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Noosa National Park

Hike between secluded beaches through rainforest and grasslands in this beautiful national park, where koalas live in trees and dolphins play in the bays.

Noosa National Park is an area of protected bushland with beaches, walking trails and a large population of koalas. Stop at lookouts dotted throughout the park to spot dolphins in the ocean and surfers riding the breaks.

The national park covers an area of 4,000 hectares (9,884 acres) from the headland at Noosa Heads all the way down to Coolum and inland to Lake Weyba. It’s divided into four distinct areas: the Headland section, Peregian section, Emu Mountain and the East Weyba section.

The most popular walks start at the Noosa end of the national park in the Headland section. Here you’ll find toilets, showers, maps and a free car park. Walk along the oceanfront boardwalk from Noosa Main Beach or come by car from Hastings Street.

There are a series of scenic walks that range in length and difficulty. Many visitors choose to take the coastal walk along the Noosa Headland to Tea Tree Bay and Hell’s Gate. Continue along the path to reach Alexandria Bay, a clothing-optional beach. The 11.8-kilometre (6.7-mile) round journey is paved and suitable for wheelchairs and strollers. The whole walk takes 2 to 3 hours, although many choose to do smaller sections of the trail. Come early in the morning and late in the afternoon to avoid the crowds, including many locals who exercise along the path.

Bring water, snacks, comfortable shoes and your swimsuit for a day out in the national park. The beaches here aren’t patrolled by lifeguards but are generally safe for swimming. Use caution and don’t swim out too deep.

Throw a towel down on a patch of pristine white sand and watch for dolphins swimming out in the bays. Away from the water look out for native wildlife such as koalas, crimson rosellas and goannas.  At the end of the day watch the sunset from one of the lookouts along the coastal track and then make your way back to Hastings Street for a seafood dinner.

The park is free to enter and open every day.


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Mantra French Quarter Noosa ¥17,620
Mantra French Quarter Noosa

Mantra French Quarter Noosa

62 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads, QLD
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    This family-friendly Noosa Heads resort is located in the entertainment district, within a 5-minute walk of Hastings Street and Noosa Beach. Noosa National Park is 0.6 mi (1 km) away.

    The Sebel Noosa ¥16,061
    The Sebel Noosa

    The Sebel Noosa

    32 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads, QLD
       
      4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Offering direct access to the beach, this Noosa Heads apartment building is in the city center and within a 10-minute walk of Hastings Street and Noosa Beach. Noosa National Park and Noosa Marina are also within 6 mi (10 km).

      Noosa International Resort ¥12,844
      Noosa International Resort

      Noosa International Resort

      1 Edgar Bennett Avenue, Noosa Heads, QLD
         
        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in Noosa Heads, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Hastings Street, Noosa Beach, and Noosa National Park. Little Cove Beach and Noosa Hill are also within 2 mi (3 km).

        Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort ¥21,092
        Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort

        Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort

        14-16 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads, QLD
           
          5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated by the ocean, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Hastings Street and Noosa Beach. Noosa National Park is 1 mi (1.6 km) away.

          Peppers Noosa Resort and Villas ¥14,164
          Peppers Noosa Resort and Villas

          Peppers Noosa Resort and Villas

          Little Hastings Street, Noosa Heads, QLD
             
            5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in the entertainment district, this luxury resort is within a 15-minute walk of Little Cove Beach and Noosa National Park. Noosa Beach and Hastings Street are also within 2 mi (3 km).

            Noosa Blue Resort ¥17,793
            Noosa Blue Resort

            Noosa Blue Resort

            16 Noosa Drive, Noosa Heads, QLD
               
              4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated near the beach, this luxury apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Hastings Street, Noosa Beach, and Noosa National Park. Little Cove Beach and Noosa Hill are also within 2 mi (3 km).

              Noosa Heads Motel ¥11,499
              Noosa Heads Motel

              Noosa Heads Motel

              71 Noosa Drive, Noosa Heads, QLD
                 
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in Noosa Heads, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Noosa National Park and Hastings Street. Noosa Beach is 0.8 mi (1.4 km) away.

                Netanya Noosa ¥20,204
                Netanya Noosa

                Netanya Noosa

                75 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads, QLD
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in Noosa Heads, this beach apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Noosa Beach and Noosa National Park.