Canoe and Boat Hire

At Elanda

Elanda Point is the focal point for all adventures throughout the Cooloola Recreation Area.
At Elanda the Elanda Point Canoe Company hires canoes, one man sea kayaks with rudders and tandem sea kayaks with rudders.

Canoes are 4.8m (16ft) fiberglass and plastic canoes capable of carrying 2 persons with camping gear or 3 persons without camping gear, there is an extra charge of $5 for the extra paddle and $5 for the extra buoyancy vest.

One man sea kayaks are 4.5m (15ft) plastic kayaks equipped with a cargo hatch at the front and rear, these kayaks are equipped with a rudder.

Tandem sea kayaks are 5.1m (17ft) plastic kayaks equipped with a cargo hatch back and front and equipped with a rudder. They are ideal for solo or tandem kayaking in comfort and space without compromising on speed and stability. There is plenty of dry storage for camping and touring gear.

At Elanda Point for day use only they hire 1 & 2 paddle waveskis,stand up paddle boards, sailboats,windsurfers for learners and motor boats.
Motor boats require advanced bookings of one day prior.

At Kinaba

The Elanda Point Canoe Company to save you the time and trouble of paddling across the mighty Lake Cootharaba hires canoes including Water Taxi Transport for 2 persons per canoe to and from Elanda and the Kinaba Information Centre, at the entrance to the beautiful Noosa Everglades.
Extra persons incur a cost of $30 p/ person.
There is a minimum booking of two canoes for one day or more. Advanced bookings of one day is required.
The Water Taxi leaves Elanda at 9.30am and picks up at Kinaba Info Centre at 4.00pm. Operating outside these set times incurs a surcharge fee of $50.

At Harry's Hut

For people 4wd driving into Harry’s Hut, canoes are available there for hire. There is a minimum of 4 canoes for one day or a minimum of 2 canoes for more than one day`s hiring. Advanced bookings of at least one week are required. Hiring at Harry’s begins at 10am and finishes at 3pm.

At Teewah Creek

For adventurers wanting to canoe the entire length of the Upper Noosa River, canoes are hired from Teewah Creek which includes Landcruiser Taxi Transport for two persons per canoe from Elanda to Teewah Creek. Extra persons will cost $50 p/person.
There is a minimum booking of 2 canoes for two days and advanced bookings of a week are required.
The Landcruiser Taxi leaves Elanda at 8am and canoe hiring finishes back at Elanda at 4.30pm. Operating outside these set times incurs a surcharge of $50.

NOTE:

  1. Advanced bookings are taken only for one day or more hirings (phone 1800 226 637) and must be secured by a credit card holding number. Method of payment can be determined on or before the day of the hiring.
  2. When you book your canoe hire with Elanda Point they will provide you with a check list of everything you should have and everything you should know before canoeing up the Noosa River. Hiring bookings at Harry’s & Teewah Creek must be made at least one week in advance. Bookings at Kinaba must be made at least two days in advance.
  3. All hirings greater that one hour, include paddles and buoyancy vests for the usual number of people for that boat – extra paddles and extra buoyancy vests cost $5 each. Also provided are sealed-lid barrels or dry bags (2 items only). Canoes can hold a maximum of two barrels. Extra day bags are $5 each.
  4. All safety equipment hire is only for our canoe hirers.
  5. Elanda Point due to logistics does not transport private canoes.
  6. Elanda hires satellite phones to groups on activities in the Cooloola. Phones cost $100 per 5 days plus calls (minimum hire). Extra days cost $20 per day plus calls.
  7. Remember, if camping in the Cooloola Recreation Area you must book a tent site with the National Parks by ringing 137468 or book online at cooloola recreation area camping permit bookings page. They will charge you $5.45 per person per night. There is a direct link at the bottom of this page.
  8. Any canoe moved on car roof racks must be transported in a flat position and must be hired for at least one day. It also incurs an insurance surcharge of $30 which is non-refundable.
  9. All hiring days at Elanda may begin at 8.00am and finish at 4.30pm. Hiring at Kinaba begins at 10am and finishes at 4pm. Hirings at Harry’s Hut may begin at 10am and finish at 3pm. Hirings at Teewah Creek begin at 8am and finish at Elanda at 4.30pm.
  10. Elanda can provide qualified and experienced Instructor / Guides for groups on activities in the Cooloola. (See Group Eco-Adventures).
  11. Elanda Point conducts guided canoe and hiking safaris throughout the Cooloola Area. (See Guided Canoeing & Hiking Safaris)

CANOE HIRE RATES

AT ELANDA POINT

(May begin at 8am. Finishes at 4.30pm.)

