Noosa National Park Sunshine Coast

Hakea shrubs fringe the Hakea Walk. Photo credit: Trevor Hatfield © Queensland Government

Photo credit: Maxime Coquard © Tourism and Events Queensland

Hakea Walk

Stroll through scenic heathland, amid the heady aroma of eucalypt trees, on this botanical walk in Emu Mountain section.

Journey type
2.4km return Start and finish points are the same and the traveller must return via the same path
Time suggested
Allow 1hr walking time.
Grade 4 walking track

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle
  • Bicycle

Journey facilities

  • Walking

Wind your way through beautiful coastal heathland fringed with paperbarks and eucalypts, including fragrant blue gums and pink bloodwoods. Spot the distinctive woody seed pods of hakea shrubs along the way.

Nature enthusiasts and photographers will delight in using their macro lens to capture close-ups of colourful flowers and insects. Look for finches in the low-lying shrubs, and honeyeaters hanging from branches to drink nectar-laden blooms.

If you’re keen to extend your walk, follow the signposted side track that climbs the mountain for 400m before joining with the Emu Mountain Summit Walk, just below the last rock scramble to the top.

Getting there and getting around

The Hakea Walk is in the Emu Mountain section of Noosa National Park on the Sunshine Coast, 125km north of Brisbane.

The Hakea Walk is accessed 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 Emu Mountain Summit Walk and Hakea Walk from Havana Road East, in Coolum Beach:

  • From the bus stop on David Low Way (Coolum Beach State High School), walk down Havana Road East 400m to Emu Mountain Summit Walk or 600m to Hakea Walk. Walkers may exit the Hakea Walk at Tritonia Drive and walk an additional 600m to the Tritonia Drive bus stop on David Low Way.
  • Cycle along council shared pathways outside the National Park. Please note there are no bike racks available.
  • Drive 3.5km north of Coolum Beach township, or 2.5km south of Peregian Beach township, on the David Low Way.

Wheelchair access

There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities on this walk.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Hakea 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.