Noosa is a not too well-known meeting point for surfers, swimmers and Australia’s high society. Visitors come upon a pleasant small town that boasts dream-like beaches as well as excellent sports facilities.
GLITTERATI AGAINST AN INCREDIBLE BACKDROP
Early drawings prove that Captain Cook and explorer Matthew Flinders sailed past Noosa in 1770 and 1781. They were probably in a great hurry, which is why they did not explore this unbelievable place more thoroughly. Today, there is virtually no visitor to Australia’s east coast who does not come here: alongside ordinary models, the tourists include numerous Prime Ministers, Heads of State, ambassadors, Hollywood stars and captains of industry.
CLOSELY GUARDED SECRET ON THE EAST COAST
The word “Noosa” comes from the aboriginal language and means “shadow”. The name refers to the dark green forests that protectively cloak the hills and valleys roundabout. Stylish and cosmopolitan Noosa has developed into the most popular guarded secret on Australia’s east coast, far from the hectic pace of the big cities. No wonder the proximity to the beach and to nature makes this the ideal spot for a long or a short stay. Noosa has become a Mecca for people seeking great weather, absolute relaxation and culinary delights. And of course for those seeking the cleanly filed wave tops on the glorious coast line of the Sunshine Coast.
I learnt English in the paradise resort of Noosa and lived just 200 metres from the beach.
SAND FROM GOLD
One of Noosa’s top attractions are the golden sandy beaches, some of the finest in Australia. The three main beaches, Noosa Main Beach, Alexandria Bay and Sunshine Beach, are fringed by many picturesque bays. Every visitor will find their kind of water here: from surfing in the ocean breakers on Sunshine Beach to the gentle tide on Main Beach.