Elanda to Kinaba / Kinaba Track

Great Sandy National Park

Cabbage palm and paperbark wetlands feature along this popular walk to the Sir Thomas Hiley Information Centre (Kinaba) on the shotres of Lake Cootharaba.

Picnic Facilities
No Dogs Permitted
No Cycling Permitted
Swamp or Wetland
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there

Drive to Lake Flat Rd, BOREEN POINT QLD.  You can enter Elanda Point Education Centre into your GPS and you should be able to find it easier.  There is a public car park where the Cooloola Wilderness Trail start (just before the private campsite).


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Route/Trail notes

The walk is fairly well signed.  Follow the signs to Kinaba Information Centre.  For further guidance see attached GPS.



Other References



p94 Take a Walk in South East QLD ISBN 9780957793170

GPS Tracks


Despite it's length, this is an easy, flat walk though the bush to the information centre at the start of the Noosa Everglades. We did this on a weekday afternoon & never saw a single person for the entire walk, including at the information centre itself. The only other way to get to the info centre is by boat. There isn't much there when you get there, just a few posters about the are & the history, but there is a toilet there if you need it.

The Nutters on 2 Jul, 2020

Lovely walk. Great track and nice and shady. Beautiful spot to stop at the Kinaba Info Centre right on Lake Cootharaba and get your feet wet while sitting on the stairs looking out over the water. Amazing paperbark forests.

Kim Worsley on 29 Jul, 2019

Nice easy walk, mozzies weren’t too bad but went in the middle of the day

MattyM on 16 Feb, 2019

Easy walk, did 17.52k all up. Was headed to Harrys hut but the bridge is out, plan to do it later including the swim across creek.

PKew on 23 Jun, 2018

Easy walk, but the mosquitoes are really bad even in winter so do take the repellent.

Marisa on 29 Jun, 2017

Nice easy walk , but do take heavy duty mozzie repellent for this part of the coast.

J on 13 May, 2017

A lot of different environments and plenty of bird life. Possibly the best view I've seen from an information centre in QLD. Don't forget to check out the viewing platform on the second level. The boardwalk is good for bird watching. Watch out for mosquitoes, even in winter there were so many.

rob.bushman on 14 Aug, 2016


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