, meats, free range farm eggs, goat
cheeses, freshly pressed olive oil, locally baked
breads and delicious pastries.
The Noosa area also has many local
wineries, many of which offer cellar door sales.
Art and Culture
Many talented artists and performers
from around Australia and the world are attracted
to Noosa. There are several art galleries that
exhibit both local and non local artists and craft
The Noosa area is home to ceramicists
and potters, painters, leather workers, glass
artisans, timber and stone carvers and jewellers.
Numerous performing arts festivals
and events are also held throughout the year.
Noosa Blue Water Swim: this famous annual event
takes advantage of Noosa’s sub tropical
temperatures and beautiful beaches. The “Swim”
has 3 categories: 2km, 1km or 500m
Noosa Long weekend: the event celebrates
drama, literature, film, music, visual arts, food
and wine, the environment and the community.
It runs for 10 days in the middle of June.
Noosa Half Marathon: a 21km run through scenic
Noosa, also incorporating 10km & 5km distances.
Late August/early September
Noosa Jazz Festival: this music festival
attracts top artists from around Australia as
well as some international performers. All Jazz
styles are represented in venues ranging from
restaurants, halls and parks.
Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival:
a week of world class events culminating in the
Noosa International Street Performers
Festival: this unique event is part of the International
Street Performers circuit. Events range from fire
shows on the beach, kids entertainment, and a
Historic Motorcycle Rally: held at Pomona Show
Noosa Historic Racing Car Climb:
A race up the twisting road on Mt Tinbeerwah.
Pomona Carols by Candlelight and Carols on the
river at Noosa.
The Noosa area features numerous
parks and wildlife sanctuaries. A recent study
found 626 native vertebrate species within Noosa
Shire including 30 amphibians, 75 reptiles, 304
birds, 63 mammals, 33 fresh water fish and 121
salt water fish species, 79 butterflies and 9
The main vegetation in the area
is Eucalypt Forest followed by Melaleucas and
Noosa National Park
The National Park located on the Noosa headland
includes a rocky coastline with several sheltered
beaches, tranquil rainforest, open forest, wallum
headlands, scrubland and grass lands.
Noosa enjoys a sub tropical climate
and averages seven hours of sunshine daily.
The temperature ranges from 17
to 28 degrees Celsius in Summer and in Winter
from 7 to 22 degrees Celsius. The wettest period
is January to March although rain can be expected
throughout the year.
Direct flights from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane
are available to the Sunshine Coast Airport which
is located is located in Marcoola just north of
Maroochydore about 25 minutes from Noosa,
The Closest International Airport
is approximately 137 km and 90 minutes drive in
A two or three hour service from Brisbane Central
Station to Nambour with a bus connection to Noosa
from Nambour is available.
By Coach / Bus
Coach services operate out of Brisbane via Brisbane
airport to noosa.
Noosa is approximately 140 km north of Brisbane,
1100 km north of Sydney and 250 km north of the
Gold Coast. The drive from Brisbane takes approximately
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