4 Best Houseboats In Noosa, Australia - Updated 2024

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Nestled along the stunning Sunshine Coast of Queensland, Noosa is a true paradise for nature enthusiasts and beach lovers alike. This charming coastal area seamlessly blends pristine beaches, swamps, and lush woods. One of the town’s main attractions, Noosa Main Beach, offers a perfect blend of relaxation and water sports. For those seeking adventure, Noosa National Park boasts picturesque walking trails that unveil breathtaking coastal vistas and native wildlife. Hastings Street, situated in the heart of Noosa Heads, entices with its array of boutique shops, fine dining options, and art galleries. Aside from charming tourist destinations, Noosa is also home to diverse accommodations. If you are looking for restful yet unique places to stay, consider booking a houseboat. Keep reading for details about the best houseboats in Noosa, Australia.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on June 01, 2024.

1. Oasis Noosa; Noosa Heads (from USD 380)

Whether you are in Noosa for a romantic retreat or a solo trip, this houseboat is sure to suffice. Situated on the Noosa River, it is not short of modern conveniences and even has a freezer and a stove. Next to the kitchen is a bed, where you can lounge and enjoy the views.

As this rental is equipped with Wi-Fi, you won’t have trouble communicating with friends and family. Thanks to the availability of a row boat, a paddle board, and two kayaks, guests can easily explore the river. On top of that, the host offers fishing rods and snorkeling masks. The deck comes in handy when you want to bask in the sun or take in water views. What’s more, this houseboat is moored in a peaceful area.

Stayed at this property?
Noosa Heads, Queensland, Australia
33.05 km (20.6 mi) from SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Aquarium
122 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Houseboat 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
the eco-friendly floating villa is superbly designed clean and comfortable
thank you so much kane you were an amazing host
kane was a lovely host and we would recommend this getaway to everyone
the host is very accommodating with check in easy to communicate with and is warm and welcoming
kane’s a great host he made sure we knew how everything worked even helped us carry our stuff
kane was an amazing host and went above and beyond to ensure we were well looked after
the location is private and breathtaking
what an amazing location and vibe this is such a gem on the noosa river
kanes’ little oasis is just the perfect place to get away and do something a little different
i would definitely recommend the place if you’re looking for a unique accommodation
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2. Noosa River Gypsy; Noosa Heads (from USD 551)

Take your holiday in Australia up a notch by booking Noosa River Gypsy. This houseboat is anchored on the Noosa River and is near a beach. During your time here, explore the waterways using the kayaks and a paddle board provided here. You will have access to single and double kayaks.

After a tiresome day exploring the river, unwind on the upper deck with a cup of hot chocolate in your hand. There are swing chairs on the deck where you can lounge. When it comes to cooking, you are free to take full advantage of the kitchenette and barbeque grill. Fur babies are allowed in this houseboat, and you can take them for a fun day on the dog beach.

Stayed at this property?
Noosa Heads, Queensland, Australia
33.11 km (20.6 mi) from SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Aquarium
26 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Houseboat 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
we would recommend katie as a host
will definitely be back again katie was super responsive and helpful and accommodating to our requests
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Nearby houseboats

3. Jean

Jean, a self-contained houseboat on Maroochy River, offers a large deck where you can enjoy the sunrise. The upper deck comes equipped with a dining table and sun loungers. You can also cook on the lower back deck which has a Weber barbeque grill.

Make good use of the TV if you prefer to stay indoors during your time here. There are USB ports to keep your electronic devices charged. The kitchen is fit for rustling up light meals, so you don’t have to visit nearby eateries when hunger pangs strike. What’s more, pets are allowed on the premises.

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Maroochydore, Queensland, Australia
6.38 km (4.0 mi) from SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Aquarium
19 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Houseboat 5 Beds 6 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
beth was super friendly and has kept the houseboat clean and have provided all basic amenities
our host beth was very friendly and helpful
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4. Family-friendly houseboat in a serene area (from USD 160)

Skip the traditional hotel room and stay in this houseboat. It’s set in a calm neighborhood and is ideal for a small family. It comes equipped with books and toys for the young ones to use. The stove and oven in the kitchen make food preparation seamless. Take advantage of the mini fridge if you are bringing highly perishable food or want to keep your drinks chilled.

Spending time on the rooftop deck is a must, especially when the sun’s out. Guests will have access to a kayak, so come prepared to explore the river. Hot water is also available onboard. Furthermore, this houseboat is moored near Pelican Waters Tavern, a pub and restaurant.

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Pelican Waters, Queensland, Australia
16.67 km (10.4 mi) from SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Aquarium
12 reviews   Wifi Available
Boat 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
ken was a great host and the houseboat was very clean and well presented
ken is a great host- helping and great to talk to
had a great stay ken was a great host can't wait to come stay again
my son and i had a lovely stay and ken was always helpful friendly and available if needed
it was in a fantastic location at the pelican waters tavern jetty
a nice experience living on a boat yet close to shops and restaurants
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A fun-filled holiday in Noosa

Whether you are into unwinding on the sandy shores, exploring the scenic trails, or savoring delectable cuisine, Noosa has something good for everyone. Its laid-back ambiance, restful accommodations, and natural beauty are bound to leave an indelible mark on your mind. Book one of the houseboats above for a fun stay.

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