Noosa and its surrounds are blessed with a stunning array of spectacular and breathtakingly beautiful natural attractions which can be visited all year round, with a moderately warm climate 12 months of the year. Beaches from Coolum to Noosa North Shore welcome you with pristine sand and clear blue water, but delve a little deeper and you will find the Noosa region has many wonderful and unique spots where you can discover nature in all of its glory.
At one end of Main Beach is Noosa National Park, ideal for walks and hikes to fabulous hidden beaches. Many native animals live in the National Park including koalas and birds of all varieties and you can often see marine life such as whales, sea turtles and dolphins swimming up and down the coastline.
The Noosa River meanders through Noosaville and on to the calm waters of Noosa’s lakes. The region is also home to the pristine Everglades, within 20 minutes of the hinterland, and is the gateway to World Heritage-listed Fraser Island where tours will take you past the Coloured Sands and Double Island Point.
Explore on your own spontaneous adventure or book one of the many eco tours run by professional guides who will show you why the Noosa region has been afforded international Biosphere Reserve status by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).
UNESCO Biosphere Reserve status, like World Heritage status, recognises places around the world that have outstanding natural environments, however Biosphere Reserves also include communities that are working towards living sustainably.
The Noosa Biosphere Reserve community actively promotes harmony between people and nature through education, conservation and sustainable development. For more information on the Noosa Biosphere please visit Noosa Biosphere Ltd website
Here are some simple ways you can help our environment while on holiday in Noosa:
1. Use your own steam.
Choose to explore our wonderful environment in the most natural way possible. Most of Noosa Heads, Noosa Junction, Noosaville and Tewantin can easily be explored without a car. Instead walk, ride or paddle – there are many great walking and cycling tracks in the Noosa area or hire a kayak or stand-up paddleboard to explore our magnificent waterways.
2. Car hire – choose hybrid.
If you choose to hire a car to explore the diverse Noosa Biosphere hinterland region, then choose a hybrid car (if travelling from Brisbane). Not only will you be sending a positive message to the car industry, you will use less fuel, saving you money.
3. Reduce your laundry.
Laundry consumes a large percentage of hotels’ energy for hot water. Be willing to use your towels and sheets for more than one day and help hotels to reduce their energy use, saving money and the environment.
4. Recycle your guide books and brochures, use mobile websites and social media.
If you collect information brochures and guidebooks, return them at the end of your stay or leave them in your room for the next guest to enjoy. It also leaves your suitcase a little lighter for the trip home. Also, check out our mobile website on your smart phone www.visitnoosa.com.au and social media to help you navigate, plan and enjoy your time in the Noosa Biosphere Reserve. Visit our facebook page for more update to date information www.facebook.com/visitnoosa .
5. Place all your fishing waste in the specially marked bins so our wildlife do not get tangled in it.
6. Refuse all plastic bags during your stay - you can do it!
7. Collect any rubbish - your own or others and dispose of properly.
8. Use water wisely.
9. Understand that migrating birds on the banks of the Noosa River need to rest undisturbed - they have flown 1000's km's!
10. Learn about how unique Noosa is by:
- Taking an eco cruise
- Getting to know Noosa's native plants
- Visiting the Noosa Bird Trail
All these tips reduce your human footprint and create positive benefits for the Noosa Biosphere Reserve