Noosa Headland Circuit

Sunshine Coast

This walk follows several shorter tracks to explore the diverse terrain and vegetation surrounding the headland. The walk visits Hells Gates spectacular coastal lookout.

Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there

Start at Tanglewood track behind the QPW Information Centre, located end of Park Rd, NOOSA HEADS QLD.


Which maps cover the area?

Route/Trail notes

See reference below or attached GPS file.


NIL, if driving you may need to pay for parking (check signs).

Other References

p85 Take a Walk in South East QLD ISBN 9780957793170


A beautiful walk. Bring your togs so you can enjoy a refreshing swim along the way!

K8 on 2 Jan, 2022

Great walk, but can be very busy.

Archie on 17 Jul, 2020

Beautiful, easy walk

NotAgnes on 5 Jul, 2020

beautiful walk. great views of the coast and not difficult. Is crowded at the start and difficult to find a park but a great circuit that kids will enjoy also

Melkrel on 3 Jul, 2020

done this many a time :) its easy but you can make it as hard as you want by pushing yourself to do it quicker :) always a great view but ya got to get in early for an early start as parking is impossible even after 7am on some days it can get quite busy

vlad on 8 Mar, 2020

Beautiful walk
Dolphins, koala and whales seen
Small additional track 8.1km

Kmxfitness on 22 Aug, 2019

One of my favourite walks with every bloody beautiful beach, koalas and beautiful nature that you can think of. Chuck in fairy rock pools on your gps and have a swim in them along the way as well as reaching hells gate to be lucky enough to spot whales or dolphins!

Kaitys on 14 May, 2019

Easy to follow walk, recommend the Tanglewood walk if it's a hot sunny day as it's shaded, whereas the coastal walk is quite exposed to the sun. Tanglewood walk is also less busy. Really great variety of track. Parking is terrible on weekends and holidays, so try to either get there really early (9am or earlier) or park somewhere else and take a bus in if you can. Also avoid parking illegally, you'll get a parking ticket for sure, they're really onto it there! (Learnt the hard way, whoops).

Karla on 10 Feb, 2019

Beautiful walk.

Lihz on 31 Dec, 2018

Nice easy track.. Beautiful views. heaps of people around as well. Can be done in a couple of hours if doing the entire walk

Ashwin on 7 Oct, 2018

Lovely gentle walk

Syd on Sep, 2018

Combined this walk with Hells gate and headland walk to Sunshine beach. 3. 1/2 hours Nudist colony on the way--much preferred seal colony and certainly not the same beach beauties as was in my day (50 years ago) Highly recommend the walk to take wheelchair bound family, the elderly the young and families. Views are out of this world. You would pay millions to live near these views. parking best in town for up to 4 hours walk and picnic-at top of hasting street. Great town totally catering to tourist at every entry level DO NOT miss this walk. Thanks to my Irish mate Peter for taking me here.

Paul on 18 Aug, 2018

Nice walk

Olly on 30 Jun, 2018

dont forget the water. this track is now cement part of the way making for wheelchair and pram accessible.

wendy on 8 Nov, 2017

Great family walk

Pumpkin Peta on 24 Sep, 2017

Nice easy walk, good views from Hells gate.

Brad on 2017

Nice fairly flat walk through bush land, beach and along the coast. Hell's Gates has an amazing view and is very windy.

rob.bushman on 30 Dec, 2015

One of my favs!

Sally on 2014

Beautiful walk around the headland on a sunny day, great views & plenty of wildlife to see in the ocean & bush along the track. Biggest challenge is getting a parking spot in the carpark at the start

Bribie 61 on 10 May, 2010

Used to do walk / jog here all the time when residing in Noosa.
Many great other tracks in the National Park too.

J on 10 Jun, 2009


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