Noosa | Eco Tourism


Swimming and Surfing


Noosa Main Beach is famous for its patrolled waters and perfect swimming conditions, along with the eastern beaches of Sunshine Beach, Sunrise Beach, Castaways, Marcus and Peregian Beach, where you can seek out the patrolled swimming areas and pet-friendly dog beaches.


If you’re considering taking up surfing, where better to do it than at Noosa’s World Surfing Reserve. Whether you’re a beginner or avid surfer, Noosa offers a collective of surfboard hire services, or take a lesson at Noosa’s renowned Learn to Surf school. Come and experience the laid-back surf culture of Noosa.


Noosa Everglades


The Noosa Everglades are one of only two everglades’ systems on earth. This untouched and diverse ecosystem is worth experiencing on your holiday. It is a photographer’s muse, a nature enthusiasts retreat and a humbling environment for all! Take a kite surfing and kayak tour with Kanu Kapers or hire a canoe to immerse yourself in this natural wonderland.


Water Activities


Where better than to take advantage of this natural playground than by a stand-up paddle board, kayak, canoe, or even flick a line off one of Noosa’s wharfs. Whether you need a guided lesson or happy to hire equipment, Noosa’s water activities are second to none.

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Plastic Free Noosa 2022

Plastic Free Noosa 2024

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Visit Fraser Island in Noosa

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Lake Cootharaba – have you been there?

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Noosa Coastal Boardwalk

Noosa coastal boardwalk

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Swim with the whales in Noosa

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Noosa Declared World Surfing Reserve

Noosa declared World Surfing Reserve

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Photos by: Visit Noosa, Noosa Festival of Surfing