See the best views of Noosa from Mt Tinbeerwah, Four-Wheel-Drive past Noosa’s ‘coloured sands’at Northshore or Glamp it up in a ‘Luxury Teepee Tent.’ Relax on water at Lake Cootharaba or Kayak through Australias’s only Everglades, and it’s football fields of water lilies.
These little houses on water are surprisingly spacious and also a little luxurious! Each one comes with its 3-meter motorized dinghy, giving you the freedom to leave or stay on board. Anchor wherever you like; close to Noosa or Noosaville or as far as Boreen Point on Lake Cootharaba.
Anyone can do it. We survived the three days without any of the kids going overboard, or Courtney getting us stuck in shallow water.
The three days were full of laughter mainly brought to us by Leo’s alternatives to fishing bait, yes ‘Allen’s Snakes’ will not catch you fish. And also by Courtney! We finally found something he can’t do. Using oars to paddle a dinghy is not his forte.
Cooking was simple. We order a weekend hamper from Getaway Pantry, so all that was needed was to fire up the BBQ and throw a few sausages for the kids and a nice steak for us (don’t laugh, we didn’t catch any fish). We loved hanging out on the front deck for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and being honest; it’s a place I didn’t want to leave. The water, the fish, the sunsets, and sunrises!
The Stand Up Paddle Boards were an excellent way to tire out the kids and a fun way to explore the shoreline, chase the ducks and the jumping fish, and occasionally catch a glimpse of stingrays.
But what I loved the most was sleeping in the gentle rippling water and waking up in bed, to views of the river and sunrise.
3 things I didn’t know about houseboats:
They have TV reception!
There’s enough water to shower every day!
You can’t use a hairdryer, but you can charge anything that connects with a USB (2 USB ports on board)