A short 1km hike along a well-maintained walking track will lead you to 360-degree views of the entire Noosa region, hinterland, and the Pacific Ocean at the top of Mount Tinbeerwah. More than just a hike, Mt. Tinbeerwah offers a playground for any outdoor hobbyist involved in hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, and horse riding.
Just a short drive from Noosa, you'll quickly feel immersed in nature taking the Cooroy-Noosa Road for about 6km before turning onto Mount Tinbeerwah Road. At the end of the road, you'll find a carpark lined with granite boulders that will serve as a starting point for the activity of your choice.
For hikers, the Mount Tinbeerwah Lookout Track is an openly exposed trail that's relatively easy to climb. It is also accessible to prams and wheelchairs, with a fenced area along the trail ideal for hiking with young children. Without many facilities in the area, be prepared with water and if you like, a picnic you can enjoy at the top or head further to a fire tower lookout for incredible views.
Mountain bikers can select from trails ranging from easy to difficult on Mt. Tinbeerwah and the Wooroi day use area. As some trails are often shared with hikers it will be important to pay attention to signs, maps, and directional paths you can find at the Parkyn's Hut Information Centre in Tewantin. Horseback riding is also permitted on similar firebreak trails and internal roads.
Rock climbers and abseilers will find several anchors and access points on Mt. Tewantin. Climbers must stay behind the safety fence that is adjacent to the lookout track. As with most climbing rules, it's important to never go alone and follow all safety precautions in the area. Campers will find campgrounds in several of the national parks nearby, or can opt to stay in Tewantin or Noosa.
Whether your adventurous spirit ranges from mild to dare-devilish, Mt. Tinbeerwah can satiate most of your outdoor recreational needs. The views alone will make you feel exhilarated at any point of the day, no matter how you chose to get there.