As one of only two everglade systems in the world, the Noosa Everglades are a wonderful mix of waterways and stunning wilderness. Here, you can glide through eggshell-smooth water and experience this secret gem set just moments away from the hustle and bustle of Noosa.
It’s the perfect pitstop on Fraser Island tours, giving visitors an insight into this unique ecosystem.
The Everglades themselves are often referred to as the River of Mirrors because of the incredible reflections that result from the still waters. And, because they are located close to the upper end of the Noosa River, there are a number of plant and animal species that can be spotted on the narrow waterways – so keep your eyes peeled!
How to Explore the Noosa Everglades
Discovering the area via kayak is one of the best ways to get an intimate look into the ecosystem of the area and the animal species it’s home to. There are both guided and self-guided tours available from Boreen Point, giving you the chance to glide effortlessly through the water along the narrow network of rivers.
Take a Boat Ride
If you’d rather kick back and relax while exploring the area, opt for one of the many boat rides that depart from Noosaville every day. On the way, you’ll get expert commentary about the natural beauty of the area while getting to experience some of the peaceful scenes first hand.
Go Kite Surfing
For something a little more adventurous, take to the waters on a kite surf. The lakes of the Noosa Everglades – particularly Lake Cootharaba – are perfect for kite surfing, sailing, and paddling, and there are plenty of windsurfing and yachting competitions held here throughout the year.
Take a Walk
Alternatively, you can explore the area by foot, meandering along the network of trails that weave in and out of the everglades. There is a great unspoilt track that runs between Elanda Point and Mill Point that takes in some of the area’s best sights.
If you don’t want your time at the Noosa Everglades to end, you can always stay overnight and bed down under the stars. There are a couple of campsites around Lake Cootharaba that offer a wild and exciting way to experience the area. You’ll feel a million miles away from the busy city centre and get to experience the sunset and sunrise over the magnificent lake.