Some of South East Queensland's most picturesque coastline can be seen in Noosa National Park and the Coastal Track is one of the best walks.
This walk follows the shoreline from the main park entrance at Noosa Heads to northern Sunshine Beach.
The first few kilometres are wheel chair friendly but not after that.
The 'Coastal Track' passes over several headlands and provides many spectacular coastal views. Take extra care near cliff edges and keep children under close supervision. Walk along the beach at Alexandria Bay and rejoin the formed walking track at the southern end of the beach. There is a very steep set of stairs leading down to Sunshine Beach.
You can walk the Coastal track from Noosa to Sunshine Beach and catch a bus back. You’ll need to walk 1.2km further south along the beach to the bus stop outside the Sunshine Beach Surf Life Saving Club. Bus route 627 goes between Sunshine Beach and Noosa Main Beach so you can go either way and catch the bus back.
The park is home to vulnerable and endangered wildlife such as the glossy black-cockatoo, ground parrot, koala, red goshawk, wallum froglet, swamp orchid and Christmas bells.
Open woodlands with a heath understorey and low wallum heath cover most of the park. Hoop and kauri pines tower above small rainforest pockets growing on sand in sheltered sites away from the sea breezes.
There are toilets and some drinking water at the start and just before Dolphin Point, beyond that you need to carry your own water.
The information for this description has been adapted from the Queensland National Park website link at the top of this page.
There are quite a few Echidnas and other animals about, such as the occasional Koala.
The view from boiling point is of more than 180 degrees of ocean view and is magnificent.
The path is in very good condition and suitable for all abilities, although can get very busy at times.
Quite a lot of Bush Turkeys and other birdlife about.
Tea Tree Bay is a beautiful little swimming and surfing spot that is quite sheltered, although the sign says swimming not advised.
The shady path gently meanders around the bush.
Looking towards Picnic Cove.
The inclining path to Picnic Cove provides wonderful glimpses of the sea through the varied bushland.
Easy to guess why this got it's name. A beautiful spot to watch the power of the ocean.
Looking across to Alexandria Bay. It can get a bit wind swept here.
Love these little creeks along the Bay.
Sheltered little path that looks back the way you came. The path from here (after the beach) can be a bit rough.
A great spot to sit, particularly early in the morning just after sunrise.
As you can see the path is pretty rough here, so not great if you are not steady on your feet.
On clear day you can see for miles!
Good concrete steps down to Sunshine, although the last few metres of steps are bits of wood that are not very flat and even.
Most days there are lots of surfers to watch out on the water.
Looking up to the patrolled beach at the Surf Life Saving Club, its a good idea to swim between the flags.