Noosa to Sunshine Beach - Coastal Track

Sunshine Coast

A beautiful coastal track from Noosa National Park H.Q. to Sunshine Beach Surf Club. Via Hells Gates and Alexandria Bay nudie beach!
It was very windy but the view was just so beautiful !

No Dogs Permitted
No Camping Permitted
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there:

Head to Noosa Heads and at the roundabout on Hastings Street turn right and follow the road to the end. This is a very busy area particularly on weekends and holidays with the parking limited. You may well have to use the parkland car parks at the other end of Hastings Street, which will add about another 2km to get back to the start of the walk.

The alternative is to walk from the southern end at Sunshine Beach. The beach, McAnaly Drive or Parkedge Road all have access points.


See maps at the info centre or online at

Route/Trail notes:

Follow the tourist track past the magnificent Tea Tree Bay to Hells Gates. This is a very popular section of coastal walk. From there head down onto Alexandria Bay Beach. Beware. This beautiful beach is frequented by some not so beautiful people, who dislike clothes. Avert your eyes and head to the south end of the beach. Then follow the un-kept track up the hill towards the headland. Keep going along the ridge, then down the hill onto the very long Sunshine Beach. Stroll on south for about 1km until you reach the Life Saving Tower. Then head up the hill to the Surf Club for a well deserved beer.

After a nice lunch catch the courtesy bus back to Noosa.


No permits required; camping not allowed.


Watch out for the children at Hells Gates, as there is no cliff barrier and a 10m vertical drop.



I LOVE winter in Queensland 🌞🌈
And what an absolutely spectacular day we had today hiking the Noosa Heads Coastal Hike 👣

Noosa National Park is a pretty massive 4000 hectares 🌊🍃 With steep cliffs, sparkling turquoise water, tucked away coves, bushland, wildlife and if you are lucky enough dolphins and whale's 🐬🐳 with spot's to stop and have a swim along the way 👙🩳 this one should definitely be put on your bucket list ✅

Today we started from Parkedge Road at Sunshine Beach making just over a 10km circuit 🥾

From here you will make your way down onto Sunshine Beach following the spectacular coastline and passing spots such as Hells Gate (which is a Sandstone cave carved out by pounding waves where the deep valley of the Gates sit on the edge of a headland), Picnic Cove, Tea Tree Bay and Dolphin Bay 🐬 just to name a few.

We enjoyed some rock hopping down to the Fairy Pool's where we were greeted with crystal clear water and some stunning view's out towards Fraser Island 🐟🐠

The track's are easy to follow with fantastic signage the whole way through ↗️
With 5 track's in the park on offer, we do believe there is something for absolutely everyone 🚶‍♀️🚶‍♂️

Enjoy 🙏💕

Instagram:- misslissy79

Mel on 18 Aug, 2021

Gorgeous! We came back via one of the inland trails, much quieter and a nice variation.

sarasvati on 25 Jul, 2021

Scenic beauty galore. Added bonus this time: sunset view from the Noosa parking area.

Wanderlust on 28 Jul, 2020

We saw an Echidna. Beautiful coastal walk.

Ro on 9 Jun, 2020

Absolutely stunning walk, I have completed this walk many times but love it every time.

Bobbe on 20 Jan, 2020

Beautiful walk all along the water! 😊

Jade on 18 Jan, 2020

started at Sunshine Beach and walked to Noosa end and all the way return

Wessel Appel on 22 Sep, 2019

This has to be my favourite walk on the Sunshine Coast. Check out my full walk here:

Oztralien on 21 Aug, 2019

Pretty walk but very busy. Some of the other trails in the NP are far less congested but still lovely views

Wez on 11 Aug, 2019

Beautiful hike with many swimming opportunities in both the fairy pools & the beaches along the way

Ang on 29 Dec, 2018

Easy track and very beautiful. Even saw a sea turtle from the shore !

AmyKT on Jun, 2018

Absolutely stunning walk. The stairs at the end were good exercise!

Alex van de Velde on 15 May, 2016

Walked the trail from bottom and top. Refreshing skinny dip (!!) at Alexandria Beach before getting to Hells Gates. Well worth the walk and amazing in the summer time.

F.A.B. on 9 Mar, 2015


Pardo on 10 Jun, 2014


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