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Cooloola Great Walk
Map of Cooloola Great Walk
Cooloola Section, Great Sandy National Park
Rainbow Beach
Queensland 4581 Australia

Cooloola Great Walk
Rainbow Beach, Gympie Area

Free Entry

13 7468


The Cooloola Great Walk showcases the very best of Cooloola's outstanding natural attractions. From giant sandhills to hidden rainforests, you'll be surrounded by nature's chorus both day and night, captivated by myriad spring wildflowers and stunned by the mirror-image surface reflections on the dark waters of the upper Noosa River. The walk is up to 102 kilometres long, takes five full days of walking and offers four walkers-only camps. Here is a chance to change the working week into a walking week.

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No campfires are permitted, bring your own fuel stove. Each camping area has a water tank and toilet facilities, although water cannot be guaranteed at all times of the year. To enjoy this remote walk, choose a time from March to late September, always walk in small groups (four is recommended), and carry reliable communication and navigation equipment. Do not walk without the Cooloola Great Walk topographic map, available from QPWS info centres. Camping bookings are essential and permits must be carried with you.

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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

The Cooloola Great Walk track is steep in places and contains long stretches of open sunny areas. It is not recommended for children. However, fit teenagers may be capable of doing the walk as long as they are accompanied by two adults experienced in long distance bushwalking.

How To Get There

Get to the walk entrance by ferry from Tewantin, or from Rainbow Beach (QPWS) Information Centre. For detailed information, refer to the QPWS National Park web pages.

Free Entry

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