The Noosa Ferry & Cruise Company offers a delightful daily ferry cruise experience along the picturesque Noosa River. This scenic journey takes you from the historic riverside town of Tewantin to Noosa’s vibrant heart, with great views of Noosa’s North Shore, Noosa Sound, Noosaville, and into the iconic Hastings Street, known for its beautiful beaches, shopping, eateries, and national park.

Here’s what makes the Noosa Ferry a must-do experience

  • Charming Riverboat Cruises: Step aboard a traditional 1930s-style riverboat, and let the Noosa Ferry take you on a journey along the Noosa River. These charming vessels operate seven days a week, providing a relaxing and nostalgic way to explore Noosa.
  • Scenic Stops: The ferry offers seven stops along the river between Noosa Marina at Tewantin and Hastings Street, allowing you to hop on and off at your leisure. Explore different parts of Noosa and discover its unique attractions.
  • Informative Commentary: Throughout the cruise, the charismatic captain provides commentary about local landmarks, Noosa’s history, and points of interest, often sprinkled with entertaining tales.
  • Panoramic Views: Enjoy the ride from the comfort of the all-weather cabin or venture up to the rooftop deck for breathtaking panoramic views of the river and the stunning waterfront homes.
  • Sunset Cruises: The Noosa Ferry offers a memorable Sunset Cruise, perfect for soaking in the magic of Noosa as the sun sets over the water. It’s also a glamorous way to arrive at waterfront restaurants for a delightful evening meal.
  • Private Charters: You can also charter the Noosa Ferry for private events such as weddings, parties, and corporate gatherings, adding a touch of elegance to your special occasion.


  • Classic riverboats reminiscent of a bygone era.
  • The most relaxing way to explore Noosa.
  • Convenient hop-on, hop-off stops along the Noosa River.
  • Unforgettable sunset cruises – bring your own drinks and snacks!

The Noosa Ferry River Cruise is a quintessential way to experience the beauty of Noosa and its surroundings. Enjoy a leisurely cruise along the Noosa River, with stops at various points of interest, including Hastings Street, Noosa Heads, Noosa Sound, and Noosaville. The one-hour Sunset Cruise, departing from Hastings Street’s Sofitel Jetty, offers breathtaking views of the river mouth, Weyba Creek, and the waterfront homes of Noosa Sound. You can even bring your own drinks and snacks to enhance the experience.

For more information on pricing, timetables, and tour operations, please visit the Noosa Ferry & Cruise Company’s website.


How long is the ferry to Noosa North Shore?

The Noosa North Shore Car Ferry is a short 2-minute trip across the Noosa River from Moorindil Street in Tewantin. Some parts of Noosa North Shore are accessible by all vehicles, but 4WD is needed to travel along the beach.

How long does the Noosa ferry take?

The ferry journey from Hastings Street to Tewantin takes approximately 40 minutes one way, with a total of 90 minutes for a round trip.

Where does the Noosa North Shore ferry go to?
After crossing the Noosa River aboard Noosa North Shore Car Ferries, you can access the North Shore beaches via a bitumen road. From there, engage 4WD to enjoy a scenic and spectacular 60-kilometer drive on the beach to Double Island Point and Rainbow Bay.

What time is the last ferry to Noosa North Shore?
The Noosa North Shore Car Ferries operate two car ferries every day of the year. They depart approximately every ten minutes and are open from 5:30 am to 10:20 pm on Sundays to Thursdays, and from 5:30 am to 12:20 am on Fridays and Saturdays.


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