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 TO SEE & DO

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Many people are unaware of the wide range and variety of attractions and things to do, on and around the Noosa River and Lakes.  All of the following are accessible from Boreen Point by powered boat, water taxi, kayak or canoe .  We will provide you with a FREE detailed briefing and some maps on any of the following and then use your own watercraft or hire ours to gain access.

You can easily devise interesting and longer itineraries by combining related activities and/or splitting your group into separate activities and agreeing on a suitable place to meet along the way.

WALKS

  • Walk the 2km from Teewah landing on the eastern side of Lake Cootharaba to Teewah Village on Noosa's North Shore. You can also take the 4km return side track to beautiful Mount Seawah, with its 360 degree views from the South Pacific Ocean right round to the coastal hinterland.
  • Walk 6km from Campsite 3 on the upper Noosa River up the gentle trail through the forest to the massive shifting sands of the Cooloola Sandpatch. From the top, you may optionally continue eastwards down to the beach on Noosa's North Shore for a swim and a surf in the South Pacific Ocean. You may return via the same tracks or head southwards a couple of kilometers along the beach to Teewah Village before taking the 2km Teewah track leading back to the eastern shore of Lake Cootharaba.
  • Take the 500m circular "Melaleuca" walk at Figtree Point.
  • Walk the 6.1km track from Elanda point to Kinaba, passing through paperbark and cabbage palm wetlands.
  • Walk through forests of casuarina and melaleuca on the 2.6km trail from Elanda Point to Mill Point (also see the "Find" section below).
  • Walk through open grassy areas, woodlands and forest to the remnant rainforests of Kin Kin Creek (4.7km). Cross the footbridge and walk to Fig Tree Point (a further 5.9km).
  • You can walk the 6.6km from Fig Tree Point to Harrys Hut, following part of the Cooloola Wilderness Trail through open and closed forests.
  • There is a 6.4km track on the opposite side of the Noosa River to Harrys Hut, which connects to camp sites 1, 2 and 3.

 

VISITS

  • Vist the Kinaba Information Centre on Lake Cootharaba with its vast display of maps and photos, and take the optional elevated self-guided circular walk through the mangroves.

 

CAMPING

  • Camp within the Great Sandy National Park at Figtree Point, Harrys Hut or any of the other 15 camping areas located on the banks of the upper Noosa River. All of these have jettys for easy access by boat, and also for swimming.
  • The Sunshine Coast Regional Council operates a wonderful lake-front camping ground at Boreen Point
  • A private camp ground also operates at Elanda Point
 

SWIMMING

You may swim in any part of the Noosa River and its lakes, however some places offer more appeal than others. Places of particular appeal include:

  • Dunns Beach, at the southern end of Boreen Point Village - a nice long stretch of lakeside beach with a sandy bottom and shallow safe waters for adults and particularly kids and family groups.
  • Main Beach, in the centre of the Boreen Point penisula, is a short and sandy beach.
  • Just south of Elanda point is a large, shallow, sandy bottom area very suitable for swimming.
  • Swimming off the jettys at Figtree Point and Harry's Hut is always a popular activity for campers and day visitors to these areas.
  • Kinaba Island is located right at the northern end of Lake Cootharaba and offers a number of prime swimming areas.
  • Access the ocean and surfing beaches near Teewah Village and also adjacent to the Cooloola Sandpatch.

Please be aware that swimming in these waterways offers similar risks to entering the water at an unpatrolled beach or in any other coastal waterway system around the country which is directly linked to the sea. Use common sense at all times.

 

 

FISHING

You may fish in any part of the river and lakes system, but why not take advantage of our local knowledge for the pick of the crop best spots:

  • Go fishing or drop your crab pots in the 6km winding stretch of the Noosa River joining Lake Cootharaba and Lake Cooroibah.
  • Locals seem to spend a lot of time near the junction of the upper Noosa River and Kin Kin Creek.
  • Try your hand at beach fishing on Noosa's North Shore - there's more than 50km of beach to chose from, with easy walking access via a trial from Lake Cootharaba.
 

EXPLORING

 

  • Explore Lake Cootharaba - it's about 25km around the perimeter of this magical lake, and you can throw the anchor anywhere and anytime you like for an on-board picnic.
  • Explore 20+km of the Kin Kin Creek starting from its junction with the Noosa River near the northern end of Lake Cootharaba.
  • Explore 20+km of the Upper Noosa River known as the Noosa Everglades, the area famous for its mirror-like surface reflections from the tanin-stained waters.
  • Explore the 3km long Lake Como - it's deeper than the other lakes - and try to find the sunken ship.
  • Find and explore Cooloothin Creek, which empties into the south-western area of Lake Cootharaba.
  • Explore the Noosa River all the way from Lake Cootharaba downstream to Tewantin, Noosaville and Noosa. Pull up on any of the sandy beaches and landings at Tewantin and Noosaville for shopping, or enjoy a free family BBQ in the riverside parks, or visit the Noosa Yacht and Rowing Club for lunch.
 

FIND

  • In May 1836, the English cargo vessel HMS "Stirling Castle" was shipwrecked after hitting a reef north of Fraser Island. The captain's wife, Eliza Fraser, was shortly-afterwards captured by aborigines but was eventually rescued some months later with the help of an escaped convict named John Graham. Australian director, writer and producer Tim Burstall made a movie about these incidents in 1976, staring Susannah York and the story also inspired Patrick White's book "The Fringe of Leaves". The now World Heritage listed Fraser Island was named after Eliza and a memorial to her can be found on the shores of Lake Cootharaba.
  • Mill Point is located just north of Elanda Point on the western shores of Lake Cootharaba, and has significant historic interest as one of the earliest timber settlements in Queensland. The Luya & Co timber mill was established there in the 1860s which provided massive quantities of timber logs to the surrounding areas, including Gympie, Tewantin and Brisbane, and employed up to 200 workers by the 1880s. A small township evolved, which included a school, hotel, shops and a cemetery. The mill eventually closed in 1892, but remnants of the business and its settlement can still be seen today, including a monument erected in 1993 by the National Trust of Queensland.
 

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