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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.

Noosa: Everglades Safari Day Cruise

2. 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.

Noosa Heads: Ocean Rider Dolphin Safari

3. Noosa Heads: Ocean Rider Dolphin Safari

Departing from Noosa Marina, Captain Nathan will take you on a relaxing scenic cruise down the Noosa River and around the headland. Soak up the amazing views of Noosa, and admire the iconic sights, including Hells Gate. Once at sea, these amazing mammals will come out and play. Get up close and personal with these beautiful dolphins as they feed and socialize. Look out for the varied species of birds before finishing with a relaxing cruise back to Noosa Marina.

Rainbow Beach Drive 4WD Tour from Noosa to Mooloolaba

4. Rainbow Beach Drive 4WD Tour from Noosa to Mooloolaba

Benefit from pickup at your accommodation, if located between Mooloolaba and Noosa, and then set off on a 6-hour off-road adventure to get stunning views of the golden the sands. Drive across a pristine stretch of white sand with stunning headland views all the way from Noosa to Double Island Point. Stop to admire the scenery of Great Sandy National Park, and take in the impressive views from the Double Island Point Lighthouse. Keep a look out for turtles, sharks, manta rays, and pods of dolphins in their natural environment, along with majestic humpback whales between June and October. Get exclusive access to the lighthouse to discover parts of the popular spot you might otherwise miss. Take photos of the dramatic Red Canyon and Coloured Sands, and watch a demonstration of the traditional techniques of the Aborigines. Go to a scenic picnic spot in Great Sandy National Park, where friendly Lace Monitor Lizards may join you for a selfie. Cool off with a dip in the ocean before the return trip to your accommodation.

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Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 22 reviews

Brilliant day out

I, my husband and son, went on the Great Beach Drives 4WD Tour to Rainbow Beach (not Mooloolaba). We were picked from our apartment by Craig, our driver and guide for the day, along with another couple. Craig was very friendly and really informative about the area, the history and the wildlife. We drove up 40 mile beach to a picnic spot for morning tea and cake, then on to Double Island Point and the lighthouse, where we were lucky enough to see Humpback Whales, Dolphins, Turtles and Rays. We drove back down to the beach for a swim, and then over to Rainbow Beach for lunch and a stroll along the beach. Craig explained how Rainbow Beach got it's name (I'll not spoil the surprise) and then we headed back along the beach to Noosa. This is a brilliant, great value for money, day out. Craig was a great guide and I especially appreciated how he engaged with our son (he'll know what I mean). Would definitely recommend this trip.

The trip was unique. You have enough time to look at everything in peace and to bathe. You are not all alone, but the beach is anything but crowded. At lunch there was no other car in sight. Our guide explained everything great.

Everything went so smoothly, from the bus pick-up and drop-off, to the boat trip itself. The commentary was interesting and informative, and the scenery was stunning.

A brilliant day all round. Superbly organised and ran like clockwork. Highly recommended

Fantastic experience and brilliant guide. Highly recommend