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Mooloolaba Paddle

Mooloolaba
4.0km
Trail type
Skill Level
Length
Circuit

Great paddle of the Mooloolaba area, check out the waterfront houses, boats and other views of this area.

SUITABLILITY
Suitable for intermediate kayakers or stand up paddle boards

HIGHLIGHTS
Head up river for a more natural paddle or down river to explore the canals and mouth of the river, this paddle is a real choose your own adventure. Up river has some of the best bird viewing on the coast, once you paddle under Kawana Way it's a quite journey with national park on one side and bush reserve on the other. It makes you feel miles away from the hustle and bustle of the coast. Down river you can explore canals, wharfs and the parks and beaches of Mooloolaba, why not paddle to your favourite lunch spot. A bit longer of a paddle this one is for those with a bit of experience but it’s well worth the effort to get to the upper reaches of the river.

AFTERWARDS
Mooloolaba beach is just around the corner with great food, awesome swimming and a number of great hang out spots.

HOW TO GET THERE
One of the best spots to start for either direction is the Boat ramp off of Brisbane Rd, to get there head to Mooloolaba and then drive to Kawana along Brisbane Road and then take the left hand turn just before the last bridge into Kawana

Great paddle of the Mooloolaba area, check out the waterfront houses, boats and other views of this area.

SUITABLILITY
Suitable for intermediate kayakers or stand up paddle boards

HIGHLIGHTS
Head up river for a more natural paddle or down river to explore the canals and mouth of the river, this paddle is a real choose your own adventure. Up river has some of the best bird viewing on the coast, once you paddle under Kawana Way it's a quite journey with national park on one side and bush reserve on the other. It makes you feel miles away from the hustle and bustle of the coast. Down river you can explore canals, wharfs and the parks and beaches of Mooloolaba, why not paddle to your favourite lunch spot. A bit longer of a paddle this one is for those with a bit of experience but it’s well worth the effort to get to the upper reaches of the river.

AFTERWARDS
Mooloolaba beach is just around the corner with great food, awesome swimming and a number of great hang out spots.

HOW TO GET THERE
One of the best spots to start for either direction is the Boat ramp off of Brisbane Rd, to get there head to Mooloolaba and then drive to Kawana along Brisbane Road and then take the left hand turn just before the last bridge into Kawana

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
Map
Reviews

Review Date: 01/11/2018

There's so much scope to explore the Mooloolah River for miles and miles, by canoe, surf ski, ocean ski or SUP, with options to head South away from the busier suburbs and into sections of river where you paddle amongst the trees and birds only... or explore the myriad of canal mazes around the Mooloolaba and Minyama areas, checking out the million dollar properties. This latter option is particularly fun around mid-late December, late afternoon, when the Christmas lights are in action and you can check out who has the lightest and brightest abode!!

Reviewed By: Ali

Safety

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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.

Maintenance and Enquiries

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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