Mountain climbing on the Sunshine Coast
Scaling a mountain, or several is a great way to see the Sunshine Coast and the entire Noosa region. And with sweeping views across the Hinterland and ocean it will be well worth the climb! Discover the right path for you based on your ability and fitness level and go mountain climbing in Sunshine Coast.
There are several mountains within the Noosa region, so we’ve picked some of the most popular climbs.
Easy mountain climbs
Mount Tinbeerwah stands at 265m and is in the nearby stunning Tewantin National Park. The route is a 500m (approx.) return trip from the car park, therefore this climb is one of the easiest on the Sunshine Coast. And it’s a beautiful spot to have a picnic where you can take in magnificent views over Noosa and the hinterland. Mount Tinbeerwah is accessible by wheelchair from the carpark.
Emu Mountain offers 360-degree views of Peregian and Coolum from the 71-metre peak. As this is more of a hill, it’s easy to explore with young children, or even have a run or a bike ride to explore multiple trails. Also known as Mount Peregian, which derived from the local Aboriginal word peregian, meaning emu, as emus once roamed here.
Steeper mountain climbs
Mount Coolum is the world’s second largest rock after Uluru (Ayres Rock). At 208m above sea level, Mount Coolum is quite steep and rocky and will take around an hour to reach the top. So stop regularly to take a break and enjoy the amazing views – which you will! Located in the suburb of Mount Coolum, it’s an easy drive just 30 minutes south of Noosa.
Mount Ninderry is 304 metres above sea level and is a picturesque 30-minute drive from Noosa. Start from the carpark and follow the track to the right up the northern ridge. This pleasant climb is 1.5k each way and follows a stepped track to a large plateau with two viewing platforms. One west, overlooking Yandina and the Blackall Range and the other is east, overlooking Mount Coolum. Come and feel the bliss.
Harder mountain climbs
Mount Tibrogaran stands at 346m and the circuit is a fairly strenuous 3.2km return, which takes around 1.5 – 3.5 hours, depending on your fitness level. However, this is an excellent climb if you have a head for heights and are sure-footed. You will be rewarded for your effort with a breath-taking view. Your climb awaits you an hour south from Noosa, where you’ll find Mount Tibrogargan and the incredible Glasshouse Mountains.
Mount Cooroora is one of the higher mountains on the coast at 439m. You can start your ascent from the carpark which is just over 3km there and back. It’s steep and rocky, however there are steps and a chain to help you get up and down. Once you make it to the top, prepare to be mesmerised by the stunning coastal and hinterland views. Mount Cooroora is in the Tuchekoi National Park, only 25 minutes North of Noosa.
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