Noosa National Park

A pictorial walk through Noosa's National Park.



Noosa Beach 1931

The original inhabitants of Noosa were the Aboriginals. The last known Aboriginal tribe known to inhabit the region was the Gubbi Gubbi Tribe. It is believed the name "Noosa" was derived from a corruption of an Aboriginal word being "ngnuthuru" or "noothera" meaning shade or shadow. Noosa Heads was originally called Cape Bracefield, it aquired that name through a man called Andrew Petrie when he was anchored off Noosa Heads in 1842. Noosa's first school was built in 1890, it was called Bellbird Creek Flat School.

The first Noosa Shire Elections was held on the 27th ofApril, 1910. After the election the councillors wanted to build the shire headquarters in Cooroy but were petitioned by the shire residents successfully and the Council Chambers was built at Tewantin instead. In 1988 it was discovered that the area known locally as Noosa Heads appeared in the State Government placename register as Noosa. The Noosa Council then proposed a formal name change and receiving no objections from the public it was corrected to Noosa Heads in the register. Noosa is now a thriving tourism town with a population of about 35000 people.

Noosa National park borders on 3 main beaches - Noosa Main Beach, Sunshine Beach and Alexandria Bay. The National Park also has beautiful bays and coves along it's seaside fringe. The Park covers an area of about 477 hectares and has a huge maze of walking trails throughout it. The walking trails wind their way through rainforests, heathland and high cliffs that open out to spectacular views of the coves and ocean. I hope you enjoy this picturesque walkthrough of "Noosa National Park." Click here to Start the journey.