Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos in Cooloola NP

Noosa River / Cooloola Sandpatch (Canoe / Walk) Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days2TerrainForest, Lakes / Rivers / Waterfalls, Cycling / CanoeingDateLate Jul
Region/PlaceQueensland (SE - Sunshine Coast), Cooloola NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)20 (Walking), 38 (Canoeing)Height gain (m)150Route findingEasy
RouteElanda Pt - Camp 3 - Cooloola Sandpatch - Beach (N1) - Cooloola Sandpatch - Camp 3 - Elanda Pt
NotesA combination of canoeing and walking is a splendid way to explore the Upper Noosa River and Cooloola Sandpatch. It worth continuing on from the Sandpatch to the ocean beach. On still days the reflections on the dark river are like looking in a mirror
Kangaroos at Elanda Pt campsite, Elanda Pt - Camp 3 - Cooloola Sandpatch - Beach Section, Upper Noosa River and Cooloola Sandpatch (T), Cooloola NP, Queensland, Australia, 24-Jul-04, NA0358

Kinaba Information Centre at end of Lake Cootharaba, Elanda Pt - Camp 3 - Cooloola Sandpatch - Beach Section, Upper Noosa River and Cooloola Sandpatch (T), Cooloola NP, Queensland, Australia, 24-Jul-04, NA0371

Channel alongside Kinaba Island, Elanda Pt - Camp 3 - Cooloola Sandpatch - Beach Section, Upper Noosa River and Cooloola Sandpatch (T), Cooloola NP, Queensland, Australia, 24-Jul-04, NA0384

Channel alongside Kinaba Island, Elanda Pt - Camp 3 - Cooloola Sandpatch - Beach Section, Upper Noosa River and Cooloola Sandpatch (T), Cooloola NP, Queensland, Australia, 24-Jul-04, NA0395

Como Reach, Upper Noosa River, Elanda Pt - Camp 3 - Cooloola Sandpatch - Beach Section, Upper Noosa River and Cooloola Sandpatch (T), Cooloola NP, Queensland, Australia, 24-Jul-04, NA0408

The Narrows, Upper Noosa River, Elanda Pt - Camp 3 - Cooloola Sandpatch - Beach Section, Upper Noosa River and Cooloola Sandpatch (T), Cooloola NP, Queensland, Australia, 24-Jul-04, NA0419

The Narrows, Upper Noosa River, Elanda Pt - Camp 3 - Cooloola Sandpatch - Beach Section, Upper Noosa River and Cooloola Sandpatch (T), Cooloola NP, Queensland, Australia, 24-Jul-04, NA0441

Jetty at Camp 3, Upper Noosa River, Elanda Pt - Camp 3 - Cooloola Sandpatch - Beach Section, Upper Noosa River and Cooloola Sandpatch (T), Cooloola NP, Queensland, Australia, 24-Jul-04, NA0448

Beach nr Noosa/Cooloola shire boundary, Elanda Pt - Camp 3 - Cooloola Sandpatch - Beach Section, Upper Noosa River and Cooloola Sandpatch (T), Cooloola NP, Queensland, Australia, 24-Jul-04, NA0459

Sunrise from Noosa/Cooloola shire boundary, Beach - Cooloola Sandpatch - Camp 3 - Elanda Pt Section, Upper Noosa River and Cooloola Sandpatch (T), Cooloola NP, Queensland, Australia, 25-Jul-04, NA0465

Sunrise from Noosa/Cooloola shire boundary, Beach - Cooloola Sandpatch - Camp 3 - Elanda Pt Section, Upper Noosa River and Cooloola Sandpatch (T), Cooloola NP, Queensland, Australia, 25-Jul-04, NA0475

Cooloola Sandpatch, Beach - Cooloola Sandpatch - Camp 3 - Elanda Pt Section, Upper Noosa River and Cooloola Sandpatch (T), Cooloola NP, Queensland, Australia, 25-Jul-04, NA0489

Cooloola Sandpatch, Beach - Cooloola Sandpatch - Camp 3 - Elanda Pt Section, Upper Noosa River and Cooloola Sandpatch (T), Cooloola NP, Queensland, Australia, 25-Jul-04, NA0502

Path from Camp 3 to Cooloola Sandpatch, Beach - Cooloola Sandpatch - Camp 3 - Elanda Pt Section, Upper Noosa River and Cooloola Sandpatch (T), Cooloola NP, Queensland, Australia, 25-Jul-04, NA0512

Upper Noosa River nr Camp 1, Beach - Cooloola Sandpatch - Camp 3 - Elanda Pt Section, Upper Noosa River and Cooloola Sandpatch (T), Cooloola NP, Queensland, Australia, 25-Jul-04, NA0524

The Narrows, Upper Noosa River, Beach - Cooloola Sandpatch - Camp 3 - Elanda Pt Section, Upper Noosa River and Cooloola Sandpatch (T), Cooloola NP, Queensland, Australia, 25-Jul-04, NA0534

Small (Pelican) Island opposite Fig Tree Point Jetty, Beach - Cooloola Sandpatch - Camp 3 - Elanda Pt Section, Upper Noosa River and Cooloola Sandpatch (T), Cooloola NP, Queensland, Australia, 25-Jul-04, NA0555

