If you love to hike or bike and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature, then be sure to check out the Noosa Trail Network | Noosa Biosphere Trails during your next visit to the Noosa region.
Here’s a little information on each of the trails to help you start planning for your visit:
Trail one: Kin Kin Countryside Loop Trail | 14 kilometre.
Set aside a full morning to enjoy this relaxing countryside walk that will take approximately four hours to complete on foot.
Trail two: The Scenic Trail | 26 kilometres one-way.
This trail will take approximately two days to walk one-way with camping overnight at either Middle Lookout or Cootharaba Views Lookout. You’ll need a high-level of fitness due to the length of the walk and the steep hill climbs to reach the 4 lookouts on the trail.
Trail three: The Kin Kin to Cooran Trail via Western Branch Road | 22 kilometres one way.
If you leave early in the morning you can walk from Kin Kin to Cooran or vice-versa in one day and arrange someone to pick you up at the end (There are no overnight camping facilities along the trail).
Hikers need to be reasonably fit to attempt this trail as it involves a steep hill climb to James McKane Memorial Lookout.
For a shorter hike, walk the 2km section from Kin Kin Arboretum to Johnstons Lookout for pleasant countryside vistas.
Trail four: Kin Kin to Lake MacDonald | 26 kilometres one-way.
With 26km to cover this is a long trail, but you can also enjoy a shorter option by hiking the 1km section from Kookaburra Park to Mary River Cod Park in one hour.
Trail five: Pomona to Cooran | 10 kilometres one-way.
There’s lots to enjoy along this 10km trail that requires a reasonable level of fitness to complete.
Trail six: Cudgerie Countryside Loop | 5 kilometre circuit.
Considered an easy trail, this is a good option as an introduction to the Noosa Trail Network or if you only have a short amount of time. Parking is available at the Community Hut located on Blueberry Drive.
Trail seven: Mac’n’Back trail | 15 kilometres one-way.
This trail is relatively flat and can easily be completed as a day hike. Note that trail bikes are permitted in Yurol State Forest and this trail crosses Yurol Forest Drive, which has a speed limit of 100km/hr.
Trail eight: Cooroy Wanderer | 11 kilometres one-way.
This trail offers a flat and easy track of 11km one-way.
Before you set out on any of these trails it’s important to be prepared, visit the Noosa Council website for further information about the Noosa Trail Networks, including any current updates or closures, and a downloadable trail network map.
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Noosa Trail Network image courtesy of Visit Noosa.