Tewantin National Park
Tewantin National Park is made up of diverse, subtropical rainforest with a mix of eucalyptus forest and endangered swamp stringy bark. The park is 13 square kilometres and just west of Noosa Heads, and the entrance is via Noosa-Cooroy Road.
The park has two recreational areas - Mount Tinbeerwah and Wooroi. At Wooroi you can enjoy a picnic amongst the incredible towering trees with tables and tap water available. Otherwise from Tinbeerwah Road, at the Mount Tinbeerwah day-use area you’ll have access to picnic tables and toilets. You may have some two-legged, winged friends approaching you (birdlife) but be mindful of keeping your food away from them, as feeding them can disrupt their natural habitat and potentially harm them. Mount Tinbeerwah has 130km of a sealed track which makes it accessible for wheelchairs too. Along the walk look out for native wildlife like echidnas, wallabies and wallum froglets. Listen to the sound of birdcalls and look up for eastern whip birds and black cockatoos. If you’re partial to spending the night in nature, unfortunately, camping is not allowed in Tewantin National Park. However, you can still get your fix at other nearby parks like Cooloola Recreation Area, or Great Sandy National Park.
The park is suitable for all fitness types, and the walking tracks have been graded to help identify fitness levels. The Mount Tinbeerwah Lookout track provides a great vantage point of the iconic Glass House Mountains in the distance.
For an adrenaline-boosting experience, the park has a range of mountain biking tracks (graded in levels of difficulty), horse riding tracks along with abseiling and rock climbing options too. Abseiling and rock climbing is recommended only for experienced and equipped adventurers and is accessible behind the safety fence adjacent to the Mount Tinbeerwah Lookout track. The park also has a well-known koala habitat, but you’ll have to look carefully as they're often nestled cozily into trees.
Make the most of incredible views across Noosa’s coast at Tewantin National Park, and from Mount Tinbeerwah lookout enjoy dramatic 360-degree views across the river and forest.