Tewantin National Park Sunshine Coast

Photo credit: © Lise Pedersen

Visiting Tewantin safely

    Getting there and getting around

    Tewantin National Park is located west of Noosa Heads and Tewantin. This park has two recreational areas—Mount Tinbeerwah and Wooroi day-use areas. Both areas are accessible along the Noosa-Cooroy Road.

    Wheelchair accessibility

    At Mount Tinbeerwah a sealed 130m track leads to a viewing area located part way along the Mount Tinbeerwah lookout track. This section of the track is suitable for assisted wheelchair and stroller access.

    Staying safe

    • Do not enter the forest in strong wind conditions—blackbutt, flooded gum and other trees growing here are prone to dropping branches. Strong wind increases the risk of injury.
    • Stay away from cliff edges. Obey signs and safety notices. Supervise children at all times.
    • Never walk or ride alone—if something happens to you someone in your group can go for help.
    • Walk and ride to your ability and fitness levels.
    • Carry enough drinking water, mobile phone and insect repellent.
    • Carry a first-aid kit and know how to use it.
    • Wear sturdy walking shoes.
    • Allow enough time to complete your visit before dark.
    • Avoid walking, mountain-bike riding and horseriding during wet weather. Tracks, rocks and creek crossings can be slippery, especially after rain.
    • Protect yourself from the sun. Wear sunscreen, a hat and long-sleeved shirt, even on cloudy days. Start longer walks at cooler times of the day to avoid heat exhaustion on hot days.
    • Tell friends or family where you are going and when you expect to return. If you change your plans inform them.
    In an emergency

    In case of accident or other emergency please:

    • call Triple Zero (000)
    • advise the location and nature of the emergency
    • stay on the phone until you are told to hang up.

    For more information, please read the guidelines on safety in parks and forests.

    Before you visit

    Essentials to bring

    • Bring adequate drinking water and food for your visit.
    • Carry a well-equipped first-aid kit and a mobile phone.
    • Pack insect repellent, sunscreen and protective clothing (including hats and shoes) to avoid bites, stings and sunburn.
    • Bring your camera and binoculars for viewing wildlife.

    Opening hours

    For your safety, visit Tewantin National Park in daylight hours only.

    Permits and fees

    Large groups and commercial users will need to obtain an organised event or commercial activity permit.

    Pets

    Horses are permitted only along several management tracks and internal roads. All other domestic animals are not permitted in Tewantin National Park.

    Climate and weather

    Tewantin National Park enjoys a mild, subtropical climate. The average daily temperature range is 21–29°C in summer and 10–21°C in winter.

    For more information see the tourism information links.