River Life - Enter the Biosphere - Visit Noosa


River Life

Noosa Spit

Let us take you to a place where gorgeous blue hues and sandy banks swirl together to create the world’s most perfect installation. This is no ordinary river…

Noosa River

Load up the boat and launch from the riverbank for an epic boating adventure! Throw in a fishing line or pull up for a spot of swimming in the crystal blue, calm Noosa River waters.

Noosa River foreshore

Keep following the winding river to discover the local foreshore and Gympie Terrace. Take your pick from gorgeous boutique shops, cafes and restaurants with a view. Cross to the riverside for a stroll along the water’s edge and enjoy an Insta-worthy sunset picnic.


of only two Everglades water systems in the world!


An A-grade ‘river health’ rating


nationally important, species-rich water systems

All aboard the Noosa Ferry for a round trip down the Noosa River, where you can take in the waterways with a captain at the helm! Jump off at the Marina to take in the rich history of Tewantin, an old logging town that boasts its own national park filled with rainforest and eucalypts.

Lake Cootharaba

As we wind further and further along the Noosa River, you’ll find scenic lakes just waiting to be explored. Pitch your tent or roll out your swag at the entrance to the Noosa Everglades. Sit back and keep your eye out for the incredible wildlife during the day and enjoy the starry light show in the evenings.

Noosa Everglades

Just around the corner, you’ll discover Australia’s most diverse ecosystem that’s home to an abundance of wildlife! There’s 60km of pristine waterways that make up one of just two Everglades in the world and the only one you can swim in! So, when will you enter the Biosphere?

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Wind down the Noosa River like a local!

From the Noosa Everglades to the ocean shoreline, the Noosa River is a nature playground unlike anywhere else in the world. Jump aboard and discover the Noosa River like a local!

Noosa Everglades

There’s an ancient world of water, wilderness and wonder, just 40 minutes from the holiday hub of Noosa Heads that you can explore in half a day. Welcome to the Noosa Everglades!

Baristas, Boats & Breweries

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. Better still, it’s all right by the calm waters of the Noosa River.

For the Families

Noosa is a mecca for family fun, bursting with kid-friendly activities to make lifelong memories. We're blessed with safe waterways, easy bike paths, beautiful walking trails, playgrounds, barbecue and picnic areas and glorious sandy beaches.

Play and stay in the Biosphere!