Noosa’s nature is known the world over – and it’s not just for our beautiful beaches. Noosa is an internationally designated UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, recognised for the harmony between people and nature. It links with the Great Sandy Biosphere – the world’s only 2 that adjoin.

The biosphere reserve extends 3km offshore covering a stretch of ocean that contrasts with its estuarine lakes and rivers. There are two Commonwealth Government listings for wetlands of national importance: Lake Weyba and Noosa River. These listings cover a combined 12,805 hectares and comprise 16 different types of wetlands in need of conservation.

Noosa is also the 10th World Surfing Reserve, chosen for its beautiful National Park point breaks and community-led conservation. It’s the gateway to World Heritage-listed Fraser Island with day tours available from Noosa – or stay on the island and create your own adventure.

And the Noosa Everglades are one of only 2 in the world – you can escape to this special wilderness on guided or self-guided kayaking and camping adventures.

Learn more about Noosa’s world-class nature.