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All camping areas in Queensland national parks, state forests and recreation areas are closed from 26 March 2020 until further notice. Check Park Alerts for more information.

Cooloola Recreation Area, Great Sandy National Park

Cooloola Recreation Area—staggering views of long sweeping landscapes. Photo: Robert Ashdown, Queensland GovernmentCooloola Recreation Area—staggering views of long sweeping landscapes. Photo: Robert Ashdown, Queensland Government

Conditions report

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Facilities and activities

Welcome

Traditional Owners have a long and ongoing relationship with the area that falls under Queensland’s national parks and forests. In order to acknowledge the important connection with Indigenous people, the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) urges visitors to treat the country through which they walk with respect and care.

Location

North of Brisbane, between Noosa Heads (about 155km) and Rainbow Beach (about 240km).

What's special

Cooloola offers something for all visitors. Four-wheel drive past towering coastal sand cliffs and coloured sands, fish straight from the ocean, canoe on tranquil waterways, hike through rainforest remnants and across vast sandblows and camp among blooming wildflowers.

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Location of Cooloola Recreation Area, Great Sandy National Park within Queensland

Last updated
5 September 2018