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5 ways to enjoy a day on the river, Noosa style.

The Noosa River awaits

Winding its way from Lake Cooroibah and meandering through Tewantin to the Noosa Spit, the Noosa River is one of the region’s true jewels come summer, winter, autumn or spring.

It’s a destination that draws locals and visitors alike to bask on its banks, dine at its restaurants and simply enjoy a seemingly endless life of waterfront pleasure.

From its sparkling waters, Noosa life takes on a whole new hue, so here are five ways to enjoy a day on the river, Noosa style.

Messing about in boats

Not only is the Noosa River renowned for its beauty and the access it provides to a host of shoreline delights, the river offers some of the best fishing spots and wildlife vantage points available in the region. And there are a host of ways to explore by hiring your own boat, or with the guidance of more experienced personnel.

Along the river at Gympie Terrace and at the Noosa Marina, multiple operators offer chartered fishing tours, eco-tours, party boat hire, and jet ski rental, allowing you a guided tour or the relaxed opportunity to take in the river at your own steady pace.

Stand-up style

If a quieter pace takes your fancy, the calm waters of the river offer the perfect opportunity to indulge in one of the region’s true passions – stand-up paddle boarding.

Paddle boarders are a familiar sight along the river, gently easing their way down or upstream at any time of the day. Early morning or sunset are particularly popular, allowing paddle-boarders to take in the quiet ambience of a spectacular Noosa sunset or sunrise, with accommodation providers like Noosa Quays amongst those offering ready access to this relaxed mode of exploration.

Sporting renown

When a more competitive edge beckons, the river well and truly provides, with canoeing, outrigging and rowing also among the popular pastimes. Renowned clubs like the Noosa Outrigger Canoe Club call the river their home, with over 130 members spanning the ages of 20 to 80.

While competitive paddling takes place at venues across the region, the recreational/social side is hosted in the calm waters of the river and nearby canals.

We are sailing

Noosa Yacht and Rowing Club is at the heart of the river community, offering a sailing and rowing program that’s the envy of many a waterfront town.

The club is renowned for its Youthsail program, regattas, and weekly racing, but also schedules regular courses for adults looking to learn to sail.

Meanwhile, school holidays see a host of holiday sailing programs on offer, catering to children as young as six.

Sunset cruises

Few things offer such a spectacular perspective of Noosa as a sunset cruise down the river, and a host of operators willingly accommodate this unique experience of the region.

Among them are the Noosa Ferry, which provides a one-hour cruise that includes gliding past the fine waterfront homes of Noosa Sound, and getting up close to the Lake Weyba wildlife before taking in the sunset at the river entrance.

About Noosa Quays

Noosa Quays is a premium Noosa accommodation provider, offering deluxe apartments on the Noosa Sound waterfront.

Located within easy reach of Hastings Street, Noosa River, the Noosa beaches and all the dining and activities on offer, it’s a destination that’s centrally located and easily reached.

Noosa Quays shares the region’s passion for its pristine waterways, with kayaks and stand-up paddle boards available for guests to simply walk into the waters at our doorstep and experience the beauty of Noosa from the river.

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