Noosa National Park Sunshine Coast

Meander through rainforest and eucalypt woodlands to northern Alexandria Bay on the Tanglewood Walk. Photo credit: Trevor Hatfield © Queensland Government

Photo credit: Maxime Coquard © Tourism and Events Queensland

Tanglewood Walk

Soak up the serenity on this remote forest walk through the middle of Noosa National Park, finishing near Hell's Gates.

Journey type
8km return Start and finish points are the same and the traveller must return via the same path
Time suggested
Allow 2–3hrs walking time.
Grade 4 walking track

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle
  • Bicycle

Journey facilities

  • Toilets (flush)
  • Walking

Journey through the peaceful inland forests of Noosa Headland on this remote walk beginning at Noosa Headland day-use area.

Meander along the rainforest edge, among crows ash, small-leaved tuckeroos, and spectacular hoop and kauri pines. Listen out for the unique 'whip-cracking' calls of the eastern whipbird ringing through the forest.

Continue on to emerge in forests flourishing with pink bloodwoods, banksias, brush box, blue gums, red ironbarks, scribbly gums and grasstrees. Breathe in the invigorating, woody scents of the forest as you admire the magnificent landscape.

Be on the lookout for signs of life—lace monitors, koalas, echidnas, red-backed fairy wrens and little wattlebirds live here. Continue an extra 130m walk to Alexandria Bay or 400m to Hell's Gate. Otherwise, return via the Coastal Walk for a 7.1km circuit.

Getting there and getting around

The Tanglewood 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.

Access 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 which make 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

Tanglewood 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.