Cooloola, Queensland

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Cooloola is located in Queensland
Coordinates 26°02′00″S 153°03′50″E / 26.0333°S 153.0638°E / -26.0333; 153.0638Coordinates: 26°02′00″S 153°03′50″E / 26.0333°S 153.0638°E / -26.0333; 153.0638
Population 0 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 0.0000/km2 (0.0000/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4580
Area 530.4 km2 (204.8 sq mi)
LGA(s) Gympie Region
State electorate(s) Gympie
Federal Division(s) Wide Bay
Suburbs around Cooloola:
Tin Can Bay Inskip Rainbow Beach
Cooloola Cove Cooloola Pacific Ocean
Toolara Forest Como Noosa North Shore

Cooloola is a locality in the Gympie Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] The 2011 census recorded Cooloola's population currently stands at 0.[1]


Cooloola is a coastal locality, being bounded by the Pacific Ocean to the east including the major headland, Double Island Point. From Double Island Point, Rainbow Beach extends to the west and then to the north, while Teewah Beach stretches for many kilometres to the south.[3] Off the coast of Double Island Point is Wolf Rock which is Queensland's most important habitat area for the critically endangered grey nurse shark. It is a mating area and a high number of females and pregnant females have been seen there.[4]

The locality's north-west boundary is Tin Can Inlet off Tin Can Bay. The locality is entirely within the Great Sandy National Park and is undeveloped apart from some basic bushwalking and camping infrastructure.[3]

Heritage listings[edit]

Cooloola has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:


The Cooloola Great Walk is a 5-day walking track through Cooloola through to Rainbow Beach (to the north) and Noosa North Shore to the south.[7]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Cooloola". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 31 October 2015. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Cooloola - locality (entry 47613)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Archived from the original on 30 March 2017. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Grey nurse shark". Queensland Government. Archived from the original on 29 October 2015. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Pettigrew's Cooloola Timber Tramway Complex (entry 602819)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
  6. ^ "Double Island Point Lightstation (entry 601722)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 8 July 2013.
  7. ^ Racing. "Cooloola Great Walk". Queensland Government. Archived from the original on 2015-12-20. Retrieved 2015-10-31.