Lake Cootharaba is the largest of the Noosa Lakes. At about six miles (10 km) long and three miles (5 km) at its widest point, it serves as a popular location for holiday-makers and those on recreational day trips alike. With plenty of places for picnics along its shores, the lake lends itself to family vacations.
The town of Boreen Point is Lake Cootharaba’s activity hub and is the place to start if you're looking for water sports gear. Kayaking, fishing, swimming and sailing are all popular on the water – but there’s much more to Lake Cootharaba than just boats. A number of walks are threaded through the bushland that surrounds the lake, including the 15-mile (25 km) trek around its circumference. There's also a boardwalk through the mangroves on the edge of the lake and a number of campsites within the Great Sandy National Park for those who wish to camp on the lake.
Lake Cootharaba is also known as the gateway to the Noosa Everglades, as the Noosa River passes through the Everglade Wetlands just before spreading into the lake.
The town of Boreen Point is 30 minutes from Noosa Heads by car. It's an easy day trip for visitors to Southern Queensland, as it sits 50 minutes from the Sunshine Coast and two hours from Brisbane.