Noosa is a swanky resort town with a stunning natural landscape of crystalline beaches and tropical rainforests. Designer boutiques and swish restaurants draw beach-elite sophisticates, but the beach and bush are still free, so glammed-up fashionistas simply share the beat with thongs, boardshorts and bronzed bikini bods baring their bits.
Noosa is undeniably developed but its low-impact condos and chichi landscape have been cultivated without losing sight of simple seaside pleasures. On long weekends and school holidays, however, bustling Hastings St becomes a slow-moving file of traffic.
The area has an amazing number of roundabouts and it’s easy to get lost. Broadly speaking, Noosa encompasses three zones: Noosa Heads (around Laguna Bay and Hastings St), Noosaville (along the Noosa River) and Noosa Junction (the administrative centre).
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