Explore the sensational surroundings of Noosa on water, land, or in the air with a diverse range of exciting tours. Float up the magnificent river or across the glittering Pacific Ocean, ride through the lush hinterland, or soar above it all.
Tour serene rivers and the gorgeous Everglades on a stand-up paddleboard, kayak, canoe, or even water bike or fliteboard. Or take to the sea with boat tours to suit everyone, whether you want to catch fish and crabs, spot humpback whales, snorkel, scuba dive, or unwind with a relaxing sunset cruise. Experience the pristine coastline on a thrilling 4-wheel drive or horseback tour.
Alternatively, guided bushwalking tours will take you through breathtaking national parks and rolling hinterland. Spot a vibrant array of native birds and learn about the range of flora and fauna.
Foodies will adore touring the exquisite produce farms, farmers markets, wineries, and breweries of the surrounding hinterland in air-conditioned vehicles. If you prefer to travel on two wheels, choose a scenic coastal cycling tour, a thrilling mountain bike tour through spectacular national parks, or a motorbike tour of the hinterland.
For a bird’s eye view of the outstanding scenery, indulge in a scenic flight on a helicopter, plane or seaplane.
Explore the beautiful bushland and beaches of the Sunshine Coast on horseback with Equathon Horse Riding Adventures. Offering hourly, group, private, overnight and week-long adventure packages, there is a horse riding experience perfect for riders of any skill level.
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!
- Visit secluded locations by kayak and experience the area's natural beauty
- Stop to enjoy a swim in waters of the Upper Noosa River
- Set your own pace for this full-day kayaking adventure
Start the day from the convenient meeting point in Noosa or with a courtesy pickup from selected hotels and travel through the Cooloola Recreation Area as you make your way towards Fraser Island. After a quick stop in Rainbow Beach, take the ferry from Inskip Point over to the island and drive along the beach to a freshwater creek where you’ll enjoy morning tea with a view.
Then, it’s time to make your way through the inland tracks over to Lake McKenzie, a highlight for many due to the beautiful white sandy beach and perfectly blue waters. Cool off with a swim, enjoy some wonderful photo opportunities, or relax on the beach before tucking into an authentic Aussie picnic-style lunch.
After lunch, walk through the ancient Rainforest of Central Station and Pile Valley, home to many unique and interesting species. Wander alongside the crystal clear Wanggoolba Creek as you take in the sights and smells of the rainforest. It's then time to start making your way back towards Noosa with another drive down the beach highway and a brief stopover in Rainbow Beach.
Benefit from pickup at your accommodation, if located between Mooloolaba and Noosa, and then set off on a 6-hour off-road adventure to get stunning views of the golden the sands.
Drive across a pristine stretch of white sand with stunning headland views all the way from Noosa to Double Island Point. Stop to admire the scenery of Great Sandy National Park, and take in the impressive views from the Double Island Point Lighthouse.
Keep a look out for turtles, sharks, manta rays, and pods of dolphins in their natural environment, along with majestic humpback whales between June and October. Get exclusive access to the lighthouse to discover parts of the popular spot you might otherwise miss. Take photos of the dramatic Red Canyon and Coloured Sands, and watch a demonstration of the traditional techniques of the Aborigines.
Go to a scenic picnic spot in Great Sandy National Park, where friendly Lace Monitor Lizards may join you for a selfie. Cool off with a dip in the ocean before the return trip to your accommodation.
This Noosa in a day tour is a must to have on your itinerary. Travel to Noosa, stopping at Point Perry lookout for stunning coastal views of Mt Coolum and the Coolum shoreline. Your next stop will be Hastings Street, where you will enjoy 90 minutes’ free time to explore Noosa Main Beach, grab a coffee, browse the many shops, or take a walk to Noosa National Park.
After Hastings Street, you will take a 45-minute ride on the Noosa Ferry up the Noosa River to Tewantin for an appetising two-course lunch on the river. The Noosa Ferry will allow you to enjoy the passing scenery in a laid-back manner.
If you’re a foodie, you’re in for a treat as the two course lunch with a glass of wine or beer is at one of Noosa’s most highly rated restaurants, Pier 11 - located at the Noosa Marina overlooking the Noosa River. On the way back to your accommodation, you will stop at Laguna Lookout to take in the views of Noosa and Noosa River.
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.
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.
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 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 how you want. 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.
Sit back and relax as your knowledgeable tour guide takes you on a craft beer journey through a range of beer types, such as lagers, pale ales, IPAs, saisons, stouts, porters, and everything in-between. If you’re lucky, the brewers might even let you taste an upcoming release straight from the fermenters.
The first stop on this half-day craft beer tour is either Heads of Noosa or Boiling Pot Brewing to take a look at how beer is actually made. Sample a range of beers while you touch, taste, and smell the fresh ingredients used to make beer.
Afterwards, the tour goes to Land and Sea Brewery to check out their beautiful venue and tasting room for more fresh beers and a tour of the brew house. While here, enjoy a tasty lunch to complement a tasting paddle of freshly brewed beer.
From there, head to the historic town of Eumundi, the home of Eumundi Brewery which has been recently been constructed inside the Imperial Hotel. Sample their range of core and seasonal beers and take in some history of the Eumundi brand and historic hotel.
Your last stop is Copperhead Restaurant and Brewery in the town of Cooroy on the outskirts of Noosa. Grab a tasting paddle from their range of twelve beers and take a look at their micro-brewery set up, which is vastly different to other breweries on the Noosa brewery tour.
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.