Nestled amongst the lush fern forests of the Sunshine Coast and a stone’s throw from the sun-soaked beaches of Noosa, Tewantin is a perfect location to put some rubber on the dirt. We spent some time up there recently, dipped our toes into the expanding trail network and sipped on an ice cold craft beer….
How to get there
The main car park is located on Cooroy-Noosa Rd, Tewantin. There is a secondary location to gain access that is located on Sunrise Rd that gains access to the top of Trailblazer and is a bit closer to Milk Maid and some of the other trails. It’s approximately 2 hours North of Brisbane or 15 mins inland from Noosa if you are staying on the beach.
Theres’s over 25km of trails situated in the Tewantin trail network, weaving their way through lush ferns and some truly amazing forestry. The majority of the trails are flow style trails but there is a great mix of cross country trails and dual use trails available to ride. The pick of the trails will be dependent on your riding style and whether you just want to take in the scenery or want to blast flat out past it.
The most popular trails are:
- Trailblazer – a fast and flowing trail that will push your speed faster and faster. The faster you ride this trail the more fun it gets.
- Milkmaid – this trail has recently had some love, with a machine built jump line at the top followed by some high speed berm-riddled flow.
- Snake into Bloodwood
- Daydream – If you could ever say there was a good climbing trail then this is it. A steady gradient of switchbacks among some of the lushest forestry in the region.
There is plenty of facilities at Tewantin with toilets, water and parking. If you are looking for a great place to park then head down to the day use area on Cooroy-Noosa Rd, if you are looking to start with a descent then head up to Sunrise Rd to park. All the facilities are at the day use area on Cooroy-Noosa Rd.
Best Time to Ride
Is there ever a bad time to ride in South East Queensland? Perfect all-year round, best in Winter, get in early in summer to beat the heat and cool off on the sun-soaked beaches of Noosa.
The Final Word
Our recent trip to Tewantin was an undeniably fun-filled trip with trails that despite their lack of technical features were one hundred percent a blast to ride. The trails at Tewantin are built with every user in mind, if you ride them fast they can be fun and feature filled, but if you ride them slow then they are safe and fun for every user, irrelevant of skill level. One of the most picturesque parts of the Australia, the Sunshine Coast is known for its beaches, well you can certainly get your fill of mountain biking in here as well.
If you are keen for a morning on the trails, lunch at a craft brewery and an afternoon on the beach….then there is no better spot.