Noosa International Film Festival Noosa Experiences
10 of the Best Noosa Experiences to do while in town for NIFF
If you’re in town for the Noosa International Film Festival make sure you clear space in your diary to check out some of the amazing Noosa experiences on offer. We guarantee that you’ll be inspired, rejuvenated and have some grand tales to tell when you head back home.
Whether you’re after adrenalin, nature, amazing local food and great wine or the chance to hang out with dolphins in crystal clear water, Noosa has all this and much more.
- Unleash your inner MasterChef with a Noosa market-to-plate cooking class
- Experience the pristine wilderness of the Noosa Everglades
- Explore the world heritage beauty of Fraser Island
- Kayak with dolphins at Double Island Point
- Learn to surf away from the crowds at a secret surfing location accessible only by 4WD
- Relax, surf, swim and play in the idyllic beach paradise of Double Island Point
- Find out if you have what it takes to be an Aussie Surf Lifesaver
- Eco tour safari in Noosa National Park
- Noosa National Park guided walk
- Jump behind the wheel of a 4WD and explore the off road beauty of the local bush and beaches
Unleash your inner MasterChef with a Noosa market-to-plate cooking class
Be inspired by the mouth-wateringly fresh and locally grown produce on a guided tour of Noosa Farmer’s Markets to gather the ingredients for your market to plate cooking class.
Discover the culinary secrets and techniques of Noosa’s unique subtropical cuisine. You’ll be sure pick up some great tips to wow guests at your next dinner party. Finish the class by enjoying a beautiful meal made from the very best and freshest produce available on the day.
Each cooking class includes:
- Café quality coffee, tea and freshly baked muffins upon arrival.
- A full sit-down meal with 2 glasses of quality wine.
- Expert tuition from an experienced teacher.
- All ingredients and equipment provided (including aprons).
- A folder containing recipes and class notes to take home.
- A 5-hour culinary experience in a relaxed and fun environment.
Available on Sunday 06 Nov at a cost of $175 per person. Transfers to/from Noosaville not included. Taxis are readily available. Booking Code NIFFNDMC1
Experience the pristine wilderness of the Noosa Everglades
An unforgettable wilderness cruise through the River of Mirrors in Noosa Everglades. One of only two everglades in the world and one of Australia’s most pristine natural environments.
Board a purpose built vessel for a cruise along Noosa River and into the dark, tranquil, mirrored waterways of the Noosa Everglades.
Enjoy a guided boardwalk at Fig Tree Point and explore the wetlands before navigating your way into the Everglades.
You’ll be treated to a delicious Aussie BBQ lunch at historic Harry’s Hut, a relic of the early timber cutting days. Explore, take a swim in pristine waters, photograph the abundant wildlife or simply relax in this unique natural environment.
Available any day, cost $110 per person, includes transfers from accommodation. Booking Code NIFFNDMC2
Explore the world heritage beauty of Fraser Island
Escape the crowds before or after Noosa International Film Festival for a 1 day tour of world famous Fraser Island – the only place in the world where rainforest grows directly out of the sand. Prepare for an unforgettable experience and don’t forget your camera
You’ll feel like the star in your very own adventure film as you swim in Fraser Island’s magnificent freshwater lakes, creeks and “sandy highway” – race the waves on one of the world’s longest and most pristine stretches of beach.
Includes pick up, drop off, morning tea and lunch. $170 per adult, $119 per child (14yrs and under). Booking Code NIFFNDMC3
Kayak with dolphins at Double Island Point
Kayak in the crystal clear waters of Double Island point with nothing between you and the Bottlenose dolphin pods except your kayak. These year round warm waters are accessible only by a 4WD trek along a deserted and unspoilt beach. What an amazing experience! If you are a nature lover this is the tour for you.
Sit back and relax during the stunning beach drive into the Great Sandy National Park up to the spectacular Double Island Point for your Dolphin Kayak Tour. On the way you’ll enjoy amazing views of coloured sands, Fraser Island and plenty of different wildlife:
- Large Bottlenose Dolphin pods
- Humpback whales (June – November)
- Manta rays
- Sting rays
- Soldier crabs in their thousands
- Migrating sea birds
The Dolphin View Kayak tour takes you around the headland where you can see Bottlenose Dolphin pods feeding on the large schools of fish. The chances of seeing dolphins on your tour is high – at least 90%. The 4WD tour and kayak takes 4 hours.
Price $110pp, minimum numbers apply. Booking Code NIFFNDMC4
Learn to surf away from the crowds at a secret surfing location accessible only by 4WD
Learn to surf away from the crowds on super fun and long waves in waist deep waters. We guarantee you’ll be standing up on your very first surf lesson and you could be riding waves for well over 100’s of metres – so don’t forget your video camera!
An exciting 4WD beach drive adventure to Double Island Point before and after your surfing is all part of the adventure.
The secret surfing location features a long, sandy, point break with waves that seem to go on forever. This is one of the easiest and most satisfying waves to learn to surf on. Don’t worry if you’ve never surfed before, the small groups ensure plenty of one on one time with your surf instructor and you’ll be surfing safely in no time at all on the latest design of soft boards.
