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Noosa Everglades
Noosa Everglades

Noosa Everglades

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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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Serenity Cruise to Australia's Everglades
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Serenity Cruise to Australia's Everglades
star-4.5
$57.44 per adult
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Getting to the isolated...
Getting to the isolated parts and seeing amazing reflections. A worthwhile trip especially for an overseas visitor
Jane_D, Oct 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Noosa & Sunshine Coast

star-4
Easygoing and relaxing
Francesca_G, Jan 2022
Cruise 'n' Canoe to Australia's Everglades
This was an easygoing and relaxing experience. In short, it’s a trip out to the Everglades where you canoe, swim and bush walk. Good lunch at the end. Suitable for most ages! If you’re an adventure or adrenaline junkie I would avoid though.
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we loved the cruise but...
Dianne_T, Dec 2021
Serenity Cruise to Australia's Everglades
we loved the cruise but were dissapointed that some passengers spent most of it at the front of the boat and were not asked to rotate with other passengers. I personally thought the food provided after the trip was not as good as it sounded on the blurb.
star-4
Very peaceful, canoeing...
Kim_E, Nov 2021
Cruise 'n' Canoe to Australia's Everglades
Very peaceful, canoeing was fun beautiful untouched surrounds - swimming in tea tree water & lunch was great
star-4
An excellent experience which can be spoilt by other selfish passengers.
Mike_F, Nov 2021
Serenity Cruise to Australia's Everglades
The trip was excellent good organisation, friendly and informative staff but was somewhat spolt by a group of selfish passengers who stood at the front of the boat for the best part of the trip through the everglades thus blocking the view of the other two thirds of the passengers behind them. They also devoured the better part of the excellent anti pasta feast provided afterwards before anyone else could get close. But for this, we would have given this trip a five star rating.
star-5
Serenity at its best
Judy_N, Sep 2021
Serenity Cruise to Australia's Everglades
Serenity cruise lived up to its name. So peaceful and beautiful scenery. Gliding along the Everglades with a glass of bubbly what more could you want. Dave was a great host and gave an informative commentary along the way
star-5
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!
star-5
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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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.
star-5
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
star-5
Laugh down the Everglades with Dave
Diana_Q, 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.
star-5
Beautiful relaxing tour.
Ken_B, 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.

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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