Cooloola Great Walk Sunshine Coast

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

Camping on the Cooloola Great Walk

Camping at Dutgee walkers' camp. Photo: R Ashdown, Queensland Government

Camping at Dutgee walkers' camp. Photo: R Ashdown, Queensland Government

The Cooloola Great Walk has:

  • Four small walkers’ camping areas between the southern and northern entrances; Brahminy walkers' camp, Dutgee walkers' camp, Kauri walkers' camp, and Litoria walkers' camp.
  • Water tanks at each camping area.
  • Toilets at each camping area.
  • A 'maximum stay' rule—only one night's stay in each walkers' camp—to ensure everyone has the opportunity to walk through this long-distance track and be assured of camping availability.

Please note:

  • Cooloola Great Walk is an e-permit camping zone.
  • Camping permits are required and fees apply.
  • A permit tag with your booking number must be displayed at your camp site.

Be aware: Camper numbers are limited.

Great Walkers’ etiquette

  • Be self-sufficient.
  • Camp only when and where you have booked.
  • Stay on the track.
  • Never waste water.
  • Observe camping quiet time after 9pm.

Leave no trace

  • Only use existing tent sites.
  • Use human waste disposal kits.
  • Never dig trenches.
  • Never damage plants or hurt animals.
  • Don’t tie rubbish bags or tent ropes to trees.
  • Pick up everything! Leave your campsite in the same (or better) condition than when you found it.

Cooloola Recreation Area, Great Sandy National Park

Vehicle Access Permits are required to drive through designated areas in the Cooloola Recreation Area. For all other camping within the recreation area, camping permits are required and fees apply.

For more information, please read the guidelines on walk safely and walk softly. View the safety video clips relevant to the Cooloola Recreation Area.

Other accommodation

Near Tewantin (Noosa) and Rainbow Beach

A range of holiday accommodation is available in and near the towns of Tewantin and Rainbow Beach. For more information, visit www.queenslandholidays.com.au

  • Soak up the remoteness of this walker’s camp and enjoy superb views over Lake Cootharaba and glimpses of the ocean.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • No camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • Toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • Picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted
  • After a tiring day’s walk, relax near the banks of the Noosa River and a cultural site once known as Log Landing.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • No camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • Toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • Picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted
  • Rest your weary feet at this walkers’ camp amid grasstrees and open eucalypt forest and be serenaded by the calls of Cooloola’s 'acid' frogs.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • No camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • Toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • Picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted
  • After a long hot day’s walk, settle in for the night amongst cool towering rainforest that, remarkably, grows on sand.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • No camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • Toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • Picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted

  • There are currently no park alerts for this park.