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Best Day Trips From Noosa

By Viator, July 2014

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Sitting half an hour from the much better known Sunshine Coast, Noosa is often overlooked as a destination. Yet Noosa is ideally situated as a base to many of the prime attractions of the area. Next time you’re visiting, opt to stay in Noosa rather than the crowded Sunshine Coast, and take day trips to some of the region’s best attractions.

Attractions like Fraser Island. Not only is it the biggest sand island in the world, and home to some of Australia’s most interesting wildlife, it’s one of Queensland’s most visited attractions. Not to mention it’s World Heritage listed and covered in freshwater lakes. Some are crystal clear, some a stunning turquoise, and some stained deep red by tea trees around the edges. A Fraser Island 4WD Eco Tour will take you to see all of the above and much more. For a similarly eco-themed day trip, cruising through the Noosa Everglades over lunch or afternoon tea is a fantastic option, and includes commentary on the abundant birdlife and the Noosa community.

For more of an inside experience, don’t visit the area without taking a day trip to Underwater World or Australia Zoo. Underwater World is a huge aquarium complex, and one of the most popular attractions on the Sunshine Coast. There are four main attractions to the park: the Turtle Temple, featuring rehabilitating turtles before they’re returned to the wild; Bay of Rays, which, as it sounds, is filled with rays of all kinds; the tropical themed Coral Cove; and Shark Shipwreck, which holds eight different types of shark – that you can dive with! Underwater World has many more exhibits too, but those four ought to get you started! Australia Zoo is the brainchild of the late Steve Irwin. Today it’s run by his wife and two children and aims to provide a wildlife adventure that educates visitors about conservation. When you visit, be sure to check out the newest additions! Two tiger cubs and a baby koala were born in late August.

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Noosa River and Everglades Afternoon Tea Cruise

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Enjoy cruising on Lake Cooroibah and Lake Cootharaba. Photograph the reflections of the Noosa Everglades, or have a swim in the dark tanin waters. Appreciate ...  Read more

Location: Noosa, Australia
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $68.85

Noosa Everglades BBQ Lunch Cruise

4 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Escape to Noosa River, enjoy a cruise along the everglades, swim in the pristine waters, explore the region with a guided boardwalk and end your full-day tour ...  Read more

Location: Noosa, Australia
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $91.51

Fraser Island 4WD Tour from Noosa or Rainbow Beach

4 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Explore the beauty of Fraser Island on a full-day tour from Noosa or Rainbow Beach by purpose-built 4WD vehicle. Travel off-road along uninterrupted white-sand ...  Read more

Location: Noosa, Australia
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $152.52

Sunshine Coast UnderWater World Entrance Ticket with Shark Dive Xtreme

Come face-to-face with gray nurse sharks on the Shark Diving Xtreme experience at UnderWater World, one of the most popular attractions on the Sunshine Coast. ...  Read more

Location: Sunshine Coast, Australia
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $174.30

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