Noosa Walks and Hikes

Walking in Noosa is a spectacular experience that takes you across diverse terrain from the rocky coastal tracks of the stunning Noosa National Park, to the remote eucalypt forests and towering dunes of the Cooloola Great Walk, and from mountain lookouts to the hinterland tracks of the Noosa Biosphere Trails. Cross the world’s only adjoining UNESCO-recognised Biosphere Reserves (Noosa and the Great Sandy), and combine your walk with swimming, surfing, bird-watching, canoeing, cycling, or running.

Walk with sand between your toes or in full hiking gear. Share tracks with surfers, joggers, and visitors from around the world, or escape to the solitude of hidden subtropical rainforests.

Spend the nights in luxury beachfront apartments, hinterland cottages, or camp under the Milky Way. Walking in Noosa is an adventure with a little something for everyone!


Warm up for your Noosa walking adventure with a walk in the beloved green expanse of the Noosa National Park - one of Noosa's most well-known natural assets, and also one of Australia’s most popular and accessible. Start your journey from Noosa Main Beach, on the timber boardwalk that winds around the coves to the National Park Headquarters. From here, choose your own adventure from the maze of tracks and trails snaking throughout the park, home to spring wildflowers, coastal rainforest, a mountain summit walk, heathland tracks, and native wildlife.

Easy walking tracks wind along the coast and hugs the sandy coves that are home to turtles, dolphins, and other native animals. It's also the best place in Noosa to spot migrating whales from June to October!

Or take the Noosa Hill track, Palm Grove Circuit or Tanglewood Track and link through to Alexandria Bay and Sunshine Beach.

The southern section of Noosa National Park covers Emu Mountain, Peregian Beach, and a summit walk to Mt Coolum.


Eight scenic hinterland trails make up the Noosa Biosphere Trails (formerly known as the Noosa Trail Network), just half an hour from Noosa’s beaches, traversing the country towns of Cooroy, Pomona, Cooranand Kin Kin through farmlands, forests, and spectacular mountain lookouts.

The Great Noosa Trail Walk is an annual event that takes place each October, and takes walkers through this beautiful countryside with time to enjoy the landscape, local cafes, antique shops and nightly country hospitality.

You can read our guide to exploring the Noosa Biosphere Network here.


Linking the Noosa North Shore and Rainbow Beach, the Cooloola Great Walk consists of over 100km of hidden rainforests, coastal woodland, and heath-clad plains, traversing the Noosa Everglades (one of only two everglades systems in the world), giant dunes and coastal cliffs – all with stunning views.


A Noosa Country Drive takes you to the heart of the Noosa hinterland, the ideal launch for your Noosa walks and dotted with lakes, lookouts and scenic trails.

Historic towns welcome you with cafés, galleries, farm gates and markets. Stay in lakefront cottages, B&Bs, health retreats or glamp under Noosa’s starry skies.

Pick up a map from Noosa Visitor Information Centres or map your drive online.

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