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Cooran is a quiet farming suburb located on the northern edges of the Sunshine Coast, approximately 35kms northwest of Noosa.

Cooran is easily accessible via the Bruce Highway, and visitors will immediately notice Mount Cooroora, the tallest peak in this area.

Cooran Accommodation, Mt Cooroora, Sunshine Coast

Cooran is not a tourist spot but a quiet place for residents as it has a general store and a few shops within its precincts. Cooran is also home to a primary school, parklands and is serviced by train and bus services.

Cooran borders the Tuchekoi National Park, which is home to Mount Cooroora. This 439-metre mountain challenges runners at the annual Pomona King of the Mountain race, which challenges competitors to run up the face of Mt. Cooroora. The festival program also includes a 3km Family Fun Run, 2.1km Pram Push, Primary School Relay, Tug-O-War and Mountain Dash. There is also skate park competitions, music jam sessions, live music, buskers, rides and a sideshow alley.

Trails around the base of the mountain provide opportunities for hiking and horse and mountain bike riding, so visitors coming to Cooran should check out tours available in this area.

There is no accommodation located in Cooran, so visitors should check other nearby suburbs for accommodation. Click the link below to find the best accommodation in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.

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