Cooran is a small hinterland town in the Noosa region. Its Local Government Area is the Sunshine Coast Regional Council. The name comes from guaran, meaning tall trees or Moreton bay bush.

Cooran Lagoon is located not far from the train bridge on James Street. When it was full the Aboriginals used the lagoon as a source of Water-lily bulbs and muscles for food and called it Guran. In 1870 the lagoon was also the site of the Half Way Hotel on the original Tewantin-Gympie Coach route.

Overlooking Cooran are the Cooran Tablelands and Mothar Mountain State Forest areas that have walking tracks and swimming holes.

The 2006 population was 771 persons

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