Suburb Profile: Tewantin
Tewantin is the living history of Noosa, the original logging, fishing and tourist town. The Kabi Kabis' (local aboriginal tribe) name for Tewantin was Woolumba, meaning place of big water.
Tewantin has retained much of the history of this area while still progressing with the times. The village has kept a strong country town community atmosphere with all services and facilities provided in the distinctive, fashionably upgraded business centre. There are so many features that make Tewantin unique. There are the old Queenslanders in the middle of town and a huge green park rolling down to the river. There is also the incredible natural beauty of Lake Doonella with its myriad of birdlife. From the Noosa Heads side, the Doonella bridge marks the entry to Tewantin.
On the opposite side of the bridge lies Noosa Harbour Marine Village, an area bubbling with marine craft, restaurants, Sunday markets, music and decor stores. Perched astride the Noosa River this marine village caters for crowds of both tourists and locals. It's a great place for waterfront dining, browsing at art or checking out the most stylish of homewares. To the side of the village is the age old swimming pool and a newer addition is the skate bowl, a much used youth facility.
Newer Tewantin areas include precincts such as Noosa Banks. This exclusive estate just 3 km from the business centre features large blocks in a park like setting with the Cooroibah Creek running through the northern boundary. It will be shortly releasing Stage 5 which has already recorded a large number of expressions of interest from many buyers. Another new sub-division has just started selling house & land packages in the low $400's. This is at the end of George Street with the Wooroi Park across the road.
The suburbs, Parklands, Daintree, Noosa Outlook, Noosa River Heights, The Enclave and Bushlands have evolved in Tewantin, each with their own unique qualities with an emphasis on brick and tile, although many of the newer homes are now rendered in the distinctive Noosa Style.
The noticeable absence of holiday accommodation and high season hustle and bustle has seen the area become a haven for permanent residents.
Median house price: $370,000
All real estate pricing data is taken from Domain.com.au and is correct at May 2012. Pricing data is subject to change, so for the latest statistics please visit the site directly. These pages are updated yearly.