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5 Places to tune into nature in Noosa

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Noosa is Queensland's first UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, an international recognition of the balance we keep between the natural environment and the people in it.


More than 35% of the Noosa region is protected area, from parks and forests to lakes and rivers, providing a safe haven for 44% of all of Australia's bird species and 700 species of native animals.

Read on to discover 5 places to tune into nature in Noosa, thanks to our friends at Visit Noosa.

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1. Noosa National Park

The Noosa National Park is an entire headland and one of Australia's most popular parks with a vast network of tracks ready to be explored. Accessible and beautiful, its coastal and rainforest paths are well-worn by hikers, runners, surfers and nature enthusiasts.

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2. The Noosa Trail Network

The Noosa Trail Network is made up of eight scenic hinterland trails suitable for walking, hiking, horse riding or mountain biking. From Kin Kin to Woondum National Park and Pomona to Tewantin National Park there is a trail for all fitness levels and experience.

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3. The Wooroi Trails

Add some adventure to your visit to Noosa and fly through the sensational mountain bike flow trails in Wooroi, Tewantin National Park. The Wooroi trails have over 25km of fast flowing single-track on offer, with heaps of fun green trails for the family and blue and black trails for the more experienced mountain bikers looking for berms and gap jumps.

Our tip: hire your bikes from Bike On
Cycling is perfect for the whole family! Ride directly from Netanya Noosa and explore Noosa's world class road cycling and mountain bike trails with Bike On.

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4. Tewantin National Park

The Tewantin National Park encompasses Mt Tinbeerwah and the Wooroi day use area. The Park is home to protected areas of rainforest, open eucalypt forest and remnants of wallum heath that provides refuge for native wildlife including echidnas and koalas.

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5. The Great Sandy National Park

The Great Sandy National Park is part of the UNESCO Great Sandy Biosphere and connects with Noosa - the only two adjoining biospheres in the world. Contained within this park are the Noosa Everglades and Noosa North Shore, the 4WD access point to Fraser Island.