Kanu Kapers with Bare Travel Backpackers Kayaking Trip
Ethereal and intriguing, Noosa Everglades is home to an exhilarating array of uniquely Australian flora and fauna. In fact, Noosa Everglades are one of the only two Everglades in the entire planet. How about a kayaking trip this summer with Kanu Kapers and Bare Travel, designed for backpackers.
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Tucked away within the Cooloola area of the Great Sandy National Park, Noosa Everglades shelter a diverse ecosystem. This tropical wetland is alive with birdlife, plants, unearthly beauty and adventure. Approximately, 40 percent of Australian bird species can be found in the area. You’ll spot blue-black cormorants, eagles and even the rare jabiru.
What to Bring
- Sun hat or two
- Board shorts
- Sturdy shoes that can stand getting wet
- Rash vest
- 2 litres of water per person
- Insect repellent
- Change of clothing
Where you’ll Paddle to
Lake Cootharaba is the gateway to Noosa Everglades. The lake is shallow and its waters are sun warmed. Stingrays, fish and sand crabs inhabit Lake Cootharaba, providing sustenance to traditional owners, Kabi Kabi. This lake is Queensland’s largest natural saltwater lake. It is 10 kilometers long and 5 kilometers wide. Navigating the windy Lake Cootharaba will require some patience but it will definitely be adventurous.
Once you leave Lake Cootharaba, you’ll ease into the relatively calmer waters of Noosa River to reach Kinaba. Here you’ll enter a magical world. Purple water lilies and blue dragonflies will greet you and you’ll spot plenty of birdlife including pelicans.
Then you’ll enter a narrow stretch of water with overhanging trees and mirror images of those trees and the sky reflected in the water. Tea trees stain the water black, creating a natural mirror. The place is called ‘the River of Mirrors’. Slow down to absorb the almost otherworldly beauty of the narrows. The reflection is so vivid that you’ll have a hard time discerning what is real and what is reflected.
Take a well-deserved respite at Harry’s Hut. It is a picturesque camping and day use area, set cozily on the fringe of the woodland. You can use the toilets and picnic tables.
Upper Noosa River
You can continue to paddle further upstream along the Upper Noosa River. Upper Noosa River flows almost slothfully, inviting you to slow down. Nature and the sound of your own paddle hitting the water will be your sole companions.
Sign up for a backpackers kayaking trip this summer with Kanu Kapers with Bare Travel to experience this sublime adventure.
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