Noosa National Park

Sunshine Coast

Coastal track and then back via the Tanglewood track

Getting there

How do you get to the start of the walk? Head to Noosa and at the roundabout on Hastings street turn right and follow the road to the end.


Which maps cover the area? See maps at the info centre or online at

Route/Trail notes

A detailed description of the walk! The first half follows the coast with easy access to several beaches. After Hells gates follow the signs to the Tanglewood track which leads through the forest.


Do you need any permits? What's the cost? NA

Other References

How can I find more info? Any guide books?


Took our French exchange student on this walk. Saw whales, dolphins, an echidna, blue tongue lizard and a koala.

Grumps on 13 Aug, 2014

Walked this on a nice clear day, stopped at Tea tree bay for a swim. Once we reached Hells gate we sat and watched as a few sea turtles swam up and down eating the seaweed. Really nice walk.

Ella Raymond on 27 Oct, 2013


lilspark on 5 May, 2013

Didn't stop at the dunes.

Luke80 on 5 May, 2013

Lucky to live in this part of the world and have this great walk at our doorstep. Have done on several occasions and like to show visitors when they are in town.

John and Robyn on Dec, 2012

Entered the walk from the Sunshine beach side as there is plenty of parking along Park Edge Rd. McAnally St entrance only has 4 car spaces but goes directly to Alexandria beach [clothing optional on beach].

Easy walk along all of the tracks out along the Tanglewood track to Hell's Gate and then follow along the Coast track towards Noosa where there are many tourists and site seers walking. Returned via Noosa Hill to the far end of Park Edge Rd.

Lots of butterflies basking in the sun spots on the track and magnificent views along the coast from the headland.

The track is quite sandy and is easily walked in casual shoes.

Rataholic on 13 Mar, 2012

Nice walk, easy for the family. Probably one of the most walked track in Australia.

Grumps on 10 Jan, 2012

Very windy on the coastal track, worth the stop at Hells Gates. Took about 1hr 20mins. Very easy walk.

jen on 25 Sep, 2011

Rained pretty much all the way. Good views on the coastal track not much on the Tanglewood track.

Steven Pynor on 19 Mar, 2011

Great walk on a sunny day.

Adam on 2010

Nice walk, with beautiful coastal views, many people

liteseer on 2005

Done all the tracks in this park many many times!

asterope on Jan, 2000
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