Tuchekoi National Park Sunshine Coast

View of Mount Cooroora, Tuchekoi National Park. Photo credit: Ross Naumann, QPWS Volunteer

About Tuchekoi

    Park features

    The park features Mount Cooroora—a 439m intrusive volcanic plug, the spectacular views it provides and plant and wildlife communities that live here.

    The foothills around the mountain can be explored by walkers, horseriders and mountain bike riders accessing the shared trail network. A walking track leads upwards to a viewpoint above the tree line.

    For people with a high level of fitness and rock scrambling skills there is a summit route.

    Looking after the park

    Tuchekoi provides essential habitat for many plants and animals. Look after their home by being a minimal impact visitor and leaving no trace of your visit.

    • Take all your rubbish out of the park. Remove excess food packaging at home before your visit to the forest, and pack strong sealable bags or containers to store food and rubbish.
    • Keep creeks clean—they provide valuable habitat for wildlife including rare frogs.
    • Leave your domestic animals at home. They are not allowed in Tuckekoi National Park. Domestic animals can distress or kill native animals that live here.
    • Stay on track. Minimise erosion by staying on formed tracks.
    • Limit the spread of weeds by:
      • Ensuring your clothes, shoes, bike, horses’ coats, hooves, equipment and floats are clean and free of seeds before park visits.
      • Avoid walking and riding through patches of weeds especially if they are seeding.
      • Horseriders—provide horses with weed-free, good quality, processed feed for at least 48 hours before entering the park.
    • Ride responsibly:
      • Keep tracks in good condition and limit erosion by not riding during or immediately after wet weather conditions.
      • Horseriders: follow the code of conduct for horse riding through parks and forests—a set of guidelines for horse riders to follow to minimise their impact on park environments and ensure they are meeting the legislative requirements of the Nature Conservation Act 1992 and the Forestry Act 1959.

    See the guidelines on caring for parks and forests for more information about protecting our environment and heritage in parks.

    Park management

    The department manages these parks and forests under the Nature Conservation Act 1992.

    See management plans and strategies for further information on park management.

    Tourism information links

    Noosa Visitor Information Centres
    ph (07) 5430 5000 or 1300 066 672
    email: info@visitnoosa.com.au

    Visit Sunshine Coast Information Centres
    ph 1300 847 481 (within Australia)
    email visit@visitsunshinecoast.com

    For tourism information for all regions in Queensland see Queensland Holidays.