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Kinaba Track
Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast Area

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13 7468


The scenic waterways of the upper Noosa River and its tributaries are one of the Great Sandy National Park's, Cooloola section most outstanding features. Tannins washed from decaying plant matter stain the waters a very dark colour, almost black in deeper sections, offering spectacular reflections of the twisted paperbarks and bloodwoods that line the waterways' banks.

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The Kinaba track takes you through regrowth forests, paperbark swamps and cabbage palm wetland. The vegetation changes from open forest to areas dominated by melaleucas and swamp banksias.

As you enter a section of casuarinas with ground cover of mangrove ferns, look to the left for a surveyor's blaze on a dead tree. The Government arrow and the numbers "239" are still clearly visible. Upon reaching the Kinaba Information Centre, visit the displays or take the self-guided boardwalk through the mangroves.

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About the Walk

12.2 kilometres
4 hours
Half Day Walk
The northern end of the private camp ground at Elanda Point.

Walk Highlights

  • Freshwater lakes
  • Wildflower heaths and forest
  • Spectacular coastal scenery

Walk Hints

Wear a hat and sunscreen.

Avoid walking after heavy rain, as sections of track in low-lying areas and creek crossings can be closed due to flooding.

Best Time To Go

It is best to do this walk in the cooler months as the track is fairly exposed.

Property Details


  • Car park
    Car park
  • Picnic Area
    Picnic Area
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet
  • Walking Tracks
    Walking Tracks


  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Birdwatching
  • Walking

Other Information

Further Details:
The Kinaba Track features: freshwater lakes, wildflower heaths, forest and spectacular coastal scenery. The track is approximately 12.2 kilometres, has a moderate degree of difficulty and should take approximately four hours. Wear a hat and sunscreen. Avoid walking after heavy rain, as sections of track in low-lying areas and creek crossings can be closed due to flooding.

How To Get There:
The Southern Cooloola section of the park starts just north of Noosa Heads and Tewantin, on the northern side of the Noosa River, and extends along the coast to Rainbow Beach.
Conventional vehicles can drive to Elanda Point, just north of Boreen Point, which is about 155 kilometres or two hours' drive north of Brisbane. Four-wheel drive vehicles can also access the park via Cooloola Way and Harry's Hut Road, to Harry's camping and day use area.

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Map of Kinaba Track
Cooloola Section, Great Sandy National Park
Noosa Heads
Queensland 4567 Australia

Contact Details

13 7468


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