Soak up the serenity on this remote forest walk through the middle of Noosa National Park, finishing near Hell's Gates.
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
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).
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
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
- 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. 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.
- 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.
- You can put your rubbish in the bins in Noosa Headland day-use area.
- There is no drinking water along this track. Bring your own water.
- You can get treated tap water 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.
- 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.