Noosa Walks and Trails

Noosa is renowned for its beautiful scenery and in 2010 was awarded Australia’s Best Walking Town. We have compiled a short list of the favourites for Guests to browse through. Why not take advantage of the many trails and walks that our stunning town has to offer.

The Noosa National Park – was first created in 1939, and opened in 1949 by Sir John Laverack. Located at the end of Park Road is the main entrance – around a 15 – 20 minute walk from Hastings Street. There are a number of tracks throughout the National Park, starting from a 1km short circuit to a 8.4 km track. A selection of picnic areas are dotted throughout the 2290 ha. The tracks offers a chance to enjoy some of the stunning beaches that this area has to offer, along with local wildlife such as Koalas and sometimes black cockatoos. It is plain to see why it is one of Australia’s most visited National Parks.

Mount Coolum – This is located at Coolum Beach, around a 15 minute drive from Noosa Heads. It is an isolated volcanic dome that is 208 metres in height. The dating is between 25 and 26 million years with clearly visible striking crystal patterns. The walk is around a one hour return walk and is quite spectacular with its 360 degree overview of the Sunshine Coast.

Mount Tinbeerwah - With a 360 degree view of Noosa and the Noosa River system, this is a walk not to miss. Mount Timbeerwah was created by volcanic activity millions of years ago and stands 265 metres. The walk is around 30 minutes and is located around a 15 minute drive from Noosa Heads.

Noosa Trail Network - This trail offers three tracks all of different distances. Ranging from 15km – 26km. The Countryside trail takes about 4 hours and provides a rural ramble through banana crops and rolling hills. Great views of the surrounding countryside. The second trail runs through the centre of two towns and is really only recommended for “fit” people as it does involve steep hills and climbs. Walking through lush forest this walk will take you over 4 hours. The final trail, the longest of the three takes around 5 hours on horseback or 2 days to walk on way. Four lookout points are located along the trail, but offers amazing views over Kin Kin.
Noosa River Walk - A delightful stroll along the Noosa River is ideal for most people. The walk is flat and offers stunning views right along the river – fantastic too see at sunset. Along the river there are many picnic/BBQ areas along with areas for children to play. The Noosa River is less than a 5 minute drive from Noosa Heads or around a 20 minute walk.
Sunshine Beach – Noosa Heads – About a 40 minute walk from Sunshine Beach to Hastings Street, is a lovely quaint walk through the National Park. Take a lazy stroll through to Noosa Heads and enjoy a coffee on Hastings Street.