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Noosa Everglades - Self-Drive Tour - Powered Boat


Hire a power boat for the day and discover the unique beauty and wilderness of the Noosa Everglades and the southern section of the Great Sandy National Park on a self drive boat tour!


  • Lake Cootharaba crossing
  • Kinaba Information Centre, and the elevated Mangrove walk
  • Upper Noosa River - the “Narrows” - “The River Of Mirrors”
  • Kin Kin Creek & Fig Tree Lake
  • Figtree Point - day visitor area and circular forest walk and walking trails
  • Lake Como & Harrys Hut - day visitor area and walking trails

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 and calm sections of the river within the national park are ideal for exploring the natural waterways and lakes, and for accessing some exciting and elusive picnic spots and walking trails located within one of only two designated Everglades areas in the world.

This tour is conducted in one of our self-drive powered runabouts which require no special boating license.

Your safety, comfort and enjoyment are our top priorities and we use late model, high quality boats and motors that have a 5 person capacity. Seats are padded and most have back supports, the floor is flat and carpeted and the boat has a sunshade roof.

The section of the Great Sandy National Park encompassing the Noosa Everglades is blessed with a wide range of day and overnight hiking trails which include riverside walks, fragrant native eucalypt woodlands, open forests, mangroves, paperbark swaps, fresh water waterholes, the elevated sandpatch and wildflower-sprinkled heathlands.

Supplementing your boating experience with a hike is a fantastic way to get you up close to nature and to help you experience the wide-ranging landscape of the area.

A fantastic way to escape the crowds and spend time with friends and family whilst exploring the untouched beauty of Noosa.

Allow approximately 5-8 hours duration for the whole experience.

This tour begins around 8:30am from Boreen Point, about 25 mins drive from Noosa. Once booked as below, the Operator will be in touch shortly by email to confirm and provide additional details.

Per Boat $198.00

What's included

  • Boat hire for up to 5 people, with motor and a full tank of fuel and all mandatory safety gear
  • Buoyancy vests for all passengers
  • Waterproof storage bags for your valuables & free secure storage of anything you don’t want to take with you on the tour
  • Esky provided (though you must bring your own ice if required)
  • Detailed and accurate maps
  • Pre-departure briefings including careful instruction on the suggested route and route options, landmarks and navigation, places of interest, boat handling and driving techniques, safety guidelines and procedures

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.


  • Pricing is per boat (maximum 5 people). A minimum of 2 people are required. We reserve the right at any time to cancel or postpone tours in the event of poor weather or other unforeseen circumstances – and if this happens you will be offered a refund if you can't reschedule. Bad Weather Refunds If your experience is canceled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of their control) you will be entitled to a full refund.

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Toby Symons from Australia wrote on 18 July 2019

Brilliant day out!

My family of 5 had a great day in the Noosa Everglades. Robert was well organised and helpful, ensuring that we were prepared for the day and confident in where we were going. The area was just beautiful! Thanks Robert, we had a ball! Can highly recommend!

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daniell5 from United States wrote on 14 June 2019

Great Day Exploring Everglades

Would highly recommend. Easy to navigate with good direction from Rob. Perfect for any families, couples, or mates wanted to have an explore.

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Bram Cecat from Belgium wrote on 20 June 2018

Very nice activity

The boat operator Robert was very friendly and helpful. Would recommend!

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Many thanks Bram for your kind words, very much appreciated indeed.


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