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Tanglewood Walk

Trevor Hatfield © Queensland Government

Tanglewood 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

Legend

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

Soak up the serenity on this remote forest walk through the middle of Noosa National Park, finishing near Hell's Gates.

Park alerts
Remember to look up on the Tanglewood Walk to spot the resident koalas.
Remember to look up on the Tanglewood Walk to spot the resident koalas. Ezra Patchett © Tourism and Events Queensland
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Park Noosa
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Journey through the peaceful inland forests of Noosa Headland on this remote walk beginning at Noosa Headland day-use area.

Meander along the rainforest edge, among crows ash, small-leaved tuckeroos, and spectacular hoop and kauri pines. Listen out for the unique 'whip-cracking' calls of the eastern whipbird ringing through the forest.

Continue on to emerge in forests flourishing with pink bloodwoods, banksias, brush box, blue gums, red ironbarks, scribbly gums and grasstrees. Breathe in the invigorating, woody scents of the forest as you admire the magnificent landscape.

Be on the lookout for signs of life—lace monitors, koalas, echidnas, red-backed fairy wrens and little wattlebirds live here. Continue an extra 130m walk to Alexandria Bay or 400m to Hell's Gate. Otherwise, return via the Coastal Walk for a 7.1km circuit.

At a glance

Distance: 8km return (start and finish points are the same and the traveller must return via the same path).
Time suggested: Allow 2–3hrs walking time.
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Journey type: Walk

Getting there and getting around

The Tanglewood Walk is in the Headland section of Noosa National Park on the Sunshine Coast, 160km north of Brisbane.

Access is via sealed roads suitable for conventional 2WDs.

Access Noosa Headland day-use area  and Noosa Hill 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 which make this walk 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

Tanglewood 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 track. 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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