Cooloola Great Walk
Enjoy long landscape views from the Cooloola Great Walk, Cooloola Recreation Area. Photo: Robert Ashdown, Queensland Government
Critical information for your safety is included in the conditions report—always check it before you visit.
- Purchase a topographic map
Topographic map brochures contain vital orientation information and are essential for your safety. They can be purchased from a number of Great Walks topographic map sales outlets.
Facilities and activities
Traditional Owners have a long and on-going relationship with the area that falls under Queensland’s national parks and forests. In order to acknowledge the important connection with Aboriginal people, the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) urges visitors to treat the country through which they walk with respect and care.
The Cooloola Recreation Area lies between the coastal towns of Tewantin, near Noosa, and Rainbow Beach just south of Fraser Island. Tewantin is approximately 155km—about 2 hours drive—north of Brisbane. Rainbow Beach is 240km—about 3 hours drive—north of Brisbane.
The Cooloola Great Walk showcases the very best of the recreation area's outstanding natural attractions. Up to 102km long, this extensive walking track system winds through rainforest, tall eucalypt forest, dry coastal woodland and heath plains.