Coastal Walk, Noosa National Park

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In popular Noosa National Park, follow the shoreline between Noosa Headland day-use area and Sunshine Beach, on this walk, passing over several headlands boasting outstanding views across coastal she-oaks and pandanus palms. Peer into the trees in search of koalas snoozing or munching on leaves. Feel the sea spray and feel the thunderous sounds of waves crashing ferociously into the rugged rocks at Boiling Pot, Dolphin Point and Hell's Gates.

The first section of this walk features a sealed, barrier-free path to Dolphin Point, suitable for strollers. The path is suitable for assisted-wheelchair access to Boiling Pot, beyond this, the 1.2km walk to Dolphin Point has steeper gradients in places. At Dolphin Point, see if you can spot a pod of passing dolphins. The track from here to Hell’s Gates is an uneven, gravel and sand track. At Hell's Gates you will be greeted with incredible coastal views unlike anything you’ve seen before.

Visit between June and November and you might spot humpback whales cruising past the coastline on their way to and from northern breeding grounds. Watch from several vantage points as turtles and dolphins drift and skim through the waves.

This walk is managed by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. See for detailed maps and the latest park information. When you are in the park, read the signs at and near the start of the track.


  • Walking
  • Hiking
  • Cycling


  • Grade 4 walking trail
  • Carparks
  • Lookouts
  • Picnic areas

Important Information


  • Always do some research before heading out for your journey. Visit the parks website for up to date information on the current conditions. Ensure to check for any updates relating to any warnings that may be issued for the area, and check for the opening and closing times.
  • Wear suitable footwear and ensure to bring a hat and sunscreen to protect yourself from the elements.
  • Plan ahead and ensure to take enough food and water for your journey.
  • Always stay on the marked tracks where possible. Never climb fences, they are there for your own safety.
  • Please consider the environment, take your rubbish with you or place in the bins provided. We want to ensure these beautiful places are still here for our future generations to enjoy.
  • National Park fees and parking fees may apply.
  • Do not feed the wildlife.
  • Leave nothing but footprints. Take nothing but memories.

Photo credits: Visit Sunshine Coast

Location & Supplier

Coastal walk, Noosa National Park

Address: Noosa National Park, Noosa Headland Section , Noosa Heads, Queensland 4567

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