The traditional country town with its prize winning streetscaping and community artwork is worth a visit with its urban village like atmosphere.
Cooroy started as a camp for timber workers in 1863. The railway came to Cooroy in 1891 and soon after the main street started to develop. The town relied on the sawmills and local dairies and was a prosperous town until the collapse of the dairy and fruit growing industries in the 1970s.
Cooroy is about 128km from Brisbane.
The various hills and scrubland surrounding the town are worth a look/hike. Some of the better ones include Black Mountain and Cooroy Mountain, from which the town got its name.
Cooroy lies about 20km from Noosa Heads, making it a perfect (cleaper) area to stay, particularly in the school holidays, when accomodation is hard to find in Noosa.