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Mooloolaba: Canal Cruise by Ferry with Optional Lunch

1. Mooloolaba: Canal Cruise by Ferry with Optional Lunch

Discover the Sunshine Coast from the water on a canal cruise on a historic timber ferry, the only one still in operation in the region. Explore the coast and canal system and have lunch at a nearby restaurant if you wish. Upon departure, cruise past the wharf complex and marina towards Mooloolah Island, a man-made island where you can find some of Mooloolaba’s most luxurious mansions and award-winning homes. Continue on past Minyama Island and learn all about its famous residents including celebrities and sports stars. Then, enter the Kawana Canal system and learn the history of the area's development from useless swamp land to some of Queensland’s most expensive real estate. Enjoy breathtaking views of the coastline from Mooloolaba Beach right up to Noosa Heads as the boat turns around at the river heads before returning back through the river. Pass the pilot boats used by the Brisbane pilotage service and see where the wild Osprey Eagles nest. On the way back, pass by the commercial fishing boats including the largest long-line fishing fleet in Australia. Finish off the cruise by passing the Mooloolaba Marina and Yacht Club. Select the lunch option and combine the cruise experience with a meal at a local restaurant. Choose from a specific menu of fish, meat, and vegetarian dishes, plus sides, and 1 house wine, beer, or soft drink.

Noosa Heads: 2-Hour Surf Lesson with Local Instructor

2. 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. 

Sunshine Coast: Shared Return Transfer to Eumundi Markets

3. 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, Maroochydore, Alexandra Headlands, Cotton Tree, Coolum, Twin Waters, Marcoola, Peregian Beach, Sunshine Beach, Noosa, Noosaville, Tewantin. 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 jewellery. 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: Secrets of Noosa Private Tour with Ferry & Lunch

4. Noosa: Secrets of Noosa Private Tour with Ferry & Lunch

You will be picked up from your accommodation at 9am and taken to a panoramic view of this paradise we call Noosa. After a very short drive we will walk over Noosa’s most historical footbridge and explore some key features of Noosa’s main creek system. We’ll then see the source of this creek, which is a beautiful lake that’s part of the Noosa Everglades system with birdlife aplenty. From here we will reveal Noosaville’s hidden hub for you to explore. This hub has something for everyone from Noosa’s own chocolate factory to Noosa’s own breweries, gin distillery and everything else in between, including iconic surf stores, photographer’s gallery, famous antique store and more. As it’s time for lunch, we will take you to a restaurant in Sunshine Beach with some of the best ocean views on the coast. Your lunch and drink are included. Time permitting, you may have a little time to explore this area too. Next stop is Tewantin where you will be guided through Noosa’s historical centre along the river towards the Noosa Marina where we admire an exhibit at the Noosa Regional Gallery on the way. Explore the shops and boats and bridge at Noosa Marina before boarding the Noosa Ferry. Once you have boarded the Noosa River Ferry, you will experience the last stretch of this wonderful day with a drink in hand as you journey along the river from Tewantin back to Noosa Heads. The ferry fare and drinks are included. Upon arriving at the Sofitel stop at Noosa Heads on the ferry, we will pick you up in the bus and drop you back to your accommodation by approximately 4:30pm, unless of course you would rather walk if your accommodation is close by.

Coolum Beach: 1.5 Hour Private Surf Lesson

5. Coolum Beach: 1.5 Hour Private Surf Lesson

The 1.5hr Private Surf lesson is catered to your individual needs. Get a group of friends together or have time with just you and your coach, we can help you choose the best time that suits you and surf conditions and get you out there enjoying the surf. Best surf is usually the mornings as the winds are lighter, with an incoming tide. Our experienced professional staff will meet you at our custom built surf truck in the main beach car park Tickle Park. This is where we will arrange your wetsuits or wet shirt choose the best equipment and head down to the beach from there. Its a short walk to beautiful Coolum Beach where you will experience the natural high of catching a wave. Coolum offers some of the warmest waters in Australia to surf in and is located on 90mins north of Brisbane.

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What people are saying about Noosa Heads QLD

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 24 reviews

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 !

Was awesome! The instructor (Peter) was amazing, he explained everything well and was very enthusiastic and supportive. He was just as happy that we got up as we were!

Great Instructors, patient, caring and fun. Had a great time in the sea, sometimes unforgiving, but fantastic anyway. Also a great aerobic workout.

Pick up driver was on time and very informative and friendly. Good amount of time at the markets. Would definitely recommend.

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