Noosa probably got its name from an Aboriginal word (noothera), meaning “shade”, which brings to mind the respite that a forest offers from the sun. A real paradise for surfers, Noosa is a small seaside resort with an animated nightlife and a relaxed lifestyle.
You see people strolling around the pedestrian areas in flip-flops, far from the noise and buildings that crowd the coast elsewhere. Here, not a single building is taller than the trees. But Noosa’s main attraction is without doubt its beautiful natural setting and its famous National Park, the most visited in Queensland. It’s ideal for walking, swimming and surfing all year round. Noosa is a real natural reserve that protects its flora and fauna. Here, you can come across rare birds, koalas, whales or dolphins in their natural habitat. A rare find, even in Australia, and all this at only a kangaroo hop away from Brisbane.