Step off the beaten track in Noosa and you will discover a haven of natural beauty within the stunning Noosa National Park, which offers rocky coastal trails and walking tracks and an abundance of native flora and wildlife.
This protected expanse of green space features the spectacular coastal scenery of the Noosa National Park Headland section, which lies peacefully between the towns of Noosa Heads and Sunshine Beach, as well as nearby areas around Lake Weyba, Peregian and Coolum.
Follow the timber boardwalk from Noosa Main Beach, around the coastline at Little Cove, until you reach the Noosa National Park Headquarters. From this starting point, you can access a network of signposted trails, from the popular rocky track of the coastal walk that takes you past the famous National Park Bays, or head inland to the peaceful, undulating trails that lead to Sunshine Beach.
The Noosa National Park Peregian section extends around the beachside township of Peregian Beach. The Ocean Walk is a picturesque 3km walking trail that takes you all the way from David Low Way, near Coolum High School, through to Peregian Beach, across boardwalks and thick forests of casuarina, paperbark swamp and grasslands, finishing next to the beach at Peregian.
Located just south of the town of Peregian, Emu Mountain is a gently sloping, small mountain that is perfect for climbing with kids, at a very manageable 1.1km return walk. A walk up Emu Mountain will reward you with stunning views of the coastline and the Glasshouse Mountains. Or continue onto the 2.4km Hawkea walk, which offers spectacular coast and hinterland views.