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Noosa: Afternoon Cruise through the Noosa Everglades

1. Noosa: Afternoon Cruise through the Noosa Everglades

Climb aboard an eco safari vessel and travel to the Noosa Everglades on this group tour. Experience one of the two everglade systems on the planet. Travel over the clam reflective waters that are known as the river of mirrors. View Queensland's most stunning natural landscapes. Sip a glass of sparkling wine as you cruise the waterways and keep a lookout for wildlife. Upon returning to land, have some cheese, crackers, and dips. Try to spot one of the many grey Kangaroos that inhabit the Ecocamp.

Mooloolaba: Seafood Lunch Cruise

2. Mooloolaba: Seafood Lunch Cruise

Depart for your seafood lunch cruise from The Wharf in Mooloolaba. Jump aboard this entertaining 1.5-hour cruise along the river and canals of Mooloolaba, a top destination in Australia! Kick back and relax with table service and entertaining commentary from your guide. Come with an appetite - included on the cruise is a choice of four meals: fish and chips, calamari and chips, fresh Mooloolaba prawns, or a hamburger and chips. Upgrades and extras will be available on board. Enjoy your delicious meal while sailing by the beautiful sunny coastlines of Mooloolaba. With a fully licensed bar and comfortable booth seating onboard, this is a day out for the whole family to enjoy! 

Noosa: Everglades Safari Day Cruise

3. Noosa: Everglades Safari Day Cruise

Head out on a day tour across Lake Cootharaba, along the upper Noosa River, and up into the Noosa Everglades. Stop at historic locations and take casual walks near iconic heritage landmarks. Enjoy morning tea and lunch in one of Queensland's most stunning natural landscapes, known as the ‘River of Mirrors’. Begin your trip with a boat journey over Lake Cootharaba before entering Australia’s Everglades. Make your first stop at Fig Tree Point, where you will have the opportunity to do a small 400m rainforest walk before entering the Everglades. Take in the breathtaking views from the comfort of the boat whilst going upstream through ancient landscapes, mirrored waterways, and sub-tropical rainforests. Look out for the local birdlife that lives in the area such as pelicans, ducks, cormorants, eagles, and rare jabiru. Relax and sip on morning tea served at the historic Harry’s Hut in the Great Sandy National Park. Return to Habitat Noosa and tuck into a chef-prepared hot roast lunch served in the Coothara BAR & Bistro. Admire the panoramic views of Lake Cootharaba while you eat. Finally, return to Noosa on a comfortable bus transfer.

Sunshine Coast: Shared Return Transfer to Eumundi Markets

4. Sunshine Coast: Shared Return Transfer to Eumundi Markets

Spend the day exploring Australia's largest outdoor market, Eumundi Markets. Ensure stress-free shopping and enjoy the enchanting experience of this world-renowned market. Pickup is available from Mooloolaba, Noosa, Coolum Beach, Peregian Beach, Maroochydore, and Marcoola. Benefit from a return transfer service that will get you there nice and early so you can shop for the best local artisanal bargains and freshest delicacies on offer before the crowds arrive. Discover a range of arts, crafts, and tasty produce from some of Australia’s most talented artisans at seriously low prices. Browse the stalls, indulge in gourmet morsels to eat, or shop 'til you drop for art, handcrafted homeware, hand-built furniture, trendy ceramics, or funky fashion and jewelry. When you've filled up on local delicacies and finished shopping, relax with a massage, get your palm read, or listen to local musicians before heading back to your hotel in the afternoon.

Noosa: Self-Guided Water-Bike Tour

5. Noosa: Self-Guided Water-Bike Tour

The lower reaches of the Noosa River is a diverse waterway that includes breathtaking national parks, quirky jetties and opulent waterfront houses. This tour will provide you with the opportunity to experience a bit of each, as you take the world's most efficient water bike for a ride around this amazing water way. Taking your abilities and the environmental conditions at the time into account, you'll head out to explore the river and have some fun. The first thing you'll notice is the huge array of birdlife. Hundreds of Pelicans call this river home, and you'll be sure to gently cycle past a few within minutes. Keep your eyes open for the majestic White Bellied Sea Eagles and Brahminy Kites overhead, or the Great Egret silently fishing in the shallows. The first part of your tour will take you passed Noosaville's iconic jetty strip. You can take in the relaxed atmosphere and appreciate the beautiful parklands, clean beaches, unique jetties and quirky houseboats. There's plenty to do along this strip, and seeing it from the water is the best way to do it. Next you'll cross the river to the north shore where water-front homes give way to a wild national park that is home to mangrove systems, paper bark forests and towering eucalyptus trees. This is a great place to try and spot wildlife, as you search the shallows for sting rays and schools of fish ,and look into the bush for birds and kangaroos. From here you really get to explore and tailor the tour to how you want. You can navigate your way between the sand banks and enter a stunning natural area called the Frying Pan. You may wish to continue further toward the river mouth, or you may choose to pull the bike up onto a secluded beach and stop for a swim and some refreshments. The water is clear, warm, and refreshing toward the river mouth, and can be enjoyed year round. Once you've recharged and are ready to head back, simply jump on your bike and head back to the jetty where the tour began.

