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Chambers Island Explore

Chambers Island Explore
Maroochydore
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1.1km
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Paddle around an island right in the middle of downtown Maroochydore in no time at all.

SUITABLILITY
This paddle is very suitable for all level of kayakers, canoeists or stand up paddle boarders, with plenty of access points to the island to stop and rest. If windy, the water on the Maroochy River can get quite choppy.

HIGHLIGHTS
This small island provides an easy option for a beginner paddler as there are sandy beaches all around where you can put ashore if you need to. Be mindful of wind/tide as the river can get quite choppy. On a calm day, you might be able to spot stingrays and fish. For a different experience, you could head out at dawn or dusk to see the sunrise or sunset or for further adventure, paddle downstream to nearby Goat Island. Paddling with the tide is much easier if you venture away from the island any distance.

AFTERWARDS
Once as you have paddled or walked via the footbridge from Bradman Avenue, take a stroll across the Island. You can also walk along the river in both directions. Admire the sculptured artwork ‘Ancestors’ representing ancient wisdom and local cultures.

There are numerous eateries and takeaways along the river at various locations or you can pack a picnic lunch to enjoy. There are limited BBQ and picnic facilities on Chambers Island but plenty of room to find your own spot. Fishing is popular and there are toilets and a newly refurbished pirate ship castle in the kid’s playground.

Swan Boat Hire at 59 Bradman Avenue offers hire of kid’s kayaks, double kayaks, triple canoes and SUPs.


HOW TO GET THERE
To the starting point: You can access Maroochy River along Bradman Avenue, Maroochydore. The best spot to launch your craft is the Maroochy River Boat Ramp near O'connor Street. There is limited off-street parking along Bradman Avenue and nearby streets.

To the end point: The end point is the same as the starting point.

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  • Icon showing this activity is suitable for mountain bikingSuitable for mountain biking
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  • Icon showing this activity does not have drinking water availableNo drinking water available
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  • 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
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  • Fires prohibited Fires prohibited Fires prohibited
  • Camping prohibited Camping prohibited Camping prohibited
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Review Date: 01/11/2018

I highly recommend a beautiful quick paddle around the island followed by a picnic on the island. Land lovers can meet you on the island as there's a footpath, but it's much more exciting to paddle over.

Reviewed By: Jaimi

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  • 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.

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

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