Lake Cooroibah is one of the central locations on Noosa’s North Shore, with its local Aboriginal name meaning "places of possums."
The large lake lies just to the north of Tewantin and Sir Richard Branson’s private Makepeace Island in the Noosa River. Relatively shallow, Lake Cooroibah is a popular destination among the locals–the southern entrance to the lake in particular is frequented for fishing. A sandbar at the northern end appears at low tide, offering the perfect place for picnics on the sand. This is a fantastic place to relax in the afternoon with opportunities for swimming and great views of the surrounds. Visitors can see the Noosa hinterland and the nearby Mt Cooroy, Mt Tinbeerwah and Mt Cooroora from the lake, while the Noosa Everglades lie to the north.
Lake Cooroibah is about a 20-minute drive from Noosa Heads, along the Noosa River. There’s also an hourly bus from Noosa Heads that arrives here. The lake lies about 40 minutes north of the Sunshine Coast and a two-hour drive north of Brisbane.