Set along the calm waters of Laguna Bay at the northern tip of the Sunshine Coast, Noosa is one of Australia's most stylish resort areas. Until the mid-1980s the town consisted of little more than a few shacks—then surfers discovered the spectacular waves that curl around the sheltering headland of Noosa National Park. Today Noosa is an enticing mix of surf, sand, and sophistication, with a serious reputation for distinctive, always-evolving cuisine. Views along the trail from Laguna Lookout to the top of the headland north of Main Street take in miles of magnificent beaches, ocean, and dense vegetation.
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