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Hakea Walk

Trevor Hatfield © Queensland Government

Hakea Walk

Walking No Walking
Wheelchair access (may require assistance) No wheelchair access
Mountain biking No mountain biking
Horseriding No horseriding
Two-wheel driving No two-wheel driving
Four-wheel driving No four-wheel driving
Trail-bike riding No trail-bike riding
Canoeing & kayaking No canoeing & kayaking
Boating No boating
Dogs allowed on leash No dogs
No lookouts
Tent camping No tent camping

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Walking No walking
Wheelchair access (may require assistance) No wheelchair access
Mountain biking No mountain biking
Horseriding No horseriding
Two-wheel driving No two-wheel driving
Four-wheel driving No four-wheel driving
Trail-bike riding No trail-bike riding
Canoeing & kayaking No canoeing & kayaking
Boating No boating
Dogs allowed on leash No dogs
No lookouts
Tent camping No tent camping
World Heritage Area

Stroll through scenic heathland, amid the heady aroma of eucalypt trees, on this botanical walk in Emu Mountain section.

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Hakeas dot the landscape and provide food and shelter for birds.
Hakeas dot the landscape and provide food and shelter for birds. Trevor Hatfield © Queensland Government
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Wind your way through beautiful coastal heathland fringed with paperbarks and eucalypts, including fragrant blue gums and pink bloodwoods. Spot the distinctive woody seed pods of hakea shrubs along the way.

Nature enthusiasts and photographers will delight in using their macro lens to capture close-ups of colourful flowers and insects. Look for finches in the low-lying shrubs, and honeyeaters hanging from branches to drink nectar-laden blooms.

If you’re keen to extend your walk, follow the signposted side track that climbs the mountain for 400m before joining with the Emu Mountain Summit Walk, just below the last rock scramble to the top.

At a glance

Distance: 2.4km return (start and finish points are the same and the traveller must return via the same path).
Time suggested: Allow 1hr walking time.
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Journey type: Walk

Getting there and getting around

The Hakea Walk is in the Emu Mountain section of Noosa National Park on the Sunshine Coast, 125km north of Brisbane.

The Hakea Walk is accessed 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 Emu Mountain Summit Walk and Hakea Walk from Havana Road East, in Coolum Beach:

  • From the bus stop on David Low Way (Coolum Beach State High School), walk down Havana Road East 400m to Emu Mountain Summit Walk or 600m to Hakea Walk. Walkers may exit the Hakea Walk at Tritonia Drive and walk an additional 600m to the Tritonia Drive bus stop on David Low Way.
  • Cycle along council shared pathways outside the National Park. Please note there are no bike racks available.
  • Drive 3.5km north of Coolum Beach township, or 2.5km south of Peregian Beach township, on the David Low Way.

Road conditions

Parking

Parking is limited so visitors are encouraged to walk, ride or catch the bus (see TransLink) during peak periods.

Fuel and supplies

Fuel and supplies are available in Noosa Heads and nearby towns.

  • For tourism information for all regions in Queensland, see Queensland.com, and for friendly advice on how to get there, where to stay and what to do, find your closest accredited visitor information centre.

Wheelchair access

There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities on this walk.

When to visit

Opening hours

Hakea 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

Organised events

  • 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.

Pets

Domestic animals are not allowed here.

Staying in touch

Mobile phone coverage

Generally available. Save the app that can save your life. The free-to-download Emergency+ app uses GPS functionality built into smart phones for the caller to provide critical location details required to mobilise emergency services. Check with your service provider for more information.

Tourism information

For tourism information for all regions in Queensland, see Queensland.com, and for friendly advice on how to get there, where to stay and what to do, find your closest accredited visitor information centre.

Be prepared

  • 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.

Rubbish

  • There are no bins. Take your rubbish with you when you leave.

Drinking water

  • There is no drinking water along this track. Bring your own water.

Walking

  • 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.
  • Informal roads and trails are for emergency and management use only.
  • 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.
Last updated: 22 March 2018
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