About the area
In determining eligibility for membership of the Cootharaba Community Association, the area of representation of the association is defined by:
the area of Boreen Point Village
Lake Flat Road and side roads off Lake Flat Road
Cootharaba Road and side roads off Cootharaba Road
Louis Bazzo Drive from Boreen Point to Cootharaba Road, including side roads off Louis Bazzo Drive
Kinmond Creek Road including side roads
McKinnon Drive and side roads from Louis Bazzo Drive to, but not including, Illoura Place.
Located at the northern end of the Sunshine Coast, the Cootharaba community is situated in the Noosa Shire Council area. In the 2016 census, Cootharaba had a population of 834 people, while Boreen Point had a population of 328 people.
Boreen Point village is a small township on Queensland's largest natural saltwater lake, Lake Cootharaba, just 30 minutes from Noosa Heads. Lake Cootharaba, named after the Aboriginal name for the lake (meaning the place where wood could be found for making notched or studded clubs) is Queensland's biggest natural saltwater lake. The lake is 10km long and 5km wide, with an average depth of 1.5m. It is the gateway to Australia's only everglades system. From Boreen Point and Elanda Point, you can access the upper Noosa River, the Noosa Everglades and the Great Sandy National Park. The area is perfect for nature lovers and families alike, with the shallow lake a safe place to swim, kayak and play. The area is home to an array of native wildlife and is popular with bird watchers.
Boreen Point and Elanda point are accessible by car, kayak or boat. There are several popular camping and fishing spots in the area. Boreen Point is famous for its historic pub, the Apollonian Hotel, while luxury glamping accommodation is available at Habitat Noosa. Historic Mill Point, a former sawmill and township, is an easy 2.5km walk from Elanda Point.
Noosa Biosphere Reserve
The area is part of the Noosa Biosphere Reserve. Boreen Point is surrounded by the Great Sandy National Park – Cooloola Section and Rural Preservation Zone. There is a strong and genuine sense of respect and pride held by the local community for the pristine environment in which we live.
You can find more information about the Biosphere Reserve on the following websites: