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Brimming with beaches, rivers, and bushland, not to mention healthy Aussie attitude, Noosa is an ideal holiday spot for families who appreciate the great outdoors. There's a variety of tours than can be undertaken to enjoy these natural assets to the fullest, or just dump the kids on the sand for a relaxing day out.

Go Horseriding

 

Horse riding offers an alternative way to enjoy the sunny weather and beautiful natural surroundings of the Noosa region. You can saddle up for the Noosa Trail Network, a circuit consisting of 8 scenic hinterland trails.

 

Equathon Horse Riding Adventures

 

Owned by an ex-Olympic champion, the Equathon riding school keeps a number of Australian stock horses suitable for all levels of skill. Excursions include a trot over a private beach, and overnight riding adventures.

 

Esplanade (between 2nd and 3rd Street) Noosa North Shore QLD 4565Tel: +61 7 5474 2665

 

Equathon Horse Riding Adventures website

 

Noosa Horse Riding

 

This stable is situated near Lake Weyba, just a short walk from the main town. On your ride you'll enjoy views that take in Sunshine Beach, Peregian Beach, and Noosa National Park.

 

22 Wills Road, off Eumarella Road, Weyba Downs QLD 4562. Tel: +61 438 710 530

 

Noosa Horse Riding website

Tour the Noosa Everglades

 

The Noosa Everglades can be found within the Cooloola section of the Great Sandy National Park. It’s a landscape of sheltered, calm waters, mangrove patterns, sea grass, sandbanks, and mud islands. A great way to enjoy this beauty with your family is to explore it on an afternoon cruise.

 

Noosa Everglades Discovery

 

Take your family on a barbeque lunch cruise down the Noosa River and towards the calm waterways of the Noosa Everglades.

 

12 Eenie Creek Road, Noosaville QLD 4556. Tel: +61 7 5449 0393

 

Noosa Everglades Discovery website

 

Waterparks and zoos

 

If you'd like to get up close to some of Australia’s native land or sea creatures, you'll find both within an hour's drive of Noosa. The Australian Zoo showcases animals from around the continent, while Underwater World features a diverse selection of marine life.

 

Australia Zoo

 

The Australia Zoo has more than 40 years of history, buoyed by the international success of the late and great “celebrity’ naturalist Steve Irwin. There are wildlife shows, and you can hand-feed a wombat, or get close to a tiger.

 

1638 Steve Irwin Way, Beerwah QLD 4519. Tel: +61 7 5436 2000

 

Australia Zoo website

 

Underwater World

 

Situated on the Mooloolaba Wharf, UnderWater World is home to hundreds of different species, including tropical fish, turtles, stingrays, otters, and swordfish. It also hosts nail-biting shark shows, and the chance to play with seals.

 

Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba, QLD 4557. Tel: +61 7 5458 6280

 

Underwater World website

 

Family-friendly dining

 

In Noosa, you'll find that many of the restaurants cater to the entire family, and a large number of dining options offering a special children's menu. Fish and chips are available everywhere - a beach picnic favorite.

 

Noosa Heads Surf Club

 

Located right on Main Beach, and with an extensive history of providing lifesaving services to the Noosa region, the restaurant of the local surf club caters to all tastes, and has a “Nippers Tucker” menu for the little ones.

 

69 Hastings St, Noosa Heads QLD 4567. Tel: +61 7 5474 5688

 

Noosa Heads Surf Club website

 

The River Deck Restaurant

 

Serving fresh local produce, and with panoramic views from everywhere in the dining room, the River Deck prides itself as being a child-friendly restaurant right on the Noosa River.

 

2 Parkyn Court, Tewantin QLD 4565. Tel: +61 7 5474 1100

 

The River Deck Restaurant website