Australia – Noosa

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Some of South East Queensland’s most picturesque coastline can be seen in Noosa National Park. The park is home to vulnerable and endangered wildlife such as the glossy black-cockatoo, ground parrot, koala, red goshawk, wallum froglet, swamp orchid and Christmas bells.

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Open woodlands with a heath understorey and low wallum heath cover most of the park. Hoop and kauri pines tower above small rainforest pockets growing on sand in sheltered sites away from the sea breezes.

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Looking out from the headland at the southern end of Alexandria Bay there are excellent views of the coastline to Coolum and beyond. The rocky outcrop is known as the devils kitchen which can have spectacular waves breaking in rough weather.

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Noosa National Park was first created in 1939, and opened in 1949 by Sir John Laverack. There are a number of hiking trails throughout the Park which offer a chance to enjoy some of the stunning beaches that Noosa has to offer, along with local wildlife such as Koalas and sometimes black cockatoos. Just another photographers’ paradise!

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Late afternoon surfing lessons.

Late afternoon surfing lessons.

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The end of another absolutely spectacular day! Where else in the world can you walk for kilometres along a picturesque path that winds around a scenic coastal headland that’s dotted with interesting beaches and has trails that lead off into the rain forest? You can hike around the heads to Alexandra beach, or wind your way back and wander down to Hastings Street and eat the best gelato while meandering through the elegant streets of Noosa, with a beach on one side and a river and hills on the other. Noosa: A truly beautiful part of Australia.

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