This 4 hour Noosa experience is suitable for all ages and is a must do for anyone who’s ever dreamed of catching a wave on a surfboard or looking for an adventurous and active way to fill a day before or after the Noosa International Film Festival.
Price $110pp, minimum numbers apply. Booking Code NIFFNDMC5
Relax, surf, swim and play in the idyllic beach paradise of Double Island Point
Escape the crowds of Noosa and Noosa International Film Festival and take a day trip to an untouched beach paradise. Bask in the sun, frolic in the warm, clear waters or just kick back and relax. If you’re up for a little more action, surf board hire is available.
Access to the beach at Double Island Point is by 4WD only and you’ll experience an amazing sense of freedom and exhilaration as you’re driven along breathtaking and remote beaches. This Noosa experience is approximately 5 hours and includes light snacks and refreshments.
Price $91pp, minimum numbers apply. Booking Code NIFFNDMC6
Find out if you have what it takes to be an Aussie Surf Lifesaver
Do you have what it takes to be a Surf Lifesaver? Find out with this motivating and inspiring 2.5 hour surf lifesaving experience.
An amazing group activity that is both fun and educational AND you’ll learn firsthand some of the important skills of needed by Australian surf lifesavers.
Enjoy hands on experiences while learning about the history of surf lifesaving and the skills and dedication required by our volunteer lifesavers in keeping our communities safe at the beach. Participate in a range of team activities such as beach flag races, surf ski skills, visiting the rescue tower or participating in a mock rescue. All activities are tailored to the level of individual participants and you don’t even have to get wet!
Price $69pp, minimum numbers apply. Booking Code NIFFNDMC7
Eco tour safari in Noosa National Park
Are you an eco-warrior who’d love to get actively involved learning more about understanding and protecting the unique ecosystem of Noosa and the Sunshine Coast? This is a unique hands on learning and conservation experience in the gorgeous Noosa National Park.
Help save and protect local endangered species such as the Richmond Birdwing butterfly and water mouse or other vulnerable species such as the platypus and turtle.
For 3 hours enjoy an ideal opportunity to get actively involved in the protection of distinctive ecosystems and species unique to the Sunshine Coast as our local scientist helps you understand the science behind these fragile habitats.
Join our local and very passionate environmental scientist and participate and contribute to one of many ongoing environment projects:
- Walk along our coastal foreshore and discover the unique species and vegetation critical to a healthy ocean environment.
- Learn about eco sustainability practices and participate in a tailored environment project such as revegetation of sand dunes, maintaining walking trails, saving the Richmond Birdwing butterfly or monitoring water ways.
A wonderful opportunity to empower your group by contributing to conservation and sustainability on the beautiful Sunshine Coast!
Price $75pp, minimum numbers apply. Booking Code NIFFNDMC8
Noosa National Park guided walk
Enjoy a guided walking tour through the picture perfect beaches, boardwalks, parks, rivers, trails and unique coastal surroundings of Noosa.
This tour is led in small groups by local guides who are experienced, knowledgeable, fun and live and breathe Noosa life. You’re guaranteed a personal experience and perspective of Noosa. The tour is unrushed and adventurous but comfortable for all levels.
As you walk along Noosa’s tracks it is not uncommon (but can never be assured) to spot native wildlife both on land and out to sea. You will be encouraged to look out for:
- Lace goanna monitor lizards
- Glossy black-cockatoo
- White-bellied sea-eagle
Don’t forget to keep an eye out for Noosa’s well-loved local dolphin pod and turtles that regularly pop up at the points. During this period, humpback whales can often be glimpsed as they cruise past the coastline on their way to and from northern breeding grounds.
Noosa National Park walking tour is 1.5 hours (running tours are also available) are available on Wed 02Nov leaving at 9.30am at a cost of $55pp, min 2 people and max 7 people, per tour. Booking Code NIFFNDMC9
Jump behind the wheel of a 4WD and explore the off road beauty of the Noosa’s bush and beaches
Experience off road freedom to explore some of Noosa’s 4WD only beaches and rainforest with an eco-friendly self-drive 4×4. Choose your own adventure and be the master of your own unique Noosa experience.
You’ll have the freedom to escape the highway and explore the off road hidden gems at your own pace. Imagine driving the white sandy beaches of Noosa Northshore or standing amongst the majestic rainforest giants in the Great Sandy National Park. All vehicles are easy to drive and ideal if you are an inexperienced 4WD. Seats 4, fully insured, with GPS tracking, SAT NAV & recovery gear included. Cars can be delivered to your accommodation if preferred.
Cost to Hire per Day $200, T & C’s apply. Booking Code NIFFNDMC10
Book your unique Noosa International Film Festival Noosa Experience with Noosa DMC
We’ve hand picked the very best Noosa experiences for you to enjoy while you’re in town for the Noosa International Film Festival.
Take a break from the crowds, cafes and bars and experience the world famous, pristine and unspoilt beauty of the areas beaches and rainforest. You’ll be sharing your adventures and spectacular photos over a glass of wine with friends and family for many years to come.
- All tours are subject to availability.
- All prices are in AUD and subject to change without notice.
- All bookings and payment must be made minimum 10 days prior to the tour.
- Noosa DMC standard trading conditions apply.
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