2 PADDLE CANOES 1 MAN SEA KAYAK W/ RUDDER TANDEM
SEA KAYAK
W/ RUDDER
1 PADDLE WAVE SKI 2 PADDLE WAVE SKI SAILBOATS
(2 person only)
WINDSURFERS
(LEARNERS ONLY)
STAND UP PADDLE BOARDS MOTOR BOATS
(Drivers license required + book 1 day in advance)
$20 per hour
$50 per ½ day
$60 per day
$100 per 2 days
$150 per 3 days
$200 per 4 days
$250 per 5 days
$250 per 6 days
$250 per 7 days
$50 per ½ day
$60 per day
$100 per 2 days
$150 per 3days
$200 per 4days
$250 per5 days
$250 per6 days
$250 per7 days
$60 per ½ day
$80 per day
$120 per 2 days
$180 per 3 days
$240 per 4 days
$300 per 5 days
$300 per 6 days
$300 per 7 days
$10 per hour
$20 per ½ day
$30 per day
$15 per hour
$30per ½ day
$40 per day
IN HOUSE GUESTS ONLY IN HOUSE GUESTS ONLY IN HOUSE GUESTS ONLY 4 PERSON
$40 per hour
$70 per 2 hours
$95 per ½ day
$160 per day
$30 per hour
$45 per 2 hours
$60 per ½ day
$90 per day
$20 per hour
$40 per ½ day
$50 per day
$180 per day
$360 per 2 days (2 tanks)
$510 per 3 days (2 tanks)
$690 per 4 days (3 tanks)
$840 per 5 days (3 tanks)
$990 per 6 days (3 tanks)
$1140 per 7 days (3 tanks)

AT KINABA EVERGLADES

AT HARRY'S HUT

AT TEEWAH CREEK

2 paddle canoes- must be booked at least 1 day in advance (minimum 1 canoes for one day or more). Canoe hire at Kinaba includes Watertaxi Transport to and from Kinaba for 2 persons per canoe. Extra persons cost $30 per person.) Hire begins at 9.30am and finishes at 4pm. 2 paddle canoes only - must be booked at least 1 week in advance
(minimum 3 canoes for one day or 2 canoes for more than one day. Canoe hire at Harry’s Hut is for people driving 4wd vehicles into Harry’s). Hire may begin at 10 am and finishes at 3pm.
2 paddle canoes only - must be booked at least 1 week in advance
(minimum 2 canoes & 2 days. Canoe hire at Teewah Creek includes Landcruiser Taxi Transport to Teewah Creek for 2 persons per canoe. Extra persons cost $50 per person). Hire begins at 8am. Finishes at Elanda at 4.30pm
2 Paddle Canoe
$150 per day (min hire)
$190 per 2 days
$240 per 3 days
$290 per 4 days
$340 per 5 days
$340 per 6 OR 7 days
2 Paddle Canoe
$150 per day (min hire)
$190 per 2 days
$240 per 3 days
$290 per 4 days
$340 per 5 days
$340 per 6 OR 7 days
$105 per day per canoe
$145 per 2 days per canoe
$195 per 3 days per canoe
$245 per 4 days per canoe
$295 per 5 days per canoe
$295 per 6 or 7 days per canoe
$ 250 per 2 days per canoe
$300 per 3 days per canoe
$350 per 4 days per canoe
$400 per 5 days per canoe
$400 per 6 or 7 days per canoe

Camping equipment hire

The Elanda Point Canoe Company also hires to their canoe, boat hirers and Elanda campers, all camping equipment for ‘’do it yourself” adventures throughout the Cooloola Area. To save you money, they will hire you bits and pieces or ‘’the whole lot’’ camping equipment with all cooking equipment including stove and all sleeping gear including tent and sleeping bags.

