Starting from the car park off Mitti Street, Noosa Heads, this walk takes you to the Boiling Pot Lookout and back via the Coastal Track. Once known as the Witches’ Cauldron, Boiling Pot is a hollow in the granite rocks below which looks like the water is boiling when the waves fill in. Featuring a panoramic view of the Coral Sea, the lookout allows you to view surfers, dolphins and even a whale if you’re lucky. Keep an eye out for the White-bellied sea eagles as well as the koalas on top of eucalyptus trees. Enjoy the beautiful scenery as you make your way through the lush vegetation. As a plus, this track is wheelchair accessible. Remember to cover your head and apply sunscreen. Look out for strong currents at all times if you decide to take a dip in the water. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Turn on to Emu Mountain Road then drive for 1.4 km
At roundabout, take exit 1 onto David Low Way, 6 and drive for another 2.1 km
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto David Low Way, 6 and drive for another 1.5 km
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto David Low Way, 6 and drive for another 1.4 km
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto David Low Way, 6 and drive for another 5.6 km
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Edwards Street and drive for another 150 m
Turn slight left onto David Low Way and drive for another 1.8 km
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Sunshine Beach Road and drive for another 590 m
At roundabout, take exit 3 onto Noosa Drive and drive for another 420 m
At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Noosa Drive and drive for another 570 m
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Noosa Drive and drive for another 165 m
At roundabout, take exit 3 onto Hastings Street and drive for another 1.1 km
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the car park off Mitti Street(60 metres northeast of the Park Road - Mitti Street Intersection), pass through the bollard and head towards the informational signposts along the concrete footpath. Join the track(Coastal Track) adjacent to the said signposts, following the fenceline to your left as you keep the ocean to your left as well. Follow the track as you pass by a picnic table to your left and a “Stop - No Riding” sign(to your right) shortly after to continue along Boiling Pot Lookout Track.....
Directions & comments
There is a cafe (about 30 m back from the start).
Find the toilet at the start.
After another 9 m continue straight.
Then pass the water tap (on your left).
After another 60 m (at the intersection of Coastal Track & Noosa Hill Track) continue straight, to head along Coastal Track.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. An optional little side trip taking you the shore. Involves steps. To start this optional side trip turn left here. On returning from this side trip turn around when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 130 m continue straight, to head along Coastal Track.
After another 110 m come to "Boiling Pot".
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 315 m to get back to the start.
An optional little side trip taking you the shore. Involves steps.
Directions & comments
Then head down the steps
After another 20 m come to the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 20 m to the main route.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Boiling Pot Lookout
10 min to 20 min
Quality of track
Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Flat, no steps (1/6)
Clearly signposted (1/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
No experience required (1/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)