Sunshine Coast Hinterland and Noosa Small Group Tour

6. Sunshine Coast Hinterland and Noosa Small Group Tour

Depart Brisbane and journey past small villages and farms as you venture into the mountains of the Blackall Range. Get stunning views of the coastline of Queensland and stop at Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve for panoramic vistas of the majestic Glass House Mountains from the lookout. Go for a stroll above the tree tops or relax with a morning tea as you take in the views. Continue past Gerrard's Lookout and marvel at the views to Coolum, Maroochydore, Caloundra and Bribie Island along the coast. Arrive at Montville and get some free time to explore the quaint mountain village before going to Eumundi Markets to experience Australia’s premier artisan outlet for art and food. Enjoy lunch at leisure at Eumundi Markets before visiting the pristine beaches of Noosa, where the rich and famous come to unwind by the sea. Return to Brisbane via the world's largest operating ginger factory at Yandina, where you can try their delicious ginger ice cream.

Sunshine Coast: Hinterland Tour with Snacks and Drinks

7. Sunshine Coast: Hinterland Tour with Snacks and Drinks

Start the day with pickup from your accommodation in Noosa, Mooloolaba, or Alexandra Headland and head straight to the Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve. Immerse yourself in 55 hectares of subtropical rainforest and admire epic views of the Glass House Mountains. From here, visit Maleny, a small but charming town bursting with character and friendly locals. Next, arrive at Gardners Falls, a local favorite that boasts breathtaking vistas. Enjoy a refreshing dip under a glistening waterfall and soak up the beauty of nature. After your swim, stop at Gerrards Lookout where you can marvel at yet more epic Hinterland landscapes. Continue the tour to Montville, arguably the jewel of the Sunshine Coast’s Hinterland. Spend some time exploring this picturesque location, then enjoy a break for lunch. After lunch, visit Mapleton Falls National Park for an epic rainforest walk to an impressive 120-meter high waterfall. At the end of an unforgettable adventure, begin the return journey to your accommodation.

Noosa Heads: 2-Hour Surf Lesson with Local Instructor

8. Noosa Heads: 2-Hour Surf Lesson with Local Instructor

Learn to surf on the idyllic Sunshine Coast at Noosa Heads, one of Australia's best known surfing towns. With warm water and a safe beach, it is ideal for learning how to surf the waves. Start off with a safety briefing and some basic instruction on the beach before catching your first few waves waist-deep in the water. Back on the beach, take in some detailed instruction about how to stand up on your surfboard before finally paddling onto the wave. Feel the thrill of standing on your first wave with the help of your instructor, who will assist by pushing you onto waves, and offering advice and support to everyone for the remainder of the lesson. Feel free to use the showering facilities at the end to leave feeling refreshed after an exhilarating lesson. 

Noosa: Humpback Whale Watching Tour

9. Noosa: Humpback Whale Watching Tour

Witness the majestic beauty of the humpback whale in the ocean off the coast of Noosa during their annual migration. Begin with a relaxing cruise down the Noosa River where you’ll soak up the sights and fantastic views of Noosa from the water. Then, your captain cruises out into the ocean in search of the friendly giants. Your nature-focused cruise will take you to locations that cannot be fully appreciated from the land, including amazing natural cliff formations, emerald forests, hidden coves, and sweeping beaches. Upon locating the whales, enjoy an awe-inspiring experience as you watch these playful giants frolic in their natural habitat. See breaches, tail lobs, and pectoral slaps as part of a spectacular display.

Noosa Heads: Ocean Adventure & Marine Life Boat Ride

10. Noosa Heads: Ocean Adventure & Marine Life Boat Ride

From the moment you cross the dramatic Noosa ocean bar of the Noosa River mouth on Noosa's most popular ocean adventure ride, you'll feel the salt spray and the wind in your hair, and experience an awesome ride. Your experience includes ocean-swell surfing, turns, figure-eights, and tear drops. You'll also enjoy encounters with local marine life like dolphins, turtles, and manta rays. Stopping along the way you will have the opportunity to capture sights of the Noosa National Park, Little Cove Beach, Tea Tree Bay, Noosa Main Beach, and the stunning Noosa River. At the conclusion of your experience, you will return safely back to your point of origin.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 206 reviews

The cruise was relaxing and interesting with lots of commentary about the locations we were sailing past. Captain Calam and his first mate Keefi kept us smiling with light banter and both worked very hard to deliver a memorable afternoon.

Pick up was on time, Mark our driver was courteous and knowledgable, pointing out areas of interest on our way to Eumundi. A stress free way to visit the market, excellent trip !

beautiful seafood lunch cruise. friendly and accommodating staff. enjoyed my cruise and will be back with friends and family

Great experience ~ our driver Jan was friendly and knowledgeable ~ good safe driver~ punctual ~ highly recommend A++

We had a great time the crew was very nice and helpful also was great value for money