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  • Writer's pictureNarelle Donnellan

Long Weekend Adventures

Woohoo bring on the long weekend here in Queensland, celebrating the Queen on Monday. Love it how every state is all different dates throughout the year when it suits them really. I mean her birthday is in April. These holidays my family and I, have explored new things. Let me inspire you now to go out and explore.

One of our many adventures last week took us to finally visiting the Noosa Everglades. I have been meaning to go ever since moving here nearly 18 months ago. We launched our tinny at Boreen Point crossed over the massive Lake Cootharaba which is 10km by 5km so huge Lake. The Lake gets very shallow in parts so be careful and in some areas the water is red. So cross completely across to where you will find signs in the water and a jetty to the side and you know you are in the right spot then head on into the Everglades where the water turns black and gives a mirror finish. Wind on in and through as far as you want to go, I mean it is 60 km in length. Fun facts Noosa Everglades is only one of two everglades systems on Earth, the other one is in Florida, USA. Even though we took our own boat best way to experience the Everglades is by kayak/canoe which you can hire from varies locations.

Out and about on the water we went again taking an Ocean Jet Ski Tour, an hour-long tour. Seriously worth going especially in whale season. Went out with my husband on the one jet ski in a group. Headed out through the Noosa River mouth straight on into the waves and out we went into the open ocean. Got to zoom around up and down next to the Noosa National Park so nice to see it from a different perspective. Right at the end the tour, the tour leaders took us further out into the deep where we spotted two whales so close to us such a magical experience. So yes, if you are lucky like us you will have whale watching and jet ski tour combo.

Adventures did not just stop around Noosa, but we adventured further North 4.5 hour drive to the two coastal towns of 1770 and Agnes Waters for 2 nights. A town a lot of locals here say it is what Noosa was 50 years ago a quiet small town. We stayed in Agnes Waters which has a great caravan park right on the beach, but we stayed up the hill in an Airbnb home up high overlooking the treetops. The town is very small with only a small amount of shops, cafes and restaurants. Be aware if you are not with Telstra your phone might be on SOS like ours for the entire time. 1770 the town adjoining is more a bay area great for boating, SUP boarding, fishing. The tide was out when we were there in the morning so could walk to the different sand bars that were exposed. Great boardwalks all along and playgrounds with another caravan park right on the shoreline. We went up to the headland for amazing scenery at the end so do not just stop at the viewing platform but take the rock scrabbling, narrow path to the very end. My kids loved scrabbling down to a bay beach and rock climbing back up. Many different other walks and 4WD tracks that we could have done or just vegged out and relax but we ran out of time in our short trip away. Let alone take a trip out to Lady Musgrave Island or ride on the Larc. So, if you are looking for a different holiday spot then take a trip up, I mean nothing compares to Noosa.

Enjoy your long weekend whatever adventure you might get up to.

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