RACV Noosa Resort, Sunshine Coast
As a beloved Australian tourist hotspot on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, Noosa is known for its sunny climate, beautiful beaches, fabulous eateries and coastal scenery.
The area is home to many hiking trails for different interests and abilities, from strolls with the dog on the beach to three-day trails for a coast waiting to be explored.
Great Noosa Trail Walk
- Length: 5 km – 56 km (varies)
- Ability: Varies
- Dogs: Varies
The Great Noosa Trail Network consists of eight separate trails of varying degrees of length and difficulty. While the entire trail is a 56 kilometre hike, walkers of varying abilities can choose to take any one of the trails for a daytime activity.
The walks run from five to 26 kilometres, including easy strolls, waterfall walks, challenging climbs and scenic lookouts.
Notes: Each trail has differing information on ability, pets, areas covered and journey time.
Coastal walk, Noosa National Park Walk
- Length: 10 km
- Ability: Intermediate
- Dogs: In certain sections
This glorious coastal walk showcases the best of Noosa – glittering beaches, stunning coastal scenery, sandy bays, and excellent opportunities to spot local wildlife such as koalas and dolphins.
Notes: The Noosa National Park is just off Hastings St, which has a free shuttle to and from the RACV Noosa Resort.
Hell's Gate Walk
- Length: 5.8 km
- Ability: Easy - Intermediate
- Dogs: No
Following the back trail of Sunshine Beach, the popular trail takes approximately 80 minutes to complete.
While it can be of moderate difficulty for the unencumbered, the stunning views of the ocean are well worth the trek, including an iconic lookout point.
Notes: Keep an eye out for turtles, dolphins, and whales across the shorelines.
Gyndier Drive, Tewantin National Park Walk
- Length: 6.3 km
- Ability: Easy
- Dogs: Yes
A good one for families, this trail is a loop from Cooroy-Noosa Road, featuring extraordinary views of the beach and mountains in the Sunshine Coast’s breathtaking forest landscape.
Notes: Wheelchair and pram friendly.