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

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) .

Cooloola BioBlitz 2022

What a great weekend of Citizen Science

4, 5 & 6 Nov 2022

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

Cooloola BioBlitz 2021

Fantastic discoveries


Cooloola BioBlitz 2022

iNaturalist Photos and IDs

WaterWatch 2022

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.

Reflect RAP

Developed 2021

Wildflower Walks

Booklet & maps

Available directly or at many sites around Cooloola & Gympie

$5 +ph

COVID 19 Statement

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

All events are planned using the government checklists and all work is carried out under 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.

Wash hands regularly. Maintain social distancing. Do not attend if you are sick. Wear a mask when social distancing is not possible or practical. Register at events to facilitate contact tracing.

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.

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