Cooloola Great Walk, Cooloola, Great Sandy National Park

Multiple Locations

The Cooloola Great Walk traverses the Cooloola Recreation Area, Great Sandy National Park, and showcases the very best of Cooloola's outstanding natural attractions.

Immerse yourself in nature for five days as you hike this remote 102 kilometre trail through Cooloola’s rainforest, coastal woodland and heath-clad plains. Linking Noosa North Shore with Rainbow Beach, the Great Walk will take you over the eastern high dunes of the Cooloola sandmass, between the pristine upper Noosa River and the coast.

Climb over vast sandblows, discover perched lakes and long sandy beaches and be rewarded with sweeping views of the Cooloola coastline. Along the way, glimpse snakes, skinks, lizards, emus and echidnas, and admire the views from many natural lookouts. Relax at night in the four walkers’ camps—Brahminy, Dutgee, Litoria and Kauri—where it’s only you and the wildlife.

Ensure you carry a topographic map and have experience in navigation and remote bushwalking before you attempt this challenging walk.

Image credits: Walker (Robert Ashdown, Qld Govt); Sandblow (TEQ)

Journey Details

Duration
40 Hours
Distance
102 Kilometres

Activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Camping
  • Hiking/Trekking

Other Information

Accessibility:

Accessible facilities available. Please contact operator for specific details.

Full Itinerary

Cooloola Great Walk, Cooloola Recreation Area, Great Sandy National Park

On this five day walk, experience the very best of Cooloola, from massive sand hills and hidden rainforests to spring wildflowers and beautiful reflections mirrored on the river's surface.

The Cooloola Great Walk track is managed by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. Please The map only shows an indicative start point for the southern entrance to the walk near Noosa North Shore. There is also another entrance near Rainbow Beach. The track route and end point are not shown and this map cannot be used for navigation purposes. See www.npsr.qld.gov.au for detailed maps and the latest park information, including opening hours and safety messages. When you are in the park, read the signs at and near the start of the track.

LINESTRING (153.04367065429687 -26.351613376309494, 153.04355 -26.3516, 153.04355 -26.35161)
Route Details
Mode of Travel Walk
Distance 102 kms
Route Type One Way
Level of Difficulty Level 4: Recommended for experienced bushwalkers

Find What's Nearby

Displaying 1-10 of 36
Sort by:
Show:

Based Comedy at the Cecil Hotel

Southport, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 12 December 2017
Free entry! Join them at 7.30pm every Tuesday night as some of the best stand up comedians from around the country take to the stage to entertain you. Hosted by Based Comedy with some of the best amateur and professional comedians in Australia.

Christmas Markets GC

Southport, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
15 – 17 December 2017
Take a stroll under twinkling fairy lights at the Christmas Markets GC for a relaxed shopping experience. Find unique gifts and handcrafted items for your loved ones from over 100 stalls and indulge in some gourmet Christmas treats from one of their specialty food trucks.

Zefereli Live at NightQuarter

Helensvale, Gold Coast Area
From AU$3 - 3
15 December 2017
They know children have to wander off, to seek adventure. Zefereli, in times of mishap and misfortune lends a hand. Never looking to be found, but finding those who always look, Zefereli appears to guide and nurture the dreams and curiosities of the young.

Based Comedy at Oxenford Tavern

Oxenford, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 15 December 2017
Every Friday night at Oxenford Tavern, Based Comedy is bringing the very best comedians from around Australia and around the world to entertain you - all for free! Shows start at 7:30pm with top headliners and hilarious support acts!

NightQuarter

Helensvale, Gold Coast Area
From AU$3 - 3
Weekly from 15 – 16 December 2017
A festival every weekend. NightQuarter, located on the Gold Coast, is an eclectic night market transforming what once was an empty block opposite the Helensvale train station. Enter beneath the shipping container archway and be transported to another world of market stalls, street food, live music and shipping container boutiques.

River City Aces Live at NightQuarter

Helensvale, Gold Coast Area
From AU$3 - 3
16 December 2017
River City Aces is an exciting eight piece band, focussed on performing music from the 1940’s in the style of Jump Blues, Rhythm and Blues, and Swing. Don’t miss them when they take the stage for their Christmas celebrations this December!

NightQuarter Christmas Carols

Helensvale, Gold Coast Area
From AU$3 - 3
16 December 2017
Dreaming of cronuts for Christmas? Merry makers of all ages are invited to NightQuarter’s Christmas Carols on the 16th of December! The Paddock will come alive with carols, and don’t miss dancing with Rudolph and singing with Santa!

Christmas Chill at Links

Hope Island, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
17 December 2017
They invite you, your family and friends to 'chill out' at Links Hope Island for a very special Christmas Carols Event. Relax on the clubhouse lawns and take in the beautiful sunset enjoying Carols by Candlelight performances from crooner Rhydian Lewis, Coomera Anglican College Vocal Group, Elly Hart and Gas Grooves who will be bringing the funk.

Shannons Rod and Custom Show

Jacobs Well, Gold Coast Area
From AU$5 - 15
17 December 2017
Shannons Rod and Custom Show will feature premier, state of the art hot rods, classics, customs and street machines. Shannons Insurance has become the Naming Right sponsor of this show from 2017. This hot rod show is now in it's tenth year and has developed into the best one day show of it’s type with high-end elite cars competing for bespoke trophies and large prize money in the order of AUD10,000 for 2017.

Electrik Lemonade Live at NightQuarter

Helensvale, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
22 December 2017
Electrik Lemonade is a band of funklords that play a repertoire of original funk, blues, hip hop, soul and dance music that could only be fathered by the likes of Captain Planet. Each member brings their own slice of Earth, Fire, Wind, Water and Lovin’ in the live show, culminating in a whirlwind of explosive energy that comes with a tidal warning as the crowd uncontrollably burst into a wave of dance and good vibes.
No Results Message
Displaying 1-10 of 36
Sort by:
Show:

Explore the Region

Note: Information on listed products and services are provided by the operator and were correct at the time of publishing. Rates are indicative based on the minimum and maximum available prices of products and services. Please visit the operator’s website for further information. All prices quoted are in Australian dollars (AUD).