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Noosa, Queensland Safaris & wildlife activities

Our most recommended Noosa, Queensland Safaris & wildlife activities

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 Heads: Ocean Rider Dolphin Safari

2. 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

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 Heads: Ocean Adventure & Marine Life Boat Ride

6. 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

7. 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: 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.

Noosa: 7.5 Hour Guided Fishing Experience

10. Noosa: 7.5 Hour Guided Fishing Experience

Step aboard our brand-new custom 30' Kevlacat, Good Company, for a luxury 3/4 day (7.5 hours) offshore fishing charter. With a MAXIMUM OF 6 ANGLERS, you can expect more than enough fishing space, top of the range Shimano and Wilson fishing gear, expert guides and service. Our vessel, Good Company, sports twin 300 Mercury Verado engines to get you to fish rich grounds fast and maximise fishing time, all the while enjoying the comfortable and stable ride. Not your average charter, we are the fastest, most luxurious and professional fishing charter operation on the Sunshine Coast. Your charter is hosted by owner-operator, skipper and local guide, Jackson Boric, putting his expertise and years of fishing knowledge into action. We look forward to welcoming you onboard! Departure times vary depending upon weather conditions and tides and will be confirmed with you the day before your departure. Our 3/4 day charter lasts for approximately 7.5 hours from pick up to drop off. After you step aboard at our pick up location along the Noosa River on Gympie Terrace, we will head out across the Noosa bar to stock up on live bait before continuing on to the chosen destination between Cape Moreton to Fraser Island. Experience fishing various grounds including wrecks, bait rocks, FADS, reefs, banks and shoals for a wide variety of tropical and sub-tropical reef and sport fish using our live bait, soft plastics and jigs to name a few. Dolphins are a frequent sighting off the Sunshine Coast and during whale season (Jul-Sept), we have Humpback whales pass through on their migration north. Snacks and drinks are provided throughout the day, as well as a fully catered breakfast and lunch. On returning to Noosa, you will be dropped off at our designated drop off location on Gympie Terrace in the heart of Noosa.

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What people are saying about Noosa, Queensland

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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.