Largely considered the gem of Great Sandy National Park, the Everglades is a combination of swampy land, mangroves, tall grass, riverside trees and blue-black waterways. Luckily for us – unlike in Everglades National Park in Florida, the United States – Australia’s Everglades is not inhabited by crocodiles or alligators. Known as the ‘River of Mirrors’ due to the unfathomably clear reflections you can see in the water, the Everglades is best explored by boat and by foot. If you’re the adventurous type, you can embark upon a guided
or self-guided canoe trip, which will see you glide up the river system exploring secret spots and hidden bends. If you’d prefer to kick back in wonder and let someone else do the steering on a cruise
, there are all sorts of safari tours available – some even with a roast lunch
included! Either way, meandering through the waterways spotting aquatic plants and animals is an unforgettably tranquil experience and one you should definitely add to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.