//Hinterland Traverse 80


//Race Details

Entries for Noosa Ultra-Trail® 2022 will open 1 September 2021

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

Taking in all five National Parks and State Forest Areas in Noosa the course heads west from Tewantin and takes runners out to Twin Hill Views Lookout some 23km from the start.

This is the first Cut Off 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 second ‘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 7pm ‘cut off’ in order to continue. From there it is a flat and downhill 13km run to the Finish location at Read Park Tewantin.

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Qualifier 50k
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START LOCATION Goodwin Street, Read Park, Tewantin
FINISH LOCATION Read Park, Tewantin
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 Cut off at Checkpoint 2 – Twin Hills View Lookout (23km from start) – 10am
Cut off at Checkpoint 4 – Pomona (53km from start) – 5pm
Cut off at Checkpoint 5 – Lake McDonald (67km from start) – 7pm
Course Cut Off – 9pm
RACE BRIEFING There will be a 10 minute race briefing before the start
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Noosaultratrail 80 Course Map V1

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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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Individual (Aged 18+) A$295 

1 Sept – 31 Oct 2021


1 Nov – 31 Jan 2022


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

  • Event T Shirt
  • Visor or Headskinz
  • Race number with timing device
  • Official race wristband
  • Gear ID bag tag
  • “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
Individual Noosa Marina, 2 Parkyn Street, Tewantin Wednesday 23 March 

Thursday 24 March 

Friday 25 March

12pm – 5pm 

9am – 5pm 

9am – 7pm

  • Identification
  • Mandatory gear for inspection
  • Optional Drop Bags 
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Shuttle Bus(30 min one way trip) Noosa Heads to Read Park, Tewantin  First Bus Departs – 4.30am
Read Park Tewantin to Noosa Heads  Last Bus Departs 9.15pm
Noosa Ferry(30 minute one way trip) Noosa Heads to Noosa Marina  (1.5km from Start) First Ferry Departs 4.30am
Noosa Marina to Noosa Heads Last Ferry departs 5.15pm

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

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I love Noosa, it is a beautiful place with a rich history in endurance events. As someone who has seen first hand the growth of trail running, I'm excited to come up to Noosa - so join me at the Noosa Ultra-Trail®, a fun and challenging new run festival in the Noosa Hinterland.

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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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I’m so excited to be teaming up with Noosa Ultra-Trail®, a brand new event coming to my home town in 2022. Living an active lifestyle and enjoying the outdoors is a huge part of my life and incredibly important in order to live well and be healthy! I can’t wait to share yoga and its benefits to the runners participating in the event.

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