River Life

From the Noosa Everglades to the ocean shoreline, the Noosa River is a natural playground where gorgeous blue hues and sandy banks swirl together, creating a perfect picture by Mother Nature. The river’s calm waters are perfect for safe swimming, jet ski fun, sailing, kayaking, stand-up paddling, cruising, fishing or just sitting and watching the passing parade of activity from the shore.

Jump aboard to discover the Noosa River like a local!

Noosa’s beating heart

Wind your way along the Noosa River as it meanders from where it meets the sea in Noosa Heads, past the riverside villages of Noosaville and Tewantin, through serene lakes and on to the pristine wilderness of the Noosa Everglades. The Noosa River is the source of endless holiday activity and family fun, stunning views as you dine from morning till night, perfect sunset picnic spots, and you can stay right by this aquatic wonderland.

Boats from fishing tinnies and putt-putts to BBQ pontoons and yachts cruise along the river - launch your own, hire one for the day or sit back on a sunset cruise, ferry trip, gondola or glamorous private cruise and let the captain show you the best spots.

Restaurants, cafes and bars

You are spoiled with choice along Gympie Terrace, Noosaville, Noosa Sound and at the Noosa Marina in Tewantin which have a great range of spots to eat and drink. There are early morning coffee haunts, menus created by celebrated chefs, restaurants with stunning river views and classic fish and chips by the water’s edge.

Enjoy lunch with a view, watch the sun set over the hinterland from your spot on the grassy foreshore or a stunning bar, find your new favourite ice cream flavour or pack a picnic to take on-board a hire boat.

Stay your way

The Noosa River, its lakes and waterways provide an array of holiday stays – from comfortable and cosy to unique and remote! Apartments, resorts and holiday homes line the riverfront from Hastings Street, through Noosa Sound, along Gympie Tce in Noosaville, to Tewantin.

Lakeside cottages offer tranquil country retreats not far from Noosa Heads, or stay in caravan parks and campgrounds on the Noosa River at Munna Point, and on Lake Cootharaba at Boreen Point and Elanda Point.

You won’t get any closer to the Noosa River than staying on a houseboat! Anchor off Noosaville, cruise through the lakes and enjoy a Noosa holiday like no other.

A pristine wilderness

Discover the northern end of the Noosa River as it extends into the Noosa Everglades. This 60km unique stretch of river and lake system is one of only two Everglade environments in the world. With its diverse ecosystem and reflective mirrored waterways, it is a nature enthusiast's paradise. You can kayak through the pristine waters, take a boat tour and camp by the water’s edge on a hiking trip.

Jump on board the Noosa Ferry or a sunset river cruise to soak in sensational views and farewell the day!