Emu Mountain

Rugged bush climb


Less touristy than its neighbour Mount Coolum, Emu Mountain gets its name from the local Aboriginal word "peregian" which means "emu".  It is an easy 20-minute walk to the summit.  Head to Coolum State High School to start the track.  Although it’s been a while since emus have roamed here, the trek is worthy of the stunning 360-degree views to Peregian Beach, Noosa, the lakes, Peregian Springs and the hinterland beyond, Mount Coolum and Coolum Beach.

Afterwards, head back to Coolum and meander along the unmissable secret winding foredune walk along the beachside with stunning native coastal flora and fauna accessible from the carpark halfway between Havana Road and Tritonia Drive.  

Keeping in mind, this is all part of the Noosa National Park, this hidden gem is well worth an exploratory climb to the top.