Day Trips to Noosa

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Dolphin View Kayak and Great Beach Drive Tour from Noosa

1. 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.

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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. 

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Sunshine Coast Hinterland and Noosa Small Group Tour

3. 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.

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Noosa: Tandem Skydive from 15,000 Feet

4. Noosa: Tandem Skydive from 15,000 Feet

Benefit from a 10-minute instruction and training session before you head for the sky above the Sunshine Coast. Then, jump out of the aircraft attached to your experienced instructor. Dive back down to earth at speeds of up to 200 kph. See stunning beaches and ocean views as you free fall from up to 15,000 feet into one of Australia’s favourite tourism destinations. After you experience freefall, your instructor will pull the chute and you will soar serenely for up to 7 minutes taking in the views. If you are feeling brave, take control and steer the parachute before landing safely back on soft Coolum beach.

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Noosa: Stand Up Paddle Lesson Double Island Adventure

5. 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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Sunshine Coast: Food and Wine Tour

6. Sunshine Coast: Food and Wine Tour

Journey through the yummy delights of the Sunny Coast. Taste local Gin and Vodkas at Sunshine and Suns Distillery. Head for a refreshing Brew and pizza at Boiling Pot Brewing Co. Arrive at Pomona Distilling Co. to enjoy a tasting paddle and finish at Dingo Creek Vinyard for some delicious wine. First, stop for a photo at the iconic Big Pineapple before heading to Sunshine and Suns Distillery. Here, sample original dry gin and vodka, including a small-batch parfait gin inspired by the timeless 80's dessert. Head north to Noosa and find Boiling Pot Brewing Co., famous for its refreshing brews, cool shaded balcony, and house-made pizza. Tour the brewery and enjoy a sample of four of their best brews and freshly made pizza. Move into the foothills of Tuchekoi National Park, and view Mt. Cooroora in the background. Visit Pomona Distilling Co. known for the most famous Gin in the entire region. Enjoy a tasting paddle of three of their most famous Gin's while touring the unique venue. Finish the day at Dingo Creek Vineyard in the Traveston hills. Here, enjoy a tasting of six fine wines. Learn the art of the swirl, sniff, and sip and relax on the deck overlooking the vineyard. Feast on cheese, cold cuts, fruit, nuts, dips, and bread.

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From Sunshine Coast: Noosa Food and Wine Full-Day Tour

7. From Sunshine Coast: Noosa Food and Wine Full-Day Tour

Immerse yourself in Noosa's vibrant and modern food and wine scene on this full-day tour from the Sunshine Coast. After getting picked up from your hotel, travel to your first destination, Dingo Creek Vineyard. Along the way, pass through Noosa National Park and learn more about the park's flora and fauna from your guide. Upon arrival at the vineyard in the Traveston hills, enjoy a tasting of six fine wines. Learn the art of the swirl, sniff, and sip and relax on the deck overlooking the vineyard. Feast on a grazing platter of cheese, cold cuts, fruit, nuts, dips, and bread. Take home your very own etched wine glass. Continue towards Pomona Distilling Co. Enjoy a tasting paddle of 3 of their famous gins, including dry, pink, and blue pea gin. Wander around the unique aspects of this venue including the shipping container art gallery, stillhouse, and cellar. At the weekend, enjoy live music on the back lawn. Your next destination is 20 20 Distillery. After receiving your arrival drink, head upstairs for a tour of the distillery and hear firsthand how ancient traditions inspire modern methods. Downstairs, enjoy bar snacks and a tasting paddle of 4 gins, served with paired garnishes and tonic water. Finally, pay a visit to Heads of Noosa Brewing Co. where you can enjoy lunch and a tasting paddle of 4 craft beers of your choice. At the end of the day, get dropped off back at your hotel on the Sunshine Coast.

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Sunshine Coast: Private Group Wine Tour with Lunch

8. Sunshine Coast: Private Group Wine Tour with Lunch

Savor delicious cider and wine while you absorb the scenic views of the Sunshine Coast on this wine tour. Learn about the rich history of the region, discover different wine-making methods, and cultivate your palette as travel through the vineyards.  Start your day at Sunshine Coast Cider with a tasting and demonstration of the champagne-making process. Discover one of the only wineries in Queensland that does the full méthode traditionnelle in-house.  Then be escorted to Clouds Vineyard for a tasting of some of their award-winning wines. Smell and taste local vintages, identifying the complex aromas while learning about the different grapes grown in the region. Take a moment to appreciate the panoramic coastline view at Gerrard’s Lookout, high on the hill overlooking Coolum, Maroochydore, Caloundra, and Bribie Island before enjoying a 2-course gourmet meal at one of two potential dining establishments.  Move onto Flame Hill Winery to try 6 local award-winning wines in a stunning rural hinterland setting. Grab yourself a couple of bottles of sustainable wine to take home and then it’s time to head to the creative heart of the region: Montville. Check out an art gallery or do a little shopping before finishing at Chocolate Country in Montville. Enjoy a cup of Belgian hot chocolate in the patio garden. Make sure to create your own chocolate box to enjoy later, or to give as a gift. 

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Queensland: Sunshine Coast Tour with Lunch and Drinks

9. Queensland: Sunshine Coast Tour with Lunch and Drinks

Hear about the method of cider known as champagne-style cider, meet a fifth-generation cider maker, and try traditional mead as you cruise around the Sunshine Coast’s stunning scenery on a day-tasting tour. Begin your tour by visiting the cozy Cellar Door at Sunshine Coast Cider. Learn about the cider-making process directly from the maker and enjoy sampling some of the cider that’s made on-site. Next, drive through the spectacular scenery of Noosa’s Hinterland to the alternative town of Pomona, nestled at the foot of Mt Cooroora. Arrive at the boutique Amrita Park Meadery. Try some of their award-winning mead and see over 50 species of native plants on the beautiful grounds. Head to the Imperial Hotel, also home to the Eumundi Distillery and Eumundi Brewery. Enjoy a delicious lunch and time to relax. Discover the range of gins distilled there, which use the finest juniper, botanicals, and local Cooroy Mountain spring water to create the excellent Folktale Gin range. Enjoy a scenic drive back to Noosa for your final experience, the Fortune Distillery at Land and Sea Brewery. Explore the brewery’s craft beer and award-winning fine spirits made from local ingredients.

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What people are saying about Noosa

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 27 reviews

Had such a fantastic experience from beginning to end. It was a great way to experience the best of what Noosa and the Sunshine Coast had to offer. I only wish there was more time to spend at the markets as there was so much to see and do and time goes so quickly. Overall I highly recommend this tour to everyone,and can't praise the tour guide enough for being so friendly and informative during the day trip. Thank you once again,and I will definitely let any of my friends that are visiting Brisbane know how much I highly recommend this tour.

The Tour was professional, commenced promptly and with traffic holdups was delayed in our return rather than shortening the Tour. There was an intimate group of friendly people on board a very clean tidy 13 seater van :) Brian’s commentary was interesting and demonstrated that he knew the area well. We enjoyed our day and would not hesitate to recommend this Tour to others.

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.

What a lovely day. Brian was friendly and informative throughout the day. The rainforest was very beautiful So much of the day was so memorable....the markets and Noosa were wonderful. This day trip is such a great jam packed day and was thoroughly enjoyable!

Great. Tom was knowledgeable and patient. Explained things clearly.