In 1962, when the Noosa Parks Association was formed, the only area set aside to protect the diverse landscapes and ecosystems of Noosa and Cooloola was the then pocket-handkerchief-sized Noosa National Park.
Today, nearly the whole of the coastline from Rainbow Beach to the mouth of the Noosa River, covering more than 65,000 hectares, has been reserved as national park.
Furthermore, the Noosa National Park itself has been extended to cover several thousand hectares and there is now a continuous ‘greenbelt’ running from Noosa Heads south to Coolum.
This is a phenomenal achievement and says much for our vision, tenacity and tactical nous. We have faced countless obstacles as we pursued our conservation objectives.