I am walking with my backpack to Nomads in Noosa. The rain falls gently down on me. It covers Noosa in a grey fog and the streets are empty. It is weird to see this lovely beachtown in this state, but when I arrived here I never expected to face one of the biggest rainstorm I’ve ever witnessed.
As the day continues, so does the rain. In the early evening it came to a point where the streets were flooding and everything closed down. Everybody stayed inside their rooms, because one step outside would be the same as jumping in a pool. I actually kind of liked it, because this type of rain is giving the town a completely different view and with the lightening everywhere around me, I faced the power of nature in all its glory.
Unfortunately this power of nature also caused my 3day/2night camping tour to the Everglades to be cancelled. The area was too dangerous for canoes and there were too many floods to camp. A pity, because the Noosa Everglades is one of two biggest natural everglades in the world (the other one is in Florida). The Noosa Everglades are home to a lot of birds and rare wateranimals. Snakes and goanna’s are also often seen.
Mother Earth seemed to feel my disappointment about not visiting the Everglades, because it stopped raining the day I was supposed to leave. The Discovery Group offered me a BBQ Lunch cruise instead of the camping tour. Maybe not as adventurous as the trip I was supposed to do, but not less beautiful! The Everglades are a remarkable wilderness area and if you are a birdlover, this trip has to be on your list. We saw a lot of birds, fish and turtles. At Harry’s Hut, where we had our delicious barbeque lunch, two goanna’s were joining us in the sun and pythons are also common seen around the area. The guide/skipper told us everything about the surroundings and has an eye for special animals. The boat of the Discovery Group is eco-certified, so the least damage is made to the area. Cruising at the Noosa River is really comfortable on this boat and you will have the perfect opportunity to enjoy the amazing environment.
After all this tour turned out to be really satisfying and the extra days in Noosa gave me enough time to explore one of the many national parks Noosa is known for. The sun showed herself for all the other days and I could finally surf again! Noosa is a lovely area and there is lots of stuff to do, so make sure you book in some time for this town!
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