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Palm Grove Walk

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Palm Grove 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

Experience a rejuvenating rainforest escape on this short, family-friendly walk among lush palms, soaring pines and melodic birdsong.

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The deep shade of hoop pines and piccabeen palms provides a cool sanctuary on the Palm Grove Walk.
The deep shade of hoop pines and piccabeen palms provides a cool sanctuary on the Palm Grove Walk. Trevor Hatfield © Queensland Government
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Park Noosa
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Park Ranger Park Ranger

Let the magic of the rainforest be revealed on this cool, circuit walk perfect for the whole family. Make a day of it with a picnic at Noosa Headland day-use area—the start and end point of the walk.

Take in the sights and sounds of the forest, walking among piccabeen palms, strangler figs, tuckeroos, tulip satinwood and crow's ash. Gaze upwards to admire the dramatic, towering hoop and kauri pines, and to the forest floor to spy fungi, mosses and insects.

Listen to a variety of bird calls as you loop around the valley floor—see how many you can identify!

At a glance

Distance: 1.1km return (start and finish points are the same and the traveller must return via the same path).
Time suggested: Allow 15–30mins walking time.
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Journey type: Walk

Getting there and getting around

Palm Grove 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 Noosa Headland day-use area  and Palm Grove Walk 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 that make this track unsuitable for wheelchairs.
  • Cycle with caution along Park Road. Bike racks are provided in the day-use area (bring own padlock).

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

Palm Grove 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

Unreliable. 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

Drinking water

  • There is no drinking water along this walk. Bring your own water.
  • You can get treated tap water in the day-use area.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Remember that walkers have right of way on walking tracks.
  • Informal roads and trails are for emergency and management use only.
  • Read walk with care for tips on walking safely and walking lightly.
Last updated: 22 March 2018
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