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Noosa National Parks

You can camp, picnic and bushwalk on many national parks around Noosa and throughout the surrounding Sunshine Coast region. You can walk but you cannot ride. Take photographs but nothing else. When you go, leave nothing but footprints.

Noosa National Park

Occupying the headland at Noosa, the National Park encompasses a dramatic rocky coastline dotted with sheltered beaches and coves. A series of tracks through the National Park offer visitors a chance to explore tranquil rainforest, open forest, wallum headlands, scrubland and grass lands. The park entrance is located a short distance from Noosa town centre.

Further information:
The Ranger - Noosa National Park
Park Road NOOSA HEADS OLD 4567
Tel: (07) 5447 3243

Cooloola National Park

Cooloola also known as the Great Sandy National Park covers 56 000ha protecting both the largest tract of natural land on Queensland’s southern coast and the largest intact sand dune system in the world. Its landscape on sand embraces long beaches, high dunes, mangroves, open heath, woodlands, rainforests and lakes. Features of the Park include the coloured sandcliffs, long beaches, rain-forests and the Park also contains the upper catchment for Noosa River’s pure waters.

Visitors to the Park can enjoy a number of scenic drives (some drives within the park are 4WD only), picnics, fishing, boating and swimming.

Further information
Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service - Rainbow Beach (7am–4pm daily)
Tel: (07) 5486 3160 Fax: (07) 5486 3355

Glass House Mountains National Park

The Glass House Mountains protects seven of 13 distinctive volcanic peaks that rise abruptly from the low plains just south of Caloundra.

Beerwah, Tibrogargan, Ngungun, Coonowrin (Crookneck), Miketeebumulgrai, Elimbah (Saddleback) and Coochin Hills. Beerwah, Tibrogargan, Ngungun and Coonowrin are protected by separate National Parks that offer bushwalking, rock climbing and pickncking. There is no camping permitted in the Park due to its sensitivity and small size.

Further information
Glass House Mountains National Park
Tel: (07) 5494 3983 Fax (07) 5494 3986

Kondalilla National Park

The highlight of this 327ha National Park is the gushing waters of Skene Creek that flows over the 90m Kondalilla (an Aboriginal word meaning rushing waters) Falls. At the bottom of the falls there are a series of crystal clear pools of water. The Pools are popular spots for swimming in the summer months.

Further information:
Sunshine Coast Hinterland Parks
Tel: (07) 5494 3983 Fax: (07) 5494 3986

Mapleton Falls National Park

This 26ha park protects remnants of rainforest and wet eucalypt forest that once occurred throughout the Blackhall Range in the Noosa Hinterland. Pencil Creek flows gently through the picnic grounds before cascading 120 metres over the escarpment to the valley below to form the Falls. It is one of the most popular areas on the Sunshine Coast for picnicking, bird watching and bushwalking.

Further information:
Sunshine Coast Hinterland Parks
Tel: (07) 5494 3983 Fax: (07) 5494 3986

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