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18' Deck Boat Runabout for Hire in Boreen Point, Australia

Deck Boat
2008
18 ft
4 Guests

About This Boat

Enjoy Boreen Point by boat! Hire a 18' Deck Boat Runabout for up to 4 people. Rates as low as $130 AUD per day.

Our runabouts are Stessco "Catcher" 18' boats, licensed to hold up to 4 people, with 8hp Yamaha outboard motors and a canopy (bimini) sunshade .  While no special license is required to drive these, the minimum age of hirers is 18 years.

What could be better than spending a day outdoors enjoying the very best that Noosa has to offer, by exploring the pristine and tranquil Noosa Everglades. Whether you are a novice or an experienced paddler, we specialise in helping you get the very best from the experience by providing the right gear and the best advice on where to go and what to see and do, at very reasonable prices.

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.

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.

We offer a range of exciting land and water-based outdoor activities on and around the Noosa lakes and river system and within the Cooloola Section of the Great Sandy National Park. 

Rates:

  • 1 Day Price: $130 AUD


About The Area

We operate within the Noosa River and the Cooloola Section of the Great Sandy National Park, in South-East Queensland's Sunshine Coast area.  Our operations base is at Boreen Point, on the shores of Lake Cootharaba, the largest lake in the Noosa River system.

- The Noosa River Waterway System

The Noosa River is a 60 km long aquatic corridor that extends from its primary source deep within the Great Sandy National Park, down through the tanin-stained waters of the Noosa Everglades, into the semi-fresh waters of Lake Cootharaba and through Lake Cooroibah, before it snakes its way past residential areas, the popular boat hire and waterfront restaurants of historic Tewantin, Noosaville and Noosa Heads. The river meets the South Pacific Ocean at Laguna Bay near Noosa.

- The Great Sandy National Park

The Cooloola Section of the Great Sandy National Park covers an area of approximately 56,600 ha. This section stretches south from Rainbow Beach to the Noosa River at Tewantin, it provides a haven for indigenous flora and fauna threatened by urban development and is characterised by open heathland, banksia woodlands, dry sclerophyll forest of scribbly gum and blackbutt, rainforest, coloured sand cliffs, attractive and extensive beaches, a plenitude of birdlife, including sea eagles, and the freshwater lakes, mangrove wetlands and tributaries associated with the Noosa River.

Great Sandy National Park incorporates and preserves the largest tract of natural land on Queensland's southern coast and the largest intact sand dune system in the world.

- The Noosa Everglades

The tannin-stained waters of the upper Noosa River are often called the River of Mirrors for their startling reflections. Further up, the waters of the Everglades are covered in a canopy of dense vegetation and mangroves, and the waters filled with fish, frogs and large populations of waterbirds.

- Boreen Point and Lake Cootharaba

The village of Boreen Point sits on a small peninsula surrounded on 3 sides by Lake Cootharaba and bordered by the rural hinterland areas. Boreen Point is the only residential area on Lake Cootharaba and is a comfortable 1.5 hour drive north of Brisbane. It's a 15 minute drive to Tewantin from the village and 25 minutes to Hastings Street in Noose Heads.

Lake Cootharaba is the largest inland lake in Queensland. It stretches about 10 klms long by about 5 klms wide, to the high sand dunes on Noosa's North Shore and its sweeping beaches. It is bordered by The Great Sandy National Park, a pristine water catchment area forming the headwaters of the Noosa River system and is home to the famous Noosa Everglades, with its mirrored waters. There are colored sand cliffs, and a sandblow, freshwater lakes, tall forests, paperbark swamps and wildflower heath plains. The Lake is popular for sailing, fishing, swimming, wind surfing, kite surfing and canoeing. There is a Council Camping ground on the foreshore, a sailing club, general store, cafe, and the historic Appollonian Hotel.

- Noosa Biosphere

The Noosa Biosphere Reserve, an area comprising our terrestrial and coastal/marine ecosystems, was formally established by UNESCO on 20 September, 2007 in recognition of and to further promote the balanced relationship existing between the local community and the environment. There is an amazingly strong and very genuine sense of respect and pride held by the local community for the pristine environment we are blessed with.

