Bucket-list-worthy water activities in Noosa

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Noosa’s calm river, beautiful hidden waterways and enchanting beaches are perfect for a quick dip, sailing, kayaking, stand-up paddling, fishing and much more. Whether you want to explore the pristine waters of the Noosa Everglades, paddle the tranquil surrounds of Noosa River or go leaping over ocean waves on a thrilling powerboat, you’re bound to have an unforgettable experience in the water. So you can make a big splash on your Noosa holiday, have a gander at our round-up of water-based adventures that promise fun, thrills and excitement.

Glide through the Noosa Everglades
Quiet, peaceful and full of beautiful wildlife – the Noosa Everglades is a must-visit for holidaymakers. Known for its serene surrounds and crystal-clear water, there’s no better way to experience this picturesque paradise than with a Kanu Kapers adventure tour. Take a guided kayaking tour of the area to learn some fun facts and local secrets or undertake a self-guided kayaking experience and glide along the waterways while you take in all of the natural beauty that the Everglades has to offer.

Get your adrenaline pumping on this thrill ride
High-speed shenanigans, sharp turns and wave jumping is all a part of one of Noosa’s most thrilling adventures – Noosa Oceanrider. Strap yourself in as this 12-seater RIB boat promises the ride of your life where you’ll leap over waves and dash across the water. If you really want a backstage pass to Noosa’s aquatic backyard, jump on board for a whale-watching tour or take a dolphin safari that glides past the Noosa National Park headland – just remember to keep a lookout for the local dolphin pods, turtles and more.

Ride on the river with this ocean bike
If you’ve never seen the Nauticycle before, it’s best described as a bicycle and a boat blended together – pretty cool, huh? It’s a relaxed way to explore the river as you cruise at your own pace, stopping to take in the spectacular views. It’s all courtesy of Eco Noosa River Adventures, where you can also hire stand-up paddleboards, kayaks, luxury electric boats and bikes (the land kind).

Book beachfront accommodation through these Noosa experts
With more than 40 years experience showcasing the best holiday accommodation spots in and around Noosa, Accom Noosa is well equipped to help you with your holiday. Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway, a girls trip or you’re bringing along the little ones for a family-friendly holiday, you will find the perfect place to stay with the knowledgeable crew based on Hastings Street. If you want to save a pretty penny with a discount accommodation deal, check out the huge range of accommodation options on the Accom Noosa website. One of our favourites is Fairshore Noosa Beachfront Apartments – luxury beachfront accommodation just a few steps away from the ocean.

Dive into an unforgettable ocean adventure
Need another dose of excitement? Epic Ocean Adventures offer surfing lessons, kitesurfing lessons, stand-up paddling, eco-tours and more within the Great Sandy National Park. Be amazed by scenic coastal views as you travel by four-wheel drive from Noosa on a guided tour along Noosa North Shore Beach or head to Double Island Point for a day of surfing waves, kayaking in search of dolphins and learning to kitesurf. You may even see a whale if you’re lucky!

Stay at this family-friendly resort complete with a splash park and water slides
Nestled between the iconic Hastings Street and the pristine Noosa Hinterland, RACV Noosa Resort is in the prime position for Noosa newcomers – with amazing facilities to boot! This resort boasts stylish accommodation options, an infinity-edged heated pool, poolside dining, two heated water slides, a splash park, tennis courts, bike hire and much more. Once you step outside the resort, you have all of Noosa’s fun-filled attractions and natural wonders to explore just a short distance away. If you can force yourself out of the pool, that is.