Noosa Headland day-use area
Set amongst towering hoop pine, blue gum, swamp mahogany, macaranga and pandanus trees, this peaceful and shady day-use area offers sweeping coastal views from Noosa to Cooloola.
Enjoy a picnic with family and friends using the tables, barbecues, bins, drinking water and toilets provided.
Visit the beautiful information displays and immerse yourself in stories about the park’s features, values, history and cultural heritage.
At a glance
Getting there and getting around
Noosa Headland day-use area 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 the day-use area and walking tracks at the end of Park Road in Noosa Heads:
- Drive to the day-use area car park.
- Walk 1km along the scenic seaside boardwalk from Hastings Street (or 1.1km from bus stop). There are steps which make this track unsuitable for wheelchairs.
- Cycle with caution along Park Road. Bike racks are provided in the day-use area (bring own padlock).
Parking is limited so visitors are encouraged to walk, ride or catch the bus (see TransLink) during peak periods.
Camping and overnight stays are not permitted in the car park and national park.
Fuel and supplies
Wheelchair-accessible toilets and picnic tables are available in the day-use area. Assistance may be required.
When to visit
Noosa Headland day-use area 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
Unreliable. Check with your service provider for more information.
- 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.
- Open fires are not allowed.
- Please use the free-of-charge gas barbecues in the day-use area.
- You can put rubbish in the bins provided in the day-use area car park.
- There is treated tap water available in the day-use area.
- 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.
- Everyone moves at different paces—leave greater space around elderly, disabled and young people.
- Be careful to avoid collisions—leave larger gaps between you and others, especially when carrying larger gear or moving quickly; carry surfboards with fins turned in; slow down for narrow sections; alert others before passing.
- You can't use bicycles, scooters, skateboards or rollerblades on the walking tracks or roads in the park.
- Informal roads and trails are for emergency and management use only.
- 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.