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Cooroy Mountain

Cooroy Mountain

Cooroy Mountain is a majestic 438-metre-high mountain, a terrific bushwalking destination that rewards you with breathtaking views of the Sunshine Coast.

It has volcanic origins and is an iconic destination in the Noosa hinterland.

Cooroy Mountain, Climb, Bushwalking, Hike & Bike Trails Map, QLD

The mountain is famous for the sense of tranquillity and serenity it brings. It is clean, well-maintained and an excellent place for a day outdoors. However, the mountain is only open to the public once a year: during the Cooroy Mountain Spring Festival. This one-day-only event is held for charity while allowing visitors exclusive access to the mountain through climbing and nature walks.

The festival includes many fun activities for all ages, including food stalls, arts and crafts, entertainment for kids, live music, and much more. If you can visit during the festival, it’s your chance to see the magnificent and pristine surroundings. All proceeds from the event go to a charity, too!

The beautiful freshwater Lake MacDonald is found north of Cooroy Mountain, nestled 110 metres above sea level. The lake is where you can find the Noosa Botanical Gardens and Amphitheatre, home to around 40 species of stunning wild birds, and kangaroos which can be seen grazing during the mornings. The lake is abundant with several fish, as it’s a top angling destination. Be sure to bring your camera because the area surrounding the lake is a photographer’s dream. Facilities are provided for visitors, including BBQ pits, picnic tables, and shelters.

Even if you can’t climb the mountain during the festival or want to spend a few nights here, there are a handful of vacation rentals to choose from.

You can’t go wrong visiting Cooroy Mountain as it’s a pristine destination with unmatched beauty

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