Cooroy Hinterland Adventure Playground

Cooroy Hinterland Adventure Playground

Cooroy is a quaint little spot located in the Hinterland, roughly 20kms west of Noosa Heads. The development of the town was based on the timber industry, a trait you will still see ingrained into the modern Cooroy culture and heritage-listed architecture. If you are traveling to Noosa with children, Cooroy is well worth a visit thanks to its brand new, exciting Hinterland Adventure Playground.


The Hinterland Adventure Playground has been in the works since as early as 2003 where it was originally pitched to the council. After years of back and forth, the soil was turned in early 2021 with a projected grand opening set for Christmas the same year.


After a few setbacks including the recent floods, Hinterland Adventure Playground finally opened its doors to the eager public last week.

Playground Features

The park is inspired by both nature and the agricultural and manufacturing history of the region and offers families of all levels of ability to make the most of playtime.


For the kiddos, the Playground features include a double flying fox, inclusive swings, a sensory gardens and quiet retreat zone, an open oval, sandpit, a replicated creek for gentle water play and a climbing tower with a slide. Adults can plan their trip easier knowing the park also has built-in amenities, a dedicated carpark and many covered BBQ areas and picnic shelters.

Sustainable Initiatives

For those who love recycling, you’ll be pleased to know there are several heritage materials that have been repurposed for the construction of the Playground.


The materials were sourced from around Cooroy and the surrounding area, including bricks manufactured at the Cooroy Brickworks, concrete from the Brickworks kiln, electrical switches from the Brickworks, a stainless-steel cylinder from the timber mill repurposed in the rocket ship, windmill shade structures, timber recycled from various iconic bridges, and a felled ironbark tree repurposed for play.


Between the general themes, the materials used and the location, the Playground acts as a physical and metaphorical connection between main street and historic lower mill site.


The Playground is open daily from 6am to 6pm during spring, summer, and autumn, and 7am to 5:30pm during winter. Dogs are welcome if they are leashed when in public areas and kept away from any play equipment. It is wheelchair accessible and all children under the age of 13 must be supervised.


What else is on in Cooory?

Cooroy is well worth a visit to for a day out in the warm, welcoming town.  Explore the beautiful mountains, scenic drives and quaint cafes. 

Fika Cafe Cooroy 


Stop in at the local favourite, Fika Cafe for a friendly smile, wholesome ambience and vibrant array of provisions. Serving delicious food, amazing coffee, cakes, smoothies, cold press juices and more – it’s a must. 

Noosa Botanical Gardens


With serene water views over Lake Macdonald, the gardens offer the perfect environment for a picnic and to unwind. Or find a place to unwind on one of the many benches scattered throughout the gardens to experience the calm and serenity. The Noosa Botanical Gardens offer some truly beautiful scenery. 

Copper Head Cooroy Brewery


Think rustic mid century decor, crisp local beer and great eats – this place is perfect for a chilled afternoon session.  The ambience at Copper Head brewery always makes for a good time.


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