Ride the Five - Tewantin

Welcome to Sunshine Coast singletrack heaven on the outskirts of magnificent Noosa! Park your car at the trailhead at the low key Tewantin National Park, Wooroi Day Use Area and you’ll find yourself immediately immersed in a network of sweet singletrack amidst towering piccabeen palm forests and gum trees. Winding switchback climbs; fast flowy descents (crank it up as you hit Trailblazer or Milkmaid!) and a range of rooty trails littered with palm fronds and creek crossings will have you feeling as if you’re deep in the tropics - while only a twenty minute drive from the bustle and glitz of Noosa Main Beach.


The trails on offer here are mainly graded blue for intermediate riders, with a couple of easier green options and a few fun blacks, including the challenging “Snake” and “Turn 10”, where you’ll be whooping with your mates while railing the berms; hitting the sneaky drops and clearing the gap jumps.


Depending on how much (or how little) you want to challenge yourself, you most definitely have your pick of singletrack fun here. The information board at the trailhead handily suggests routes from 3km-12km. If you’re a beginner to intermediate rider looking for a quick hit out, wind your way up Indy, head across on Glider and be rewarded with a fast winding descent down “Secrets”, riding berms, bridges and jumps as you go (and don’t stress, there are plenty of B line options too). If climbing isn’t your thing, have a chat with Jimmy at Spoke n Trail about shuttle options to maximise the downhill vibes on one of the most popular descents in the park, Trailblazer.


Find yourself popping out onto the famous Noosa Triathlon “Gyndier Drive” hill climb and smugly look at the roadies around you, knowing you’re the one experiencing the real riding heaven which lies either side of this bike/pedestrian only bitumen road. The Gyndier climb is a great way to link up to the top track and the best option if you choose to park at the second trailhead at the bottom of the climb, located off the Noosa - Cooroy Road.

Round up a sick morning of singletrack and find yourself within easy distance of a great feed and a couple of locally crafted beers at Land and Sea Brewery. Don’t have a bike of your own? Bike On offer bike rental from their premises nearby. Looking for advice? Hit up the local club - the Noosa Trailblazers.

Trailhead facilities:
  • Total Trails: 20 (plus 11 access road/trails)
  • 50% Beginner Trails: (10) 
  • 35% Intermediate Trails: (7)
  • 15% Advanced Trails: (3)

For any trail closures or warnings please see https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/tewantin

For other great tracks and trails visit - adventure.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au