Noosa, located right at the very end of the Sunshine Coast, is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Queensland. Tell anyone that you are from the Sunny Coast and you usually get a response such as, I went to Noosa once for a holiday.

So, as you can probably tell, it is a beautiful place, which for most of the year is packed with tourists and impossible to get a car spot. However, tourists and no parking aside, Noosa is home to probably one of the best National Parks around.

The Noosa National Park is at the tip, where ocean and land meet and form a beautiful river inlet. Youll find incredible, clean rolling waves that every surfer on the Sunshine Coast kills for and a beautifully designed boardwalk from the Main Beach to the Headland. Although there are so many different walking tracks to choose from, we have narrowed down three of the must-see spots along the way.

Hells Gates

The sheer cliff faces that leave the trail and tumble down to the ocean below are breathtaking. This is a favourite spot for the perfect insta photo so make sure you have fully charged phones before you head out. Its roughly a 5km round trip to get here, so its worth wearing comfortable shoes. Youll see plenty of signage along the way and always keep your eyes peeled for a Kola, as these little guys are spotted all the time!

Tea Tree Bay

A much shorter walk, Tea Tree is a favourite surf spot and a great beach to set up for the day. It isnt a patrolled beach so be careful when swimming; however it is only about 500m from the entrance of the National Park, so there are usually plenty of people around.

Alexandria Bay

Known by the locals as A-Bay this is an unofficial nudist beach, so be prepared. About a 6km round trek, this beach is super popular with bare and covered bums and perfect place to set up for the day. Make sure you pack a picnic and take plenty of water to get you through the walk and the day.

Although these are the destinations of the walking track, the trails themselves are beautiful. Dirt roads winding between massive trees that shoot up to the open sun above. Trickling rivers that weave in between mossy banks and the calls of birds youve probably never even heard before. Youll see plenty of Bush Turkeys running in and out of cover along the way.

Once you have had your nature fix for the day, take a stroll back to Hastings Street where youll find enough restaurants to feed you for a year and shopping for everyone to enjoy. The Main Beach itself is a beautiful spot for a dip. There is no shortage of things to do in Noosa, perhaps that is why everyone seems to head there.

Hot Tips

After a feed? Try Bettys Burgers 2/50 Hastings Street | (07) 5455 4378

Need a sugar fix? Try Massimos Gelateria75 Hastings Street | (07) 5474 8033

Want something healthy? Try Coconut Head52 Hastings Street | (07) 5449 2366


Noosa National Park

located at the end of Park Road, Noosa Heads, Qld 4567 |(07) 5447 3522

Noosa's Best 'Not Kept' Secret
Rolling waves, beautiful boardwalks, there's a reason people comes from all over to enjoy Noosa. These are our favorite bits of the Sunshine Coast star.
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