SOMETIMES you need to get high to see the Sunshine Coast in a way you've never experienced.

Any of the Coast's magnificent mountain ranges offer an adventure and a magnificent view from the sky.

Here, has put together a guide to our best mountain hikes in an interactive map that shows you the best places to climb.

Click on an icon to learn more about our top mountain hikes, how experienced you need to be and how high you'll get.

More about the mountains...

  1. Mount Tinbeerwah
  2. Mount Coolum
  3. Glasshouse Mountains
  4. Mount Cooroora
  5. Cooroy Mountain


Mount Tinbeerwah
It's only an easy 30 minute walk to the top of Mt Tinbeerwah for incredible 360-degree views of Noosa.

When you're 265m above the Coastal town you can see from the river system to the string of lakes, the coast and the hinterland forest, says Visit Noosa.

Part of the track is accessible by wheelchair.

You'll find Mt Tinbeerwah west of Noosa in the Tewantin State Forest. The car park is on the Mt Tinbeerwah Road.


Mount Coolum
It can be a hard slog climbing Mount Coolum but the higher you go the more magnificent the views.

The climb is suited for people with a moderate level of fitness, says coastal website

It will take you up to an hour to reach the summit (maybe longer if you are more casual in your climb).

Make sure you wear strong walking shoes because the terrain is unforgiving. There are some near-vertical faces to scale and rocky areas to negotiate through.

At the top you will find a view that extends from Noosa National Park to the high rise buildings of Caloundra and out to the cane fields and Maroochy River.


Glasshouse Mountains
Drive just 20km north of Caboolture to find some of the most beautiful mountain ranges in Australia.

There's a long list of different scenic drives, bush walks, mountain climbs and hikes to experience the mountains by.

The Australian Explorer suggests visiting the Glass House Mountains townships or any of the four smaller national parks set within the area.

The national parks include Mt Beerwah, an intermediate climb; Mt Coonowrin, an advanced climb; Mt Ngungun, a fairly easy walk; and Mt Tibrogargan, an intermediate climb

More walking trails can be found around Mt Tibrogargan, which is set within the Mt Tibrogargan Relaxapark.

While you're planning for a serious day of hiking, don't forget to pack your camera because whichever trail you choose to climb you will be met with breathtaking views.


Mount Cooroora, Pomona
Mount Cooroora is a steep and difficult mountain walk.

It will take you about two hours to reach the 439m summit and a lot of effort to clear the steep climb that has some loose stones, says Noosa eguide online.

The mountain is most famous for the annual King of the Mountain challenge, which takes place every July. Contestants sign up to tackle the mountain with the record time 20 minutes running to the top and back.

To reach Mount Cooroora, park your car on Mountain Road near the township of Pomona.


Cooroy Mountain
You'll need a moderate level of fitness to climb Cooroy Mountain, according to

You will also need to have good eyesight because parts of the track are obscured and need to be found for you to make it to the top.

Cooroy Mountain is situated in the beautiful Noosa Hinterland and protected under the Department of Environment and Heritage's National Reserve Program.

At 427m high, it will take you about two hours to climb at a leisurely pace.

Topics:  walking

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