Noosa National Park Eastern Loop

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.

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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.

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The ‘coastal track’ then passes along Alexandria Bay, which today was flooded with an array of Cnidarians (some looking nastier than others!)

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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.

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Eventually, Tanglewood met with the Alexandria Bay track, leading us back to our car with some nice open views along the way.

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All in all, we traversed around 5-6km, a good warm up for attempt #2 to hit up the hinterland on Boxing Day!

 

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