As part of Noosa Council's bid to win world environmental recognition, an independent biodiversity study in 2005 found that the Noosa Shire had significantly more plant and bird species than the Yosemite National Park World Heritage Area in the USA, and the Kakadu National Park in northern Australia. "In brief, the report showed that Noosa has one of the most amazing environments in which to live on the whole planet."

Tours & Hires

- Canoeing the Noosa Everglades - Day Trips

  • Fully-inclusive one-day self-guided trips, heavily discounted for groups of 2 people or more
  • We provide all equipment, maps, detailed briefings, and water taxi transfers to and from the doorstep of the Everglades
  • This is a very popular way to get to explore this pristine environment with the minimum of fuss and also at unsurpassed value
  • Suitable for experienced canoeists as well as new comers
  • A wide variety of routes to take and points of interest to explore
  • Kayaks available in place of canoes
     

- Canoe, Kayak and Boat Hire

  • Casual onsite rentals of canoes, kayaks and runabout boats
  • To take you where you want and when you want
     

- Canoeing the Noosa Everglades - 3 Day / 2 Night Canoe & Camping Safaris

  • Explore the famous Noosa Everglades at your own pace
  • Combine canoeing with camping and treking
  • All equipment provided ... you only need bring clothes and food
  • Option to use our Water Taxi service for transport between Boreen Point and Kinaba Information Centre
  • Canoe the pristine waters of the upper Noosa River
  • Camping at designated sites within the Great Sandy National Park
  • 12km round trip trek to the Cooloola Sandpatch
  • A photograhers paradise
     

- Water Taxi Service

  • Can quickly and safely transport people and equipment anywhere on Lake Cootharaba, Lake Cooroibah and the Noosa River
  • We specialise in providing a transport service between Boreen Point and Kinaba for people wishing to experience the Noosa Everglades without the need to paddle across Lake Cootharaba
  • One-way or return service
  • 8 person custom-made launch
     

- Push Bike Hire

  • Select from our range of modern mens, womans and childrens bikes, to explore the local countryside at your pace
  • Electric bicycles available
  • Hire by the hour, day or week
  • Maps provided with suggested routes

To See & Do
Many people are unaware of the wide range and variety of attractions and things to do, on and around the Noosa River and Lakes.  All of the following are accessible from Boreen Point by powered boat, water taxi, kayak or canoe.

You can easily devise interesting and longer itineraries by combining related activities and/or splitting your group into separate activities and agreeing on a suitable place to meet along the way.

- Walks 

  • Walk the 2km from Teewah landing on the eastern side of Lake Cootharaba to Teewah Village on Noosa's North Shore. You can also take the 4km return side track to beautiful Mount Seawah, with its 360 degree views from the South Pacific Ocean right round to the coastal hinterland.
  • Walk 6km from Campsite 3 on the upper Noosa River up the gentle trail through the forest to the massive shifting sands of the Cooloola Sandpatch. From the top, you may optionally continue eastwards down to the beach on Noosa's North Shore for a swim and a surf in the South Pacific Ocean. You may return via the same tracks or head southwards a couple of kilometers along the beach to Teewah Village before taking the 2km Teewah track leading back to the eastern shore of Lake Cootharaba.
  • Take the 500m circular "Melaleuca" walk at Figtree Point.
  • Walk the 6.1km track from Elanda point to Kinaba, passing through paperbark and cabbage palm wetlands.
  • Walk through forests of casuarina and melaleuca on the 2.6km trail from Elanda Point to Mill Point (also see the "Find" section below).
  • Walk through open grassy areas, woodlands and forest to the remnant rainforests of Kin Kin Creek (4.7km). Cross the footbridge and walk to Fig Tree Point (a further 5.9km).
  • You can walk the 6.6km from Fig Tree Point to Harrys Hut, following part of the Cooloola Wilderness Trail through open and closed forests.
  • There is a 6.4km track on the opposite side of the Noosa River to Harrys Hut, which connects to camp sites 1, 2 and 3.

- Visits

  • Vist the Kinaba Information Centre on Lake Cootharaba with its vast display of maps and photos, and take the optional elevated self-guided circular walk through the mangroves.


- Camping 

  • Camp within the Great Sandy National Park at Figtree Point, Harrys Hut or any of the other 15 camping areas located on the banks of the upper Noosa River. All of these have jettys for easy access by boat, and also for swimming.
  • The Sunshine Coast Regional Council operates a wonderful lake-front camping ground at Boreen Point.
  • A private camp ground also operates at Elanda Point.


