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Noosa National Park: Hells Gate Walk

Noosa National Park: Hells Gate Walk
NOOSA HEADS
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4.3km
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A stunning coastal walk featuring elevated beach views and national park.

SUITABILITY
This walk is suitable for all ages and has some steep troughs.

HIGHLIGHTS
Starting at the iconic Noosa Heads Main Beach, this walk begins with a striking beach landscape located right on the bustling Hasting St precinct. Grab a coffee or something to eat from one of the many specialty cafes and restaurants before approaching the Noosa National Park.
The first section of the walk takes in the main beach and then around the headland along a wide custom built boardwalk. Several beach access points such as Little Cove, Boiling Pot or Tea Tree are perfect for a quick swim, picnic or selfie!
Wander through the Noosa National Park and admire the tea trees, palms and eucalypt canopy. Keen observers may even spot a sleeping koala!
Hell’s Gates is approximately 60 minutes’ walk and rewards walkers with 270-degree views across the coast. The pinnacle of the coastal walk, Hell’s Gates is perfect for viewing local wildlife such as Ospreys and pods of dolphins playing in the waves.

AFTERWARDS
Turn around at Hell’s Gates and enjoy the return views. Relax and unwind back at one of Hasting Street’s many cafes.

HOW TO GET THERE
To Start: Via Sunshine Coast Motorway heading north. This turns into Emu Mountain Rd. Turn right onto Eenie Creek Rd, then left onto Reef St.. Continue onto Noosa Parade and then a final right onto Noosa Drive. The walk begins at the Noosa Heads Surf Club
To End: The end point is the same as the start point.


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

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Review Date: 18/04/2019

Beautiful walk, easy and scenery is gorgeous. Parking is an issue. We even saw a koala in the wild!

Reviewed By: Jasmine

Review Date: 28/11/2018

Best walk on the coast, just too hard to find a park!

Reviewed By: Georgia

Review Date: 28/11/2018

Stunning walk with lots of opportunities for taking scenic photos. Try to avoid school holidays and go early as finding a car park can be very difficult - but it's worth it!

Reviewed By: Wendy

Review Date: 27/11/2018

Easily one of the best walks on the Sunshine Coast. A incredible outlook, and a decent length, so you actually feel like you're accomplishing some sort of fitness activity. I have seen all sorts of wildlife on/from this track in the past too. (Whales, koalas, etc.) Highly recommended!

Reviewed By: Sasha

Review Date: 02/11/2018

One of my favorite walks on the Sunshine Coast, with a combination of coastal or inland tracks, take your pick. Multiple look out and view points including Hells Gate. There are some great surfing spots throughout the bays, so take a surfboard and try your luck on one of the points. Keep in mind that these spots can get very busy when there are waves around, which can be a bit of a battle. At the end of the track continue on to Alexandra Bay for a quite and private beach.

Reviewed By: Adam

Review Date: 02/10/2018

Easily one of my most favourite trails on the Sunshine Coast. I prefer to do the Tanglewood Track on the way to Hells Gates and then the coastal track on the way back.

Reviewed By: Bronwyn

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Always Adventure Safely!

  • Always follow any local signage, it contains key information and conditions can change at any time.
  • Use the trails with consideration for your abilities, be prepared for the adventure ahead:
    • Be aware of the weather conditions, found here: http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/.
    • Always wear appropriate clothing, focus on good footwear.
    • Always bring more water than you think you will need.
    • Be Sun Safe!
    • Always let someone know where you are going that isn’t going with you.
  • Just getting started try this site for good useful information: https://www.trailhiking.com.au/hike-safety/
  • Sunshine Coast Council does it’s best to maintain current information but things can change so always be aware that a trail may not be as listed in this guide, and report and issues via our feedback link.

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For current information on trail conditions and alerts go to https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/park-alerts/#sunshinecoast

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