31 Jan Wander through Noosa National Park
Whether you’re visiting or a local, the Noosa National Park is a regular part of ‘life’ in Noosa, and one of the most famous parks in Queensland, if not Australia. Whether you’re here for the waves, the wildlife or the spectacular scenery, the Noosa National Park has it all.
Koalas, birdlife and more sealife than you can poke a bush-turkey shaped stick at, incredible scenery and calming eucalypt and tea tree forests are all present along the famous Headland walk. From the Noosa Heads Motel, walk up and over the Hill and down to the Sails end of Hastings St and from here, take the award winning boardwalk over First Point, past Little Cove and down into the main entrance. Alternatively, park at the main carpark and walk out to Hell’s Gate to work off the previous night’s dinner, or test yourself with a few hours of coastal beauty and walk over headlands and across several beaches to Sunshine Beach. We can highly recommend a cleansing and congratulatory ale at the Sunshine Beach Surf Club once you’re finished! The information kiosk at the main carpark is a great place to ask about koala sightings and the best walking track to take.
For those with a board under their arm or just a penchant for watching the water, the points along the national park are renowned for long and regular waves, so much so that Noosa has been inducted as a World Surfing Reserve. The kids will love exploring the rock pools around Tea Tree Bay and further over toward Dolphin Point; take an umbrella and snacks for a full day of beach fun. And if you’re dragging some little legs behind you on the way back, an ice-cream bribe, sorry, ‘reward’ once you’re back in Hastings St always works a treat.
As with any visit to a National Park, please remember to respect this beautiful area by taking only pictures and leaving only footprints.