Noosa Heads Accommodation

Noosa General Information

Noosa Heads is the name given to the town situated on the southern shore of Luguna Bay and on the far western side of Noosa Headland. The area has a small population that is growing rapidly as newly established residential centres such as Noosa Springs are developed. Tourism provides the foundation to the local economy which now flourishes due to the visitation of over 250,000 holiday makers a year.

Geography

Noosa Head is situated at the northern end of Alexandria Bay, forming the north eastern most tip of the Noosa National Park. The Noosa River which once flowed through an unreliable entrance to the Coral Sea at the north western end of Noosa Main Beach is now limited in its annual south westerly pilgrimage by a groyne that was built in 1978. The town of Noosa Heads is 160 kms north of Brisbane, 1100 kms north of Sydney and 20 kms east of the Bruce Highway. Noosa Heads is situated at 26°39 S, 153°5 E, approximately 250 kms north of Coolangatta on the Gold Coast.

Population

The permanent resident population of the entire Noosa region is approximately 35,000. Noosa Heads population is approximately 10,000.

Climate & Clothing

Noosa Heads's sub-tropical climate is tempered by the ocean so it is never blazingly hot and rarely cold enough to demand more than a pullover or cardigan. The average annual rainfall is 1709mm and lightning storms are common in the summer months. The temperatures are mild to hot ranging from 17 to 28°C in the height of Summer and 7 to 22°C in Winter. For up to the minute weather information, go to Noosa Weather.

Light casual clothing is suitable, with smart casual wear for evening engagements. Warmer clothing may be necessary in winter and a hat and sunblock in summer.

Drinking Water

Noosa Heads's tap water is clean and safe to drink unless otherwise stated. Most drinking water is town water.

Business & Trading Hours

Post Office - 9.00am - 5pm Monday to Friday
Shops - 9.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday (Most of the shops are open on Saturday afternoons and on Sundays.)

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