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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.

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…

Noosa Oceanrider in The Canberra Times & The Sunday Examiner

Noosa Oceanrider hosted journalist Michael Turtle recently on behalf of Visit Sunshine Coast. His article on his time in Noosa and his Thrill Ride on Noosa Oceanrider was featured in The Canberra Times and The Sunday Examiner.

Happy New Year!

Noosa Oceanrider would like to thank everyone for their support in 2020 and wish everyone a happy and healthy 2021. Dolphin Safaris and Thrill Rides are departing daily throughout January so jump on board!

Noosa Oceanrider on Totally Wild

Noosa Oceanrider featured on Totally Wild Saturday. Ranger Stacey and the crew enjoyed a nature-focused tour taking in the Noosa headlands and searching for the humpback whales and our local resident bottlenose dolphins. Nathan added in a few thrills too. You can see the clip on our youtube channel  

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