Alexandria Bay Walk
Take a coastal stroll along the southern edge of the park's Headland section, through picturesque eucalypt forest and sun-dappled heathland.
Perfect for bushwalking enthusiasts, this mostly sandy walk winds through open eucalypt woodland and heathland to Alexandria Bay.
Meander over sandhills of tall open forest, featuring sculptural pandanus palms, brush box, coastal banksia and pink bloodwoods. Dip into wet heathland gullies, brimming with small sedges, rushes and soft blankets of coral fern. Make sure to pack your binoculars—this track offers plenty of opportunities for birdwatching.
Explore several scenic side tracks that link to the Tanglewood Walk before arriving at Alexandria Bay, with its sweeping beaches and surrounding rocky headland begging to be explored.
You can also link to the Coastal Walk for a wider journey around Noosa's spectacular rocky coastline.
At a glance
Getting there and getting around
Alexandria Bay Walk is in the Headland section in Noosa National Park on the Sunshine Coast, 160km north of Brisbane.
Access is via sealed roads suitable for conventional 2WDs. Parking is limited so visitors are encouraged to walk, ride or catch the bus (see TransLink) during peak periods.
Access Alexandria Bay Walk from Parkedge Road in Sunshine Beach:
- Walk 150m from the bus stop on Solway Drive (near Surf Street) to the start of the walking track.
- Cycle along council shared pathways outside the national park. Please note, there are no bike racks available.
- Drive to Parkedge Road (limited street parking).
Parking is limited so visitors are encouraged to walk, ride or catch the bus (see TransLink) during peak periods.
Fuel and supplies
There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities on this walk.
When to visit
Alexandria Bay Walk is open 24 hours a day.
Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.
Climate and weather
Noosa National Park has a mild, subtropical climate. The daily average temperature range is 21–29°C in summer and 10–21°C in winter.
Permits and fees
- If you are planning a school excursion or organising a group event such as a wedding, fun run or adventure training, you may need an organised event permit. Maximum group sizes and other conditions apply depending on location and activity type.
Domestic animals are not allowed here.
Staying in touch
Mobile phone coverage
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- Parks are natural environments and conditions can be unpredictable. You are responsible for your own safety and for looking after the park.
- Ensure you lock your vehicle and remove all valuables, including garage remote controls. Do not leave valuables unattended.
- Please report details of unusual activity or illegal camp sites to the police.
Read stay safe and visit with care for important general information about safety, caring for parks and essentials to bring when you visit Queensland’s national parks.
- Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.
- There are no bins. Take your rubbish with you when you leave.
- Treated tap water is available at the start of this walk.
- There is no drinking water along this walk. Bring your own water.
- Always walk with a group or in sight of another group and walk in daylight hours only. There have been serious assaults in this park.
- Alexandria Beach is subject to storm surges and tidal influence.
- Stay on the track and away from cliff edges.
- Informal roads and trails are for emergency and management use only.
- Everyone moves at different paces—leave greater space around elderly, disabled and young people.
- You can't use bicycles, scooters, skateboards or rollerblades on the walking tracks or roads in the park.
- Read walk with care for tips on walking safely and walking lightly.
- Swimming outside of patrolled beaches is not recommended.
- People have suffered serious injuries and deaths at Noosa's unpatrolled beaches.
- Strong currents and surf are particularly dangerous at Alexandria Bay.
- Swim at patrolled beaches during operating hours at Noosa Heads (adjacent to Hastings Street) or Sunshine Beach.
- Be aware that sharks are common in the ocean and bluebottles (a species of marine stinger) are prevalent during northerly winds.
- Read water safety for important information about staying safe in and near water and caring for parks.