- Swimming 

You may swim in any part of the Noosa River and its lakes, however some places offer more appeal than others. Places of particular appeal include:

  • Dunns Beach, at the southern end of Boreen Point Village - a nice long stretch of lakeside beach with a sandy bottom and shallow safe waters for adults and particularly kids and family groups.
  • Main Beach, in the centre of the Boreen Point penisula, is a short and sandy beach.
  • Just south of Elanda point is a large, shallow, sandy bottom area very suitable for swimming.
  • Swimming off the jettys at Figtree Point and Harry's Hut is always a popular activity for campers and day visitors to these areas.
  • Kinaba Island is located right at the northern end of Lake Cootharaba and offers a number of prime swimming areas.
  • Access the ocean and surfing beaches near Teewah Village and also adjacent to the Cooloola Sandpatch.


Please be aware that swimming in these waterways offers similar risks to entering the water at an unpatrolled beach or in any other coastal waterway system around the country which is directly linked to the sea. Use common sense at all times.

- Fishing

You may fish in any part of the river and lakes system, but why not take advantage of our local knowledge for the pick of the crop best spots:

  • Go fishing or drop your crab pots in the 6km winding stretch of the Noosa River joining Lake Cootharaba and Lake Cooroibah.
  • Locals seem to spend a lot of time near the junction of the upper Noosa River and Kin Kin Creek.
  • Try your hand at beach fishing on Noosa's North Shore - there's more than 50km of beach to chose from, with easy walking access via a trial from Lake Cootharaba.

- Exploring 

  • Explore Lake Cootharaba - it's about 25km around the perimeter of this magical lake, and you can throw the anchor anywhere and anytime you like for an on-board picnic.
  • Explore 20+km of the Kin Kin Creek starting from its junction with the Noosa River near the northern end of Lake Cootharaba.
  • Explore 20+km of the Upper Noosa River known as the Noosa Everglades, the area famous for its mirror-like surface reflections from the tanin-stained waters.
  • Explore the 3km long Lake Como - it's deeper than the other lakes - and try to find the sunken ship.
  • Find and explore Cooloothin Creek, which empties into the south-western area of Lake Cootharaba.
  • Explore the Noosa River all the way from Lake Cootharaba downstream to Tewantin, Noosaville and Noosa. Pull up on any of the sandy beaches and landings at Tewantin and Noosaville for shopping, or enjoy a free family BBQ in the riverside parks, or visit the Noosa Yacht and Rowing Club for lunch.

- Find

  • In May 1836, the English cargo vessel HMS "Stirling Castle" was shipwrecked after hitting a reef north of Fraser Island. The captain's wife, Eliza Fraser, was shortly-afterwards captured by aborigines but was eventually rescued some months later with the help of an escaped convict named John Graham. Australian director, writer and producer Tim Burstall made a movie about these incidents in 1976, staring Susannah York and the story also inspired Patrick White's book "The Fringe of Leaves". The now World Heritage listed Fraser Island was named after Eliza and a memorial to her can be found on the shores of Lake Cootharaba.
  • Mill Point is located just north of Elanda Point on the western shores of Lake Cootharaba, and has significant historic interest as one of the earliest timber settlements in Queensland. The Luya & Co timber mill was established there in the 1860s which provided massive quantities of timber logs to the surrounding areas, including Gympie, Tewantin and Brisbane, and employed up to 200 workers by the 1880s. A small township evolved, which included a school, hotel, shops and a cemetery. The mill eventually closed in 1892, but remnants of the business and its settlement can still be seen today, including a monument erected in 1993 by the National Trust of Queensland.

Details

  • Type: Deck Boat
  • Capacity: 4 People
  • Year: 2008
  • Rental Minimum: 1 day
  • Length: 18 ft
  • Cancellation: Full Refund 5 Days Prior

Rental Requirements

PAYMENT – Payment is required in full prior to the start of any hire, tour or trip unless other arrangements have been agreed with us in advance.  

MINIMUM AGE – Persons under 18 years of age can not make bookings or be involved with us in any way, unless they are under the care and guidance of an appropriate adult who takes full responsibility for that person’s conduct and involvement. In addition, the supervising adult in these circumstances undertakes full acceptance of these GENERAL TERMS & CONDITIONS on behalf of all such people under that person’s care.

