The Noosa Biosphere Trails are located in the Noosa hinterland and are a popular destination for horse-riders, walkers, runners and bike riders. The trails pass through forests, mountains and rural landscapes offering a diversity of experiences for users.
The Noosa Biosphere Trails are currently undergoing upgrades in line with the Noosa Trails Masterplan and the concept map available for download.
Development of the new trail maps and field guides are currently underway. In the meantime, trail users can refer to the old network map.
Please note that the trails have been renamed with signage updates currently in progress. Trail 5 has now been renamed as the Cooroora Trail.
Council apologies for any inconvenience these closures cause:
Trail 8 is closed until further notice while repairs are carried out. Access is strictly not permitted on Trail 8 while these repairs are underway. Signs are displayed onsite and the public are advised that for their own safety, do not enter the area.
Trail 2 & 4 Twin View Hills Lookout: Trail is closed until further notice due to storm damage. Signs are displayed onsite at Twin View Hills Lookout.
Trail 4: Forest Acres Drive to Louis Bazzo Drive is closed until further notice due to plantation timber harvesting. Access is strictly not permitted on Trail 4 while harvesting operations are underway. Signs are displayed onsite and the public are advised that for their own safety, do not enter the area.
The Cooroora Trail, a 10km track connecting Pomona to Cooran in the Tuchekoi National Park, has reopened after a $1.68 million upgrade. The trail (formerly known as Trail 5) has been realigned, resurfaced, widened, and provided with new drainage, and new wayfinding and interpretive signage. Recycled asphalt has been applied to improve durability, and new trail head facility works have been completed at Pioneer Park, Cooran, Cooroora Mountain Park, and Stan Topper Park, Pomona.
The upgrade is the first project of the Noosa Trails Masterplan designed to enhance town connectivity, drive tourism, and increase the use of trails for educational and recreational purposes. The Cooroora Trail project was funded by the Australian and Queensland Governments’ Local Economic Recovery (LER) Program, with $1.61 million of funding provided through Category D of the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements, which supports projects that improve community resilience and economic recovery.
The Cooroora Trail upgrade aims to support economic and social recovery in areas severely affected by the 2019 Queensland Bushfires, and enhance the effectiveness of bushland firebreaks. Visitors and locals can now enjoy the beautiful natural and cultural environment of Tuchekoi National Park more easily thanks to the upgraded Cooroora Trail.
Priority upgrades of Trail 7 (Yurol Trail) will follow later this year.
The Noosa Trail Masterplan
In 2020, a Noosa Trail Masterplan, funded by the Noosa Biosphere Reserve Foundation, was developed by Tourism Noosa to help improve trail offerings and experiences.
The Trail Masterplan made a number of key recommendations:
In 2021 Council endorsed the Noosa Trail Masterplan as a basis for further planning and design of a shire-wide trail network.