A hinterland walk was planned for Christmas day, but the BOM radar’s forecast for electrical storms deterred us. Plan B was therefore set in motion, a shorter loop around the Noosa National Park headland.
We set off from Sunshine beach, making the steep climb up to devils kitchen and towards Lion Rock, some enviable views caught along the way.
The ‘coastal track’ then passes along Alexandria Bay, which today was flooded with an array of Cnidarians (some looking nastier than others!)
At the end of the beach section, we detoured to check out Hells Gates, which was a flurry with American tourists, before turning back to meet the Tanglewood Track, which weaves through the interior of the headland. Here we were welcomed with the cooler air of a more subtropical rainforest type ecology.
Eventually, Tanglewood met with the Alexandria Bay track, leading us back to our car with some nice open views along the way.
All in all, we traversed around 5-6km, a good warm up for attempt #2 to hit up the hinterland on Boxing Day!