Noosa National Park Sunshine Coast

Enjoy a short walk through rainforest under a canopy of hoop pines and piccabeen palms on the Palm Grove Walk. Photo credit: © Ross Naumann

Photo credit: Maxime Coquard © Tourism and Events Queensland

Palm Grove Walk

Experience a rejuvenating rainforest escape on this short, family-friendly walk among lush palms, soaring pines and melodic birdsong.

Journey type
1.1km return Start and finish points are the same and the traveller must return via the same path
Time suggested
Allow 15–30min walking time.
Grade 3 walking track

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle
  • Bicycle

Journey facilities

  • Toilets (flush)
  • Walking

Let the magic of the rainforest be revealed on this cool, circuit walk perfect for the whole family. Make a day of it with a picnic at Noosa Headland day-use area—the start and end point of the walk.

Take in the sights and sounds of the forest, walking among piccabeen palms, strangler figs, tuckeroos, tulip satinwood and crow's ash. Gaze upwards to admire the dramatic, towering hoop and kauri pines, and to the forest floor to spy fungi, mosses and insects.

Listen to a variety of bird calls as you loop around the valley floor—see how many you can identify!

Getting there and getting around

Palm Grove 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 Noosa Headland day-use area  and Palm Grove 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 that make this track 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

Palm Grove 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.

  • There are currently no park alerts for this park.