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What is Noosa Biosphere Reserve?

Schermata 2014-01-27 alle 22.20.23

Noosa Biosphere Reserve it was the first Biosphere Reserve in Queensland, it is a perfect hot spot of sustainable tourism Australia. Noosa region was designated Queensland ‘s first Man and the Biosphere (MaB) Reserve by UNESCO in 2007. Its natural beauty, variety and uniqueness make it a true national treasure. The Noosa Biosphere (as the manager said) is abundant with people who think, act and feel deeply about their local community and environment. The sprit behind how the community acts and interact it is called Noosa Biosphere Spirit.

What to do, to see and experience in Noosa Biosphere Reserve?

The Noosa Biosphere is the perfect place where to practice sport such us Kayaking, Paddle-Boarding, Fishing, Sailing, Surfing, Kite Surfing and Swimming. Indeed, the conditions make for world-renowned surf and kite-surf events. Several operators run surf lessons and hire sailing boats off Noosa Main Beach but there’s no better way to explore the river than to catch a ferry or paddle along in a kayak.

It is beautiful even only walking there and spot a Koala on the National Park.
If you like to read more about the biosphere, please continue after the photo. All the

following information are from

Great Sandy Biosphere _ linked to Noosa Biosphere Reserve (thanks to W.Franconi)

The biosphere reserve includes highly accessible ocean beaches stretching from South Peregian to around 15km north of Teewah on Noosa’s North Shore. The topography of the region’s northern sand mass results from a series of overlapping dune systems. The older, stabilised sand and giant dunes can be very steep while the younger dunes are mostly level. It is part of Australia’s largest deposit of wind-blown sands (the Cooloola sand mass), which together with Fraser Island comprises the largest single coastal sand mass in the world. The highest dunes reach 260m in elevation.
For the past 100,000 years the sand masses have been repeatedly renewed by transgressive dunes or sand blows which overwhelm existing vegetation. Sandblows are natural features of interest that demonstrated powerful landforming processes and reveal landscape history as buried layers are uncovered.

Noosa Biosphere Reserve _ view from lookout

The Noosa River Wetlands are a spectacular and extensive system of freshwater, brackish and saline lakes, marshes, heathlands and estuarine wetlands associated with the Noosa River and have unique landforms vegetation and fauna.

The lakes and adjacent wetlands are one of few such wetland complexes on the entire Eastern Australian seaboard and as part of the Great Sandy Region are considered to have World Heritage value. The largest and most complex areas of heath and sedge swamps and marshes of the region also occur within this area.

Noosa Biosphere Reserve _ hinterland around Cooroy

The lower Noosa River is a comparatively rare example in the subtropics of achoked coastal lagoon system developed entirely on sand.

Major habitat types include: open water bodies, estuarine waters, inter-tidal mud/sand flats, mangrove forest/shrubland, saltmarsh, open forest, woodland sedgelands and heathland.

Significant species include: Club Mangrove (Aegialitis annulata); Swamp Sheoak (Casuarina glauca); Red Flowered Form – Paperbark TeaTree (Melaleuca quinquinervia); Broad–Leaved Paperbark (M. viridiflora).
Threatened plants include: Swamp Orchid (Phaius tantervilliae); Key’s Boronia (Boronia keysii).
Threatened fauna include: Ground Parrot (Pezoporus wallicus); Southern Emu Wren (Stipiturus malachurus); False Water Rat (Xeromys myoides); Cooloola Tree Frog (Litoria cooloolensis); Wallum Rocket Frog (L. freycineti); Wallum Sedge Frog (L olongburensis); Wallum Froglet (Crinnia tinnula); Honey Blue Eye (Pseudomugil mellis); Oxleyan Pygmy Perch (Nannoperca oxleyana); Glossy Black Cockatoo (Calyptohynchus lathami); and Black Necked Stork (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus).