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Australia’s famous beach resort Noosa could ban tourists because it’s flooded with visitors

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A POPULAR holiday town in Australia could soon ban tourists from visiting after becoming too popular.

The town of Noosa in Queensland has faced rising numbers which is overwhelming the locals.

According to Daily Mail Australia, the region attracted 2.36 million tourists in 2016 - compared to just 52,000 locals.

It has resulted in traffic congestion and a lack of parking, making locals feel pushed out.

Visitors could soon be limited when it comes to parking in public spaces, particularly on Main Beach and Hastings Street.

One person who lived in Noosa told 9News: "You get here early and grab your part of the action. Then you leave it to the tourists."

According to the Financial Review, holiday accommodation in Noosa during the Christmas holidays last year had already sold out by October.

Noosa Mayor Tony Wellington said there were ways of managing their "own success" in tourism - most of it domestic.

This includes proposals for more parking, as well as limiting tickets to local events.

He also wants to give priority to international visitors, who are thought to bring in seven times the amount of revenue as Australian visitors do.

Small business owners in the area have slammed the idea of reducing tourist numbers, with one telling 9News that they needed "every dollar they could get".

Tourists are posing with their bums out at a National Park named Booti Booti in new Instagram trend

Tourists have also been part of a new trend in Australia of getting their bums out at the Booti Booti National Park.

Videos and pictures have flooded social media of visitors shaking their bum in front of the sign.

An Australian in the UK has slammed Brits as well, claiming they are 'frosty' and drink too much.

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