Our Area

BOREEN POINT village is located at the northern end of the Sunshine Coast and is the only residential enclave on the shores of Lake Cootharaba. It is situated in the Noosa Regional Council area.

Lake Cootharaba is a large salt water inland lake that forms part of the Noosa River Catchment, so in times of heavy rain the lake is a mixture of both salt and fresh water. The lake is home to a variety of water sports including sailing, wind surfing, kite surfing, boating, fishing and swimming. You can access the ocean by boating down the Noose River or travelling across the lake to Teewah Landing and walking to the surf.

It is also surrounded by the Great Sandy National Park – Cooloola Section and Rural Preservation Zone.
The village of Boreen Point sits on a small peninsula surrounded on 3 sides by Lake Cootharaba and bordered by the rural hinterland areas.
As you exit the village you enter the beautiful rural hinterland area of Cootharaba, which leads north west to Wahpunga and the village of Kin Kin.
As part of Noosa Council’s bid to win world environmental recognition in the UNESCO Man and Biosphere Program, an independent biodiversity study in 2005 found that the Noosa Shire had significantly more plant and bird species than the Yosemite National Park World Heritage Area in the USA, and the Kakadu National Park in northern Australia. “In brief, the report showed that Noosa has one of the most amazing environments in which to live on the whole planet.”

Furthermore, the Noosa Biosphere Reserve, an area comprising our terrestrial and coastal/marine ecosystems, was formally established by UNESCO on 20 September, 2007 in recognition of and to further promote the balanced relationship existing between the local community and the environment. There is an amazingly strong and very genuine sense of respect and pride held by the local community for the pristine environment we are blessed with. For more information on the Biosphere Reserve, refer to the Council website and the Noosa Biosphere Association’s website or UNESCO.