Calling All Wildlife Enthusiasts To Noosa

Wildlife enthusiasts, listen up! If you're into meeting fascinating creatures, Noosa is calling your name for the next getaway. Wondering why? This charming beachside spot in Sunshine Coast is also a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. This means it is home to several incredible wildlife experiences that might just surprise you. Exploring the Noosa Everglades and visiting the Noosa National Park are two of the best activities in Noosa! 

Now, allow us to give you a glimpse into what we’re talking about. Buckle up!

Explore The Noosa Everglades

Noosa River cruise along the Everglades

There are only two everglades on the entire planet, and fortunately, one of them is in Noosa! (The other one is in Florida, and it has alligators.) Forget the alligators; this swampy haven hosts a diverse range of wildlife. 

Choose one of the best Noosa River cruises to explore this incredible ecosystem. You are going to love spotting all the fascinating furry and feathered friends that call the region home. Fun fact: 40% of Australia’s birdlife can be found here! Look out for pelicans, cormorants, eagles, osprey, Glossy Black Cockatoos and jabiru. You can also spot kangaroos, wallabies, possums, and even dolphins!

Relaxing river cruise along the Noosa waterways

 A relaxing cruise enveloped by lush nature might be just the perfect breather that you deserve. Plus, y’all will definitely be intrigued by the interesting commentary about the region’s flora and fauna. Get ready for an adventure!

Pro tip: Choose a cruise to see the rest of Noosa too. While strolling around is fine, it simply doesn't compare to the incredible experience of seeing the region from a unique on-water perspective.

Visit The Noosa National Park

The Noosa National Park is right at the heart of the town. Exploring this 4,000-hectare park is one of the top things to do in Sunshine Coast. It encompasses Noosa Headland and areas around Lake Weyba, Peregian and Coolum. 

What makes this park truly wonderful is that you can find several diverse landscapes within a walkable distance; from pristine beaches to ancient rainforests, dense eucalyptus forests, and open woodlands, to paperbark swamps and secluded bays, and wildflower-filled heathlands in winter and spring. This means you’re in for an equally diverse wildlife experience!

Keep an eye out for koalas snoozing in the trees, adorable wallabies grazing around, flying foxes, and Glossy Black Cockatoos squawking overhead. The park is also a haven for protected Australian Brush Turkeys, along with a vibrant array of birds such as Eastern Whipbirds, Eastern Ground Parrots, and Eastern Yellow Robins.

On a coastal walk, you may spot cute turtles in the clear water. Landmarks like Dolphin Point, Boiling Pot, and Hell’s Gates are prime spots to observe playful pods of dolphins. Snorkelling here promises encounters with reef fish, Loggerhead Turtles, and other marine species. During whale season (June to October), the Headlands are a great vantage point to spot majestic Humpback Whales. The locals claim that you can sometimes hear the enchanting whale sounds from here. Imagine experiencing that firsthand!

Please note: For those craving more wildlife encounters, consider a visit to the incredible Australia Zoo, just an hour's drive away from Noosa. This extraordinary zoo stands as the legacy of the legendary Steve Irwin and Terry Irwin. A day filled with fun, opportunities to meet, greet, and even pet a variety of wild animals is practically guaranteed.

Why wait? Noosa is calling – an adventure with native wildlife awaits!