Cooloola Recreation Area, Great Sandy National Park Sunshine Coast

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Attractions

  • Key visitor sites in the Cooloola Recreation Area are provided here, along with a detailed summary of each site, including: location, permits required, facilities, access and walking track details.

  • Enjoy a respite from the sun when you picnic in the midst of subtropical rainforest and watch birds as they feed on rainforest fruits.

    • Toilets
    • No barbecue
    • Picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No lookout
  • Rest your weary walking legs or paddling arms as you enjoy a picnic on the sunny banks of the Upper Noosa River.

    • Toilets
    • No barbecue
    • Picnic tables
    • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
    • No lookout
  • Take a break on your 4WD adventure with a relaxing barbecue in the shade of quinine berry trees, a short stroll from Teewah Beach.

    • Toilets
    • Barbecue (wood/fuel/coin)
    • Picnic tables
    • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
    • No lookout
  • Find answers to all your questions, and then some, when you chat to our friendly visitor centre staff before setting out.

    • Toilets
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
    • No lookout
  • Savour the peace and quiet of this sheltered picnic area with a fascinating history on the banks of the Upper Noosa River.

    • Toilets
    • No barbecue
    • Picnic tables
    • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
    • No lookout
  • Admire glorious lake views and learn more wetlands and waterbirds at this gateway to the Upper Noosa River.

    • Toilets
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • Lookout
  • Relax over a picnic in this pleasantly-shady spot near Seary’s Creek, and enjoy displays of colourful wildflowers and abundant birdlife.

    • Toilets
    • No barbecue
    • Picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No lookout