Noosa is a small town in Australia located north of Brisbane. Originally, Noosa was a modest fishing village, but its lagoons and beaches quickly caught the attention of surfers. Perfectly integrated into the Sunshine Coast lifestyle, Noosa is often compared to Cannes. Preserving its idyllic landscapes, no large tourist complexes have been built on its shores. The calm waters of Laguna Bay give the town a peaceful charm, while the numerous restaurants and cafes bring life to the streets. Balancing between a bustling city and nature, Noosa offers a multitude of activity options during a language stay.
Coastal area, tropical forests
29 hours and 30 minutes from Geneva
Noosa is a region in the Sunshine Coast, located in the southeastern part of Queensland, north of Maroochy County and south of Cooloola. It is situated on the eastern coast of Australia. Positioned along the banks of the Noosa Everglades River, it offers diverse landscapes, from the sandy beaches of the bay to the cliffs and forests of its National Park, and even the stunning dunes and tropical rainforests of nearby Fraser Island. The region enjoys a temperate oceanic climate with plenty of sunshine and generally small temperature variations between summers and winters.
The name Noosa, originally inhabited by the Kabi tribe, means "shade" in Aboriginal language, referring to the vastness and diversity of its forests. Discovered in 1828 by David Bracefell, famous for his regular escapes from the Moreton Bay penal colony, the region has a long history of tourism. As early as the 1850s, settlers would visit the area to relax and enjoy vacations. Although it does not have an official status as a city, the Noosa region is the result of the merging of several surrounding areas, including Castaways Beach, Noosa Heads, Noosaville, Sunshine Beach, Sunrise Beach, and Tewantin.
The region is filled with natural sites to explore: from the bay, famous for its massive waves that attract countless surfers every year, including perhaps yourself, to the forests and cliffs of the National Park where you can enjoy long walks in nature. Take a canoe or kayak and traverse the Noosa Everglades river, or go snorkeling in the ocean. Don't miss the opportunity to visit the nearby famous Fraser Island, with its unique panoramas alternating between golden sand dunes and tropical forests. The city also hosts the internationally renowned Noosa Festival of Surfing every year.
Getting around the Sunshine Coast can be done by train, bus, bike, or taxi, and car rental agencies are also available in the Noosa region. The cost of living is slightly lower than in Paris (€47 for a meal for two in an average restaurant compared to €50 in Paris), and the city is home to a variety of shops and shopping centers, including numerous surf shops and other stores dedicated to water sports.
Noosa Tourism Office:
Noosa Marina, 2 Parkyn Court, Tewantin Qld 4565.
Local Phone: 07 5430 5000 - International: +61 7 5430 5000.