The Sunday morning dawned bright and early and we had plans to check out of the apartment when possible However, we hadnt reckoned on this being the weekend of the Noosa Half Marathon as well as the Hastings Street place being closed down for this occasion. The agent we had booked through was right in the middle of the region and we ended up parking farther away than our flat had been from the representative. This was our first obstacle shortly followed by trying to find somewhere for breakfast, which finally proved too hard and we headed around to Sunshine Beach to grab a couple of baguettes, fruit and take away coffee. Talking to a few surfers while we breakfasted over looking the beach we also discovered that access to Alexandria Bay was potential from Sunshine Beach and was a far shorter walk than from the Noosa side of the National Park. So we immediately headed off and found a parking space from this side of the park. The walk in was shorter, only just more than 1km but had none of the spectacular scenery of the Noosa side.