Mount Cooroy

Sunshine Coast

Mount Cooroy is 438m high and provides great views around the Sunshine Coast. Access to the mountain is through private property and public access is only available once a year at the Cooroy Mountain Spring Festival. The festival was held in August.

Please respect the private property and do not access without permission.

Two great lookouts at the top.

Picnic Facilities
Scrambling or Climbing
No Dogs Permitted
No Camping Permitted
Eucalypt Forest
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there:

Take the Cooroy exit off the Bruce Highway onto Myall Street, turn right over the bridge into Elm Street. Just beyond the petrol station, turn right into Diamond Street and the right again into Miva Street, which then becomes Cooroy Mountain Road. The Festival site is on the right at the junction of Lukes Road.


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Route/Trail notes:

The track is steep and slippery most of the way, but well defined, with the grass cut back for the walk to the base of the hill. With so many on the mountain at the same time, the rubble on the track becomes very loose and extreme care needs to be taken, particularly on the way down.

Positively dangerous in wet weather. The SES are in attendance should anyone get into trouble.


The annual Cooroy Mountain Spring Festival is held in August and organised by the Rotary Club of Cooroy. There is an entry fee ($10/adult - children under 12 free in 2022), with all the proceeds going to charity. In 2015, between 700-1000 entrants raised over $10,000.

No dogs please on the day of the Festival

Cooroy Rotary Mountain Spring Festival

Other References/Comments:

On the day of the festival, you can climb the well defined track between 6:30am and 1pm. Suggest that you climb at 7am, as this is a very busy event with as many as 2,000 climbers; young and old.

More information on the area is available at Cooroy

GPS Tracks


We snuck in around the back of the water factory. We missed the track opening and basically bush bashed almost the whole way. There was a bit of a scramble and lots of underbrush to scratch legs! A magnificent view at the top and then found the track which in hindsight would have been a pleasant stroll! Might go back again to try the proper way. Shame the water company (coca cola) don't provide access to the track.. I love big business!

Susan cramb on 10 Jun, 2013

Once inside Cooroy water ther is a sign that says "private property - no access to mt cooroy".

jdp on 4 May, 2013

Very nice walk love the comments in the book at the top.

Laurence Hallam on 20 Sep, 2011

Very nice walk. steep and loose but would be considered moderate.

Laurence Hallam on 19 Sep, 2011

Living nearby, we had to climb Mt Cooroy. Hard walk, but rewarding views at the top, and logbook in box.

Hugues Debeyser on Jun, 2009

Awesome walk - more moderate than difficult. Steep uphill walk with spectacular views from top.

firefly on 2009

Did this walk back when it was owned by a local family. It's a great walk, not as hard as Mount Cooroora. Let's hope CCA opens it back up to the public again one day.

Riggergirl on May, 2004


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