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Noosa River Caravan Park

Russell Street, Noosaville

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Noosa River Caravan Park (2007); EHP

Noosa River Caravan Park (2007)

Noosa River Caravan Park - Sign (2007); EHP

Noosa River Caravan Park - Sign (2007)

Noosa River Caravan Park (2007); EHP

Noosa River Caravan Park (2007)

Noosa River Caravan Park (1948); Heritage Branch Staff

Noosa River Caravan Park (1948)

Locally known as the Munna Point Caravan Park, at Noosaville, this site on the Noosa River has been a camping site since the 1929. From the 1870s, this area was part of a Lake Weyba Aboriginal Mission. In 1884 Munna Point became a Reserve for Public Purposes. As transport to the area improved, Tewantin became the key settlement from 1912. Visitors travelled by rail to Cooroy and then by a private motor service to Tewantin. Alternately, they could travel by boat along the Noosa River. The construction of Doonella Bridge at Tewantin in 1929 and the gradual sealing of the Bruce Highway in the 1930s increased tourism. Local tour-boat operator, Jack Parkyn, built holiday flats and a general store at Munna Point in the 1930s. The store provisioned the campers while the Noosa Shire Council managed the camping ground. Facilities such as wells and water tanks, toilets and rubbish bins were added. In the late 1970s, much of the reserve was sold and redeveloped with apartments. The remaining site of almost 3ha, is one of the most popular camping and caravanning grounds in the Noosa district, with its river frontage and views across to the Noosa North Shore.

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Coordinates: -26.39424727, 153.07373535

Full details of this heritage-registered place are in the Heritage register.

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Last reviewed
1 July 2022
Last updated
28 February 2023