Whether you’re looking to embark on a four-hour trek up or a leisurely 20-minute beachside stroll, there’s plenty options to get out and about on the Sunshine Coast.
Big how about the big climbs and hikes? Never fear, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a list of the top hikes across the Coast for your next holiday at Big 4 Forest Glen.
Nothing is better than the view from the top of Mount Coolum on a clear day. The 208-metre mountain makes for a challenging trek, best done early morning or late afternoon. The average person can complete the climb in just over half and hour, while the fitter climbers race to the top like it’s nothing.
An estimated 50,000 people climb the mountain each year and it’s easy to see why. The view at the top is amazing. with 360 degree views of the coastal area, including Point Cartwright and the Glass House Mountains to the south, the Blackall Range to the west, and Noosa Heads to the north. There’s no toilet facilities at the park.
It’s only an easy 30 minute walk to the top of Mt Tinbeerwah for incredible 360-degree views of Noosa.
When you’re 265m above the Coastal town you can see from the river system to the string of lakes, the coast and the hinterland forest, says Visit Noosa.
Part of the track is accessible by wheelchair.
You’ll find Mt Tinbeerwah west of Noosa in the Tewantin State Forest. The car park is on the Mt Tinbeerwah Road.
Mount Cooroora, Pomona
Mount Cooroora is a steep and difficult mountain walk.
It will take you about two hours to reach the 439m summit and a lot of effort to clear the steep climb that has some loose stones, says Noosa eguide online.
The mountain is most famous for the annual King of the Mountain challenge, which takes place every July. Contestants sign up to tackle the mountain with the record time 20 minutes running to the top and back.
To reach Mount Cooroora, park your car on Mountain Road near the township of Pomona.
You’ll need a moderate level of fitness to climb Cooroy Mountain, according to Cooroy.com.au.
You will also need to have good eyesight because parts of the track are obscured and need to be found for you to make it to the top.
Cooroy Mountain is situated in the beautiful Noosa Hinterland and protected under the Department of Environment and Heritage’s National Reserve Program.
At 427m high, it will take you about two hours to climb at a leisurely pace.