At the end of the 19th Century, downstream from the young town of Tewantin, a few houses were built on the southern bank of the Noosa River. It became known as Gympie Terrace. Its name grew from the fact that all of its earliest settlers came from the gold mining town of Gympie. Some still worked there, only using their places on the Noosa River for weekends and holidays. The idyllic spot was perfect for peace and quiet, and perhaps a spell of fishing. Families began to settle on Gympie Terrace permanently. Over the decades it has grown into the flourishing Noosaville we know and love, remaining a perfect place for holidays or to live and enjoy all of the comforts of modern Australian life.