Travel- things to do in Noosa- Hiking in Noosa National Park
Oh Noosa, who would know just how beautiful you really are? I had visited you when I was a child, but this beauty I had forgotten. Knowing how active I love to live my life, when we realised the opportunity to go hiking in Noosa National Park with my mum and sister, I jumped at the opportunity. Luckily from the hotel we were staying in we could walk up Hastings Street to the entry point to the National Park. Once you get there you have many options of hikes you can do, different lengths, different levels of difficulty.
We chose to walk along the beautiful coast line, which was an experience we didn’t regret. The beaches and that water was crystal clear and turquoise blue. The walk started off with a board walk, where you feel like you are walking in a rainforest, but that stunning water peaks through the trees. It takes your breath away…
The first day we walked we left in the morning when the sun was already warm on our skin. We walked to Dolphin point on the first day, which there and back was 7km, the time flew by. It was an enjoyable and not difficult walk due to the amazing scenery.
Each little cove, beach and point was a new level of beauty and amazement.
My sister had read about a place called Fairy Pools that you could walk to. They were much further around and involved some climbing over the rock formations to get down to the pools but they didn’t not disappoint, they had such a great vibe of people swimming and playing.
On our longest hike, we went to Hell’s Gate, which looked more like heaven to me. The water crashed against the rocks, but with the colours and the drama that was produced, it was hard not to stare in awe at nature… I find it grounding, seeing natures power. Have you ever really stopped to take it in and admire it?
The hike to and from Hell’s Gate was 10km but is well worth the look.
So next time you think about going to Noosa, don’t just think about Hastings Street and the shopping and nice restaurants but think about starting your day off on these amazing walks.
Noosa National Park is a must see.
Check out some travel photos below to see how stunning the scenery is… I really do not think the pictures do it justice.
For more information about Noosa National Park view their website: here.
To read about my experience horse riding on Noosa North Shore beach check out my post here.
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