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Peregian Beach QLD

Peregian Beach

Postcode: 4573

Peregian Beach is a small seaside town on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia, in the Noosa Shire. “Peregian” is an Aboriginal word for emu.The population is about 2200 and is a popular surfing location. The Wahoo Seafood Cafe in Peregian Beach is locally famous for its deep-fried Mars Bar.

There is a village style shopping precinct and a Surf Club, Bowls Club, and recently built Hotel. The local skate park is popular amongst skaters in the region, but can be prone to short periods of flash flooding in the wet season.

You will find indulgent shops, restaurants, retail therapy, the supermarket, bottleshops, pharmacy, post office, ATM’s and many of Peregians “Smart Businesses” located in the The Square opposite the beach.

Just over the sandhills at the southern end of the beach you’ll find Peregian Environmental Park, an area of wallum heath which bursts into a colourful profusion of wild flowers in spring. On the western side of Peregian Beach is Lake Weyba National Park, and Lake Weyba itself, which feeds into the estuary at Noosa Heads. Nearby, too, is the Noosa National Park with its rich mix of coastal heath and scrub and stately rainforest which provide sanctuary and support for a wealth of native flora and fauna.

This whole area is a paradise for those who love fishing, boating and surfing…not to mention the renowned ambience and sophistication of Noosa, just up the road. It is a hassle-free drive to the Sunshine Coast, southern beach resort attractions and to the picturesque villages scattered through the waterfall pocked rainforest of the Blackall Range hinterland.