One of only two everglade systems in the world, the Noosa Everglades are a must do Noosa experience. Fresh water springs from the primordial Cooloola section of the Great Sandy National Park to form the upper reaches of the Noosa River.
Melaleuca forests line the edges to form picture perfect reflections as you glide across the crystal-clear water, tannin stained from the trees.
Globally significant, the Noosa Everglades permanent residents are often on display – pelicans, cormorants, eagles, osprey, and the rare glossly black cockatoo and jabiru.
Popular eco tours help make accessing the Noosa Everglades an easy and unforgettable experience. Everglades Eco Safari offer options for day trips including a chance to canoe part of the way. For a closer experience Kanu Kapers offers guided or self-guided kayak tours.
Paddling through these calm and mirror-like waters, you can fully appreciate the pristine beauty of this subtropical wilderness while learning about the rich ecological significance of the area from experienced guides. Whether you opt for a leisurely paddle or an adventurous kayak expedition, the Everglades will undoubtedly leave you with lasting memories of its natural splendor.
As you venture into the Noosa Everglades, you’ll quickly realize that it’s just one part of the larger aquatic paradise that this region has to offer. The Noosa River meanders its way through lakes Cootharaba and Cooroibah, providing a scenic and serene backdrop for boat cruises. Cruising these expansive lakes, you’ll be surrounded by tranquil waters, framed by lush vegetation and the distant backdrop of the Cooloola Sandpatch. This picturesque journey allows you to fully immerse yourself in the tranquility and natural beauty of the Noosa region, making it a truly enriching experience for visitors of all ages.