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La Niña


El Niño and La Niña have a strong influence on year-to-year climate variability in Australia’s weather. This is because El Niño and La Niña are part of a natural cycle known as the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO). The ENSO cycle loosely operates over timescales from one to eight years. Noosa Oceanriders operations have been and will continue to be affected by La Niña, which means increased rainfall, cooler daytime and warmer nighttime temperatures and a shift in temperature extremes. La Niña is also responsible for the more significant number of tropical storms and cyclones that we have observed over the festive period in the Pacific Ocean, causing high swells. This has been favourable for surfers in Noosa’s famed 10th World Surfing Reserve and a lot of fun on the Noosa Ocanriders Adventure Tour when the swell is not too big!

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From A$69

The Oceanrider Adventure Tour is a faster-paced tour that starts at the Noosa Marina with a cruise down the Noosa River and crossing the Noosa Bar, where the river meets the sea at Laguna Bay. You will experience tighter turns and the manoeuvring capabilities of the Gemini RIB that is Oceanrider while encountering and negotiating ocean swells and waves. Noosa’s original & best Ocean adventure ride!

From A$49

Get a taste of Noosa from the water,  soak up spectacular scenery and iconic sights that can only be truly appreciated from the water and get up close and personal with the resident dolphins that play along the coast.


From A$59

One of Noosa’s most breathtaking experiences, there is nothing more magical than watching these amazing creatures in their natural habitat. Noosa’s aquatic backyard plays host to the humpback whales during their annual migration every winter where you can watch them frolic & play whilst taking in stunning natural cliff formations, lush emerald forests, pristine little coves and sweeping beaches.