We may be biased but we are pretty certain that our kayak tours are the best family activity on the Sunshine Coast. That’s because we offer the opportunity for families of all ages to spend time together immersed in nature, on their own personalised wilderness adventure, just minutes from Noosa. There’s nothing quite like family activities in the Noosa Everglades to bring everyone together to reconnect and make memories to last a lifetime.


The Best Way to See the Noosa Everglades – by Kayak group kayak tour


The pristine waterways demand that you go-slow and take time to be mindful of the beautiful flora and fauna around you. Traveling by kayak is the best way to see the Noosa Everglades as you are at one with nature, leave no trace of fuel and do not disturb the abundant wildlife as you paddle gently by. The kids might want to take a dip and have a splash about but the pelicans really don’t seem to mind that!



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Wildlife in the Noosa Everglades is abundant. You can expect to see black swans, pelicans, cockatoos, goannas, kangaroo and many more graceful beasts lining the riverside as you paddle on by.




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Families of all ages can enjoy our tours. We frequently host extended family adventures, with grandparents paddling alongside grandchildren – experiencing the rare treat of doing something healthy and active together.



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We recommend both 1-day kayak tours and overnight kayak adventures for families, depending on how far you want to paddle and how adventurous you want to be! Our 1-day kayak tours may be catered with delicious, fresh local produce and our overnight kayak adventures are fully equipped, meaning all you need to bring is a sleeping bag, pillow, food, drink and a sense of adventure.

Check out this vlog from Our Coast Life, all about our Family Tours



An Ultimate Active Family Weekend in the Noosa Everglades…


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We are located on the banks of stunning Lake Coothara in the Noosa Everglades. It’s the perfect base for the ultimate active family weekend in the Noosa Everglades, with a range of accommodation, quality dining and a traditional old goldrush pub. Activity options are endless, either focused around the safe waters of the shallow lake and river system or in the surrounding wilderness area. Here’s a package of our favourite things to do on an ultimate family weekend in the Noosa Everglades:

Friday – Camp up on your own private beach at Boreen Point Campground – take a gentle walk along the stunning family kayak tour lakeshore up to the old Gympie goldrush pub for a refreshing drink – let the kids run wild in the beautiful beer garden.

Saturday – Head out on the lake and in to the Everglade’s ‘River of Mirrors’ on a one day guided and deliciously catered kayak tour with one of Kanu Kapers’ expert guides – head back in time for sundowners and watch the sun set over the pristine lake wilderness.

Sunday – Swim or float your inflatable in refreshing lake Cootharaba – hike or mountain bike the extensive trail network – climb to the top of the world forkids kayaking 360 degree views at Mount Cooroora or Timberwah – drive to Kin Kin for delicious local food and live music at the Black Ant Gourmet cafe/ restaurant.

Head home having had the time of your life on your ultimate active family weekend in the Noosa Everglades.

“Probably the best family activities in the Noosa Everglades and on the Sunshine Coast!”

We have won numerous awards and are in the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame, Winner of the Queensland Adventure Tourism Award for Ecotourism and have Advanced Eco Tourism Certification

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The Noosa Everglades are part of the Noosa Biosphere Reserve, a status given to the region by UNESCO.