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noosa river – beyond harry’s hut

The Noosa River flows into the Pacific Ocean at Noosa, and the sixty kilometre long river system originates to the north in the sand masses of the Great Sandy National Park, Cooloola section. The lower river consists of the tidal Noosa River and Lake Cooroibah. Further upstream, is Lake Cootharaba and Noosa River with 15 National Park campsites upstream.

From Harry’s Hut (Kinaba Station) to Campsite 13 is a 28 km trip up the river.  The river provides for visitors in a rudimentary fashion.  No navigation is required other than paddling.

The river water is stained black from tea trees, and the black water creates a mirror like surface. The lower section of the river above Fig Tree Point, known as the Everglades, is famed for the beauty of the reflections in the water.

The images were taken with an Olympus digital slr with 50mm lens.  No image manipulation has occurred.