Cancellation of 2017 Great Noosa Trail Walk
We have made the difficult decision to cancel the Great Noosa Trail Walk for 2017 due to heat, drought and fire hazard.
There is no forecast of rain and our last significant rainfall was in March. It is very dry and unpleasant. The extended weather forecast is for above 30 degrees for most days over the next fortnight and at least one or two above 35 degrees. (average temps in September / October is meant to be 26) The temperature is anticipated to be 33 degrees on the Saturday / Sunday of the walk.
The local rural fire service at Kin Kin are very concerned for fuel loads and fire risk in the local area and very concerned for the heat and bushfire conditions, as walkers are travelling on steep terrain which has highest fire risk applied to it (in particular Wahpunga Range and Woondum Plateau). In addition an existing fire has been smouldering across extensive areas of the Woondum Plateau for the last three weeks. They are very relieved we are cancelling the walk for the safety of all.
To be honest our hinterland is looking so poorly at the moment, it is not a quality Noosa Country experience for visitors, especially if temperatures are going to be so high for walkers.
Full Refund or Rebooking
All walkers are entitled to a full refund, or if you wish, retention of a ticket/s for a rescheduled walk, tentatively on the May Long Weekend (subject to interest and approvals).
Refunds will be via the Trybooking system refunding to the card that you originally paid with.
Cooran Acoustic Night on Sunday Night.
Please be advised that the iconic Cooran Acoustic Night is still being held in Cooran on the Sunday night from 7pm. Visitors very welcome. Camping near to the oval is available.
The Great Noosa Trail Walk is a 3 day guided walk through the natural and cultural landscape of the Noosa hinterland in Queensland Australia, known as “Noosa Country” experiencing beautiful countryside and lovely country towns of Cooroy, Kin Kin, Cooran and Pomona en route.
For 2017, as well as holding the 3 Day Great Noosa Trail Walk on 30th Sept & 1,2, Oct, we held a separate ‘Sunday Stroll’ on the 23rd July which took in a section of the GNTW and was a huge success.
There is a limit of 150 walkers for the 3 day GNTW and tickets are available now : BOOK HERE
For 2017, we are also giving you the opportunity to make an optional payment as a track improvement levy/donation that the GNTW will use as we work with Noosa Council to improve the tracks infrastructure.
A short clip from the Great Noosa Trail Walk 2014 thanks to Panga Productions:
The trail traverses the country towns of Cooroy, Kin Kin, Cooran and Pomona via a series of dedicated walking trails through farmlands, natural forests and spectacular lookouts of the hinterland through to the ocean.
Walkers undertake the walk at their own pace and are expected to take time to enjoy the landscape, local cafes and antique shops encountered on route. A reasonable level of walking fitness is required, but this is not a race, plenty of time is allowed to complete each day’s walk. Trail guides will be on the route providing assistance and information about the history and landscape.
Camping accommodation is provided in camping grounds in Kin Kin and Cooran or alternatively accommodation is available at numerous guest houses. A shuttle bus will transfer all camping gear, as well as be available to collect tired walkers at key rest points.
Numbers are limited to 150 walkers to ensure a successful and well co-ordinated event and maintain a friendly community atmosphere.