Discover exciting Noosa tours that will delight you and leave a lasting impression! As an excellent base for tours and day trips, Noosa offers many touring options from craft brewery & distillery tours and walking tours, to boating trips and 4WD experiences.
You can join guided day tours from Noosa to many nearby places or explore by yourself and see where you end up. Blessed with sandy beaches, spectacular mountain lookouts, sub-tropical rainforest and plentiful nature on your doorstep – Noosa invites you to explore!
We’ve picked 4 Noosa tours that really showcase how special this part of Queensland is.
Experience Noosa with local guided tours
If you’re a Noosa first-timer or want to experience the area in a more authentic way, then a guided tour with Noosa local, Megan could be exactly what you’re after!
“For me, being a local is not about how long you have lived here or just knowing where to get a great meal. It is how you engage, participate and contribute to your community that truly defines your local status. This is the ethos I am passionate about sharing with our visitors.” – Megan
Discover the locals, the places and the stories that make up the spirit of Noosa. The Walk & Talk 90-minute guided tours are a great way to get some inside knowledge about the history and the local businesses. The Hastings to the Hinterland half or full day tours will take you on a journey from the heart of Noosa to the hills of the hinterland where you’ll visit country towns, explore the natural environment and learn about the community.
Experience Noosa offers a selection of tours that are specifically created for you and inspired by your interests, preferences and travelling needs. So, you will be able to construct your perfect experience!
Noosa Ocean Rider whale watching tour
Whale watching season is from July to November in Queensland! Get ready for a memorable experience as you see first-hand the magnificent beauty of humpback whales in Noosa’s clear ocean during their annual migration.
This 2-hour tour with Ocean Rider takes a maximum of 12 passengers, seated in six rows of two, meaning that everyone gets the best seat on the boat and a personal experience. Your Captain, Nathan has 30 years’ Australian and Maritime experience, keeping you safe and sound throughout.
Prepare to see the whales breach, tail lob and pectoral slap, offering you a humbling sight to remember. In the latter half of the season, you might be lucky enough to spot a mum with her calf as they return south. Now that really would be the icing on the cake!
The whale watching tour also offers you the chance to see Noosa’s spectacular environment from a new perspective. Take in the serenity along the Noosa River and the view of Noosa Heads and the National Park, as you go in search of these friendly giants.
Great Beach Drive 4WD Tours
Established in 1973, Great Beach Drive 4WD Tours is a family-owned business and one of Queensland’s longest operating 4WD tour companies. As the only tour operator offering a dedicated
Great Beach Drive tour from Noosa to Rainbow Beach, you’ll enjoy a unique experience.
Rainbow Beach is famous for its spectacular-coloured sands, which were once used by the Gubbi Gubbi people for boomerang decoration and their artwork. This important and breathtaking natural wonder is a must-see, offering you a gateway to the past.
The Great Beach Drive will transport you along one of Australia’s most extraordinary coastlines, where you can take in scenic beaches, tranquil National Parks, magnificent vistas, and two UNESCO Biosphere Reserves side-by-side. This is the only location on Earth where two biospheres are alongside each other, how amazing is that!
On the tour you’ll visit the secluded Honeymoon Bay, a primeval rainforest, Red Canyon – a unique pinnacle style canyon in the sand dunes where the red and yellow sands form and the gorgeous views at Carlo Sandblow.
Only accessible by 4×4, you’ll feel free and exhilarated as you cruise over 70km on white sandy beaches with the Pacific Ocean on one side and natural bushland on the other – perfect!
Noosa Hinterland distillery & brewery tour
This 6-hour Noosa day tour with Creative Tours will take you behind the scenes of the small Hinterland towns, where you’ll meet the makers and taste a range of local and lovingly crafted drinks. You’ll visit Dingo Creek Vineyard, Pomona Distillery, 2020 Distillery and Noosa Hinterland Brewing Co, where beer and wine options are included at each stop.
Cooroy is home to 2020 Distillery, where you get a drink on arrival, tour of the distillery and a guided tasting with a flight of gin. If gin isn’t your thing, you can enjoy a beer instead! All their distilled products are cut on the still by smell and taste, hand bottled and hand labelled – keeping the old-fashioned way alive!
A short drive up the road, you’ll arrive in the quaint town of Pomona to visit the Pomona distillery. Here you’ll get a delicious lunch, where all dietary requirements are catered for, and you can continue to taste your choice of gin, wine or beer in this charming venue. It really is about the gin though, which is beautifully blended using native organic botanicals, some foraged straight from the distiller’s Pomona farm!
Next up, you’ll visit the two smallest breweries in the region, Noosa Hinterland Brewing Co, located in the small town of Cooran. This laidback family-owned micro-brewery specialises in hand crafted small batch beer, brewed on site. Kick back and sample their handmade beer or cider on tap.
Then continuing the scenic drive north to the boutique Dingo Creek Vineyard in Traveston, you’ll enjoy a private wine tasting paired with a local cheese platter and get a souvenir glass. Where better to finish your tour than nestled within 26 acres of spectacular countryside?
Stay in Luxury Noosa Heads accommodation
Choose from our vast range of luxury Noosa Heads accommodation, where you can easily start any of these Noosa tours.
We can’t wait to welcome you to this magical part of Australia and to make sure your stay is one to remember!
Featured image: Ocean Rider