Situated on Australia’s beautiful Sunshine Coast, Noosa National Park is the country’s most popular park and offers everything from dense rainforest trails to coastal pathways, seafront cliffs and magnificent beaches and even a stunning shallow lake. With a host of native wildlife the park is a great place to find koalas, varied birdlife, reptiles and more.
At over 4,000 hectares in area this magnificent park is divided into four areas; the northern Headland section near Noosa consists of stunning cliffs and beaches, the southern coastal Peregian section features sub-tropical forest and extensive beachfront, inland Emu Mountain has excellent mountain climbing while the park’s mid section includes beautiful Lake Weyba. With the exception of East Weyba all of these areas feature excellent tracks for hiking and are great places to take in the natural scenery as well as the varied plant life and wildlife.
The Headland section is the most popular as it’s just minutes from Noosa’s vibrant Hastings Street and Main Beach. An inviting walk from here takes visitors along a coastal boardwalk where koalas can often be seen high in the trees. Continue further and the inland trails lead to dense forest while the coastal path winds atop the high cliffs along the sea.
The Headland section can be reached through Noosa and is found at the end of Park Road. A short walk from Noosa along the boardwalk also leads to the Headland’s section.