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Noosa, Queensland Nature & adventure

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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 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: Full-Day Fraser Island Warrior Tour

2. Noosa: Full-Day Fraser Island Warrior Tour

Start your day from the convenient meeting point in Noosa or with a courtesy pickup from select hotels. You will travel through the Toolara Forest and Great Sandy National Park as you travel toward Fraser Island. Following a quick stop in Rainbow Beach, board the ferry from Inskip Point over to the island, looking out for marine life along the way. Then drive along the beach highway to a freshwater creek where you'll enjoy morning tea with a view. Following that, it will be time to make your way through the inland tracks to experience a 4WD adventure. You'll journey through the forest to Lake McKenzie, a highlight for many due to the beautiful white sandy beach and perfectly blue waters.  You can cool off with a swim, enjoy fantastic photo opportunities, or relax on the beach before tucking into an authentic and healthy Aussie picnic-style lunch. Following lunch, you'll walk through the ancient rainforest of Central Station and Pile Valley, which is home to many unique and exciting species. Wander alongside the crystal clear Wanggoolba Creek as you take in the sights and smells of the tallest rainforest growing out of the sand.  It will then be time to start making your way back towards Noosa with another drive down the beach highway and a brief stopover in Rainbow Beach. 

From Rainbow Beach: Fraser Island Tour with Lunch

3. From Rainbow Beach: Fraser Island Tour with Lunch

Start your day from the convenient meeting point in Rainbow Beach and travel through the Toolara Forest and Great Sandy National Park as you travel toward Fraser Island. Board the ferry from Inskip Point over to the island, looking out for marine life along the way. Then drive along the beach highway to a freshwater creek where you'll enjoy morning tea with a view. Following that, it will be time to make your way through the inland tracks to experience a 4WD adventure. Journey through the forest to Lake McKenzie, a highlight for many due to the beautiful white sandy beach and perfectly blue waters.  You can cool off with a swim, enjoy fantastic photo opportunities, or relax on the beach before tucking into an authentic and healthy Aussie picnic-style lunch. Following lunch, you'll walk through the ancient rainforest of Central Station and Pile Valley, which is home to many unique and exciting species. Wander alongside the crystal clear Wanggoolba Creek as you take in the sights and smells of the tallest rainforest growing out of the sand.  It will then be time to start making your way back toward Rainbow Beach. 

Noosa Heads: Ocean Rider Dolphin Safari

4. 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.

Dolphin View Kayak and Great Beach Drive Tour from Noosa

5. 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: Everglades Explorer Cruise with Optional Canoeing

6. 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.

Australia Zoo Koala Cuddle Entry & Transfer Sunshine Coast

7. Australia Zoo Koala Cuddle Entry & Transfer Sunshine Coast

Spend a day experiencing a visit to the Australia Zoo! Begin the day in style, comfort and luxury as you ride in a 11-seat air-conditioned vehicle. Make sure to bring your camera! You will have approximately 6 hours - heaps of time to enjoy the best zoo in Australia! You will get to explore the world's most interactive zoo at your own pace and watch daily animal shows, including saltwater crocodiles, afternoon otters and more. Take advantage of the amazing opportunity to cuddle a koala (and receive a photo to capture the moment) - you'll never want to let go! Get an exclusive sneak peak at the awesome Wildlife Hospital, and don't miss the Wildlife Warriors show at noon. The tour concludes with drop off back to your accommodation. 

Noosa Heads: Ocean Adventure & Marine Life Boat Ride

8. 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.

Noosa: Self-Guided Water-Bike Tour

9. 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 waterway. 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 past 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 suit you. 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.

Noosa: Private Double Island Point Beach Adventure

10. 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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What people are saying about Noosa, Queensland

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 34 reviews

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.

This is a great boat trip! We saw lots of dolphins and it's also a really good way to see the coastline from Noosa to Sunshine Beach. Just stunning. We had an awesome time.

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.