Winter is just around the corner, but that doesn’t mean you should cross a Noosa escape off your list. With an abundance of breathtaking hikes and walks available in the region, the hardest part is choosing which one to do first. To make things easier for you, we’ve scouted four must-do treks in the Noosa region this winter.
Noosa National Park Track:
Boasting some of the best views in Noosa, Noosa National Park consists of five different tracks catering to all fitness abilities. Weaving through sheltered bushland and along cliff edges, lucky walkers can expect to find koalas dreaming, dolphins at play or even whales during breeding seasons.
Top Tip: Make the trip to Hell’s Gate for spectacular views of the coastline north to Double Island Point and south over Alexandria Bay.
Mount Tinbeerwah Lookout:
The best climb for a sunrise or sunset, Mt Tinbeerwah Lookout is your private lookout. Just west of Noosa and Tewantin, this 30 minute walk is an easy stretch to the top of Mt Tinbeerwah that will leave you speechless. With 360 degree panoramic views of north Sunshine Coast stretching as far south as Caloundra, this hike is not to be missed.
Top Tip: The track is also easily reachable and the first 130m is wheelchair accessible, providing excellent views of the coast.
Noosa Trail Network:
The Noosa Trail Network caters to newbies and experienced hikers alike. With a series of eight trails to choose from, you can walk anywhere between 5km to 26km. The trail passes through Wahpunga Range, Woondum and Tuchekoi National Parks, where you will encounter everything from amazing views, working macadamia nut farms and quiet country lanes.
Top Tip: Make sure you obtain a copy of the Noosa Trail Network brochure from a Sunshine Coast Information Centre, otherwise you could get lost!
Buderim Forest Park
A little south of Noosa Heads, Buderim Forest Park is one of the Sunshine Coast’s most easily accessible hidden gems. This secluded rainforest oasis covers 45 hectares of land and features a waterfall, walking tracks, rock pools and abundant wildlife. With much of the distance covered by boardwalk, Buderim Forest Park is also suitable for wheelchair access.
Top tip: Bring your swimming costume, as there are a number of swimming holes along the way suitable for young and old.
Image Credit: Tourism Noosa