Visiting Tuchekoi safely
Getting there and getting around
Access to Tuchekoi National Park is via bitumen roads. Travel on the Bruce Highway and take the Pomona turnoff (Pioneer Road). At the end of Pioneer Road, turn right into Reserve Street, then left into School Street and left into Mountain Street. Follow this street to the park. Parking is on the right side of the road at Noosa Council’s Cooroora picnic area. The walking track entrance is on the opposite side of the road. Take care and supervise children closely crossing the road.
- Check Park alerts for current warnings or closures. Closures can occur during severe wet weather, during high winds and for fire management. For your safety, do not enter the park when closure signs are displayed or if you can see fire within the park.
- Stay on track. Tell a responsible person where you are going and your likely return time. It is recommended you walk or ride with at least one other person.
- Be prepared for your walk or ride, especially in hot weather. Begin your walk early to avoid the hottest part of the day.
- Be aware of your fitness levels and pace yourself accordingly.
- Carry a first-aid kit—and know how to use it. Use repellent on exposed skin and shoes to discourage mosquitoes, leeches and ticks. Remove ticks immediately.
- Protect yourself from the sun and heat. Wear a hat and sunscreen, carry sufficient water, and allow adequate time to complete the walk in daylight hours.
- Suitable, sturdy footwear is recommended. Some tracks and trails have a loose, slippery surface.
- Supervise children. Natural areas have hazards that children are unfamiliar with, including cliff edges and wildlife.
- Mount Cooroora summit route:
- You need high level of fitness and rock scrambling skills for this summit route.
- Never attempt this route in wet weather; when rain is forecast; or in very hot weather.
- This route is unsuitable for young children and inexperienced people who cannot climb unassisted.
- Climbers be careful—serious injuries have occurred here.
- Do not deviate from the summit route. Side tracks can end in tragedy.
- Rockfall can occur at any time.
- Never climb in mist, after rain or if rain is forecast. Rocks become slippery in wet conditions. Poor visibility can cause confusion and potentially fatal mistakes.
- Avoid climbing in extreme temperatures. Stay hydrated and eat to keep your energy levels up.
For all emergencies phone Triple Zero (000). Mobile phone reception may be poor in some areas.
For more information about staying safe while visiting national parks, please read the guidelines on safety in parks and forests.
Before you visit
Picnic and toilets facilities are not provided in the park. Use picnic areas in Noosa Council parks and public toilets in the nearby township of Pomona before visiting the park.
Essentials to bring
- Bring insect repellent to discourage mosquitoes, leeches and ticks.
- Bring your own drinking water, as it is not available at the park.
- No bins are provided. Bring rubbish bags to remove your rubbish and recyclables from the park.
Permits and fees
Large groups and commercial users may need to obtain an organised event or commercial activity permit.
Domestic animals are not permitted in Tuchekoi National Park with the exception of horses that are only permitted on designated shared trails.
Climate and weather
The Tuchekoi National Park area has a mild, subtropical climate. The average daily temperature range is 18°C to 30°C or above in summer and 6°C to 23°C in winter.
Always check the Bureau of Meteorology for weather conditions before your visit. Check park alerts for current warnings or park closures.
For more information see tourism information.
Fuel and supplies
Fuel and supplies are available at Pomona and other nearby towns in the region.
- Tewantin and Tuchekoi National Park's planned burns 2 May to 31 August 2023