Stretching for 50km between Noosa and Rainbow Beach, the Cooloola Coast is a long, remote strip of sandy beach backed by the Cooloola Section of the Great Sandy National Park. The Cooloola National Park – the Cooloola section of the Great Sandy National Park – is the wild bush region set around the beautiful Noosa River system, Lake Cootharaba, Lake Cooriabah and the sand dunes and coloured cliffs of the Teewah coastline. While the Cooloola section of Great Sandy National Park is the most popular destination along the Cooloola Coast, there are other areas that are less remote and quieter as they attract fewer tourists. Check them out if you’re after an off-the-beaten-track holiday.


Great Sandy National Park


The Cooloola section of Great Sandy National Park is a popular holiday destination thanks to the natural beauty of the area as well as the plethora of outdoor activities available here. From 4WD and walking tracks to spectacular lookouts, to camping, fishing and viewing wildlife, it doesn’t get better than this. If you want a relaxing holiday in the bush and enjoy camping in the middle of nowhere, this is a holiday destination made for you.

For more information, visit our Cooloola Great Sandy National Park post.



Lake Cooroibah


A couple of kilometres north of Tewantin, the Noosa River widens into Lake Cooroibah. If you take the Noosa North Shore Ferry, you can drive up to the lake in a conventional vehicle and camp along sections of the beach.

Camel Company Australia has beach camel rides, overnight trips and a six-day Fraser Island safari.



Lake Cootharaba & Boreen Point


Lake Cootharaba is the biggest lake in the Cooloola Section of Great Sandy National Park, measuring about 5km across and 10km in length. On the western shores of the lake and at the southern edge of the national park, Boreen Point is a relaxed little community with several places to stay and to eat. The lake is the gateway to the Noosa Everglades, offering bushwalking, canoeing and bush camping.



Elanda Point


From Boreen Point, an unsealed road leads another 5km to Elanda Point, and the headquarters of Elanda Point Canoe Company which rents canoes, kayaks and camping equipment. It can also arrange permits, Noosa transfers, and transfers to Kinaba and Harry’s Hut camping grounds in Great Sandy National Park but rates are much cheaper if you rent a canoe. Cooloola Canoes & Kayaks also hires out canoes and kayaks.



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