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Noosa, Queensland Outdoor sports

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Noosa: Full-Day Fraser Island Warrior Tour

1. 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. 

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. 

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.

Noosa: Everglades Explorer Cruise with Optional Canoeing

4. 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

5. 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: Self-Guided Water-Bike Tour

6. 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

7. 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.

Noosa: Stand Up Paddle Lesson Double Island Adventure

8. 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.

Sunshine Coast: Camels, Gin, and Beer Guided Tour

9. Sunshine Coast: Camels, Gin, and Beer Guided Tour

Situated in South East Queensland, 70mins North of Brisbane’s CBD, Caloundra is the gateway to Queensland’s stunning Sunshine Coast. Renowned for it’s laidback lifestyle, surf beaches and pristine waterways and with views stretching from the Glasshouse Mountains to Bribie and Moreton Islands, Caloundra is the perfect location to begin your Sunshine Coast experience. After a quick stop at our favourite café to pick up a freshly brewed coffee, you'll meet Lauren and her camel family at QCamel Dairy. She will take you on a guided tour of the dairy farm explaining its history, her absolute love of camels, passion for ethical farming and focus on providing premium health care products and produce including the only Certified Organic Camel Milk in the world. You'll get the opportunity see a live milking demonstration, then meet the camel family, where hugs are encouraged and welcomed by the affectionate camels. Morning tea will then be served offering you a range of gluten free crackers, chemical and spray free seasonal fruit, freshly made warm damper, cheeses including camel cheese, organic tea, percolated coffee and camel milk. For thousands of years, Indigenous Australians have been using native Australian flora as part of bush tucker. This includes extraordinary botanicals. The team at Beachtree Distilling Co. follow our ancestors by using ethical and sustainable methods to source and produce world-class products. And it shows, with them bringing home gold in the 2022 World Gin Awards. Each Beachtree product tells a story through its aromatic native botanicals. Not only are native Australian botanicals bursting with tasty flavours, but they also provide many health benefits for us too. Often referred to as ‘superfoods’, they contain tons of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients. Using these native botanicals, along with classic gin ingredients such as juniper berries. The base spirit used in our tasty gin and vodka is made from certified organically grown sugar cane. No pesticides, no chemicals and harvested with sustainable practices. Experience an informative distillery tour & tasting of vodka & gin. Brouhaha Brewery, founded by locals who have a true love and passion for their region and high quality, locally sourced produce. The team at Brouhaha have set themselves a mission to educate the community and its visitors in the art of craft beer. Their core range has been carefully crafted and designed to tempt the average beer drinker to explore a new style of beer and start a journey with craft brewing and drink better beer. You'll enjoy a tasting paddle of 4 beers from their core rage. Your guide will share their philosophy behind the beer making process, taking you step by step in an in-depth tour of the brewery and give you an understanding of the beers in front of you. Lunch will also be served during this stop and includes a range of entrees and pizzas, made from only the best and freshest local produce the region has to offer.

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What people are saying about Noosa, Queensland

Super fun trip. At the beginning we didn't see any dolphins, but luckily we saw them swimming about 3 meters from our kayak. Also good guides who tell a lot about the area and enough time to relax.

Great day out. Guides were very friendly and helpful. They had heaps of information on the area of the tour. Well worth the trip.

Amazing experience our guide Jacob was so knowledgeable and made the trip so interesting. A very unique day out.

The instructors were so kind, encouraging, and quite convivial. Such a great experience.

Very nice guide Georgia and very nice first time surfing for us. We enjoyed it a lot!