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Noosa Everglades
Noosa Everglades

Noosa Everglades

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283 Reviews
Free admission
Noosa

The Basics

The everglades’ aquatic landscape is best explored by boat. Cruise up the Noosa River on a guided river cruise or canoe excursion to see wildlife and vegetation up close, learn about the area’s unique ecology, and swim in the reflective waters. A typical Noosa Everglades tour includes a boat cruise along the river, wildlife watching around Lake Cooroibah and Lake Cootharaba, and a barbeque lunch or afternoon tea at one of the area’s scenic campgrounds.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Noosa & Sunshine Coast

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Great day out
Alex_M, Sep 2021
Cruise 'n' Canoe to Australia's Everglades
Great experience! Our instructor Dave was great and the tour was well organised. Definitely recommmend the canoe option. Good value for money as well
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Wake up wander on the water in the Wollum
Susanne_T, Sep 2021
Serenity Cruise to Australia's Everglades
Exceeded expectations. Very enjoyable experience enhanced by very interesting and amusing commentary on the sights. Talk about lifelong learning!
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Value for money experience with great staff
Vicki_B, Jul 2021
Cruise 'n' Canoe to Australia's Everglades
A lovely day out with excellent guides and good food. A great way to see a unique part of Australia.
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A must do experience in Qld
Terry_O, Jul 2021
Serenity Cruise to Australia's Everglades
Just a glorious eco adventure. Superb scenery, awe inspiring experience so close to home. Didn’t even know this existed
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Beautiful relaxing tour.
KENBT82, Jul 2021
Serenity Cruise to Australia's Everglades
A wonderful tranquil cruise. The captain gave a very informative but also very humourous narrative throughout our trip. The scenery was stunning and the reflections amazing. The cheese and wine refreshments were a delicious surprise, juice coffee tea and biscuits also on offer. Our tour consisted of a wide age range from children up to my 80 year old husband and we all agreed it was a great way to spend an afternoon.
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Laugh down the Everglades with Dave
Dianafromsemaphore, Jun 2021
Cruise 'n' Canoe to Australia's Everglades
Our hour long paddle through the mirror-like waters of the everglades. Knowledgeable guide who had a dry sense of humour and kept us entertained and smiling throughout the trip. Good catering for all diets. Enjoyed sampling the various beers available afterwards to cap off a great day out.
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Awesome service
VAu, Jul 2021
Serenity Cruise to Australia's Everglades
Staff were excellent, friendly and knowledgeable. Pickup was perfectly on time. Especially enjoyed the stories on board and lovely service after the Everglades tour.
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A very relaxing adternoon.
Christine_L, May 2021
Serenity Cruise to Australia's Everglades
From my resort pick up to being dropped back at the completion of the tour, the afternoon was faultless. Friendly staff, the boat cruise was just so peaceful travelling along the waterways, surrounded by amazing bushland. Very calm waters where several birdlife was spotted. The commentary along the journey was very informative. Fully recommend the tour.
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Canoeing in Everglades
AjayKumar_B, Dec 2020
Cruise 'n' Canoe to Australia's Everglades
Canoeing in the Everglades was most memorable part. I don't know swimming and never canoed before. But the guide was patient and helpful. He encouraged everyone for it. Ofcourse bushman food was special!
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Serenity cruise on Noosa Everglades
Maurice_G, Nov 2020
Serenity Cruise to Australia's Everglades
A very pleasant couple of hours cruising the Noosa river, lake, and Everglades. The guide was very knowledgeable and took us to where a tawny frogmouth with two chicks was nesting over the waterway, this provided a great photo opportunity for us eco-tourists. Afternoon tea was very good, with the chef at Habitat providing individual antipasto serves as covid restrictions prevented the group from enjoying platters in the restaurant. Enjoyed every minute of it.
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Relaxing Romantic Cruise
JordjaHutcheon, Oct 2020
Serenity Cruise to Australia's Everglades
My Husband and I shared a romantic and wholesome cruise into Noosa Everglades. Our tour guide was friendly, knowledge and such a joy to have onboard. We loved the range of drinks and platters we got to enjoy on our ride. It was such an amazing, relaxing experience, we can't wait to go back someday.
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Lovely Time.
Gail_B, Nov 2020
Serenity Cruise to Australia's Everglades
The expert commentary made for a peaceful and informative time through this wonderful part of our State. A fabulous 3 hours.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Noosa Everglades are a must-see for nature and wildlife lovers.

  • Strict conservation rules protect this area and all tours are eco-certified.

  • Sections of the river system are unshaded, so remember to bring a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen.

  • There are limited visitor facilities within the everglades, but lunch and refreshments are served at the Harry’s Hut and Fig Tree Creek campgrounds.

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How to Get There

The Noosa Everglades lie along Australia’s western Sunshine Coast, stretching north from Noosa Heads. The everglades are reachable only by boat or canoe, and tours typically set out from the Noosa Everglades Discovery Centre in Noosaville, which is roughly two hours by road from Brisbane.

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When to Get There

Summer (December through January) is the most popular time to visit, although boat cruises are possible year-round as temperatures rarely dip below 68°F (20°C). In summer, opt for an early morning or late afternoon tour to avoid the hottest part of the day.

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Wildlife in the Noosa Everglades

The diversity of trees, plants, and wildlife is one of the main attractions of the Noosa Everglades, with big twisting grasses, large swamp banksias, dense reeds, and hundreds of different flower species. As you cruise around the wetlands you can admire tea trees, melaleucas, and water lilies, while keeping a lookout for pelicans, ducks, cormorants, and eagles. You might even spot a rare jabiru swooping overhead, snakes or lizards lazing on the riverbanks, or the odd kangaroo hopping along the shore.

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