Noosa Everglades

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Ariel view of Noosa Everglades
Ariel view of Noosa Everglades

Prepare to be awestruck!

Prepare for Noosa Everglades, an incredibly breathtaking natural beauty and one of just two Everglades systems in the world. This natural wonder is a subtropical haven for marine life and many birds, flora, and fauna species. Surrounding an intricate waterways network, ancient tea tree forests, mangroves and beautiful lily pads float on the water. The sparkling reflection of the water mirrors all that surrounds it and is only broken by soft ripples.

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Noosa Everglades

Explore with a Tour!

The best way to explore the Noosa Everglades is by water with a guide like Everglade Eco Safaris. For the more energetic why not Kayak from Noosaville or Boreen Point.

The Everglades are located between Noosa North Shore and Rainbow Beach, making it an easy drive to reach the area. Allow yourself some time to embrace the surroundings. The area is just 40 minutes from Noosa Heads, making it accessible and allowing more time for exploring.

Noosa everglades from above

The Noosa Everglades connect to the Noosa River, offering a 60-kilometre stretch of pristine waters. Bustling with life, the Everglades are home to approximately 44% of Australia’s bird species and 700 native animals.

Get there!

If you’re travelling by car, arrive at the Cooloola Recreation Area car park to begin your adventure. The area allows people to camp; however, you’ll need to be self-sufficient and have a permit, and there are no facilities available, so make sure you come prepared.

Organise your permit beforehand at Queensland National Parks Booking Service. Otherwise, if you’re looking for a serviced campground, stop off at Boreen Point Campground, which has eight powered concrete slabbed sites along with many unpowered sites too. Here, you’ll have access to kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, kite surfing or boats on Lake Cootharaba.

Noosa Everglades Australia Sky View
Noosa Everglades Australia Sky View

Harrys Hut!

Further north, you’ll find Harry’s Hut, a relaxing bush retreat. The camping area has picnic tables and shelter as well as canoe access points. However, if you want to venture to Harry’s Hut, you’ll need a 4WD or to access the area by foot or kayak. Otherwise, for a catered experience, you can also do an afternoon cruise along the water.

As you paddle through water lilies and soak in your surroundings, be sure to stop and listen to the sounds of birdcalls echoing around you. Make the most of the Noosa Everglades, with its serene and stunning environment just waiting to be uncovered.

For more information about the wildlife in the Noosa area go to our guide – Noosa Wildlife.