We stayed for two nights in late March for the first time and everything about this place went beyond our expectations , especially the staff on greeting and throughout were always willing to offer assistance and go out of their way to help, the place is immaculate and very well managed by the onsite manager . This is all on top of the beautiful rooms , location and facilities , I highly recommend . - Amy
A Tingirana Holiday Experience
Explore the Noosa National Park
Having an iconic natural wonder sitting outside Tingirana’s front gate can sometimes make you a little complacent. But Noosa National Park is so much more than an award-winning walkway with a few good vantage spots. Tingirana creates a luxurious aesthetic to help ease those tense worry knots, but immersing yourself in the beauty of the Noosa National Park will also do wonders for your soul.
For the early birds, getting out on any of the myriad walking tracks in the Noosa National Park is a no-brainer, but for true communing with nature, you’ll have to get off the beaten path. Literally. The 10.8km coastal track is a favourite for visitors and locals alike, making it rather busy. The Tingirana team can highly recommend the 8km Tanglewood track, which takes an inland route through serene forest, before meeting back up with the coast for amazing views on the loop back to Main Beach. Much less frequented, indulge in the Japanese art of Shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing, as whip birds chirp and the sounds of town fade away.
Along the coastal track, there are a myriad of bays and beaches to swim and surf at. Stop at beautiful Tea Tree Bay for a refreshing swim, or just head straight there from Tingirana as the sun rises for a gentle, soul soothing surf. The colours on the water change and as the sun climbs over the headland to hit the water, the day ahead seems filled with infinite possibilities.
With the headland protecting the bays of the Park from all but a Northerly wind, emerging out to the full brunt of the elements at Hell’s Gate can be exhilarating. It feels like the end of the Earth, but really, that could just be the name and to be honest, this ‘end’ point of the Noosa National Park is anything but hellish. With views over Alexandra Bay to the south, Double Island Point to the north and the wide blue Pacific Ocean to the east, this is a special place to catch your breath and sit in contemplation. Spot whales on their migrations north and south, watch pods of dolphin race past, turtles float and seabirds ride the gusts of wind. Breathe in and out.
Once you’ve exhausted all of the tracks and bays, it’s worthwhile getting a different perspective, and the Noosa Lookout does just that. Starting from the corner of Main Beach and heading straight up, the views from the top of this beautifully landscaped lookout are worth the huff and puff. Views of the Noosa River up to Tewantin, the hinterland and Noosa North Shore as well as the odd koala abound, and at sunset, the colours are amazing.
Regardless of which way you go, heading back down into Hastings St for a relaxed lunch (or brunch) in your exercise gear is simple. For takeaway enjoyed on the boardwalk or beach, try Raw+Rice for a healthy bowl of goodness or Boardwalk Bistro’s Kiosk for delicious treats and baguettes. Alternatively, head up to the Noosa Heads Surf Club for something more substantial yet low-key. Having said that, eating out in your exercise gear is a Noosa past-time, with Aromas, Noosa Providore and Café Le Monde all great options for a casual bite.
From Tingirana, accessing the Noosa National Park is simple. Head out the front gate onto the boardwalk and turn right. Simply follow the award-winning walkway, past the surf club and Little Cove until you enter the park. Well signed, there is also a small National Park shop with knowledgeable staff. The Deadly Espresso coffee cart is also housed here- perfect for a midway caffeine hit. There are toilets, cold showers and water taps. Ask one of the Tingirana team for more directions, or their preferred route through one of Australia’s most iconic parks.