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Noosa Spit Recreation Reserve

Noosa Spit Recreation Reserve
NOOSA HEADS
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2.2km
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Enjoy Noosa Woods and the mouth of the Noosa River from this Spit that was reclaimed and planted in the 1970s.

SUITABILITY
Suitable for walkers and most parts for recreational cyclists. It’s an easy grade.

HIGHLIGHTS
One of Noosa’s most popular locations for exercise and scenery, this area was developed in the 1970s to provide a larger surfing beach for Noosa and to protect the homes and canals of Noosa Sound. Over 20,000 trees have been planted in that time, maintaining the natural beauty of the area.

The Spit takes you to the head of the Noosa River and the bar, with Noosa Groyne beach on the Eastern side and Noosa River wrapping around the Noosa Woods isthmus on the other. On its northern banks you can discover sheltered Dog Beach where dogs can swim and play off leads all year round.

This is a lovely flat place for walking or recreation cycling with a myriad of tracks between the Spit and Hastings Street to explore. You can stay on the pavement for almost an entire loop, or go on the beach between the 2 rock walls of Groyne Beach. There are toilets, seats, shelters and large grassed areas to be found at Noosa Spit.

Sunsets over the river are amazing. If you are quiet you can also see a variety of birds including: Mangrove Gerygone, Mangrove Honeyeater, Tawny, Frog-mouth owls, as well as waders on sand banks.

AFTERWARDS
There are so many options in this area. Join the throng of people fishing off the river banks, head to Hasting Street to do some shopping or grab an ice cream, dive in to the surf for a swim, or walk along the coastal boardwalk to the start of Noosa National Park on the headland.

HOW TO GET THERE
To the starting point: Follow the signs to Hastings Street, Noosa Heads, then turn left to head past the shops to Claude Batten Drive and Noosa Woods. There are several car parking spaces on the left and right hand side. Noosa Spit Reserce can be explored in any direction, i.e. you can head out to the beach, walk left to the river mouth (not suitable for cyclists) and follow the trail back along the rivers edge to your starting point. Or go in the reverse direction. Cyclists can ride to the end of Claude. Batten Drive and explore from there.

To the end point: The end point is the same as your starting point.

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  • Icon showing this activity is suitable for wheelchairsSuitable for wheelchairs
  • Icon showing this activity is suitable for walkingSuitable for walking
  • Icon showing this activity is suitable for recreational cyclingSuitable for recreational cycling
  • Icon showing this activity is suitable for mountain bikingSuitable for mountain biking
  • Icon showing this activity is suitable for horse ridingSuitable for horse riding
  • Icon showing this activity is suitable for kayakingSuitable for kayaking
  • Icon showing this activity has drinking water availableDrinking water available
  • Icon showing this activity does not have drinking water availableNo drinking water available
  • Icon showing this activity has a barbeque on siteBarbeque on site
  • Icon showing this activity has a picnic table on sitePicnic table on site
  • Icon showing this activity has toilets on siteToilets on site
  • Icon showing fires are permitted at this activityFires permitted
  • Icon showing fires are prohibited at this activityFires prohibited
  • Icon showing camping is permitted at this activityCamping permitted
  • Icon showing camping is prohibited at this activityCamping prohibited
  • Suitable for walking Suitable for walking black lines Suitable for walking
  • Suitable for recreational cycling Suitable for recreational cycling Suitable for recreational cycling
  • No drinking water available No drinking water available No drinking water available
  • Fires prohibited Fires prohibited Fires prohibited
  • Camping prohibited Camping prohibited Camping prohibited
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