Noosa National Park Sunshine Coast

Koalas are often seen in trees along the Noosa Hill Walk. Photo credit: © Ross Naumann

Photo credit: Maxime Coquard © Tourism and Events Queensland

Noosa Hill Walk

Discover the picturesque forests set deep in the heartland of Noosa National Park on this tranquil hillside climb.

Journey type
2.8km return Start and finish points are the same and the traveller must return via the same path
Time suggested
Allow 1–1.5hrs walking time.
Grade 4 walking track

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle
  • Bicycle

Journey facilities

  • Lookout (natural)
  • Toilets (flush)
  • Walking

Starting at Noosa Headland day-use area, this peaceful walk climbs alongside the northern face of Noosa Hill.

Pass through scenic open forests of enchanting blue gums, ruby-sapped bloodwoods and Moreton Bay ash trees, to black and hickory wattles near the top. Take a 150m detour along the main track to climb to the summit and spy glimpses of the spectacular coastline through the treeline.

Return the same path to the day-use area or return via a link track and the Tanglewood Walk for a 3.7km circuit.

Look for echidnas and carpet pythons hiding in the leaf litter.

Getting there and getting around

The Noosa Hill Walk is in the Headland section of 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 the Noosa Headland day-use area and Noosa Hill Walk at the end of Park Road in Noosa Heads:

  • Drive to the day-use area car park.
  • Walk 1km along the scenic seaside boardwalk from Hastings Street (or 1.1km from bus stop). There are steps making this walk unsuitable for wheelchairs.
  • Cycle with caution along Park Road. Bike racks are provided in the day-use area (bring own padlock).

Wheelchair access

There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities on this walk.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Noosa Hill 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.