This is a question that we have posed over the years. We have had 4 holidays in Noosa but this August we had our first holiday in Noosaville and I thought people may be interested in our reflections. We have always enjoyed Noosa but we absolutely loved Noosaville. We are now retired and found accommodation and eating out cheaper in Noosaville. It is not as stylish and up market as Noosa but has a totally different vibe which we found very appealing. The pace is slower, there are less crowds and there are far more locals. Noosa feels more like a resort town, Noosaville felt far more "real". You got to know the shop keepers who seemed to have time for a chat and every second person seemed to be walking their dog. We loved walking along the river which was flat. The walk through the National Park in Noosa in comparison is more breathtaking but it is also a far more challenging walk. We use to love that walk out to Hell's Gates but now we find it too difficult and we were very happy to enjoy the flat river walks. We still caught the bus into Noosa and my husband swam and we also enjoyed the walk in the woods which is flat. I hope this helps readers get a feel for both areas. They are both fantastic and it just depends on your interests, age and finances.