Think an enormous campground on the banks of an enormous flat lake where enormously good times can be had!
Habitat Noosa is a 65-acre eco-resort in The Great Sandy National Park on the Sunshine Coast with 500 metres of lake front on the Noosa River. The stunning Lake Cootharaba, the largest salt water inland lake on the Noosa River is the gateway to the upper Noosa River and the Noosa Everglades.
This weekend (being a long weekend), the lake was filled with people on stand-ups, kayaks, canoes and when we were here before (years ago!) we saw people sailing, wind-surfing, kite surfing and fishing. Complete with solar-sites, 9-par golf course, bistro/bar, micro-brewery, watercraft for hire and even tours into Australia’s Everglades, it’s no wonder this place was completely booked out for the Ekka long weekend! I had no idea that there are only 2 Everglades in the world … The Florida Everglades and these ones – The Noosa Everglades. There is also direct access from here to some ripper walking trails in the National Park.
Please note that as this is a national park, no pets are allowed and all rules that apply to national parks apply.
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It was a long weekend for most, but not Chris’s kids who live on the Bayside. Most of our friends headed up on the Thursday, but we had to wait for the kids to finish school on the Friday and then enjoy the long weekend traffic all the way up. It took just under 4 hours! Others who went up earlier in the day had the same headache. Oh, how we love the weekend traffic to the Sunny Coast!
We picked up our late check-in pack from reception and pulled in through the bright red boom gate about 7pm. The campfire was roaring, and beers and conversations were already flowing. What a relaxing way to end to another hectic week.
It soon cleared up to a beautiful morning filled with exploring, water ‘sports’ reading, sunbaking, wheelies and just hanging out.
At 12:00 the (big) boys headed over to the Eco-brewery to try 6 of the 8 beers on offer. This is Australia’s only artesian micro-brewery using water that has been filtered through time in the Cooloola sandmass to produce delicious, preservative free beer. This was by booking only due to Covid restrictions. They had one hour to finish the 6 jugs and did so easily!
The rest of the day was filled with more of the same; friends, brews and good times (and Chris annoying everyone with the video camera!)
- Powered/unpowered sites
- Glamping tents
- 9-hole par 3 golf course
- watercraft for hire
- Everglades tours
- new toilets and showers
- renovated camp-kitchen
- group and education centres
- CootharaBAR – bar and bistro
- Eco-brewery artesion micro-brewery
- kiosk serving breakfast, snacks and First Batch coffee
- two levels and styles of glamping accommodation
Book here: https://www.habitatnoosa.com.au/
Camping from $33 per night
Wilderness Glamping from $150 per night
Luxury Glamping from $239 per night