Noosa National Park Sunshine Coast

Soak up a splendid sunset from Laguna Lookout in Noosa National Park. Photo credit: Maxime Coquard © Tourism and Events Queensland

Photo credit: Maxime Coquard © Tourism and Events Queensland

Laguna Lookout

Experience the park’s striking beauty from above at a lookout offering outstanding views of the coast, the Noosa River mouth and nearby waterways.

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle
  • Bicycle

Attraction facilities

  • Lookout (constructed)
  • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)

Set on the edge of Noosa Heads township, amid towering eucalypt forest, Laguna Lookout showcases strikingly-beautiful views of Laguna Bay and Noosa's main beach.

Follow a short path through giant grey gum, pink bloodwood, ironbark and tallowwood trees to the lookout. Watch for kookaburras, lace monitors and koalas clinging to the tree trunks.

At the lookout, let your eyes roam Noosa's stunning coastline toward the mouth of the Noosa River. Gaze north and westwards to see the volcanic plugs of the Noosa Hinterland, particularly beautiful at sunset.

See humpback whales between June and November, migrating to and from their northern breeding grounds.

Getting there and getting around

Laguna Lookout is in the Headland section in Noosa National Park on the Sunshine Coast, 160km north of Brisbane.

Access is via sealed roads suitable for conventional 2WDs.

Parking is limited so visitors are encouraged to walk, ride or catch the bus (see TransLink) during peak periods.

Access Laguna Lookout at the end of Viewland Drive in Noosa Heads:

  • Walk 1.2km up a very steep hill in Noosa council’s Yanaman Bushland Reserve from Hastings Street (or 1.3km from bus stop). There are many steps which make this walk unsuitable for wheelchairs.
  • Cycle along council shared pathways outside the national park then cycle with caution along the very steep hill on Viewland Drive.
  • Drive 1.3km to the end of Viewland Drive.

Wheelchair access

There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Laguna Lookout 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 Noosa safely.