Caring for the natural world of the Cooloola Coast

The Cooloola Coast is a region with stunning natural beauty and high environmental values. It is recognised as a natural environment of international significance: UNESCO World Heritage Tentative ListRamsar Wetland of International SignificanceUNESCO Great Sandy Biosphere ReserveGreat Sandy Marine ParkGreat Sandy National Park: Cooloola SectionWolf Rock Marine Protection area

What's happening?


What to do if you see a turtle or tracks!

Nesting season November to April

Follow  TurtleCare Rainbow Beach

Wildflower Walks

Booklet & maps

Available directly or at many sites around Cooloola & Gympie

$5 +ph

Cooloola BioBlitz  2022

Photo Gallery

We spent 48 hours in nature guided by experts. Citizen Scientists rock!

Cooloola BioBlitz  

Fantastic discoveries

Cooloola BioBlitz 2022 Check iNaturalist Photos and IDs

WaterWatch 2023

Get involved

Help monitor water quality in the Cooloola catchment

Training available.



privately owned commercial development inside the Great Sandy National Park  Cooloola section.

Queensland residents only Closes 11 February 2022

Tin Can Inlet Rehab 

Stage 2

Volunteers needed to help build our Environmentally Friendly Mooring Models and deploy our seagrass survey sled.

BioBlitz Guide

The Cooloola BioBlitz is one of the significant events of the year for Coastcare and this video captures the 2021 Cooloola Bioblitz. We're trying to document the biodiversity in the whole region. Watch our latest video (10 minutes) . 

Acknowledgement of Traditional Owners

In keeping with the spirit of reconciliation, Cooloola Coastcare acknowledges the Kabi Kabi and Butchulla people who are the traditional custodians  of the land and sea where Cooloola Coastcare operates, and recognise that these have always been places of environmental stewardship. We wish to pay respect to their Elders - past, present and emerging - and acknowledge the important role Aboriginal people continue to play within the Cooloola community.

COVID 19 Statement

Cooloola Coastcare follows the Australian and Queensland Governments' directives in relation to Covid 19.

All events are planned in compliance with government health advice and all work is carried out under the current Covid guidelines. 

At times, these restrictions and guidelines can change at short notice. Please be aware that events and activities may be impacted at short notice by rule changes when making bookings or planning travel. 

To help keep everyone safe: 

Partners, Collaborators & Sponsors

Cooloola Coastcare is grateful to our many grant providers, sponsors, partners, colleagues, supporters and friends who help us in so many ways through financial support, equipment, discounts, donations, volunteering and assistance in so many ways. 

Last updated:  16/10/2021