GAS STOVE $10 per hiring, includes one gas canister (extra gas canisters $5 each)
TWO PERSON BACKPACKERS TENT $20 per hiring, minimum 2 nights (extra nights $5 per night)
SINGLE SELF INFLATING SLEEPING PAD $8 per hiring, minimum 2 nights (extra nights $5 per night)
SINGLE SLEEPING BAG $8 per hiring, minimum 2 nights (extra nights $5 per night)
COMPLETE CAMPING KIT $35 per hiring, suitable for one person (includes mess kit, chow kit, Washing up tray, pot scourer, dishwashing detergent, candle, can opener, sunblock/insect repellant, waterproof matches and garbage bag)
CAMPING LIGHT $15 per hiring, minimum 2 nights (Extra nights $5 per night)
SATELLITE PHONE $100 per hiring minimum 5 days (Extra days - $20 per day) PLUS CALL COSTS

The whole lot equipment hire

“The whole lot” equipment hire is mainly used by backpackers or overseas travellers and includes canoe hire, all camping & cooking gear and an expert briefing at the special cost of $160 p/person (minimum 2 persons) for a two day hiring and $210 p/person (minimum 2 persons) for 3 day hiring, both leaving from Elanda Point.
Your vehicle and valuables can be stored safely at Elanda while you`re away.

Bushwalking

For bushwalkers who are walking the Cooloola Great Walk or the Cooloola Wilderness Trail, Elanda Point with an advanced booking can provide one-way transport to major points on the walks. The Elanda Water Taxi does pick ups or drop offs at Kinaba Information Centre, Teewah Landing & Campsite 3. Minimum numbers apply for each destination.
The Landcruiser Taxi does pick ups or drop offs at Cooloola Crossing, Mullen Carpark and Harry’s Hut. Taxis require a minimum of 4 persons and should be booked at least two days in advance for Kinaba and Teewah Landing, and one week in advance for the Cooloola Crossing, Mullen Carpark, Harry’s Hut and Campsite 3. Operating outside of set hours incurs a surcharge of $50. Remember if camping on the Cooloola Wilderness Trail you must book a camp site with the National Parks by ringing 137468 or book online at the cooloola recreation area camping permit bookings page. And if camping of the Coolooola Great Walk you must book a tent site again by ringing 137468 or book online at the cooloola great walk camping permit bookings page.

WATER TAXI
Leaves Elanda at 9.30AM & 3.00PM
(Minimum 4 Persons)
KINABA INFORMATION CENTRE
LEAVES KINABA AT 10AM & 4PM
$30 PER PERSON
ADVANCE BOOKING OF 2 DAYS
TEEWAH LANDING
LEAVES TEEWAH LANDING AT 10.30AM & 3.30PM
$35 PER PERSON
ADVANCE BOOKING OF 2 DAYS
CAMPSITE 3
LEAVES CAMPSITE 3 AT 2.30PM
$60 PER PERSON
ADVANCE BOOKING OF 1 WEEK
LANDCRUISER TAXI
Leaves Elanda at 8AM
(Minimum 4 Persons)
COOLOOLA CROSSING
LEAVES COOLOOLA CROSSING AT 9AM
$55 PER PERSON
ADVANCE BOOKING OF 1 WEEK
MULLEN CARPARK
LEAVES CARPARK AT 10AM
$65 PER PERSON
ADVANCE BOOKING OF 1 WEEK
HARRY'S HUT
LEAVES HARRY'S HUT AT 11AM & 3.30PM
$50 PER PERSON
ADVANCE BOOKING OF 1 WEEK

BOOKINGS

By phoning our Noosa Office between 8am and 6pm on FREECALL 1800 CANOES (1800 226 637) you can, with a credit card holding number, make an immediate booking. Payment must be made on or before the day of the hiring. A cancellation charge pertaining to that credit card holding number will apply on the following basis: 2 days notice – NO CHARGE; 1 days notice – 30% of Total Charge; On the Day 100% of Total Charge.
NOTE: The Elanda Point Tent Camping Park is open every day and camp fees are $10 per person/per night. (Minimum 2 persons) No bookings are necessary. However you must arrive during office hours from 8am to 6pm. Naturally any equipment belonging to other hire businesses including school and scout hire is not allowed at Elanda Point Education Centre.
The Elanda Point Group Education Tent Camping Park is open every day but only for canoe/boat hirers. Bookings are necessary. Camp fees are also $10 per person per night and include use of the group kitchen. Once again you must arrive during business hours from 8am to 6pm. The Elanda Point Group Education Cabins provide packages in food and accommodation as well as complete or part activities programs.
Bookings are necessary.

Direct link to the cooloola recreation area camping permit bookings page
(select cooloola recreation area)
Direct link to the cooloola great walk camping permit bookings page
(select location- cooloola great walk)

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