The Best Hikes In Noosa, Here’s The Ultimate Hiking Guide

With pleasant temperatures and the sun shining all year round, Noosa is a beautiful part of the world with some luscious scenery, wildlife and scenic hikes to appreciate the great outdoors.

Noosa Trail Network

With eight different hinterland trails that vary from casual hikes to an all-day endeavour, the spectacular countryside trails are well signposted for hikers, cyclers and horse-riders.

Passing along many hinterland towns such as Cooray, Pomona, Cooran and Kin Kin, you can pass through national parks, state forests, and stunning lookouts, plus working dairy farms, macadamia nut farms and sweet-smelling blossoms in winter and spring. There’s also plenty of cafes, pubs and shops on route – so take the trails at your own pace and enjoy “Noosa Country”.

Noosa Hike, Trail, Noosa Country
1: Noosa Trail Network. Image: Visit Noosa.

Highlights include: Kookaburra Park to Mary River Cod Park (a section of Trail 4), 1km each way or an easy one-hour return walk along Collwood Road, this walk provides a stunning example of Noosa’s rainforest with views over Lake MacDonald. Nearby Noosa Botanic Gardens is worth a look too!

Noosa Botanic Garden @amzskinner
2: Noosa Botanic Gardens. Image: Instagram @amzskinner

The Kin Kin Countryside Loop (Trial 1) – 14km return, approx. 4-hour return walk. This rural countryside route has plenty of birdlife so bring your binoculars and enjoy the scenery as you stroll through mango farms, banana crops and rolling green hills.

Head to the top of Perseverance Road for the best views over Kin Kin, and pack a picnic for when you reach Grady’s Park or Sheppersons Park – where you can also refill your water bottles.

Kin Kin @jesss.gardner
3: View over Kin Kin. Image: Instagram @jesss.gardner

Noosa National Park

A short stroll from Hastings St, tucked away into the corner of the coast is Noosa National Park – one of the more popular hiking destinations in Noosa with fantastic opportunities to spot dolphins, whales and koalas. Spanning 2,000 hectares, this park has different grades from wheelchair accessible, easy walking to medium sandy tracks, and are all well-marked. If you have a day to spend here, we highly recommend the 10.8km (3 to 4 hours) loop around the whole National Park – a track which is overlooked by many tourists.

Noosa National Park Blog.queensland.com.
4: Noosa National Park. Image: blog.queensland.com.

Highlights include: Hells Gate for excellent views of the ocean plus a great viewing point to spot whales, dolphins, turtles and sea birds.

Alexandria Bay – take the coastal track towards Hells Gate and continue 600m downhill towards the beach where you’ll be rewarded with a crowd-less beach.

Alexandria Bay Thrifty Family Travels
5: Alexandria Bay. Image: Thrifty Family Travels.

Mt Cooroora, Pomona

Standing at 439 metres high in the middle of the hinterland town of Pomona, this popular 2km return hike is a challenging one which requires a good level of fitness. But don’t be put off by the steep incline, as there’s a rewarding 360-degree view from the top of Mt Cooroora. Sturdy footwear is recommended as the track has a loose surface and can be slippery, especially during wet weather.

Mt Cooroora @tanyapoppett
6: Rewarding views from the top of Mount Cooroora. Image: Instagram @tanyapoppett.

After all these hikes, the best thing to do is to take a dip in our solar-heated swimming pool! YES, we have one of those at our Caravan Park, plus everything else you’ll need, see a full list of our facilities here.

Looking to book your next holiday, Noosa Caravan Park is conveniently located near all the major hikes in and around Noosa. Book direct with us today, and don’t forget to check out our seasonal offers.

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