Noosa National Park

Noosa National Park (in white)

Noosa National Park (in white)

Noosa National Park is a popular national park in Queensland, Australia, with more than a million visits each year, mostly walkers and surfers.  There is easy access from the town of Noosa.  The park covers 4,000 hectares beside the Pacific Ocean, and at the northern end of the Sunshine Coast. We walked the coastal track (in blue on the map), starting at Laguna Bay and walking to Sunshine Beach, on a showery day in July. Click once on the map to enlarge.

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Surfers at Picnic Cove

Surfers at Picnic Cove

 

Track up to Hell's Gate

Track up to Hell’s Gate

 

Hell's Gate

Hell’s Gate

 

Alexandria Bay from Hell's Gate

Alexandria Bay from Hell’s Gate

 

Shags on the rocks at Hell's Gate

Shags on the rocks at Hell’s Gate

 

The track crosses Alexandria Beach

The track crosses Alexandria Beach

 

Southern end of Alexandria Bay

Southern end of Alexandria Bay

 

Track flowers

Track flowers

The middle one is banksia, on the right is a poincettia, the other one is unidentified (please contact me if you can help me out).

 

Tree fungus

Tree fungus

 

Sunshine Beach

Sunshine Beach

 

Access to Sunshine Beach

Access to Sunshine Beach

 

Banksia in flower on edge of Sunshine Beach

Banksia in flower on edge of Sunshine Beach

 

Lunch on the roks at Sunshine Beach

Lunch on the rocks

 

Osprey with a catch of fish between its claws

Osprey with a catch of fish between its claws

 

The Boiling Pot

The Boiling Pot

On the return journey we stopped at the Boiling Pot, water surging up into the hole in the rock, and then being sucked out again.

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3 thoughts on “Noosa National Park

  1. I think the flower on the right looks like a poincettia Annette, but I didn’t think they grew wild. Perhaps it is a species in the poincettia family. Isn’t Noosa a fabulous place to visit? We have been taking family holidays there for the last sixteen years and I call it my home-away-from-home. We are planning our next holiday there in November. 🙂

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