Cooloola Great Walk Sunshine Coast

Have your say on the Cooloola Great Walk Ecotourism Project

Public comments are now open for the Cooloola Great Walk Ecotourism Project. Details on the project and how to make a submission can be found on the Commonwealth Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment EPBC Act Public Notices website. Submissions close 16 June 2021. Photo credit: Robert Ashdown © Queensland Government

Enjoy long landscape views from the Cooloola Great Walk, Cooloola Recreation Area. Photo credit: Robert Ashdown, Queensland Government

The Cooloola Great Walk showcases the very best of the recreation area's outstanding natural attractions. Up to 102km long, this extensive walking track system winds through rainforest, tall eucalypt forest, dry coastal woodland and heath plains.

Location

The Cooloola Recreation Area lies between the coastal towns of Tewantin, near Noosa, and Rainbow Beach just south of Fraser Island. Tewantin is approximately 155km—about 2 hours drive—north of Brisbane. Rainbow Beach is 240km—about 3 hours drive—north of Brisbane.

Welcome

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

Learn moreGetting there

Park facilities

  • No campfires
  • Lookout
  • No rubbish bins
  • Picnic tables
  • Toilets
  • No vehicle access
  • Tent camping
  • Hiking
  • Swimming prohibited
  • Trail bikes prohibited

Highlights and announcements

  • Get to the Brahminy walkers' camp early to enjoy the sunset and sweeping views. Have your say on the Cooloola Great Walk Ecotourism Project

    Image creditGet to the Brahminy walkers' camp early to enjoy the sunset and sweeping views. Robert Ashdown © Queensland Government

    Public comments are now open for the Cooloola Great Walk Ecotourism Project. Details on the project and how to make a submission can be found on the Commonwealth Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment EPBC Act Public Notices website. Submissions close 16 June 2021.