Noosa Hinterland Realty Suburb Profile: Lake Macdonald 

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The Noosa Hinterland is a stunning area to call home. Picturesque landscapes, relaxed lifestyle and near-perfect temperature no matter the season. It’s no wonder that the Noosa area has a steady population growth year after year. We thought we’d start breaking down some of our region’s spectacular real estate gems and share what is about those areas that inspire our agents’ and our locals.

Lake Macdonald offers a picturesque lifestyle in the heart of it all.

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Lake Macdonald is a stunning nook in the Noosa Hinterland. Offering a relaxed and peaceful lifestyle just a short drive from Noosa Heads and down the road from Cooroy. Think botanical gardens on the edge of the great freshwater lake. The lake itself is used for drinking water across South East Queensland. Aside from the beautiful surroundings, Lake Macdonald is still well-connected to the rest of the Sunshine Coast. Corooy and Noosaville offer a range of shops, restaurants, and medical facilities, while the larger Sunshine Coast is just a short drive away. The location is a boon to residents. Just 17 minutes from Noosa Heads, four minutes to Cooroy, half an hour from Maroochydore and just over an hour to Brisbane – simply perfect!

Lake Macdonald also offers a strong sense of community. The area is home to a diverse mix of residents, from retirees to young families. It’s not uncommon to see families picnicking by the shores of the lake or strolling through the Noosa Botanical Gardens. The gardens themselves are an oasis. Stunning gardens covering eight hectares, perfect for nature lovers. The gardens feature a vast collection of native and exotic plants and the Greek-style amphitheatre occasionally puts on performances here. 

With its stunning scenery, a strong sense of community, and convenient location, it’s easy to see why so many people choose to call this area home.

What to do and see at Lake Macdonald

The picturesque freshwater lake is surrounded by lush forests and is home to an abundance of wildlife, making it a popular destination for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Visitors and residents are treated to a diverse range of flora and fauna, including koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas, and a variety of bird species. If you’re in the area take a stroll along the walking trails and keep your eyes open.

The lake is a popular spot for fishing, with anglers casting their lines in search of bass, silver perch, golden perch, saratoga and more.

For those looking for more adventure, Lake MacDonald offers a range of water-based activities. Kayaking, canoeing, and paddleboarding. The calm waters of the lake make it an ideal spot for beginners to try their hand at these activities, while more experienced paddlers can explore the lake’s many bays and inlets. The lake is also home to a tremendous variety of water birds. Including; ducks, swans, and pelicans, making it a bird watcher’s paradise. 

With its tranquil waters, stunning scenery and abundant wildlife, it’s the perfect spot for a peaceful getaway, an action-packed adventure or simply a quiet nook to take in the abundant wildlife.

Introducing Stacey Hitch our Lake Macdonald expert

Stacey has been working in the real estate industry for over nine years. Since then Stacey has been the go-to for Lake Macdonald and her knowledge of the tranquil suburb is unparalleled. Stacey has a reputation for open communication and honesty, which has earned her high praise from both buyers and sellers. If you’re thinking of buying or selling in Lake Macdonald be sure to reach out to us at Countryside Noosa and Stacey for the best result.



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