Hell's Gates

Sunshine Coast

Coastal track on the northern side of Noosa National Park with great ocean views before returning over the hill on the Tanglewood track.

Bird Watching
No Dogs Permitted
No Camping Permitted
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there:

Start at the QPW Information Centre, located end of Park Rd, NOOSA HEADS QLD. This is a very busy area particularly on weekends and holidays with the parking limited. You may well have to use the parkland carparks at the other end of Hastings Street, which will add about another 2km to get back to the start of the walk. 


Noosa National Park

Route/Trail notes:

The first half follows the coast with easy access to several beaches. Once you reach Hells Gate return back the way you came.


None; camping not allowed.

Other References/Comments:

Watch out for the children at Hells Gates, as there is no cliff barrier and a 40m vertical drop.

GPS Tracks


Great walk, do yourself a favor and enter from sunshine beach, getting a park can take hours on the Noosa heads side.

Brett Landers on 12 Feb, 2024

Noosa national park never disappoints (and neither does the wildlife - snakes, lace monitors, pods of dolphins, turtles, whales, koalas). If you're in the area you have to check it out.

Forbsey on 27 Nov, 2023

Good coastal walk - some exposed areas - swam in the fairy pools and tea tree Bay. Gorgeous conditions

Boofy king on 15 Dec, 2021

Lovely views and beach for a swim after

Sue H on 21 Apr, 2021

One of the best coastal walks near Brisbane. Beautiful !

AmyKT on 17 Jan, 2021

This walk had beautiful views all along the coast. There were more people on the track than I would’ve liked, especially at the beginning, but....this is Noosa. The crystal clear, blue waters and various native species made the walk so much nicer. It can get a bit hot in the middle of the day, with a swim at the beginning only.

NatureFan77 on 5 Sep, 2020

Completed many times over the years. Great walk with stunning views from beginning to end. Take a pack and stop for some swims along the way.

Deb on 18 Jul, 2020

Actually started the walk from Noosa Heads Main Beach. First long walk our 3 year old did without being carried. Took us much longer than the estimated 90mins but we were walking at his pace. As expected the walk was busy but outlooks and scenery made up for it. so many dolphins, birds and a couple turtles.

Usandkids on 13 Jun, 2020

great view for a relaxing walk get in early to get a park can get very busy

vlad on 8 Mar, 2020

A great easy walk

David Campbell on 21 Feb, 2020

A great easy walk

David Campbell on 21 Feb, 2020

Completed the longer walk through to Sunshine Beach stopping at Hell’s Gates along the way. Stunning as always.

Bobbe on 20 Jan, 2020

Easy walk with some of the most beautiful views on the Sunshine Coast.

K8 on 29 Dec, 2019

Such a beautiful walk! Always busy but that's part of having such an accessible walk close to town

Canuckaroo on 25 Nov, 2019

After 2 years we came back to do this walk. I personally could not remember this place and Dion remembered bit and pieces. The walk took us roughly 1 ½, we walked at a decent pase but we stopped several times. It is pretty much flat so easy for everyone. Along the way you will see stunning views. Also there are a few beaches for a swim. The panorama at Hell's gate is pretty good. If you are in Noosa do it you won't be disappointed!
Thank for Dion Suda for coming with me 😍 love you!

Daniela Paroletti on 21 Oct, 2019

Nice walk with lots of possible routes. Avoid Noosa traffic by parking around Sunshine Beach and walking from there.

Danny on 21 Oct, 2019

Loved this national Park, simply stunning.

xxxNickyxxx on 15 Jun, 2019

This path seems to be getting better with the paves section going further. There’s a really nice new lookout now at the end of the paved section. It’s been raining so once we got past there parts were a little muddy with some puddles but really not too bad.

Ian and Sue on 19 May, 2019

I live in Noosa, I've done Hells Gate many times. Lovely walk but always very very busy and I usually avoid these days as I can't be doing with the crowds.

ChasingWaterfalls on 2019

Easy coastal walk with beautiful views of Noosa.

Lihz on 31 Dec, 2018


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