Noosa Heads, Queensland

Noosa Heads, Queensland
Noosa Heads
Noosa, Queensland
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The beach along the town of Noosa Heads.
Population: 3658(2006 census)[1]
Postcode: 4567
Area: 12.5 km² (4.8 sq mi)
Location: 138 km (86 mi) N of Brisbane
LGA: Sunshine Coast
State District: Noosa
Federal Division: Wide Bay
Suburbs around Noosa Heads:
North Shore Coral Sea Coral Sea
Noosaville Noosa Heads Sunshine Beach
Lake Weyba Castaways Beach Sunrise Beach

Coordinates: 26°23′53″S 153°05′35″E / 26.398°S 153.093°E / -26.398; 153.093

Noosa Heads is one of the three major centres of the Noosa region on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. It is located 136 kilometres (85 mi) north of Brisbane, the state's capital. The Noosa River forms one boundary of the town, the headlands of the Noosa National Park another. Behind is Noosaville and Noosa Junction (these urban areas run into each other).

Noosa Heads hosts a population of koalas, which are often seen in and around Noosa National Park. Koalas are present all year around.[citation needed] The koala population in Noosa is in decline.[2]



The shire's tourism exponentially grew shortly after the Second World War, when gold miners from Gympie took vacation in the Noosa Shire.

In the 1800s, Noosa's early wealth came from the timber and milling industries with tourism developing in the late 1920s. The town has been the site of many tussles between developers and those seeking to preserve the town. Since the seventies, people have continued to migrate from southern states.


Noosa Heads is the tourist heart of Noosa district, with many restaurants and hotels. The main street is Hastings Street, which lies directly behind the seashore. Buses to elsewhere in the Sunshine Coast depart from Noosa Heads bus station.


Noosa Heads' main attraction is its beaches. Its main beach and its small bays around the headland are common surfing locations which are known on world surfing circuits. One of its major surfing contests involves the Noosa Festival of Surfing. This festival attracts large numbers of longboarders.

A beach on the headlands hike, coastal trail

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