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Noosa National Park: Noosa Hill Walk

NOOSA HEADS
3.6km
Trail type
Skill Level
Length
Circuit

NOTE: This adventure is in Noosa National Park for current Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service parks information, maps and essential park alerts click here

A hill walk circuit that links Noosa Hill Track with the Tanglewood Track taking you to the central hill of this popular headland.

SUITABILITY
Suitable for walkers, some elevation.

HIGHLIGHTS
One of the lesser trafficked trails this loop takes you to the top of the parks central hill an ascent of over 130m. There is no clear view at the top but with a long lens you can scope south and north. The western #4 section (Tanglwood track) is dense damp forest while to the east #3 (Noosa Hill track) it’s a drier more open forest, with one particular old tree bent double almost down to the ground and then growing back up again. Aborigines used to bend and pin saplings to grow like that to mark their traditional trails. There are lots of grass trees, she-oaks, banksias and lush ferns to be spotted from the walking tracks.

The Noosa National Park provides an important refuge for native wildlife including the koala, glossy black-cockatoo, ground parrot and wallum froglet. If you see people looking up, they have either spotted a koala or trying to!

AFTERWARDS
There are several excellent interpretive installations at the trail head by the Park information centre detailing indigenous and modern interest. Also a convenient and cozy little café sharing space alongside the info centre

Note: if you find access to Noosa National Park too busy from the Noosa Heads side you can also get to the park from the Laguna Lookout (experienced walkers only) or several entries from the Sunshine Beach.

HOW TO GET THERE
To the starting point: This walks starts at the end of Park Road accessed via the right hand end of Hastings St (facing the beach). There is a large car park at the end of Park Road but it can be difficult to get a park here as the beaches of the headlands are popular with surfers. The council has introduced four-hour time limits on parking here.

You can park behind Hastings Street and walk the Boardwalk to get to the National Park (approx. 1 km walk with beautiful ocean views) ,or park in one of the side streets off Park Road. The walk starts in the park next to the car park area. There is a signage showing the many tracks that cross the national headland.

Start on the Coastal Walk (Track 4) and about 50m from the day-use area, take the Track 3 path and climb to the crest of Noosa Hill.

To the end point: Return to the day use area by the Tanglewood Track (2) making a varied circuit.

A hill walk circuit that links Noosa Hill Track with the Tanglewood Track taking you to the central hill of this popular headland.

SUITABILITY
Suitable for walkers, some elevation.

HIGHLIGHTS
One of the lesser trafficked trails this loop takes you to the top of the parks central hill an ascent of over 130m. There is no clear view at the top but with a long lens you can scope south and north. The western #4 section (Tanglwood track) is dense damp forest while to the east #3 (Noosa Hill track) it’s a drier more open forest, with one particular old tree bent double almost down to the ground and then growing back up again. Aborigines used to bend and pin saplings to grow like that to mark their traditional trails. There are lots of grass trees, she-oaks, banksias and lush ferns to be spotted from the walking tracks.

The Noosa National Park provides an important refuge for native wildlife including the koala, glossy black-cockatoo, ground parrot and wallum froglet. If you see people looking up, they have either spotted a koala or trying to!

AFTERWARDS
There are several excellent interpretive installations at the trail head by the Park information centre detailing indigenous and modern interest. Also a convenient and cozy little café sharing space alongside the info centre

Note: if you find access to Noosa National Park too busy from the Noosa Heads side you can also get to the park from the Laguna Lookout (experienced walkers only) or several entries from the Sunshine Beach.

HOW TO GET THERE
To the starting point: This walks starts at the end of Park Road accessed via the right hand end of Hastings St (facing the beach). There is a large car park at the end of Park Road but it can be difficult to get a park here as the beaches of the headlands are popular with surfers. The council has introduced four-hour time limits on parking here.

You can park behind Hastings Street and walk the Boardwalk to get to the National Park (approx. 1 km walk with beautiful ocean views) ,or park in one of the side streets off Park Road. The walk starts in the park next to the car park area. There is a signage showing the many tracks that cross the national headland.

Start on the Coastal Walk (Track 4) and about 50m from the day-use area, take the Track 3 path and climb to the crest of Noosa Hill.

To the end point: Return to the day use area by the Tanglewood Track (2) making a varied circuit.

Activities and facilities
Glossary
  • Suitable for wheelchairs
  • Suitable for walking
  • Suitable for recreational cycling
  • Suitable for mountain biking
  • Suitable for horse riding
  • Suitable for kayaking
  • Drinking water available
  • No drinking water available
  • Barbeque on site
  • Picnic table on site
  • Toilets on site
  • Fires permitted
  • Fires prohibited
  • Camping permitted
  • Camping prohibited
  • Suitable for walking
  • Drinking water available
  • Barbeque on site
  • Picnic table on site
  • Toilets on site
  • Fires prohibited
  • Camping prohibited
Map
Reviews

Review Date: 31/05/2019

Lovely peaceful walk , uphill but very manageable, ocean glimpses along the way

Reviewed By: Jo

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Maintenance and Enquiries

Qld Parks and Wildlife Service

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