Road trip to Harry's Hut
The perfect location for a 4WD, kayak and camp on the Sunshine Coast.
Looking for somewhere new to travel in Queensland? Plan a road trip to Harry’s Hut– a scenic camping and picnic area located on the banks of Upper Noosa River in Como.
This quiet and peaceful retreat is about 180km north of Brisbane and is at the southern end of the Cooloola Recreation Area of the Great Sandy National Park. It can be accessed by 4WD via Cooloola Way and Harry’s Hut Road.
The name, Harry’s Hut, comes from an old timber-getter’s hut located on the site which dates back to the mid-1900s. The hut was part of the winch-and-crane operation that once transported logs across the Noosa River. Visitors can explore the hut and read about its rich history.
Whether you are planning to just stay for the day or camp overnight, Harry’s Hut offers a wide range of outdoor activities for all types of adventurers. The site is split into two – a day-use area and camping area. The day-use area offers scattered picnic tables, walking trails, a jetty for fishing and canoeing and amenities for the family.
Top things to do at Harry’s Hut
- Walk parts of the Cooloola Wilderness Trail
The Cooloola Wilderness Trail is a Grade 4 walking track which is 48km long, one way. Harry's Hut day-use area is 17.2km along the trail. Visitors can enjoy the tall eucalyptus trees, scribbly gum woodland and rainforest-fringed creeks. Along the trail you will hear songs from friarbirds and popping sounds from yellow-tailed black cockatoos eating seeds.
- Canoe or kayak along Upper Noosa River
Go for a paddle, throw in a fishing line or sit back and enjoy the views of Upper Noosa River from Harry’s Hut day-use area. You can bring your own kayak and travel along the Noosa River at your own pace. Tour boats operate daily from Noosa and Tewantin. Canoes, kayaks and small boats can be hired from private operators at Boreen Point and Elanda Point.
There are 10 vehicle access camping sites and seven river access camping sites. Each site accommodates a maximum of six people. Bookings are required.
Images by Tourism and Events Queensland and Larissa Dening.