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Currimundi Lake: Full Paddle

Currimundi Lake: Full Paddle
Birtinya
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Trail type
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5.0km
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One-way

A 6km circuit paddle upstream and downstream through urban and bushland areas fringed with Paperbarks and She-oaks.

SUITABLILITY
An easy paddle suitable for beginners and families.

HIGHLIGHTS
This full Currimundi Lake experience provides a peaceful haven and an enjoyable adventure for wildlife enthusiasts, canoeists and families.

Paddle upstream under the bridge to explore the banks and offshoot tributaries. There you’ll see a mix of native bushlands and possibly a variety of bird life. Paddle down stream to the mouth of the Curriumundi Lake to go to white sands. The more adventurous can even paddle out into the surf on a high tide.

With canoe resting points along the way, the sheltered waters of Currimundi Lake are ideal for canoe, kayak or paddleboard adventures and are very easy to navigate, making them perfect for the whole family. Enjoy the varied trees including Pink Bloodwood, Coastal and Wallum Banksia and Black She-oak. If you’re lucky you might see the Royal Spoonbill and White faced Heron’s out at the Lagoon.

At Kitethrills, 1 Watson Street, Currimundi, you can hire SUPs, single and double kayaks and kitesurf equipment. They also have great espressos.

AFTERWARDS
Come prepared for a BBQ or picnic in one of the many park facilities on the Lake foreshore. At the Lake entrance there is a large area of sand perfect for families, especially young children or you can enjoy the surf at the patrolled Currimundi Beach.

HOW TO GET THERE
Aside from easy parking and super close proximity to the water, especially upstream adventures, this entry is often grassier and more protected than other entry points.

From Nicklin Way in Currimundi, turn right into Gannawarra Street (just before the bridge heading north or turn left just after the bridge heading south), then left into Lara Street and left into Gamban Esplanade. This will take you to the spot marked on the map where it is often easier to find a park and launch your vessel.

You could also launch from other points including: Frank McIvor Park (just along Westaway Parade) on the south side or Noel Burns Park or Crummunda Park on the north side.

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  • Icon showing this activity is suitable for wheelchairsSuitable for wheelchairs
  • Icon showing this activity is suitable for walkingSuitable for walking
  • Icon showing this activity is suitable for recreational cyclingSuitable for recreational cycling
  • Icon showing this activity is suitable for mountain bikingSuitable for mountain biking
  • Icon showing this activity is suitable for horse ridingSuitable for horse riding
  • Icon showing this activity is suitable for kayakingSuitable for kayaking
  • Icon showing this activity has drinking water availableDrinking water available
  • Icon showing this activity does not have drinking water availableNo drinking water available
  • Icon showing this activity has a barbeque on siteBarbeque on site
  • Icon showing this activity has a picnic table on sitePicnic table on site
  • Icon showing this activity has toilets on siteToilets on site
  • Icon showing fires are permitted at this activityFires permitted
  • Icon showing fires are prohibited at this activityFires prohibited
  • Icon showing camping is permitted at this activityCamping permitted
  • Icon showing camping is prohibited at this activityCamping prohibited
  • suitable for kayaking suitable for kayaking Suitable for kayaking
  • No drinking water available No drinking water available No drinking water available
  • Fires prohibited Fires prohibited Fires prohibited
  • Camping prohibited Camping prohibited Camping prohibited
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Review Date: 03/01/2019

This is a lovely, easy paddle. Once you get past Nicklin Way you feel like you’ve escaped suburbia. We had a magical experience paddling past a breeding pair of ospreys, even if they weren’t so happy about our presence...

Reviewed By: Nadia

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Always Adventure Safely!

  • Always follow any local signage, it contains key information and conditions can change at any time.
  • Use the trails with consideration for your abilities, be prepared for the adventure ahead:
    • Be aware of the weather conditions, found here: http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/.
    • Always wear appropriate clothing, focus on good footwear.
    • Always bring more water than you think you will need.
    • Be Sun Safe!
    • Always let someone know where you are going that isn’t going with you.
  • Just getting started try this site for good useful information: https://www.trailhiking.com.au/hike-safety/
  • Sunshine Coast Council does it’s best to maintain current information but things can change so always be aware that a trail may not be as listed in this guide, and report and issues via our feedback link.

Sunshine Coast Council

For any issues with this experience please contact:

Sunshine Coast Council via 07 5475 7272 or via e-mail: adventure@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au

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