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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: Self-Guided Water-Bike Tour

3. 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.

Dolphin View Kayak and Great Beach Drive Tour from Noosa

4. Dolphin View Kayak and Great Beach Drive Tour from Noosa

Begin your 6-hour program with a Great Beach Drive in Great Sandy National Park. Head to Double Island Point for views of Fraser Island and the colored sands of Rainbow Beach. Head out on a kayaking tour around the headland and admire the beauty of your surroundings and the Double Island Point Lighthouse from a unique perspective. Bottlenose dolphin pods are often seen in the area, feeding on large schools of fish. They’re usually as curious about you as you are about them, so be prepared for an experience of a lifetime! In addition, see local and migrating wildlife, including humpback whales (June-November), turtles, manta rays, stingrays, and migrating sea birds.

Noosa Heads: Ocean Rider Dolphin Safari

5. 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.

Noosa Heads: Ocean Adventure & Marine Life Boat Ride

6. 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.

Self-Guided Noosa Everglades Kayak Trip

7. Self-Guided Noosa Everglades Kayak Trip

Head out to the Great Sandy National Park kayak launch site and you'll be settled into your kayak, shown the map, and taught all the basic skills you need for an enjoyable paddle across Lake Cootharaba to Kinaba. From there, you're free to explore where you want within the Noosa Everglades. Try the lesser-paddled waters of Kin Kin Creek or the mighty Noosa River. Weave in and out of the small islands that dot the northern reaches of Fig Tree Lake. Test your paddling stamina and head up to the iconic Harry’s Hut for a swim in the tea-colored waters, or use the kayak to get to a wilder bush walking track within the Cooloola Recreation Area. The possibilities are endless!

Rainbow Beach Drive 4WD Tour from Noosa to Mooloolaba

8. 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.

Noosa: Stand Up Paddle Lesson Double Island Adventure

9. Noosa: Stand Up Paddle Lesson Double Island Adventure

Experience the stunning beaches and clearest waters of Double Island on Stand Up Paddle (SUP). Explore this stunning location with super easy skills taught on a basic flat water lesson or try SUP surfing on super long gentle waves. Take it slow and cruise along the pristine shoreline experiencing the local wildlife from a very unique view or treat it as a fun solid workout great for core training! Instructors will teach you basic SUP techniques and guide you through the tour. Our exciting stand up paddle lesson uses Double Island lagoons protected from the wind and waves of the open water. Paddle in a buzzing ecosystem that not only is home to a large number of turtles that feed and rest here but also many other marine life including Bottlenose dolphins, rays, sea birds, fish and crabs.

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What people are saying about Noosa

Overall rating

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The tour was amazing. We saw some whales on the Beach Drive and when we were on the Kayaks we saw dolphins and turtles. Vince is a really good and fun tour guide. He shares his knowledge of the Ocean life and we learned a lot from him. We really enjoyed the day and would recommend this tour at any time.

A great experience with family and friends. Vince was very knowledgeable and always kept us engaged and interested in the activity. Kayaking was fun. Dolphins were vey kind to give us a wonderful view of their diving in and out of water. 4WD along the north shore was great. Overall good experience.

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.

Boys made it fun, informative and didn’t make us feel like like the Griswald tourists that we are saw dolphins all around us on the kayaks. Had a fun day.

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