The Evolution of Noosa

Marketing Ocean Breeze - Tuesday, September 15, 2015

The Shire of Noosa first finds its way in to public record in the log of Captain Cook's first voyage, as he made his way along the Australian coast. A small harbour by the mouth of the Noosa River, the site was noted for its tropical beaches and clear blue water.

As Europeans began to settle the region, Noosa Heads began to spread its humble roots as a fishing village. 'Coaster' trading schooners plied the coastline between these small hamlets, as few were connected by road or rail at this point. This was set to change with the Gympie Gold Rush, just north of the Noosa Heads region: thousands of gold seekers thronged the port, intent on carving out their share of the rush. This boom was helped along by prospectors seeking to exploit the rich timber of the tropical forest at the same time.

However, soon after the Second World War, tourism in Noosa took over. As southern Queensland continued to grow its urban centres, more and more city residents began to look elsewhere, to find an area to put aside purely for vacationing and relaxation. Noosa Heads, with its abundance of natural beauty and outstanding climate, was a prime candidate. Accommodation and housing for holidaying Queenslanders and out-of-state visitors soon sprang up in Noosa, and the city was transformed.

The summer population now triples during holidays, when urbanites flood the beaches. The regions population also continues to grow, as some find the allure of Noosa and the Sunshine Coast too tough to resist year-round. An entire infrastructure of good restaurants and tourist excursions has sprung up to complement the beach vibe, ourselves included.

At Ocean Breeze Resort, we offer self-contained apartment style accommodation right in the heart of bustling Hastings Street and just a moments stroll to Noosa's stunning main beach and the entrance to Noosa National Park. Our clean and spacious apartments are set amongst lush gardens, ensuring your stay, and your senses, reflect the tropical grandeur of Noosa Heads and the Sunshine Coast region.

To book an amazing stay in a stunning spot, contact us!

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