Sunreef at Mooloolaba offer a half day whale swimming trip which allows you up to four hours in the water. The opportunity to swim with a humpback whale is a rare and special one and is available during the cooler months from July to September.
Things to do in Noosa
Noosa and surrounding areas are home to a host of wonderful attractions and things to do for all interests and all ages.
Swim with WhalesActivitiesView Website
Noosa Caravan Park on Discover DownunderVideosView Website
Noosa Caravan Park was the star of the show on an episode of Channel Nine travel show Discover Downunder. Spend a couple of minutes watching the video and see for yourself what makes our experience so special.
Woodworks Forestry & Timber MuseumActivitiesView Website
With impressive displays of colonial era-equipment and implements as well as live demonstrations, the Woodworks Forestry & Timber Museum is a joy for anyone who loves woodworking and blacksmithing.
Valley Rattler RailwayActivitiesView Website
Spend a day enjoying the Mary Valley on an 80 km steam rail trip starting at the historic Gympie Station. The train stops at various locations along the way where you can alight and enjoy local produce, arts and crafts, food and wines.
Underwater WorldActivitiesView Website
Whether you want to view the marine life from the sidelines or get wet when snorkeling or diving with the sharks, the choice is yours at Sealife Mooloolaba, the largest oceanarium in the Southern Hemisphere.
Sunshine CastleActivitiesView Website
A place that ignites the imagination of young and old alike! Sunshine Castle is a unique landmark in Australia, complete with a 24 metre tower to take advantage of the stunning views all the way from the Queensland coast to the hinterland. A Norman-style castle with medieval additions, you can explore the great hall, dungeon, moat, turrets and towers. Walk across the drawbridge and take part in one of the tours to learn more about medieval times and history.
Noosa MarinaActivitiesView Website
Noosa Marina boasts some of the best water views in town, where you can enjoy a wonderful meal, a bite to eat or just a glass of wine or beer overlooking the picturesque Noosa River and harbour. For a spot of shopping, browse the specialty shops located amongst the many eating establishments here too.
Nutworks is home to the Sunshine’s Coast’s own macadamia nut processing factory as well as a host of hand-made chocolate treats and confectionery made on site.
Ginger FactoryActivitiesView Website
One of the Sunshine Coast’s most popular places to visit is the Ginger Factory. With tours, rides, shopping, tranquil gardens and a fabulous licensed cafe, it won’t just be the free admission that will have you loving your day at the Ginger Factory! You can also book a session at the Buderim Ginger Cooking School on site.
Fraser IslandActivitiesView Website
Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world and is one of Australia’s precious sites that is protected as part of the World Heritage listings. Its exceptional natural beauty and white beaches, ancient rain forests and wildflower displays are but a few of the things that will bring you to Fraser Island and have you coming back time and time again to explore this Australian treasure.
Fairhill Native Plants & Botanic GardensNature & ParksView Website
For enthusiasts of Australian native plants and the wildlife that love it too, a visit to Fairhill Native Plants and Botanic Gardens is must. You can talk to the knowledgeable and helpful locals who staff the gardens and are happy to answer any questions you may have.
Eumundi MarketsActivitiesView Website
One of the country’s most extensive and well-known artisan markets, you’ll find something special at Eumundi Markets. From hand-crafted goods, fashion and jewellery to fresh produce and locally grown and made foods, there is plenty to enjoy for everyone!
Botanical GardensNature & ParksView Website
Covering over 20 acres of once-abandoned land, the Lake McDonald botanical gardens are now a magnificent display home to a huge range of native species and home to over 40 varieties of birds. The perfect location for a walk and picnic all year round.
Big PineappleActivitiesView Website
Enjoy a photo opportunity at the heritage listed and iconic Big Pineapple. The heritage train runs every day from 9am to 4pm and you can combine a visit with Wildlife HQ Queensland Zoo, which operates on this site.
Big Kart TrackActivitiesView Website
Australia’s largest commercial kart track is located just 45 minutes drive from your Noosa holiday resort. With tracks for both adults and children, everyone in the family will have a great day out!
Australia ZooActivitiesView Website
One of Queensland’s most popular attractions, Australia Zoo is open daily (except for Christmas Day) and is an amazing place to get up close and personal to our incredible animals. Australia Zoo is the world’s largest and best conservation facility for wildlife, allowing you to see the animals in an environment as close a possible to nature. A visit to Australia Zoo is an absolute must for your Noosa holiday!
Aussie WorldActivitiesView Website
With over 30 thrilling rides and attractions you will have an amazing day out at Aussie World. Fun for the whole family, the admission price includes unlimited rides and it is open every day from 10am to 5pm (except ANZAC Day and Christmas Day).