   
Cooloola northern circuit Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days2TerrainForest, Coast / Beach, Lakes / Rivers / WaterfallsDateMid Jun
Region/PlaceQueensland, Cooloola NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)37Height gain (m)200Route findingEasy
RouteRainbow Bay - Carlo Sandblow - Murrawar lookout - Bymien picnic area - Poona Lake - Freshwater Lake (N1) - Teewah Beach - Double Island Point - Rainbow Beach
NotesAn easy two day circuit leading through scenery very similar to the more popular walking routes on Fraser Island. The rainforest near Bymien and Poona Lake are both highlights. It's possible to walk around Poona Lake in around 30 minutes. A shortcut track (closed to vehicles) leads from near the lighthouse to right at the very end of Rainbow Beach. The section of Rainbow Beach to the NE of the Leisha track is strewn in a few sections with dead trees, meaning that some paddling may be necessary near high tide. Carlo Sandblow does not lead onto Rainbow Beach with a drop of around 70m over crumbling sandy and rocky slopes, so visit the sandblow on the way to Bymien, rather than from Rainbow Beach. A couple of hundred of metres of quite steep but open forest separate the upper corner of the sandblow and the Telegraph Track leading to Bymien.
Carlo Sandblow and Double Island Point, Rainbow Beach - Carlo Sandblow - Bymien - Freshwater Lake Section, Rainbow Beach - Freshwater circuit (T), Cooloola NP, Queensland, Australia, 12-Jun-05, NA1109

Carlo Sandblow above Rainbow Beach cliffs, Rainbow Beach - Carlo Sandblow - Bymien - Freshwater Lake Section, Rainbow Beach - Freshwater circuit (T), Cooloola NP, Queensland, Australia, 12-Jun-05, NA1114

Trees nr Bymien picnic area, Rainbow Beach - Carlo Sandblow - Bymien - Freshwater Lake Section, Rainbow Beach - Freshwater circuit (T), Cooloola NP, Queensland, Australia, 12-Jun-05, NA1119

Poona Lake, Rainbow Beach - Carlo Sandblow - Bymien - Freshwater Lake Section, Rainbow Beach - Freshwater circuit (T), Cooloola NP, Queensland, Australia, 12-Jun-05, NA1121

Poona Lake, Rainbow Beach - Carlo Sandblow - Bymien - Freshwater Lake Section, Rainbow Beach - Freshwater circuit (T), Cooloola NP, Queensland, Australia, 12-Jun-05, NA1124

Poona Lake, Rainbow Beach - Carlo Sandblow - Bymien - Freshwater Lake Section, Rainbow Beach - Freshwater circuit (T), Cooloola NP, Queensland, Australia, 12-Jun-05, NA1138

Poona Lake, Rainbow Beach - Carlo Sandblow - Bymien - Freshwater Lake Section, Rainbow Beach - Freshwater circuit (T), Cooloola NP, Queensland, Australia, 12-Jun-05, NA1143

Teewah Beach leading to Double Island Point nr Freshwater Campsite, Freshwater Lake - Teewah Beach - Double Island Pt - Rainbow Beach Section, Rainbow Beach - Freshwater circuit (T), Cooloola NP, Queensland, Australia, 13-Jun-05, NA1149

Surf below Double Island Point and Teewah Beach to S, Freshwater Lake - Teewah Beach - Double Island Pt - Rainbow Beach Section, Rainbow Beach - Freshwater circuit (T), Cooloola NP, Queensland, Australia, 13-Jun-05, NA1155

Lighthouse, Double Island Point, Freshwater Lake - Teewah Beach - Double Island Pt - Rainbow Beach Section, Rainbow Beach - Freshwater circuit (T), Cooloola NP, Queensland, Australia, 13-Jun-05, NA1162

Hills either side of Leisha Track from nr Double Island Point, Freshwater Lake - Teewah Beach - Double Island Pt - Rainbow Beach Section, Rainbow Beach - Freshwater circuit (T), Cooloola NP, Queensland, Australia, 13-Jun-05, NA1173

Sand-slip hill nr Leisha Track from nr Double Island Point, Freshwater Lake - Teewah Beach - Double Island Pt - Rainbow Beach Section, Rainbow Beach - Freshwater circuit (T), Cooloola NP, Queensland, Australia, 13-Jun-05, NA1182

Rainbow Beach and Rainbow Cliffs, Freshwater Lake - Teewah Beach - Double Island Pt - Rainbow Beach Section, Rainbow Beach - Freshwater circuit (T), Cooloola NP, Queensland, Australia, 13-Jun-05, NA1200

Rainbow Beach and Rainbow Cliffs, Freshwater Lake - Teewah Beach - Double Island Pt - Rainbow Beach Section, Rainbow Beach - Freshwater circuit (T), Cooloola NP, Queensland, Australia, 13-Jun-05, NA1214

Rainbow Cliffs, Freshwater Lake - Teewah Beach - Double Island Pt - Rainbow Beach Section, Rainbow Beach - Freshwater circuit (T), Cooloola NP, Queensland, Australia, 13-Jun-05, NA1220