Eurimbula National Park Gladstone

Enjoy stunning panoramic views from Ganoonga Noonga lookout. Photo credit: © Chris Whitelaw

Eurimbula National Park includes the beautiful coastline where Captain James Cook made his first landing in Queensland. Photo credit: Maxime Coquard © Tourism and Events Queensland

Be inspired: Camping at Eurimbula is an ‘epic voyage of exploration’ for the whole family!

When Lieutenant James Cook set out from England on his first epic voyage of discovery, he could never have imagined what he’d find upon encountering the shores of ‘New Holland’. Photo credit: © Chris Whitelaw

Be inspired: Up for an eco-adventure? Head to Eurimbula National Park

Got a burning urge to leave the ‘9 to 5’ far, far behind, even if it’s only for the weekend? Grab your mates, pile into your 4WD and make your way to Eurimbula National Park (just 112km north-west of Bundaberg) for a weekend jam-packed with eco-adventures. Pitch a tent, throw in a line, go for a bushwalk or jump on an eco-tour, there are heaps of ways you can explore… Photo credit: © Charlotte Reynolds

Ganoonga Noonga lookout track

Enjoy a short, steep climb to panoramic views over the eastern lowlands and mountain ranges to the west.

Journey type
720m return Start and finish points are the same and the traveller must return via the same path
Time suggested
Allow 20–30min walking time.
Grade 3 walking track

Accessible by

  • High clearance 4WD

Journey facilities

  • Lookout (natural and constructed)
  • Walking

Pass through grassy, open woodland with bloodwood trees and rusty gums on this steep lookout walk. With sensational views over the surrounding coastal lowlands, the steep trip is well worth the effort—just make sure you bring your camera!

From the vantage point 60m above sea level, you can view the Ganoonga Noonga (low grounds) of swamps and heath that cover the parallel dunes below.

Enjoy sweeping vistas of Munro Range to the west, and Bray Hills and Bustard Bay to the north. Keen eyes might also spy Bustard Head Lighthouse on the rocky headlands to the north.

Getting there and getting around

The Ganoonga Noonga lookout track is in Eurimbula National Park, 14km west of Agnes Water on the Central Queensland coast. You can access the walking track by high-clearance 4WD.

  • From the Agnes Water township, follow Round Hill Road south-west for 10.5km.
  • Turn right into Eurimbula Road and travel 3.4km to the park boundary.
  • Drive 2.3km and continue straight on Eurimbula Road.
  • Travel for 1km and then park in the pullout bay at the trail head on the left-hand side of the road.
  • Read 4WD with care for important information on 4WD safety and minimal impact driving.

Wheelchair access

There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Ganoonga Noonga lookout track is open 24 hours a day.

Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Eurimbula safely and Walk with care.

  • There are currently no park alerts for this park.