Welcome to Lake Cootharaba & Boreen Point
Relatively shallow and warm, Cootharaba is the largest lake in the Cooloola Section of Great Sandy National Park, measuring about 5km in width and 10km in length. The area's traditional owners and custodians are the Kabi Kabi (Gubbi Gubbi) people, for whom the lake – graced with stingrays, sand crabs and fish – was traditionally an important source of sustenance. Perched on its western shore is the sleepy hamlet of Boreen Point, itself home to one of Queensland's oldest and most atmospheric pubs, the Apollonian Hotel. Lake Cootharaba is also the gateway to the glassy, ethereal Noosa Everglades. One of only two everglades systems in the world, the pristine wetlands make for an exceptional escape, with canoeing, bushwalking and tranquil bush camping all possibilities.