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Free weekend buses in Noosa

You can now avoid the dreaded weekend traffic and parking hassles in Noosa by jumping on a free bus! Noosa Council has kicked off a 12 month trial of free weekend travel on all existing Translink services operating within Noosa, an extension of the council’s popular Go Noosa Free Holiday Bus program, which runs during…

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…

Humpbacks & High-rises 2021

We are delighted to have colloboarted with Humpbacks & Highrises and are looking forward to again in 2022. Below is a report of their 2021 season by Karlien Paas. Now the whale season is over, and we are in our off-season, it is time to reflect more on the past whale season and focus on everything…

Free Summer Holiday Bus

Travel hassle-free around Noosa this Christmas and forget about your traffic and parking problems.  From December 11 to January 23, travel will be free on TransLink services 626, 627, 628, 629 and 632. Council’s Go Noosa Loop Bus will also return. Departing the Hastings Street bus interchange every 15 minutes from 7 am to 7…

Dolphin Safaris are back! Fun facts about dolphins

Whale Watching season 2021 is over and Dolphin Safaris are back! Fun facts about dolphins There are currently 42 species of dolphins in the wild. The orca, also known as the killer whale, is the largest dolphin. Dolphins are marine mammals, and they must surface to breathe air and give birth. Dolphins eat fish, squid…

Whales and Sharknets

Photo by Fi Clark Photography On September 30, we witnessed a humpback calf caught in the shark nets off Noosa Main Beach and contacted fisheries along with many others. Unfortunately, QLD fisheries were unable to attend until the morning due to conditions and quickly fading light. It was distressing to watch the calf thrashing and…

Identifying whales with Happywhale

Happywhale is an organisation where anyone can send photos of whales and identify them by their unique markings. This enables them to track whales around the globe.  They use state-of-the-art image processing algorithms to match whale photos with scientific collections. This newly developed efficiency now makes global whale tracking more possible than ever. Happywhale’s mission…

Humpbacks & High-Rises

Noosa Oceanrider is proud to collaborate with Humpbacks and High-rises for the 2021 humpback whale migration season. Volunteers from Humpbacks and High-rises will be joining Noosa Oceanrider Whale Watching tours to gather data for their program.  Humpbacks and High-rises is an NGO based on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Since 2011 they have been running…

Why do the whales migrate?

The 2021 humpback whale migration has begun! Humpback whales feed on krill, which is abundant in the cold polar waters; however, they cannot give birth in these rich feeding grounds because their calves are born without a protective blubber layer under their skin and would freeze to death in these chilly waters. Because of this,…

Noosa Oceanrider on Queensland Weekender

Check Captain Nathan out on Queensland Weekender! To view the segment, click on the link. Noosa Oceanirder is the second highlight at 1:45. https://7weekender.com/outdoors-and-active-in-noosa/

Freediving in Noosa with OceanSense & Oceanrider

Noosa Oceanrider is proud to host OceanSense free diving tours in Noosa. Get certified and discover the beautiful underwater world of the Noosa National Park on a single breath. Learn to re-connect mind with body, and overcome your limitations with this 2-full day course. Take your next in- water step into Freediving and extend your…

Abseiling, beer and thrills with Coast to Hinterland Tours.

Noosa Oceanrider is excited to be collaborating with Coast to Hinterland Tours, Grab Rock and Land & Sea brewery for a brand new Sunshine Coast experience. Choose your Sunshine Coast pick-up spot, and your driver will pick up your group in a luxury, air-conditioned minibus. Activities for the day include an exciting two-hour abseiling session…