What’s your next adventure in paradise?
Anyone who’s ever felt the adrenaline rush as you land a jump while whacking along a single track on your mountain bike will want to know about these sweet Noosa trails. With picture-perfect beaches and national parks teeming with wildlife, Noosa and its surrounds are the perfect spot for losing yourself in nature.
Wooroi Bike Trails
Arguably one of the best spots for riding in South East Queensland, the Wooroi trails at Tewantin make for an epic day out.
From the Wooroi day-use area, you can choose from trails that vary in length and difficulty. While most are suitable for beginners and people with moderate fitness levels, there are a few more technical routes on which to test your skills.
Beginners will love the Glider and Secrets trails while those with more experience will be hollering for joy on Trailblazer and Milkmaid.
When riding watch out for walkers who also use these trails. There are also tracks around the perimeter that allow horseriding. And once you’re done, take a look for glossy black-cockatoos, white-bellied sea-eagle and koalas – they’re all residents of this protected habitat.
Wooroi also caters for your support crew; they can sit and enjoy a relaxing picnic among coastal she-oak and bloodwood trees while you rip through the bush. Picnic tables and tap water are available here but there are no toilet facilities.
Noosaville’s local bike shop Spoke N Trail do shuttles on the weekends, as well as hire bikes.
Throw on your boots for a hike to the top of Mt Tinbeerwah, an impressive-looking volcanic plug 15-minutes drive from Noosa Heads in Tewantin National Park. It’s an easy 1km return hike to the top from the car park and the walk has wheelchair and pram access to the first lookout point (130m) with views to the coast.
After this the track climbs to the fire tower lookout, which sits 265m above sea level (300m further on). Be sure to carry your camera and binoculars to take advantage of the panoramic 360-degree views, with magnificent vistas over Noosa and the Pacific Ocean. To maximise the breathtaking quotient, pair your walk with late afternoon light to revel in a beautiful sunset.
For the more adventurous, there are great crags and cliffs for abseiling and rockclimbing, with operators also offering sunset sessions.
You’ll experience amazing views of the hinterland, and abseil 40–50m cliffs while bathed in golden light.
You can also take on a half day course at the end of which you’ll be leaning over the edge of Mt Tinbeerwah for one of the world’s highest natural-faced commercial abseils. All gear and training is included, and no experience is necessary. Courage, however, is!
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