The Noosa River is a 60klm long aquatic corridor extending from its primary source deep within the Great Sandy National Park down through a series of lakes interconnected by protected stretches of the river, until eventually reaching Australia’s east coast at Laguna Bay near Noosa Heads.
This tour focuses on the upper sections of the river and lakes system, which are rich in flora and fauna, and have remained relatively unchanged for centuries. The sheltered sections of the river within the national park are ideal for canoe and kayak paddling, for exploring the natural waterways and lakes, and for accessing some exciting and elusive picnic spots and walking trails.
This is a full day’s self-guided tour, which keeps the costs down but everything you need for a great day outdoors is supplied including canoe or kayak hire (your choice), mandatory safety gear, detailed and accurate maps, and careful instruction on the suggested route, places of interest, boat handing and paddling techniques, and safety guidelines.
Your safety, comfort and enjoyment are our top priorities and consequently most of our boats are made in North America or New Zealand. We use quality Canadian-style poly canoes with comfortable backrests and seating capacity for either 2 adults or 2 adults and 1 child in each. Our double and single kayaks are “sit-on” style with moulded seats, backrests and foot-controlled rudders for easy manoeuvring.
We encourage an early departure to make the most of your day in the Everglades, from as early as sunrise, returning about 4pm. Make your way initially to Boreen Point, about a 30 minute drive from Noosa Heads, where we will meet you and spend approx. 1 hour together moving to the departure point, guiding you in packing and loading, and in providing all the pre-departure briefings before launching you on your way!
WHAT TO BRING
Minimum booking - 2 Adults for safety and logistical reasons
Optional Water Taxi
Option to save paddle time and take a water taxi part way, feel free to speak to the operator after booking or on the day if you would like this option. $60pp for 1-3 people people or $45 pp if there are 4 or more people
Price: $55 Adult, Child $25 (11 years and under)
Lake Escapades is located at Boreen Point, about a 30 minute drive from Noosa, pick up and drop off not provided but can be arranged at a cost of $20 per person, please select if you would like this option on your way through to the check out. It will be noted as $0 when selecting, as the $20 is payable direct to the operator on the day (for larger groups this will only be $15 per person)
Prices below are per person, 2 people required to book for a canoe
Hi Amelia and Sam - many thanks for your positive and timely review, I really appreciate your time to share your feedback here. Cheers and thanks again, Rob
Hi Sally ... and it's really nice to hear from you and to see Shane in your photo. He looks very relaxed and to be enjoying himself - but where's his hat! Yes, it was a hot day for you when you did this trip, and from memory I think you also had good conditions on the water though I can't remember if you guys went for a swim or not, but many people do while on these Everglades paddling trips. Take care Sally - cheers!
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