Top Day Trips From Noosa

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Home to star attractions like Australia Zoo, Noosa also makes an ideal basecamp for exploring Queensland’s highlights, including the Sunshine Coast and Noosa National Park. Here are some of the most popular destinations for day tours from Noosa. 

Fraser Island — 140 miles (225 km) north of Noosa
The UNESCO World Heritage–listed Fraser Island is the biggest sand island in the world and one of Queensland’s most visited attractions. Zip around the island on a 4WD safari; jump off to visit Seventy-Five Mile Beach, Lake McKenzie, and the Pile Valley Rainforest; and look out for wildlife like saltwater crocodiles, wild dingos, and kookaburras.

Noosa Everglades — 4.5 miles (7 km) west of Noosa Heads
Set out to cruise, kayak or canoe around the wild waterways of the Noosa Everglades, taking in highlights such as Lake Cootharaba, Kinaba, Fig Tree Lake, and the Upper Noosa River.

Great Beach Drive — running for 235 miles (380 km) north of Noosa
Linking the sun-soaked beaches of the Sunshine Coast with Fraser Island, the Great Beach Drive serves up some of Queensland’s most spectacular scenery. Stop along the way to explore the Great Sandy National Park and the Noosa National Park, both UNESCO Biosphere reserves. 

Rainbow Beach — 62 miles (100 km) north of Noosa
A visit to Rainbow Beach is about more than just sun, sea, and surf—it’s also surrounded by natural wonders and a day tour from Noosa can include highlights such as Cooloola, the Red Canyon, and the Coloured Sands. It’s also a popular spot to see dolphins, whales, and sea turtles, with kayaking and boat tours setting out from Double Island Point.
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Fraser Island 4WD Tour from Noosa or Rainbow Beach

Discover the natural beauty of Fraser Island, the largest sand island in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage site, on a 4-wheel-drive day trip from Rainbow Beach or Noosa. As you traverse the island by purpose-built 4WD, make stops at lakes, white-sand beaches, the colored sand cliffs and other natural attractions, and keep your eyes open for wildlife like birds and reptiles. Lunch is included.
  • Duration: 11 hours
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Noosa Everglades Wilderness Cruise with Canoe Trip

Set sail for a scenic cruise around the Noosa Everglades on this full-day tour, including hotel pick-up from Noosa Heads or Noosaville. Zip down the Noosa River on a motorboat, then spot some of Australia’s most vibrant birds as you drift around the Cooroibah and Cootharaba lakes. Hop on a canoe and paddle your way along the River of Mirrors in the Great Sandy National Park. After tuck, into a roast lunch with  stunning views of Lake Cootharaba.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Kayak with Dolphins and 4WD Great Beach Drive Day Trip from Noosa

Go kayaking with dolphins and 4-wheeling on the beach during a 6-hour tour on the Sunshine Coast, just 1.5 hours north of Brisbane. Visit a National Park location that is only accessible by 4WD vehicle, and kayak around Double Island Point looking for dolphins, migrating whales, turtles, rays and more. Includes kayak equipment and instruction, light refreshments, and transportation by 4WD and ferry.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Noosa Everglades Serenity Cruise

Enjoy an afternoon cruise in the Noosa Everglades for another perspective on the Sunshine Coast. See Australian wildlife as you glide across Lake Cooroibah and Lake Cootharaba to reach the Noosa River, situated within Great Sandy National Park's Cooloola Recreation Area. Learn from informative commentary supplied by your captain on this 2-hour boat tour as you sit back and relax in this unique natural environment. After your Noosa Everglades cruise, you'll enjoy an anipasto platter while overlooking Lake Cootharaba.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Noosa Everglades Eco Wilderness Cruise Including Lunch

Take an unforgettable wilderness cruise in one of Australia’s most pristine regions, the Noosa Everglades. Your full-day adventure begins with a cruise across Lake Cootharaba to the start of the Noosa Everglades. Take a guided boardwalk at Fig Tree Point,  before moving further into the Everglades and stopping at historic Harry’s Hut – a relic of the early timber cutting days. Explore, take a swim in pristine waters, photograph the abundant wildlife or simply relax in this unique natural environment.  Enjoy lunch while taking in the stunning views of Lake Cootharaba and maybe even spot a few kangaroos.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Full-Day Guided Noosa Everglades Kayak Tour

Explore the wild wetlands and mangrove forests of the Noosa Everglades on this full-day kayaking adventure. Paddle along the Upper Noosa River, the ‘River of Mirrors’; admire natural wonders such as Lake Cootharaba, Lake of Lillies, and Fig Tree Lake; and look out for wildlife including kangaroos, black swans, and cockatoos. Along the way, stop to swim in the crystalline waters and enjoy a picnic lunch by the waterfront.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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The Great Beach Drive: 4WD Tour Between Noosa and Rainbow Beach

Soak up the sun, sea and sand of Australia’s famous Sunshine Coast on this 6-hour off-road adventure, including hotel pick-up. Hop on a 4WD and zip along the sands between Noosa and Rainbow Beach. Stop to admire the scenery of the Great Sandy National Park, take in the views from Double Island Point and snap photos of the dramatic Red Canyon and Coloured Sands. After a delicious lunch, cool off with a dip in the Pacific Ocean and get a chance to glimpse dolphins, whales and sea turtles.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Self-Guided Noosa Everglades Kayak Tour

Elanda Point National Park is an ideal location to see native Australian flora and fauna and experience the Noosa Everglades. This tour saves you the hassle of navigation and provides the kayaking knowhow to cruise through these waterways at your own pace. Choose your own adventure and paddle to Harry’s hut for a dip in the tea-colored waters, discover the lesser-paddled waters of Kin Kin Creek, or explore the nearby islands.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Stand Up Paddle 4WD Day Trip from Noosa Including Great Beach Drive Experience

Try one of the worlds fastest and most popular fun new sports, Stand Up Paddle! Our many wind protected flat water locations are ideal for learning or for cruising the bays on our SUP lessons and local eco tours. Double Island Point is a stand up paddling paradise with crystal clear flat water lagoons and a super long beginner right hand break ideal for learners looking to take the next step into the waves. If your already well advanced then why not come and experience this magical place set in the Great Sandy National Park.Expect to see many of the local wildlife on your beach drive and stand up paddle experience with many turtles often seen in the clear shallows of the pools and sand bars. Rays, bottlenose dolphins, sea birds, whales (in season), soldier crabs in their thousands are all frequent here.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Private Rainbow Beach 4WD Day Trip from Noosa

The long sandy beaches, dramatic sand dunes, and lush rainforest trails of the Sunshine Coast provide endless opportunities for an off-road adventure. On this tour, benefit from the undivided attention of your private guide as you explore the coast in a 4WD. Visit 40-mile Beach, the Red Canyon, and the Colored Sands; spot bottlenose dolphins, sea turtles, and sting rays along the coast; and stop to swim in a saltwater lagoon.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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