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


Easy walk with gorgeous views

Simone Burridge on 27 Oct, 2018

Nice and easy track. Peninsula has couple track options so you can choose based on your level.
We had hot and sunny day so water is a must although trees do offer some shade for some parts of the track.
Hells gates and views to seaside are gorgeous too!

Helgi on 26 Sep, 2018

Nice easy early morning walk topped off with a lovely swim on the way back. Very pretty

Syd on Sep, 2018

did this walk on almost impulse with Irish friend Peter. Wow views that are spectacular every inch of the way, Sea views, forest views. Nice to see local ranger beautifying the area by planting and collecting driftwood to protect area, patiently tying them together with wire--sadly to prevent foolish tourists wanting to toss them down the cliffs just to see them splash or crash! Such friendly people from all over the world frequent this easily travelled walk obviously heavily invested in by council. Thankyou Noosa and thank you Peter. Gotta bring the wife back here.

Paul on 18 Aug, 2018

Excellent walk. Great views of beaches and ocean. Hells gates is spectacular. Track is well maintained

Woodlaz on 12 May, 2018

Early morning walks are the best 🏃🏻‍♀️⛰ views are worth the sun beating down in sections of the Coastal Walk.

Karien Heunis on 24 Jan, 2018

It's just views the whole way! Sometimes a whale, sometimes dolphins but always spectacular.

The Lizard King on 30 Aug, 2017

30 July 2017 - Stunning day and views.

David H on 30 Jul, 2017

Easy mainly level walk with amazing levels along most of its length. Is partly wheelchair accessible although also a very busy track

Troy on Jul, 2017

Easy trek with beautiful views. Exposure to the sun for majority of the trek, so definitely take a hat! I wouldn't do this one on a hot day. Great access for wheelchairs/prams for a good portion of the trail. Trail becomes quite narrow after this with sheer cliff drops in some areas. Seriously amazing views.

Cassablanca on Mar, 2017

Was a great walk. So so beautiful! Wish we left a bit earlier but it was a spur of the moment thing. We saw a python in a tree, a seal playing in the water and a koala. And some of the most amazing scenery I've ever seen. The photos do no justice as to how amazing the place really is.

EmAndy on 8 Aug, 2016

Very enjoyable. Loved the scenery.

Roxanne Hoare on 27 Feb, 2016

Easy path. Hell's Gates has an amazing view and is very windy. Lots of surfers on the way.

rob.bushman on 30 Dec, 2015

Great walk, even with a thunderstorm!

totally_dramatic1 on 14 Nov, 2015

Great easy walk, amazing views, even saw 2 humpback whales. The hardest bit was getting a parking space.

Guy on 4 Oct, 2015

We started out early and were lucky enough to get a parking space where the track starts. Great views from the coastal track to the northern side of the bay out to Double Island Point. Highlight is Hells Gates itself, with a 40m drop off to the sea below.

F.A.B. on 4 Jul, 2015

Beautiful track easy walk love the views

Bright walker on 29 May, 2015

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


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