Cooloola Recreation Area Camping Ground, Great Sandy National Park

Noosa Heads, Noosa Area

Indicative Rate * AU$11.90 to AU$11.90

Long beaches backed by high sand dunes, tranquil waterways, wildflower heaths, freshwater lakes, woodlands and forests make Cooloola a popular holiday destination and a vital refuge for coastal wildlife.

Permits are required before setting up your camp, fees apply. Vehicle Access Permits (VAPs) are also required when traversing beaches and some inland sand tracks in the Cooloola Recreation Area. A camping tag with booking number recorded on it must be displayed at camp sites. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Facilities

  • Communal Shower

Activities

  • Camping
  • Off Road Driving

Other Information

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Great Sandy National Park
Noosa Heads, Noosa Area
Queensland
Australia

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The Teewah Beach camping area is located between Little Freshwater Creek and Noosa North Shore and is a part of the Cooloola Recreation Area Camping Ground, Great Sandy National Park. Beach camping is accessible for Four Wheel Drives only and is suitable for tents, walk-in camping; off-road caravans and camper trailers with high clearance. Remember to bring everything including freshwater, sunscreen and insect repellent! To reduce impact to the dunes use existing camp sites and access tracks, also bring sand pegs and do not tie ropes to trees.

Freshwater camping area is eight kilometres south of Double Island Point and offers shady, sheltered sites and sits back 500 metres from the beach. The camping area can be accessed by Four Wheel Drives only, vehicle access permits are required to access this camping area. Advance bookings are advised for holiday periods, long weekends and public holidays.

Harrys camping area is located in Cooloola Recreation Area, Great Sandy National Park, its sits on the western bank of the Noosa River. The camping area can be reached by walking, Four Wheel Drive vehicle, boat or canoe. Vehicle permits are not required to access this camping area. High-clearance Four Wheel Drives are recommended along Harry's Hut Road, as it is an unsealed sand track prone to flood damage.

Located on the eastern banks of the Noosa River sits Camp sites 1 to 3. These can be accessed by canoe, boat or walking track (after paddling across the river from Harry's hut).The three camp sites sit among fringes of open forest or woodland. A walking track links the three camps and continues to the Coolooa Sandpatch.

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Round Bommie

Rainbow Beach, Gympie Area
Round Bommie is a large granite monolith divers can explore off Rainbow Beach. This huge slab of rock rises out of the sand at 15 metres and reaches within 6 metres of the surface. It takes about 30 minutes to swim around Round Bommie, but with many ledges and holes to investigate divers are lucky to complete a circuit in an hour.

Carlo Sand Blow

Rainbow Beach, Gympie Area
Free Entry
Carlo Sand Blow is a unique "moonscape" sand mass covering over 15 hectares and overlooks the towering coloured sands and the coastline from Double Island Point to Inskip Peninsula and the southern tip of Fraser Island.

Bird Watching - Tin Can Bay

Tin Can Bay, Gympie Area
Free Entry
The Cooloola Coast is part of the Great Sandy Strait, which is an internationally important wetland. It is an area of tidal swamps and intertidal sand and mud flats. The vegetation includes beds of seagrass, mangrove forests and saltmarsh wetlands.

Nursery Reef

Rainbow Beach, Gympie Area
Nursery Reef is a shallow rocky reef off Rainbow Beach that is always full of surprises. The least dived site in the area, due to its shallow depth and exposed location, Nursery Reef is only 5 metres to 7 metres deep.

Tin Can Bay

Tin Can Bay, Gympie Area
Secluded in the midst of picturesque Tin Can Inlet, experience a tranquil getaway to this area known for its eco-tourism surroundings. Tin Can Bay is a perfect place to unwind and relax. Originally known by the aborigines as Tuncanbar, this peaceful bayside town is well known for its recreational fishing and boating pleasures.

Wolf Rock Dive Site

Rainbow Beach, Gympie Area
Free Entry
Wolf Rock, located off the coast of Rainbow Beach near Gympie, is an action packed dive site with few equals. A dive for experienced divers only, due to the depth and strong currents, Wolf Rock comprises of five interconnecting pinnacles that rising from 35 metres.

Inskip Peninsula Recreation Area

Rainbow Beach, Gympie Area
Free Entry
The Inskip Peninsula Recreation Area separates open ocean surf from the sheltered estuary waters of Tin Can Bay and the Great Sandy Strait. This is a wetland of international importance. The sand spit is clad in casuarina, cypress pine and other coastal vegetation, providing a great habitat for birds.

Tinnanbar

Great Sandy Strait, Fraser Coast Area
Discover one of Queensland's most beautiful and secluded beaches at the small seaside village of Tinnanbar in the Fraser Coast, with white sandy beach, clear turquoise water and stunning views to World Heritage-listed Fraser Island.

Rainbow Beach

Rainbow Beach, Gympie Area
This is heavenly sub-tropical, coastal town situated on the Great Beach Drive that is an aquatic lovers playground. Rainbow Beach, is a major entry point to the 41,000 hectare Cooloola National Park and the southern gateway to world heritage listed Fraser Island.
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