Noosa Everglades: Our most recommended tours and activities

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 calm reflective waters that are known as the river of mirrors. View Queensland's most stunning natural landscapes. Sip a glass of sparkling wine or beer as you cruise the waterways and keep a lookout for wildlife. Upon returning, try to spot one of the many grey Kangaroos that inhabit the Habitat Ecocamp.

Noosa: Everglades Explorer Cruise with Optional Canoeing

2. Noosa: Everglades Explorer Cruise with Optional Canoeing

Cruise or canoe the tranquil waterways of Australia's only Everglades on this tour with shuttle transfers from Noosa. Enjoy spectacular photo opportunities as you immerse yourself in the natural beauty of this unique ecosystem where 44% of Australia’s bird species reside.  Be picked up at select meeting points in Noosa and relax on the transfer aboard a climate-controlled bus. Soak up the atmosphere of the Everglades over a hot cup of morning tea.  Take in the Noosa River system from aboard an eco-boat or transfer to the canoe launch site and hop aboard a canoe and paddle your way through the pristine wilderness.  Uncover how pure freshwater pulses out of the Cooloola Sandmass and filters through the tea tree-infused ecosystem into this unique river system, creating the most spectacular reflections.  After your Everglades experience have the chance to buy lunch at the onsite bar and bistro where you can order craft beer from the micro-brewery. Return to your meeting point in Noosa at the end of your tour.

Noosa River: Mangroves and Mansions Guided Kayak Tour

3. Noosa River: Mangroves and Mansions Guided Kayak Tour

Enjoy an exciting way to see a lot of Noosa which many people never see while taking some gentle exercise and learning some new skills. Follow your guide and head on a kayak tour to explore some of the river's most popular sights. Relax and begin with a basic safety briefing and instruction after selecting suitable kayaks for everyone. Take a range of kayaks and try them as you paddle along. Explore the Mangroves and view the river mouth on your way to a circuit of Noosa Sound to admire the waterfront Mansions. Make a stop or 2 along the way to explore and rest at Noosa Lions Park near Hastings Street Noosa. We head back to our start point to finish the tour for a well earned rest. Kayaking the Noosa River is an adventure everyone should try.

Noosa: Hinterland Tour with Gourmet Lunch, Wine & Everglades

4. Noosa: Hinterland Tour with Gourmet Lunch, Wine & Everglades

Travel in an air-conditioned bus through the Noosa Hinterland on this luxury day trip from Noosa. Stroll through the streets of Kin Kin and Pomona with free time to explore. Visit highlights like Cootharaba lake, a mead estate, and a local winery or craft beer brewery. Enjoy the convenience of a mid-morning pickup from your accommodation in Noosa. Hop aboard a climate-controlled bus, settle into reclining seats, and keep your devices charged with an individual USB port. Stop at the picturesque lake Cootharaba, Noosa Everglade's biggest lake, for a hot cup of tea or coffee. Kick back and relax as you take in the sights on a country drive to the town of Kin Kin which is nestled in the heart of Noosa’s agricultural region. Have time to explore this charming town and peruse the local craft and produce shops. Continue thorugh the scenic countryside to the historic town of Pomona for a gourmet lunch comprised of fresh, local produce at a cozy restaurant. Sip on a refreshing drink with your lunch. Spend free time exploring Pomona where you can check out art galleries or sample gin at a gin distillery. [On Sundays we have a gourmet buffet lunch with drink at Kin Kin's highly regarded Black Ant Gourmet restaurant] Uncover the secrets to making mead at a beautiful local estate, where mead-making has been carried out by a family for 3 generations. Try some mead before driving to a lookout point for a panoramic view of the country you have travelled through, including views of Noosa Heads. [Mead tastings are not available on our Sunday tour] Finish the day with a premium wine tasting experience accompanied by a scrumptious cheese platter at a winery or a beer flight at a craft brewery in Cooran. Return to your accommodation not later than 5:30pm in time for sunset and dinner.

Tasty Noosa Everglades

5. Tasty Noosa Everglades

Your experience begins when your tour guide picks you up from your accommodation, briefs you on the afternoon's activities, gives your gift bag and welcomes you aboard our air-conditioned vehicle. Heading north from Noosa, enjoying a scenic drive through lush bushland, we’ll make our way through the Great Sandy National Park arriving at Habitat Noosa, where fresh grazing boards and cold beer (or wine) awaits you for lunch. Situated on 65 acres of National Park and on the edge of stunning Lake Cootharaba (the largest tidal lake in Queensland), Habitat Noosa boasts breathtaking views, an award winning restaurant and a microbrewery. Taking a seat at CootharaBAR & Bistro, you’ll enjoy mouthwatering grazing boards that showcase the freshest local ingredients to create dishes such as Salt and Pepper Calamari, local King Prawns, Pork Belly bites, Courgetter and roasted Tomato salad and more. You’ll also be able to enjoy a glass of wine or indulge in a craft beer paddle, with four beers from their selection that’s brewed onsite. Eco Brewing Co. microbrewery offers up to 11 artesian beers. The water utilised in the beer is sourced directly from the Artesian Basin and filtered through sand and gravel for over 75 years. The end result is a completely natural beer containing no preservatives, additives or flavours. Following lunch, your guide will introduce you to the team from Habitat Noosa Eco Safaris, who’ll take you on a wilderness experience like no other. Stretching across two UNESCO Biosphere Reserves (Noosa and the Great Sandy) and 60kms of pristine waterways, the Noosa Everglades is one of only two everglades systems on Earth and the only one in the southern hemisphere. This relatively untouched ecosystem is a photographer’s dream and a must see for bird watcher’s and nature lovers. During this 2.5 hour stillwater cruise taking in the breathtaking beauty and tranquility of the everglades system, your guide will provide full commentary throughout the journey showcasing the rich history of the region and little known facts about the River of Mirrors, the Noosa River and magnificent flora and fauna you’ll discover as you travel down the waterways. We finish the day with a short stroll through the camp ground back to the bus, where you’ll be able to see the local Kangaroos and wildlife that pay the grounds a visit as the sun starts to go down.

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What people are saying about Noosa Everglades

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 83 reviews

I enjoyed this tour. It was relaxing. It’s quite an experience to see the river of mirrors. I took my 16 year old daughter and I joked that we were definitely the youngest on the tour. The description says we get anti pasto platters. We didn’t but we did get a delicious savoury scone each and a drink, which was lovely. The tour guide was knowledgeable and also humorous. We did see one bird. Lovely tour.

fun, interesting, and beautiful. i liked the fact that within the glades it will always be peaceful, regardless of the wild weather beyond. guide was great, and i appreciated the mimosa and antipasto.

Great guide, passionate about the environment great information and really interesting.

Bubbly, beer or soft drink on board and snacks after the trip, very good value.

Amaizing. Something different. Great value for money.