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Laguna Lookout


Noosa National Park


Distance (kms):

0.1 kms

Time (hrs):

Allow 15 mins

Elevation gain (m):

2 m

Max. elevation (m):

118 m

Difficulty (Grade):

Easy (Grade 1)

Route type:





2WD Sufficient

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A beautiful lookout with views across Noosa River, the coastline, and to the surrounding peaks of the hinterland.

This heavily trafficked location is found at the end of Viewland Drive in Noosa Heads.

The lookout is within the Noosa National Park and is surround by towering eucalypt forest.

Sensational views across Laguna Bay to Noosa Main Beach and the river mouth are just the start.

Look further, tracing the Noosa River as it heads inland towards the surrounding peaks, including Mount Cooroora, Mount Tinbeerwah, Mount Cooran and Mount Pinbarren.

Use the dial located in the centre of the lookout to get your bearings and look for the various geographic features that can be seen from the lookout inscribed on the lookout fence.

There is even the chance of seeing humpback whales between June and November as they migrate along the coast.

The lookout is a particularly popular spot for watching the sunset, however is amazing at any time of day.

The lookout is wheelchair and pram accessible. Note that there are no seats or facilities at the lookout so be sure to take all rubbish with you when you leave.

Track: A concrete path, including a ramp or a small set of stairs.

Difficulty: A very accessible lookout, suitable for all fitness levels and wheelchair accessible.

Direction: This is an out-and-back walk that returns the way it came.

getting there

The lookout is located at the end of Viewland Drive in Noosa Heads, 2 hours drive north of Brisbane.

There is also the option to walk to the lookout from Noosa town-centre, via access points on Morwang Drive or Bayview Road (approximately 1.3 kms one-way).

The car park is quite small and becomes particularly busy at sunset and on weekends.

best time to go

This location can be visited year-round. Sunset is a particularly popular time.

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Remember, whenever venturing into the outdoors, practice the Leave No Trace principles and be considerate of others. This means: dispose of your waste properly, don't remove things or move things from their natural position and respect all wildlife. Also be sure to plan ahead and adequately prepare for any adventure. 

I respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which all activities listed on this website are found, as well as Elders past, present and emerging. I strive to not promote sites where requests have been made for people not to explore due to the cultural significance of the site to Indigenous peoples, or note how to respectfully visit a site. If I have a promoted a site with cultural significance, please send me a message and let me know.   

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