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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.

    We had an amazing day! We were so lucky to see 5 whales and several pods of dolphins that were so close to us. Vince was a great tour guide/instructor, he’s so passionate about what he does. Thanks

  • 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 w...

    Lovely boat ride to get to the Everglades. Then hopped on a kayak to go downriver. Lunch provided, lovely meal. Informative tour guide.

  • Noosa Heads: 2-Hour Surf Lesson with Local Instructor

    3. 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. 

    Scott the instructor was pretty easy going and made sure everyone had fun while learning

  • 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.

    It was an excellent adventure trip with spectacular views.We had an excellent travel guide very knowledeable in local geography,history and floran fauna.He is humble but expert in his guiding in kayaking and surfing. Only thing we wonder additional activity such as jet skiing would have made the experience more rich.

  • Noosa Everglades Cruise & Highlights Tour Inc. Lunch

    5. 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 appe...

  • 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.

  • Self-Guided Noosa Everglades Kayak Trip

    7. Self-Guided Noosa Everglades Kayak Trip

    Head out to the Great Sandy National Park kayak launch site and you'll be settled into your kayak, shown the map, and taught all the basic skills you need for an enjoyable paddle across Lake Cootharaba to Kinaba. From there, you're free to explore where you want within the Noosa Everglades. Try the lesser-paddled waters of Kin Kin Creek or the mighty Noosa River. Weave in and out of the small islands that dot the northern reaches of Fig Tree Lake. Test your paddling stamina and head up to the iconic Harry’s Hut for a swim in the tea-colored waters, or use the kayak to get to a wilder bush walking track within the Cooloola Recreation Area. The possibilities are endless!

  • Noosa: Self-Guided Water-Bike Tour

    8. 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 appreciat...

  • Noosa: Stand Up Paddle Lesson Double Island Adventure

    9. 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

Amazing day out in the Everglades, taking in and admiring the nature! Canoeing on the river with enough time to enjoy everything without feeling rushed, excellent swim in the refreshing water and a tasty afternoon lunch to end the day! Even saw a few kangaroos after lunch and catfish in the water right next to where we were swimming! David and Mick made the day fun and enjoyable!

I had an amazing day out the weather was perfect the views were spectacular and the tour guid and skipper were very friendly and knowledgeable. The tea break was wonderful, we were able to swim also. The canoe ride was so relaxing and I highly recommended doing both the cruise and canoe. We ended the day with a beautiful roast dinner and live music

It was an excellent adventure trip with spectacular views.We had an excellent travel guide very knowledeable in local geography,history and floran fauna.He is humble but expert in his guiding in kayaking and surfing. Only thing we wonder additional activity such as jet skiing would have made the experience more rich.

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.

Lovely boat ride to get to the Everglades. Then hopped on a kayak to go downriver. Lunch provided, lovely meal. Informative tour guide.