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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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Pinnacles, The

Hook Island, Whitsunday Area
Free Entry
Arguably the best dive site in the Whitsundays, with hard corals comparing favourably to those seen on the outer Great Barrier Reef. The best dive is off the western beach, adjacent to the Woodpile and swim east at a depth of seven to 15 metres.

Blue Pearl Bay

Hayman Island, Whitsunday Area
Free Entry
Blue Pearl Bay is located on the north-western side of Hayman Island in the Whitsundays Group. Popular with tourists and locals for snorkelling, diving and sightseeing, Blue Pearl Bay is known for its coral and fish life including a resident Maori Wrasse.

Butterfly Bay - Hook Island

Hook Island, Whitsunday Area
Free Entry
A popular bareboat anchorage, Butterfly Bay is situated on the northern side of Hook Island. There are limited public moorings and snorkelling can be enjoyed along the bay edge or just off the beach. Offering coral outcrops with shallow walls, the bay is populated by many small, colourful reef fish species.

Ngaro Cultural Site

Whitsundays, Whitsunday Area
Free Entry
The Ngaro people have walked this land for over 9,000 years. Protected from the elements in a once-hidden cave, Ngaro artwork adorns the fragile rock surface. The track begins deep inside Nara Inlet on Hook Island — an excellent overnight anchorage.

Whitehaven Beach

Whitsundays, Whitsunday Area
Free Entry
Whitehaven Beach is a pristine, award winning beach on Whitsunday Island, the largest of the 74 islands in the Whitsundays. Whitehaven Beach stretches over seven kilometres and boasts brilliant white silica sand that is among the purest in the world.

Maureens Cove, Hook Island

Hook Island, Whitsunday Area
Free Entry
Situated on the northern side of Hook Island, Maureen's Cove is a popular anchorage with sailors and divers alike. There are two dive sites at Maureen's Cove. At the back of the cove, on the western side of the beach is a series of bommies starting at 12 - 15 metres and rising to within three metres of the surface, parallel to the shoreline.

Langford Island

Whitsundays, Whitsunday Area
Free Entry
Langford Island, near Hayman Island in the northern Whitsundays is a popular spot with sailors, divers and snorkellers. Many of the bareboats and crewed sailing boats will anchor near Langford Island. Langford Island is relatively small, but features a long sand spit that all but disappears at high tide.

Luncheon Bay

Hook Island, Whitsunday Area
Free Entry
Luncheon Bay is situated on the northern side of Hook Island and features pristine coral and superb marine life. Luncheon Bay is popular with beginner divers thanks to its easy beach entry option. Intro divers can enter the water gradually from the beach, allowing plenty of time to become accustomed to the dive gear and the water.

Nara Inlet

Whitsundays, Whitsunday Area
Nestled in the south east end of the Whitsundays’ Hook Island is Nara Inlet, a secluded bay with tranquil waters that reflect the dense forestry that covers the island’s steep hills. The clear water acts as a window to the fringing reef and is known for its sheltered anchorage and easy access to the island.

Lindeman Islands National Park

Lindeman Island, Mackay Area
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Lindeman Islands National Park is part of the world famous Whitsunday islands and Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. Aboriginal people referred to the main island, Lindeman, as Yara-kimba, the place of snapper-bream fish.
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