Noosa National Park Sunshine Coast

On the Alexandria Bay Walk, banksias and grasstrees frame the view of woodlands and heathlands to Alexandria Bay. Photo credit: Trevor Hatfield © Queensland Government

Photo credit: Maxime Coquard © Tourism and Events Queensland

Alexandria Bay Walk

Take a coastal stroll along the southern edge of the park's Headland section, through picturesque eucalypt forest and sun-dappled heathland.

Journey type
Walk
Distance
4.2km return Start and finish points are the same and the traveller must return via the same path
Time suggested
Allow 1–2hrs walking time.
Grade
Grade 4 walking track
Where
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Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle
  • Bicycle

Journey facilities

  • Walking

Perfect for bushwalking enthusiasts, this mostly sandy walk winds through open eucalypt woodland and heathland to Alexandria Bay.

Meander over sandhills of tall open forest, featuring sculptural pandanus palms, brush box, coastal banksia and pink bloodwoods. Dip into wet heathland gullies, brimming with small sedges, rushes and soft blankets of coral fern. Make sure to pack your binoculars—this track offers plenty of opportunities for birdwatching.

Explore several scenic side tracks that link to the Tanglewood Walk before arriving at Alexandria Bay, with its sweeping beaches and surrounding rocky headland begging to be explored.

You can also link to the Coastal Walk for a wider journey around Noosa's spectacular rocky coastline.

Getting there and getting around

Alexandria Bay Walk 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 Alexandria Bay Walk from Parkedge Road in Sunshine Beach:

  • Walk 150m from the bus stop on Solway Drive (near Surf Street) to the start of the walking track.
  • Cycle along council shared pathways outside the national park. Please note, there are no bike racks available.
  • Drive to Parkedge Road (limited street parking).

Wheelchair access

There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities on this walk.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Alexandria Bay Walk 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 and Walk with care.