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Noosa Everglades Self Guided or Fully Guided Kayak Adventure!


Explore the Noosa Everglades in a day on your own or with a guide

The Noosa Everglades is a beautiful area on the sunshine coast that is perfect for exploration by kayak! You can choose to do a day trip of this spectacular place on your own or with a guide to show you the way.

Set off from Lake Cootharaba and explore the aptly named river of mirrors, the tea tree oil extract from the surrounding tea trees has made the river very reflective adding to the beauty of the area.

Spot the birds and wildlife, enjoy the scenery, visit the famous fishing shack “Harry’s Hut” and return in time for a visit to the Apollonian Hotel.

You can choose to do a self guided tour where you use a map to explore the area or you can choose to do a tour with a tour guide, simply select your option below.


  • Self Guided or Guided Kayak Tour
  • All Kayak Equipmemt
  • Pickups from Accommodation in Noosa
  • Morning Tea and Lunch if Chosen as an inclusion
  • Complimentary drink at the Apollonian hotel after trip
  • Map and guide

**Fully guided tour only departs Thursdays and Saturdays and is subject to availability, Self Guided tours go everyday depending on numbers.


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  • Kayak on the Noosa Everglades
  • Gorgeous River of Mirrors
  • 44% of Australia's Bird Species
  • Lake Cootharaba
  • Harrys Hut
  • Opportunity to visit the Apollonian Hotel after tour for a drink!

You begin your journey on the Noosa Everglades at the Great Sandy National Park at the launch site on Lake Cootharaba. You will be briefed with a full Kayaking lesson including safety and proper technique as well as being told of the trip highlights and being oriented in the park.

If Self guided you will then guide yourself for the day. If on the fully guided trip the itinerary is set below.

We set off north across the Lake to Kinaba information centre where we stop for some morning tea of fresh fruits, dips and locally brewed coffee. While here we can read about the Great Sandy national park, check out the boardwalk or marvel at the views of the lake.

After we hop back into the kayaks and continue up into the Everglades. We navigate small lakes and island of reeds and tea-trees into the the Narrows where the water is so glassy it is known as the river of mirrors. We check out the wildlife and blankets of waterlillies and paddle to Harry's hut where we enjoy a well earned picnic lunch beside the river and refresh ourselves with a swim from the jetty. We then make our way back by 4pm or by 3pm for those wanting to visit the Apollonian Hotel!

Fully guided tour only departs Thursdays and Saturdays and is subject to availability, Self Guided tours go everyday depending on numbers.

In order to Visit the Apollonian hotel you must arrive back at the pickup point by 3pm at the latest.

What you need to bring

 Sun hat, rash vest, board shorts, insect repellent, sunscreen, camera, 2 litres of water per person per day, food (if you have chosen the Self Guided Tour) and your sense of adventure!

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