Found in the Cooloola section of Great Sandy National Park, the Noosa River system is a paddler’s paradise. It’s a sheltered and meandering river with secluded campsites all along its upper reaches, and can be explored by kayak for almost 40 kilometres upstream of Lake Cootharaba. A 5-kilometre paddle through the Noosa Everglades, where the trees are reflected in the almost black waters, begins at Fig Tree Point. The river flows through a number of salt-water lakes and eventually into Noosa Inlet and then out to sea. There is kayaking in the inlet and also ocean paddling in Laguna Bay, around the northern shores of Noosa National Park.
- Great Sandy National Park, Fraser Island & Coast, National park