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Cooloola is located in Queensland
Location in Queensland
Population 3 (2016 census)
 • Density 0.0057/km2 (0.015/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4580
Area 530.4 km2 (204.8 sq mi)
LGA(s) Gympie Region
State electorate(s) Gympie
Federal Division(s) Wide Bay
Suburbs around Cooloola:
Tin Can Bay Inskip Rainbow Beach
Cooloola Cove Cooloola Coral Sea
Toolara Forest Como Noosa North Shore

Cooloola is a coastal locality in the Gympie Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Cooloola had a population of 3 people.


Cooloola is a coastal locality, being bounded by the Pacific Ocean to the east including the major headland, Double Island Point. From Double Island Point, Rainbow Beach extends to the west and then to the north, while Teewah Beach stretches for many kilometres to the south. Off the coast of Double Island Point is Wolf Rock which is Queensland's most important habitat area for the critically endangered grey nurse shark. It is a mating area and a high number of females and pregnant females have been seen there.

The locality's north-west boundary is Tin Can Inlet off Tin Can Bay. The locality is entirely within the Great Sandy National Park and is undeveloped apart from some basic bushwalking and camping infrastructure.

Heritage listings

Cooloola has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:


The Cooloola Great Walk is a 5-day walking track through Cooloola through to Rainbow Beach (to the north) and Noosa North Shore to the south.

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