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Currimundi Lake: Short Paddle

Currimundi
2.4km
Trail type
Skill Level
Length
Circuit

Ideal for entry-level paddlers, or those short on time – a peaceful paddle, viewing native trees along Currimundi Creek to the lake entrance and back.

SUITABLILITY
An easy paddle suitable for beginners and families.

HIGHLIGHTS
Perfect for the whole family, the safe, sheltered waters of Currimundi Lake are ideal for canoe, kayak or paddleboard adventures and are very easy to navigate. Currimundi Lake has an approximate full 6km canoe/paddle circuit but for those wanting a short paddle simply head downstream to the Lake entrance. The calm lake is usually protected from the wind and offers a safe, clean paddle experience. The paddle is quite narrow until the lake.

Look out for a range of native flora including the Pink Bloodwood, Coastal and Wallum Banksia, Black She-oak, Broad-leaf Paperback, the Apple Berry Vine and the vibrant cerise flowers of the Purple Tongue. If you’re lucky you might see some Glossy-black Cockatoos in the She-oaks, honeyeaters in the Banksias or the Royal Spoonbill and White faced Heron’s out at the Lagoon. There are also canoe resting points along the way.

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

AFTERWARDS
Why not enjoy a BBQ or picnic in one of the many park facilities on the Lake foreshore? You can also enjoy the Currimundi trail network’s coastal pathways by bike or walking. 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
Drive along Nicklin Way to Currimundi Lake from the north or south.

South side: The marked route shows launching from the south side.
Turn right into Gannawarra Street from Nicklin Way, left into Lara Street and left into Gamban Esplande. This will take you to the spot marked on the map where it is often easier to find a park due to it being further away from the beach than Frank McIvor Park (just along Westaway Parade) which also has parking and a canoe launching area.

On the northside you can launch your boat at either:

Noel Burns Park
Turn right into Piringa Street from Nicklin Way, left into Pimpala Street and right into Mulloka Esplanade. The canoe launching area is at the end of Mulloka Esplanade.

Crummunda Park
Turn right into Gayandi Street from Nicklin Way, right into Mandara Drive and left into Coongarra Esplanade. The parking area and canoe launching area is at the junction of Coongarra Esplanade and Bareki Street.

Paddle downstream towards the Lake entrance/Currimundi Beach. Return to your designated launch point.

Ideal for entry-level paddlers, or those short on time – a peaceful paddle, viewing native trees along Currimundi Creek to the lake entrance and back.

SUITABLILITY
An easy paddle suitable for beginners and families.

HIGHLIGHTS
Perfect for the whole family, the safe, sheltered waters of Currimundi Lake are ideal for canoe, kayak or paddleboard adventures and are very easy to navigate. Currimundi Lake has an approximate full 6km canoe/paddle circuit but for those wanting a short paddle simply head downstream to the Lake entrance. The calm lake is usually protected from the wind and offers a safe, clean paddle experience. The paddle is quite narrow until the lake.

Look out for a range of native flora including the Pink Bloodwood, Coastal and Wallum Banksia, Black She-oak, Broad-leaf Paperback, the Apple Berry Vine and the vibrant cerise flowers of the Purple Tongue. If you’re lucky you might see some Glossy-black Cockatoos in the She-oaks, honeyeaters in the Banksias or the Royal Spoonbill and White faced Heron’s out at the Lagoon. There are also canoe resting points along the way.

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

AFTERWARDS
Why not enjoy a BBQ or picnic in one of the many park facilities on the Lake foreshore? You can also enjoy the Currimundi trail network’s coastal pathways by bike or walking. 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
Drive along Nicklin Way to Currimundi Lake from the north or south.

South side: The marked route shows launching from the south side.
Turn right into Gannawarra Street from Nicklin Way, left into Lara Street and left into Gamban Esplande. This will take you to the spot marked on the map where it is often easier to find a park due to it being further away from the beach than Frank McIvor Park (just along Westaway Parade) which also has parking and a canoe launching area.

On the northside you can launch your boat at either:

Noel Burns Park
Turn right into Piringa Street from Nicklin Way, left into Pimpala Street and right into Mulloka Esplanade. The canoe launching area is at the end of Mulloka Esplanade.

Crummunda Park
Turn right into Gayandi Street from Nicklin Way, right into Mandara Drive and left into Coongarra Esplanade. The parking area and canoe launching area is at the junction of Coongarra Esplanade and Bareki Street.

Paddle downstream towards the Lake entrance/Currimundi Beach. Return to your designated launch point.

Activities and facilities
Glossary
  • Suitable for wheelchairs
  • Suitable for walking
  • Suitable for recreational cycling
  • Suitable for mountain biking
  • Suitable for horse riding
  • Suitable for kayaking
  • Drinking water available
  • No drinking water available
  • Barbeque on site
  • Picnic table on site
  • Toilets on site
  • Fires permitted
  • Fires prohibited
  • Camping permitted
  • Camping prohibited
  • Suitable for kayaking
  • No drinking water available
  • Fires prohibited
  • Camping prohibited
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  • Use the trails with consideration for your abilities, be prepared for the adventure ahead:
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    • Always bring more water than you think you will need.
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Sunshine Coast Council via 07 5475 7272 or via e-mail: adventure@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au

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