Cooroy as a local – getting to know our real estate area.

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Cooroy is a beautiful place to live. Surrounded by lush rainforest, rolling hills, and picturesque countryside and is only a 20-minute drive to Noosa. The town itself boasts a welcoming community, rich history and its fair share of nooks and hidden places that will entice and delight first-time visitors as much as locals. It’s no wonder then that we decided to call Cooroy our home when we set up Countryside Realty Noosa over 20 years ago. So, we’d love to show you around our town and let you in on a few secrets, what we enjoy about being here and why we think it’s the perfect place to live… if you’re thinking about making a move.

Location, location, location

Cooroy is a stunning little town steeped in history from the timber and dairy industries of the last century. Today it’s better known as a ‘must-do’ village in the Noosa Hinterland and a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. Cooroy enjoys an idyllic location, 20 minutes from Noosa’s main beach. Only 30 minutes to the Sunshine Coast Airport and the emerging city hub of Maroochydore and an easy hour and a half drive to Queensland’s capital Brisbane. 

Cooroy offers a pleasant blend of access to all the conveniences of life whilst being far enough removed to remind you of the simpler more enjoyable things in life – Country living at its best.

Outdoor lovers dream

Nature lovers will enjoy a visit to the Cooroy Mountain Spring Water Reserve, which is home to several walking trails and picnic areas. The reserve is home to a variety of animals and is a great place to spot wallabies, kangaroos, and a spectacular array of bird species.

If you’re in the area take a stroll at Lake McDonald and the Noosa Botanical gardens. The gardens are a lovely place for a stroll or a family picnic overlooking Lake Macdonald. If you time it right you can catch an open-air performance at the amphitheatre. The gardens include drinking water, restrooms, tables, and shelters, and the bench seats dotted about the area provide a spot to relax and take in the peace.

Stretching your legs further afield, visitors and residents have a plethora of outdoor activities to indulge in. From mountain biking and hiking through the Wooroi Day use area, to climbing Mount Cooroora at neighbouring Pomona to spending the day paddling through the Noosa Everglades. 

In addition to its natural attractions, Cooroy also has several charming cafés and restaurants, as well as a weekly farmers market that sells a range of locally grown produce and handmade crafts. The town also has several accommodation options, including bed and breakfasts, holiday rentals, and campgrounds.

Dotted with towns nestled in an abundance of rolling hills and rainforests Cooroy simply begs to be explored. 

COOROY Property 

The current property market in Cooroy, Queensland, has been showing steady growth. According to data from, the median house price in Cooroy has increased by 7.8% in the past year, and the median unit price has increased by 5.5%. The average days on market for houses in Cooroy have also decreased, which indicates a strong demand for housing in the area.

Cooroy is a popular location for retirees and families due to its scenic location and proximity to amenities such as schools, parks and abundant natural surroundings. The area is also popular with holidaymakers and investors due to its proximity to Noosa and the Sunshine Coast. So, if you’re an investor looking at establishing a short-term rental don’t look past Cooroy.

Currently, in Cooroy, it’s a seller’s market with homes infrequently going to market in the town itself. 

Overall, the property market in Cooroy is performing well and is expected to continue growing into the future. It’s a good opportunity for both buyers and sellers. However, buyers are advised to act quickly as low stock levels and high demand may push prices up.

Drop By Anytime…

Cooroy and the Noosa Hinterland region offer a range of activities and attractions for visitors, from art and culture to outdoor adventures. Whether you’re looking to relax and unwind or get active in the great outdoors, there’s something for everyone in this beautiful part of Queensland. If the area has infatuated you like it did us, then make sure to drop by when you’re in town and say g’day.

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