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Some of South East Queensland's most picturesque coastline can be seen in Noosa National Park. The park includes the popular scenic headland at Noosa Heads, heath plains and high dunes around Lake Weyba (a large, shallow, saltwater lake in the Noosa River system), Emu Mountain and coastal lowlands extending south towards Coolum Beach.
The park is home to vulnerable and endangered wildlife such as the glossy black-cockatoo, ground parrot, koala, red goshawk, wallum froglet, swamp orchid and Christmas bells.
Open woodlands with a heath understorey and low wallum heath cover most of the park. Hoop and kauri pines tower above small rainforest pockets growing on sand in sheltered sites away from the sea breezes.
You can help protect the park so it can be enjoyed now and in the future by observing these guidelines:
- Everything in the park (living or dead) is protected. Do not take or interfere with plants, animals, soil or rocks.
- Leave your pets at home; they are prohibited in the national park. Pets can frighten or kill wildlife, annoy other visitors or become lost.
- Take your rubbish out of the park for appropriate disposal. Never bury or leave rubbish in the park.
- Stay on tracks. Do not cut corners or create new tracks as this causes erosion.
- Keep out of the fenced dune area behind Alexandria Bay, as this area erodes easily.
- Do not feed or leave food for animals. Human food can harm wildlife and cause some animals to become aggressive.
- Contact the Queensland Government Wildlife Hotline to report; wildlife incidents, marine animal strike, marine stranding or an injured, sick or dead turtle, dolphine or whale.
See the guidelines on caring for parks for more information about protecting our environment and heritage in parks.
Originally declared in 1939, Noosa National Park covers approximately 3,000ha and includes areas surrounding Lake Weyba, Emu Mountain, Peregian Beach and Coolum Beach. As the coast becomes more developed, this park is becoming increasingly important for nature conservation and protects a significant number of threatened species.
A management plan for Noosa National Park guides the management of the area.
Noosa National Park Information Centre
Managed by the Noosa Parks Association
Located beside the day-use area in Noosa National Park (Park Road entrance).
Phone: (07) 5447 3522
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