Whilst many know of its existence, Noosa’s Fairy Ponds can sometimes be difficult to find for visitors and first timers. To help you, we’ve created a simple guide which will help you find the natural beauty that is the Fairy Pools.
Getting Ready to head to the Fairy Pools
- Grab a waterproof bag or backpack to carry the essentials. At a minimum I’d suggest packing some snacks and a zip lock bag to store anything you’d normally carry in your pockets (mobile phone, car keys etc – you don’t want to drop these in the water or lose them on the walk there)
- Whilst you’re heading to the beach, wear enclosed shoes with good grip for the trip to the Fairy Pools. The last thing you want to do is injure yourself before making it to your destination! Pack flip flops for when you make it to the pools.
- Being outside exposed to the sun for hours, be sure to wear sunglasses, a hat and sunscreen.
- Check the tide schedule as you will want the tide out as far as possible to allow the fairy pools to be fully disconnected.
- Whilst many people don’t know about the Fairy Pools there is still a significant amount of people who frequent them so heading out earlier in the day or during the week will increase your chances of having a more private experience!
Useful map for finding the Fairy Pools
Getting to the Noosa Fairy Pools
1. : Main Beach
Starting from Main Beach, head north east up Park Road for 800m until you reach the Noosa National Park Carpark. You can’t miss it as this is at at the end of Park Road.
2. Coastal Walk Path
Take a right at the entrance which will loop around to the Coastal Walk trail – this is your pathway to Fairy Cove. Take the trail along the coast, passing the Boiling Pot and Dolphin Point lookouts. The total trek takes around 45 minutes so if you have time you can stop at each of these points as they’re well worth it.
3. Continue Down Path, Turn Left At Fork
Follow the trail along Granite Bay until you reach a fork in the road. Take the left pathway which continues to follow the trail. When you reach the furthest northern point of the trail you will have reached the entrance to the Fairy Ponds. There’s a park bench at this point, so if you’ve passed this head back.
4. Head Down to Fairy Pools
Once you exit the track there is a downward slope of rock face. Carefully make your way down to the pools below. At low tide both rock pools should be clearly visible.
5. Heading Back
You can head back the way you came as the quickest route. Otherwise if you have time, you can turn left at the bench and continue on to Hells Gate lookout point if you’d like to grab a chance at seeing wild life and a good photograph opportunity.
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