02 Jul Discover peaceful Lake Weyba
Discover peaceful Lake Weyba, situated 4km south of Noosa Heads and ideal for kayaking, bushwalking, bird watching, fishing and kite surfing.
Lake Weyba is a 9.6 square km, approximately 1-meter deep tidal lake with plenty on offer for day visitors. This saltwater wetland is significant historically to the first inhabitants, the Gubbi Gubbi tribe. An older spelling, ‘Weiba’ is thought to mean ‘flying squirrel’ or ‘stingray’.
Keen photographers will find stunning photo opportunities with majestic sunrises, sunsets, reptiles, wallabies, abundant birds, mangroves and melaleuca wetlands all on offer.
The shallow water is great for toddlers and young families. There’s much to explore along the meandering natural trails. The lakeside’s grassy areas invite you to BYO picnic and ballgames. The shady trees welcome you to stretch out for a snooze.
Home to whiting, flathead, bream, trevally and mud crabs, Lake Weyba is a dream for fishing. Some parts of the lake are deep enough for boating. Bring the tinnie or hire a boat and fishing gear from Noosa. In between the fish biting, you’ll be mesmerised by the birds and wildlife.
There are no hire facilities at the lake so BYO watercraft or check out the local hire places. Hire companies will provide canoes, paddle boards and pushbikes to enhance your experience of the lake.
When the wind is up, watch or join the kite surfers skim across the water, defying gravity with their air born tricks. The shallow waters are the perfect spot for ‘L’ plate windsurfers and paddle boarders.
Vehicle access from Noosa is via Lake Weyba Drive. From the Sunshine Coast, access is via Eumarella Road which turns into Lake Weyba Drive. View map.
There is parking, but no public toilets or BBQ facilities. Rubbish bins are provided and the area is a council approved on-leash dog area.
A visit to this nationally significant wetland is well worth the time and exploration.