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Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Noosa Heads

A funny name for a place and I guess like everything there is a story to be told - Quite a few aboriginal tribes inhabited this area, the Umbundi, the Dulingbara and the Gabbi Gabbi and Noosa probably comes from the aboriginal word "Noothera" meaning shade or shadows. The headland is full of beautiful big trees offering that shade and Aboriginal tribes must have been happy in this shady place with an abundance of fish and shellfish and natural resources. The white men did n't come to the area much before the 1800s and then difficult times ensued both for the Aboriginals who saw their land usurped and the developers who wanted to make money. The white men saw the area's potential and there was a lot of timber logging that went on along the Noosa River. In the 1920s it became a favourite holiday destination and it is sometimes referred to as the Jewel in the Sunshine Coasts Crown. It is one of the few north facing beaches and as such is protected from strong winds and storms but at the same time offers up a good surf. Nowadays it has a reputation as an upmarket resort where a lot is made of its good food and food festivals, sporting activities, fishing and shopping. 
We went up on a beautiful autumn day - strong, open sunlight as Queensland is famous for, the sky a clear blue with nothing to interrupt it or disturb the unity. The countryside quite green from all the rain we have had recently and Noosa, well just delightful. Main Beach was warm and friendly, heaps of beautiful sand, families enjoying the best of the weather, surfing, sunning themselves making brilliant sandcastles and having fun. A board walk right there and restaurants and shops galore in Hastings St to satisfy each whim and appetite. Probably best of all, the whole headland being a national park with paths and walkways that everyone can enjoy. 

Some great restaurants down by the Noosa River serving up some fabulous food.

Just the most gorgeous setting for a wedding - the backdrop couldn't be better and Margaret and Tony whoever they may be, are right to choose this place for Take 2 ! 

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