Noosa is renowned for its fine dining, idyllic coastline and retail therapy on Hastings Street. Noosa Heads is one of Australia’s few North facing beaches located on the East Coast and is therefore relatively protected from on-shore wind and storms. Home to the rich and famous it is an exclusive up market suburb that offers a casual coastal lifestyle.
Most development has been restrained with over a third of the regions land remaining as National Parks, Conservation Parks and State Forests. The name comes from the local Aboriginal word (Noothera or Gnuthuru in the Kabi Kabi language) for shadow or shady place.