Hells 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.

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. 


See maps at the info centre or online at http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/noosa/

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.


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.

Other References




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

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

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


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