ACCEPTANCE OF RISKS – All adventure activities, including all products and services offered by us, contain an element of danger to persons and property. By your involvement with us in any way, you are indicating that you are aware of and accept these dangers, and that subject to any relevant statutory obligations upon us, you are assuming full risk for your involvement. You also agree by your involvement to indemnify and release Lake Escapades, its agents, contractors and employees from any liability in respect of any such danger, and any such loss, injury, death and/or damage associated in any way with your involvement with us.

We are specifically not responsible for the loss, theft or damage to any of your own gear, equipment, money or other personal affects while you are involved with us, regardless of its cause.

You also accept that you are solely responsible to ascertain the suitability of any product or service we offer to your own circumstances.

For clarification, potential dangers associated with an involvement with us include exposure to adverse weather and other naturally occurring events; injury, serious injury, disablement and even death; as well as damage to, or the destruction or loss of equipment and property.

RESPONSIBILITY FOR GEAR - Customer acknowledges their responsibility for the proper care, use and timely return of all gear and equipment owned by us. Any lost, damaged, stolen or missing gear will be charged to the customer. In addition, all stolen gear will be reported to the police and pursued to the maximum extent allowable by law.

INSURANCE – We strongly recommend appropriate insurance be held by all our customers prior to engaging in any of our services or the use of our equipment. This may include travel insurance, medical insurance, third party insurance, public liability insurance, property and personal effects insurance, etc

DELAYS – Delays in the itinerary of any booking, tour or trip may occur at any time as a result of a number of factors, including weather and equipment fault or failure.

Your involvement with us indicates your willingness to accept minor delays and changes to itineraries, whatever the cause, without any recourse to us. The same applies to more major delays and changes caused by factors outside our control. However, in the event of more major delays or changes caused solely by ourselves, our liability to you is limited to a full or partial refund of any monies paid or payable to us for your involvement, at our sole discretion.

WE MAY CANCEL - We reserve the right to cancel any booking, tour or trip on account of any reason whatsoever, including weather and other safety reasons, at any time either prior to the start of the booking or even after it has commenced. In the event of any such cancellation, we will provide as much advance notice as possible, and will offer alternative arrangements if this is possible.

Refunds on account of cancellations made by us are subject to the following:

  • - for cancellations made by us prior to the start of your booking, tour or trip, a 100% refund or waiver will be made;
  • - for cancellations made by us after the start of your booking, tour or trip, a NIL, partial or full refund/waiver may apply depending on circumstances and solely at our discretion. In any case, cancellations primarily on account of the weather will not normally result in any refund/waiver;
  • - we are under no other obligations to you in respect of any such cancellation by us, apart from the above, and you may make no further claims on us whatsoever. However, we will always do out best to ensure the safe return of our customers and their gear.


CUSTOMER MAY CANCEL - Customer may cancel any booking, tour or trip at any time, but will be subject to the following:

  • for cancellations made by you with more than 48 hours advance notice, a 100% refund or waiver will be made;
  • for cancellations made by you with less than 48 hours advance notice, but prior to the scheduled start of your involvement, a 50% refund/waiver will apply. We would not however normally penalise you for a last minute cancellation due solely to severe adverse weather in which case a full refund/waiver will be made;
  • for cancellations made by you after the actual or scheduled start of your involvement with us, no refund/waiver will apply;
  • Customer remains responsible for the proper return of any and all equipment belonging to us;

We are under no other obligations to you in respect of any such cancellation by you, apart from the above, and you may make no further claims on us whatsoever.

DISPUTES - In the event that you are unhappy with any aspect of your experience with us, you agree to firstly discuss the matter with us. In return, we agree to try to work with you towards a satisfactory outcome for all parties within the framework of all the above terms.

If we ask, you also agree to put your complaint or dispute in writing to us, outlining the situation in full. If you don't do this, we may not be able to reply to or further assist you.

ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS – Commencing any tour or hire with us indicates your full understanding and acceptance of all the above terms.

Specs

  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Bimini
  • Outboard Engine

Meet Robert

Robert

Member Since Sep 2013

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  • Listing Address
  • 49 Laguna Street
  • Boreen Point, Queensland
  • Australia

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