Hells Gates

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

No Dogs 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 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

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


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