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Noosa Heads is a town and suburb of the Shire of Noosa on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. It is located approximately 136km north of Brisbane, the state's capital.GeographyThe Noosa River forms one boundary of the town, the headlands of the Noosa National Park another. Nearby are the suburbs of Tewantin and Noosa Junction, which create a continuous urban area at the northern end of the Sunshine Coast.HistoryThe beach at Noosa Heads has remained a popular tourist attraction since the 1890s. The Shire's tourism exponentially grew shortly after the Second World War.In the 1800s, Noosa's early wealth came from the timber and milling industries with tourism developing in the late 1920s. In this decade cafes and tourist accommodation was built along the beachfront. The town has been the site of many tussles between developers and those seeking to preserve the town. Since the seventies, people have continued to migrate from southern states.In 1988, Noosa was renamed Noosa Heads.Heritage listingsNoosa Heads has a number of heritage-listed sites, including: 17 Noosa Drive: Halse LodgeTransportNoosa Heads is the tourist heart of Noosa district, with many restaurants and hotels. The main street is Hastings Street, which lies directly behind the seashore. Buses to elsewhere in the Sunshine Coast depart from Noosa Heads bus station.Noosa Heads is in Noosa. Our Australia online trip builder allows you to schedule your trip to Noosa Heads, learn about its attractions, and find out about where else to go during your holiday.
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