salt’s editor recently spent a relaxing family weekend at the newly refurbished HABITAT NOOSA EVERGLADES ECOCAMP. The camping ground is hidden away in bushland, just up from Boreen Point, only about 15 minutes from Tewantin and less than an hour from Maroochydore. For those staying overnight there are plenty of sites for tents and caravans, plus there are glamping tents and cabins for those wanting something a little more luxurious. However, it’s also a great spot for daytrippers. Eco cruise boat tours head out from the camp every day, so you can hop on one of those, or just jump in a canoe or kayak to explore the Noosa River on your own. If you don’t have your own watercraft you can hire one – there are lots of canoes and kayaks, stand-up paddle boards and boats to get around on. Our tip – hire a double canoe so you can share the load and take a camera as there are plenty of photo opportunities – you’ll definitely spot loads of kangaroos nibbling on the grass near the water, and there are birds galore, plus the tannin-rich water beautifully reflects the changing sky. In the afternoon, grab a table at the CootharaBAR and watch the kids play on the large grassed area in front of the restaurant as you sip on a beer brewed right on the premises. There’s a great menu so you can fuel up before heading home. Lake Flat Road, Boreen Point. 5485 3165 or Map reference M10