Visitor sites and facilities
Summary of Cooloola visitor sites and facilities
Searys Creek. Picnic in the bush at one of the smaller day-use areas in Cooloola. Photo: Queensland Government
This is a summary of key visitor sites in Cooloola. For more detailed information, please read about Cooloola.
For your reference:
- Cooloola Recreation Area map (walking track numbers correspond to their location on this map).
- See the walking track page for more details on each walking track number and the Cooloola Wilderness Trail.
- Camp only in designated camping areas.
- Locations marked with an asterisk (*) indicate that wheelchair-accessible facilities are present at that location.
|Location||Permits required||Facilities||Access||Walking tracks|
|Bymien picnic area*||Vehicle access permits accessing the site from Teewah Beach only||Toilets, picnic tables||
2WD from Rainbow Beach Road,
4WD from Teewah Beach, walk
|17, 18, 21, 22|
Freshwater camping area*
|Vehicle and camping permits||Toilets, showers ($1 for hot and cold water), phone, camping, water (untreated)||4WD, walk||19, Cooloola Great Walk|
|Freshwater day-use area*||Vehicle access permits||Toilets, picnic tables, barbecues, water (untreated)||4WD, walk||19|
|Freshwater camping service point||Vehicle access permits||Portable toilet waste disposal facility, outdoor showers (cold)||4WD, walk||19|
|Freshwater Lake||Vehicle access permits if driving to Freshwater camping area and day-use area, before walking.||None||Walk||19, 20, 21|
|Double Island Point||Vehicle access permits||Toilets on northern beach side||4WD, walk||23, 24, Cooloola Great Walk|
|Teewah Beach (including camping area)||Vehicle access permits, camping permits if camping||Bins along the beach in the 15 km designated camping area||4WD||23, Cooloola Great Walk|
|Poverty Point camping area||Camping permits||Camping, QPWS fire rings||4WD||None|
|Rainbow Beach QPWS Information Centre*||None||Information, over-the-counter permit sales, outdoor permit pack pick-up area for pre-booked sites, toilets||2WD||14, 15, 22|
|Cooloola Way||None||None||4WD||11, 12|
|Freshwater Road||Vehicle access permits from Bymien to Teewah Beach||None||4WD (from Bymien)||None|
|Kings Bore Road via eastern or western firebreak (Pettigrews Road)||Vehicle access permits||None||4WD (one-way access to Teewah Beach)||None|
|Cooloola Wilderness Trail||Camping permits||None||Walk (47.9km)||5, 8, 11, 12, 13|
|Neebs waterhole camping area||Camping permits||Camping||Walk||12, 13|
|Wandi waterhole camping area||Camping permits||Camping||Walk||11, 12|
|Cooloola Great Walk||Camping permits||Camping, toilets, water tanks (full tanks not guaranteed)||Walk (up to 102km)||-|
|Tewantin QPWS Information Centre*||None||Information, over-the-counter permit sales, outdoor permit pack pick-up area for pre-booked sites, toilets||2WD||None|
|Elanda Point car park and canoe launch||None||Information||2WD||2, 4, 5|
|Teewah Landing||Vehicle access permits only if driving up the beach to walk in from a beach access track||Jetty||Canoe, boat, walk||1, Cooloola Great Walk|
|Kinaba Information Centre||None||Information, toilets, jetty and canoe access||Walk, canoe, boat||2, 3|
|Fig Tree Point camping and day-use area *||Camping permits||Toilets, picnic tables, camping, water (untreated), jetty, canoe landing||Walk, canoe, boat||5, 6, 8|
|Harrys Hut Road||None||None||4WD, walk||7, 8|
|Harrys camping and day-use area *||Camping permits||Toilets, picnic tables, camping, water (untreated), information, jetties, canoe landings||4WD, walk, canoe, boat||8, 9, 11|
|Upper Noosa River campsite 1–3||Camping permits||Toilets, camping, water (untreated) at camp sites 1 and 2 only||Walk, canoe, boat||9, 10, Cooloola Great Walk|
|Upper Noosa River campsite 4–15||Camping permits||Camping||Canoe, boat (electric motors only)||None|