Based in the Noosa Biosphere Reserve

  Office:  07 5641.HIRE
07 5641.4473

Open:  Sunrise to 5pm


Canoe, Kayak & Boat Hire


We have canoes, kayaks and runabouts available for casual hire everyday, from Boreen Point.  You are welcome to launch these locally or you may take the canoes and kayaks with you to another location using your own roof-racks or a trailer, for example to explore the Mary River.


We use Canadian style canoes, which are ideally suited to the lakes and rivers in this area, with both 2-seater and 3-seater fibreglass and poly models.  The 3-seater poly model is pictured above, with a large carrying capacity and ideal for 2-3 people and overnight trips requiring extra gear.

These are lightweight and strong, and suitable for transporting on roof-racks for those wanting to launch away from our hire points.


We only use top-of-the-range Ocean Kayak brand kayaks, as Australia's most popular and successful sit-on-top kayaks and the world's leading sit-on-top brand. These boats are proudly made in New Zealand and since their innovative debut in 1971, Ocean Kayak models are considered the most stable and safest kayaks on the market.

Pictured above is our double paddler kayak, the "Cabo" model, with a seating capacity for two paddlers and a jump-seat passenger.
Pictured below is our single paddler kayak, the "Prowler Ultra 4.3".

For enhanced ease of use, both the double and single paddler models have rudders controlled by adjustable foot peddles and are lightweight, strong and straight tracking.  Perfect for exploring the local lakes and rivers.


Our runabouts are NZ made 4.2m SMARTWAVE poly boats, with 15hp Suzuki outboard motors and a canopy (bimini) sunshade . 

  • Maximum capacity of 5 people
  • Minimum age of hirers is 18 years
  • No boat license is required and we will provide instruction as part of our detailed pre-departure briefing
  • Much smoother and quieter ride through the water than aluminium hulls
  • Hire rate includes one full tank of fuel - you do not need to refill the tank upon return
  • If you don't hold an Australian boat license, we may govern down the motor so as to keep the boat's maximum speed under the legal 10 knots/hour speed limit (approx 18kph) taking account of the number of people in the hire group and expected weather conditions.



Our fully inclusive casual hire rates effective from Sept 2015 are as follows and normally involve departures from Boreen Point. If you are doing a self-guided tour to the NOOSA EVERGLADES, please refer to separate information for day trips or overnight trips.


Half Day Hire
(up to 4 hours)

Full Day HIre
(over 4 hours)

Full Days

Canoes (1-3 people)

 A$60 per canoe

 A$70 per canoe

 A$60 per canoe

Double Kayaks (2-3 people)

A$60 per kayak

A$70 per kayak

A$60 per kayak

Single Kayaks (1 person)

A$50 per kayak

A$60 per kayak 

A$50 per kayak 

Runabouts 15HP (max 5 people)

A$140 per boat

A$160 per boat 

 A$160 per boat


 Canoe with 4HP motor (2-3 people)

 A$100 per canoe

 A$115 per canoe

 A$100 per canoe

Water-tight plastic drums (50 litre size) for the secure storage of clothes, gear and food are available for $10 each drum per trip (up to 3 days).

Please note:

  1. We encourage early departures in order to give you the best paddling and boating conditions - as such hires commence as early as sunrise, and end around 4:30 - 5:00pm
  2. Rates are fully inclusive .. there are no hidden extras for a standard hire
  3. Prices are shown for casual hires from Boreen Point.  If you wish to do a self-guided tour to the Noosa Everglades please look here
  4. Canoes and kayaks may also be hired from us at Kinaba - $70 for drop-off or pickup (per booking, not per boat)
  5. Canoes and kayaks may also be hired from us at Harrys Hut - $90 for drop-off or pickup (per booking, not per boat)
  6. Canoe and kayak hire includes paddles and bouyancy vests
  7. Runabout hire includes a full tank of fuel, mandatory safety equipment and bouyancy vests
  8. One full tank of fuel is generally sufficient for a full day's outing in our runabouts, however additional fuel is available (for multi-day hires) $25 for 10L and $50 for 20L 
  9. A cash deposit or credit card details, and a signed rental agreement, are required on all hires
  10. All damages and losses will be charged to the hirer
  11. Lower hire rates may be available to groups and to regular customers - ask us for details   
  12. All hires include a local map of our waterway system and detailed briefings on navigation, safety and boat operation
  13. You may pay by cash or EFTPOS or direct deposit into our bank account



Boreen Point is the departure point for all our runabout hires and the preferred launching point for our canoe and kayak hires.  However, we also cater for canoe/kayak departures and returns at the boat ramp near Elanda Point (the green marker on this map).

Departing or returning at Elanda Point can be preferred by those wishing to venture northwards across the lake towards Kinaba, Kin Kin Creek, The Upper Noosa River, the Noosa Everglades, Fig Tree Point, Harrys Hut and the other camping sites within the Great Sandy National Park.



On & Around Lake Cootharaba

  • Teewah Landing
  • Teewah Landing to Teewah Village walking trail
  • Teewah to Mt Seawah walking trail
  • Cooloothin Creek
  • Swimming at Elanda Point
  • Exploring the lake and foreshore areas

The Northern End of the Lake and Beyond

  • The Kinaba Information Centre -  with its static displays, posters and maps offers useful and interesting details about the area
  • An elevated circular walkway through the mangroves near to the Information Centre
  • The camp ground at Figtree Point, with its jetty, picnic and toilet facilities
  • The circular forest walk at Figtree Point
  • The smaller Figtree Lake and larger Lake Como - each is completely different and unique
  • All parts of Kin Kin Creek and the Upper Noosa River but especially the area within the Everglades known as "The Narrows" with its tannin-stained and highly reflective surface reflections - "The River of Mirrors"
  • Harrys Hut campground, with its amenities, plus 15 other river-front camping spots
  • The various walking trails which traverse this area including the walks to Kinaba, Harrys Hut and Camp Site 3
  • The 3-4 hour return walk from Camp Site 3 to the impressive Cooloola Sandpatch offering spectacular ocean and hinterland views

The Southern End of the Lake and Beyond

  • Noosa River section to Lake Cooroibah
  • Lake Coorobah
  • Noosa River section to Tewantin
  • Noosa River section to Noosaville
  • Noosa River section to Noosa Heads



Canoe, kayak and runabout hire is normally available every day of the year, subject to weather conditions.  We normally have equipment available even if you turn up without notice but we suggest that you book in advance if possible.  All hires normally commence at 8:00am (but If you wish to start your hire earlier, we will often be able to help you) and end at 4:00pm in winter and 5:00pm in summer.

At times we may also be away on tours so it is always best to book as early as possible.


Your involvement in any of our trips, tours and hires is subject to our General Terms & Conditions, and any other specific hire agreement we may execute with you.

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