Lake Cooroibah

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Small boat on Lake Cooroibah

Lake Cooroibah, located 12 km North of Noosa Heads, offers a tranquil setting and a little secret known mainly to locals in the area. The Noosa River system comprises tributaries and lakes with water flowing out into Laguna Bay and, eventually, the Coral Sea. Lake Cooroibah is one of the Lakes that makes up the Noosa River system. The shallow reflective waters are ideal for young children to play and splash in without the worry of them getting too deep. Lake Cooroibah offers a peaceful escape from the bustling tourist spots. It’s an ideal spot for kayaking, paddleboarding, and fishing.

Lake Cooroibah at Sunset
Lake Cooroibah at Sunset Picture by https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Kgbo

Flora and Fauna

Surrounded by sub-tropical wallum woodland is characterised by its signature trees, including paperbark and eucalypts, smooth-barked apples, sheoaks, cypress, and cotton trees. Beneath the canopy of banksias and wattles, you’ll find a lush undergrowth of sedges, grasses, and ferns.

For wildlife enthusiasts, Lake Cooroibah is a must-do. Birdwatchers will be enthralled by the diverse avian species that call this area home, from majestic pelicans to colourful kingfishers. The surrounding bushland is full of delightful native flora and fauna, perfect for leisurely walks and nature photography.

Lake Cooroibah, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia.
Lake Cooroibah, Noosashire


The lake holds an abundance of whiting, flathead and sand crabs. For thousands of years, Lake Cooroibah has been a cherished spot for fishing, relaxing on its shores, and holding ceremonies. The Aboriginal people skillfully crafted shelters from melaleuca bark and made fishing lines from the fibres of cotton tree bark. Through careful preparation, they utilised roots, seeds, and berries for sustenance while weaving baskets from palms and grasses. The lake remains a testament to their deep connection with the land and its resources.


Today, Lake Cooroibah’s inhabitants live in modern homes along paved roads, yet many retain native vegetation in their gardens, honouring the natural beauty and heritage of the area.

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