//Hinterland Traverse 80

80KM RUN / 1,750M ELEVATION / EPIC HINTERLAND JOURNEY

//Race Details

The Hinterland Traverse 80km course will be a significant test even for seasoned trail runners.

Checkpoint 2 at Twin Hills View Lookout (23km) is the 1st “Timing Check” and all runners should be through here by 10.30am.

This is the first timing check point and needs to be completed under 4 hours if you want to complete the course in daylight.

Whilst walkers are always encouraged in trail events a large portion of this course is ‘runnable’ and participants will need to run, jog or hike briskly on flat or undulating sections to meet the cut off times.

From Twin Hills View Lookout runners traverse the hinterland toward Woondum National Park and then onto Checkpoint 3 in Cooran. From there it is onto Checkpoint 4 in Pomona – the designated Hinterland ‘Hub’ and first official ‘Cut Off’ Point.

This will be a key place for support crew to cheer on their runners before they tackle the final 2 sections.

For the last sections of the course runners head eastward from Pomona through Yurol State Forest to Checkpoint 5 at Lake MacDonald which must be reached by all runners by the 9pm ‘cut off’ in order to continue. From there it is a flat and downhill 13km run to the finish location at Noosa District Sports Complex.

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DATE Saturday 22 March 2025
DISTANCE 80km
START TIMES Self seeding waves from 6.00am, 6.05am, 6.10am
START LOCATION Noosa District Sports Complex
FINISH LOCATION Noosa District Sports Complex
MINIMUM AGE Must be 18 years of age on race day to compete
RACE CATEGORIES Male & Female 18-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+
PRIZE GIVING Prize giving will take place from 3pm 
PRIZE MONEY Overall Male and Female individual winners will be awarded A$750
MANDATORY GEAR LIST Click here to view requirements – See Pre Race Information
CUT OFF TIMES Timing Check at Checkpoint 2 – Twin Hills View Lookout (23km from start) – 10.30am
Cut off at Checkpoint 4 – Pomona (53km from start) – 5pm
Cut off at Checkpoint 5 – Lake MacDonald (67km from start) – 9pm
Cut off Finish – Midnight
RACE BRIEFING There will be a 10 minute race briefing before the start
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TERRAIN

49% 4WD/SINGLE TRACK
35% DIRT ROAD
8% GRASS/OTHER
8% PAVED
Noosaultratrail 80 Course Map V2

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Disclaimer:

The current GPX and KML files are indicative of the routes for event day, HOWEVER, the event organiser reserves the right to change/amend the course on or before event day in response to track changes out of our control, Council or QPWS works/closures, adverse weather or any other condition that may deem it necessary to adjust the course for the safety of all participants and in order to abide by all road regulations and permit requirements. Closer to event day, you should check and upload any updated route files/maps.

As with any route, it is your responsibility when training to abide by all road regulations, any signs, closed trails, or warnings in National Parks, and to be aware when running on or near roads, of cars and other vehicles using those roads. Do not run with ear pods in when on or near roads. Some of the routes use roads, paths, tracks and trails open to public users, which include walkers, farms, local residents, vehicles, livestock etc. Other risks may include, but are not limited to, encounters with wildlife. As a user of the trails, you acknowledge and agree to extend due care and courtesy to all using these paths/trails/roads, and to carry with you appropriate gear, water and first aid.

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ENTRY FEES
CATEGORY EARLY BIRD STANDARD LATE
Individual (Aged 18+) A$305 

1 Sept – 31 Oct 2023

$325 

1 Nov – 31 Jan 2024

$345

Prices are inclusive of GST but do not include a 5% transaction fee

ENTRY FEE INCLUSIONS
  • Event T Shirt
  • Visor or Headskinz
  • Race number with timing device
  • Gear ID bag tag
  • Access to showers
  • “Happy Spouse Happy House” coffee voucher
  • 5 Aid Stations on course (water, electrolytes, nutrition, fruit, toilets, first aid)
  • Optional Bag Drop Service to Checkpoint 2 and Checkpoint 4
  • Post event recovery area at finish line
  • Finishers Medal
ATHLETE CHECK IN / REGISTRATION
CATEGORY LOCATION DATE TIME
Individual Noosa District Sports Complex, Butler St, Tewantin

Thursday 21 March 

Friday 22 March

1pm – 5pm 

9am – 7pm

WHAT TO BRING
  • Identification
  • QR Code
  • Mandatory Gear for inspection ( optional) but recommended for those new to Ultra events
  • Optional Drop Bags 
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SATURDAY 23 MARCH ROUTE TIME
Shuttle Bus
(30 min one way trip)
Noosa Heads to Noosa District Sports Complex First Bus Departs 4.30am
Noosa District Sports Complex to Noosa Heads Last Bus Departs 10pm
Noosa Ferry
(30 minute one way trip)
Noosa Heads to Noosa Marina  (1.5km from Start) First Ferry Departs 5.30am

Shuttle Bus – $10 per person return, pre booked online. Noosa Ferry – $10 per person return, pre booked online.

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As a local I love the diversity of the landscapes and friendliness in the small towns. I’ve been part of the discussions with the community about the Trail Network upgrades and how to make the trails more usable, so it’s great to see a new event like the Noosa Ultra-Trail enticing more people to our patch of paradise.

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