Noosa was declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 2007 and the recognition was reconfirmed in 2018. Biosphere Reserves are internationally designated and protected areas that demonstrate a balanced relationship between people and nature. There are 669 biosphere reserves in 120 countries. Noosa is one of only two in Queensland, along with the neighbouring Great Sandy Biosphere Reserve - they are the only two adjoining Biosphere Reserves in the world.
The Noosa community has a long and proud history of nurturing the region's environment that is rich in natural beauty, biodiversity in native animal and plant species, and cultural heritage.
Noosa's strong record of a community that works together to create harmony between people and nature, a commitment to low-rise development and protecting large tracts of land are some of the reasons for the Biosphere declaration.
You can help us protect our unique Biosphere on your visit to Noosa. Want to find out how? Click here.