Pandanus palms creep almost to the shore at Noosa National Park.

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Noosa National Park

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Noosa's unmissable national park delivers spectacular coastal views (expect to see dolphins) and ambrosial beaches like Tea Tree Bay. The most scenic way to reach it is on the accoya-tree boardwalk along the coast from town. At the entrance, the Noosa National Park Information Centre has free walking maps and information on the day's koala sightings; the adjoining kiosk brews great coffee. The most popular trail is the Coastal Walk; allow at least 1½ hours for the return trip.

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1. Tea Tree Bay

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2. Laguna Lookout


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3. Noosa Main Beach

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4. Eumundi Markets

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5. Eumundi Brewery

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6. Mt Coolum

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7. Noosa Everglades

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8. Ginger Factory

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