Noosa National Park Sunshine Coast

Photo credit: Maxime Coquard © Tourism and Events Queensland

Things to do

    View of Hells Gates, Coastal Walk.

    View of Hells Gates, Coastal Walk.

    Photo credit: Trevor Hatfield, Queensland Government

    Emu Mountain summit.

    Emu Mountain summit.

    Photo credit: Ross Naumann, QPWS volunteer

    Camping and accommodation


    To protect the natural values of this park, camping is not permitted.

    Larger parks to the north, such as Cooloola Recreation Area, Great Sandy National Park and Burrum Coast National Park, are ideal for people seeking a coastal camping holiday.

    Other accommodation

    There is a wide range of holiday accommodation, including camping and caravan parks, in and around Noosa Heads, Peregian Beach and Coolum Beach. For more information see the tourism information links.


    Several easy to moderate walking tracks wind along the coast, through rainforest and open woodlands and across colourful wallum heath and sedgelands. Longer tracks lead out through open forest and heath, where a great variety of wildflowers can be observed in winter and spring.

    Be prepared for your walk, especially in hot weather. Wear a hat and sunscreen, bring sufficient water, and allow adequate time to complete the walk. Suitable, sturdy footwear is recommended.

    There have been serious assaults in this park. Never walk alone; always walk with a group or in sight of another group. Stay on marked walking tracks and walk in daylight hours only.

    Melaleuca woodland, sedgeland and low heath feature in Peregian section.

    Melaleuca woodland, sedgeland and low heath feature in Peregian section.

    Photo credit: Ross Naumann, QPWS volunteer

    Koalas are often seen in trees near the day-use area and along the walking tracks.

    Koalas are often seen in trees near the day-use area and along the walking tracks.

    Photo credit: Ross Naumann, QPWS Volunteer

    Bicycles, scooters, skateboards and rollerblades are not allowed on any of the tracks within the park. Bike racks are provided in the day-use area (bring your own padlock).

    View the Journeys information for walking track details.

    Picnic and day-use areas

    Have a picnic overlooking beautiful Laguna Bay with its sweeping views from Noosa to Cooloola. The day-use area is located at the end of Park Road, in Noosa Headland section. Picnic tables, electric barbecues, drinking water and public toilets are provided. An outdoor information display tells stories about the parks features, values and cultural heritage.

    Toilets and tap water are provided near Tea Tree Bay.

    Viewing wildlife

    Lace monitors, honeyeaters and koalas may be seen while you are walking on Noosa's tracks or in the day-use area. Early mornings and dusk provide good opportunities for birdwatching and wildlife observation.

    Between June and November, humpback whales can be glimpsed as they cruise past the coastline on their way to and from northern breeding grounds. The best spots to watch the whales are Dolphin Point and Hell's Gates. Turtles and dolphins are often seen from these points.


    Be aware that beaches surrounding Noosa National Park are not patrolled by surf lifesavers and swimming is not recommended.

    Strong currents and surf are particularly dangerous at Alexandria Bay.

    It is recommended that you only swim at patrolled beaches at Noosa Heads and Sunshine Beach.

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