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Mooloolaba: Seafood Lunch Cruise

1. Mooloolaba: Seafood Lunch Cruise

Depart for your seafood lunch cruise from The Wharf in Mooloolaba. Jump aboard this entertaining 1.5-hour cruise along the river and canals of Mooloolaba, a top destination in Australia! Kick back and relax with table service and entertaining commentary from your guide. Come with an appetite - included on the cruise is a choice of four meals: fish and chips, calamari and chips, fresh Mooloolaba prawns, or a hamburger and chips. Upgrades and extras will be available on board. Enjoy your delicious meal while sailing by the beautiful sunny coastlines of Mooloolaba. With a fully licensed bar and comfortable booth seating onboard, this is a day out for the whole family to enjoy! 

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Noosa: Everglades Canoe Adventure with Lunch

2. Noosa: Everglades Canoe Adventure with Lunch

Your adventure begins at Habitat Noosa as you travel to Lake Cootharaba, the start of the Noosa Everglades. The first stop of the day is Fig Tree Point where your canoe for the day awaits. Hop on board and paddle upstream in your classic Canadian style canoe through ancient landscape, mirrored waterways, and sub-tropical rainforest. After your ride from Fig Tree Point it's time to regain your energy with some morning tea snacks, prepared by your tour guide in the tranquil surrounds of historic Harry’s Hut. When you’re finished with morning tea, head down to the magnificent wonders of the Everglades, recognized as one of the most spectacular canoeing adventures in Australia. Enjoy a leisurely river cruise along the Everglades with your group and make a pit stop at a nearby swimming hole made up of tea-tree infused waters. As your canoe time draws to a close, head back to Habitat Noosa where a delicious roast lunch awaits you. Admire the stunning views of Lake Cootharaba as you eat with the group and bond over your canoeing experience.

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Dolphin View Kayak and Great Beach Drive Tour from Noosa

3. 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: Private Double Island Point Beach Adventure

4. Noosa: Private Double Island Point Beach Adventure

Depart Noosa in your private specialized 4X4 vehicle and experience the thrill of the Great Beach Drive. Drive along Teewah Beach that stretches over 50km to Double Island Point. Take in the stunning wind-swept cliffs towering over the beach and many different types of local flora and fauna. Discover the unique private Marine Park aquatic adventure that is only accessible at low tide. Here a variety of thrilling water activities are on offer, including surf lessons on Australia’s longest wave, kayaking tours, stand up paddle lessons and wildlife eco tours. Enjoy the turquoise waters of Honeymoon Bay with the activity of your choice. See local Bottlenose dolphins feeding and playing up close in the Marine Park. Enjoy a tasty picnic lunch at a scenic location in the national park. After lunch, enjoy the return trip along the Great Beach Drive back to your Noosa accommodation.

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Noosa: Self-Guided Water-Bike Tour

5. 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.

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Sunshine Coast: Hinterland Tour with Snacks and Drinks

6. Sunshine Coast: Hinterland Tour with Snacks and Drinks

Start the day with pickup from your accommodation in Noosa, Mooloolaba, or Alexandra Headland and head straight to the Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve. Immerse yourself in 55 hectares of subtropical rainforest and admire epic views of the Glass House Mountains. From here, visit Maleny, a small but charming town bursting with character and friendly locals. Next, arrive at Gardners Falls, a local favorite that boasts breathtaking vistas. Enjoy a refreshing dip under a glistening waterfall and soak up the beauty of nature. After your swim, stop at Gerrards Lookout where you can marvel at yet more epic Hinterland landscapes. Continue the tour to Montville, arguably the jewel of the Sunshine Coast’s Hinterland. Spend some time exploring this picturesque location, then enjoy a break for lunch. After lunch, visit Mapleton Falls National Park for an epic rainforest walk to an impressive 120-meter high waterfall. At the end of an unforgettable adventure, begin the return journey to your accommodation.

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Sunshine Coast: Half-Day Coastal Craft Brewery Tour

7. Sunshine Coast: Half-Day Coastal Craft Brewery Tour

Sit back and relax as your guide takes you on a craft beer journey on the Sunshine Coast. Join a half-day tour to visit local breweries, where you'll have the opportunity to discover the brewing process from the local brewers and taste their creations. Get behind the scenes at 3 famous breweries on the Sunshine Coast, with stops at 3 out of the 4 following locations: 10 Toes, Sunshine Coast Brewery, Moffat Beach Brewery, or Sunshine Brewery, depending on availability. Sample a wide range of award-winning beers, such as lagers, pale ales, amber ales, IPA, and stouts. Your tour include a delicious lunch at one of the stops. At the end of your experience, you'll be dropped off back at your original start point.

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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.

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Noosa Everglades Cruise & Highlights Tour Inc. Lunch

9. Noosa Everglades Cruise & Highlights Tour Inc. Lunch

Experience Noosa in a day! We will stop at Laguna Lookout, which offers the ultimate panorama of Noosa and is just a short drive from the bustling hub of Hastings Street. It provides sweeping views that extend as far out as the distant mountains and across the Noosa River. Next, enjoy 60 minutes of free time to explore Hastings Street and Noosa Main Beach. You will have plenty of time to grab a coffee or browse the multiple shops along Hastings Street or take a walk to Noosa National Park. Noosa Main Beach is one of the few beaches along Australia’s coastline facing north and is the best option for families or those who are not confident in surfing, as it is protected by the headland, has gentle waves, and is patrolled year-round by surf lifesavers. Next, take a 45-minute journey on the Noosa Ferry from Hastings Street. Ride on the Noosa Ferry up the Noosa River to Tewantin for an appetizing two-course lunch on the river at Pier 11, one of Noosa's highly rated restaurants. The River Lounge offers a great place to take in the endless river views and the natural surroundings. An unmatched waterfront setting. Noosa Everglades Serenity Cruise - 3-hours. Next, enjoy a 20-minute scenic drive through Noosaville & Tewantin past the forestry plantations before arriving at Habitat Noosa Everglades Eco Camp, recently awarded Australia's Best New Tourism Business. Here, you will depart on an afternoon Serenity Cruise on Lake Cootharaba, heading north up the Upper Noosa River to Fig Tree Point (historic indigenous location) past the Kinaba Information Centre. This is the start of the Noosa Everglades. Onboard you'll enjoy a glass of bubbles and light savory afternoon tea before returning to Habitat Noosa with the sun lowering over the lake.

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Noosa: Stand Up Paddle Lesson Double Island Adventure

10. 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

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.

Fun, relaxed and easy on the budget. Skipper and hand really lovely and great sense of humour. Suit children who can sit still and enjoy for 11/2 hours. A must.

Great ‘captain’ who gave us an interesting commentary. Zoe was so friendly and helpful also. Would highly recommend it.

Had a great day, the staff were more than accommodating and very entertaining.. Fully recommend to anyone!

Loved it food was lovely and the staff were awesome had a fun and relaxing time