In order to truly take advantage of the area's spectacular natural beauty, and enhance your chances of taking photographs without humans interrupting them, I recommend heading down to the entrance to Noosa Heads National Park. This area includes a car park, public amenities, and picnic areas.
Once here, head down to the rocky foreshore and let your creativity flow! I recommend a tripod if you have one, since this will enable to take long-exposure photographs that capture the movement of the waves. Expensive cameras aren't necessary for this - the sunrise photographs above and below were taken on my iPhone
As the sun begins to rise higher, the warm colours in the sky may subside, but new opportunities open up. The track from the entrance to the national park up to Hells Gate is only 2.7Km each way and passes many smaller bays and lookouts.
If you are lucky, you may get to see some of the resident wildlife. This koala lives near Tea Tree Bay and is well-loved by locals. A camera with a telephoto lens is recommended to photograph the wildlife.
There are plenty of beautiful lookouts to enjoy and photograph, providing breaks along the way and on your way back down to the carpark. These are especially valuable for families undertaking this adventure with young children, and some provide seating for breaks and snacks.