What to do
Noosa's riverside villages hum all day from sunrise coffees to sunset cocktails; with award-winning restaurants, health-food havens, cycle-friendly cafes and buzzing bars lining the streets; and the calm waters of the Noosa River inviting you to explore the beautiful surrounds.
The beautiful riverside destination of Noosaville, just a few minutes from Hastings Street, is a melting pot of holiday fun – a perfect mix of serenity and energy with gorgeous sunsets and moon rises; riverfront picnic spots; coffee shops, bars and restaurants; hire pontoon boats, river cruises and fishing charters moored at jetties where pelicans perch; boutiques and gift shops; and stand-up paddle boards and kayaks ready to take you out on the calm waters.
Winding its way from the Great Sandy National Park, through lakes and villages, the Noosa River is an ever-changing kaleidoscope of colour, teeming with bird and marine life. And there are so many ways to ride the river!
Catch the Noosa Ferry with 7 stops between Noosa Marina and Hastings Street for the most relaxing way to sit back and enjoy the passing scenery and learn more about Noosa – it’s also a great way to arrive at your favourite riverside restaurant.
Let Pelican Boat Hire, 180 Gympie Tce, Noosaville fix you up with a self-drive pontoon boat (they’ll even supply the fishing gear for free) and take yourself off on to the beautiful blue waters of the Noosa River. Or hire a kayak or stand-up paddle board for some glorious fresh air exercise. And make time for a photo with the Big Pelican!
Hire a pontoon or quiet electric boat, take a fishing or crabbing tour, be transported to another time on-board Noosa Dreamboats’ 1940s-style power boat (pictured), or another place with the Noosa Gondola.
Love cycling but don’t like the roads? Try the new Nauticycle Noosa for the ultimate combination of water and fitness … yes, you ride a bike on the river! Find these fun new water bikes at Eco Noosa River Adventures, The Jetty, 186 Gympie Terrace, Noosaville.