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Maroochy Waters Canal to Chambers Island Paddle

Maroochy Waters Canal to Chambers Island Paddle
Maroochydore
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Trail type
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2.4km
One-way Length
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A 2km watery journey through the canals of Maroochy Waters to the shores of Picnic Point and Chambers Island.

SUITABILITY
Due to the protected waters of the canal, this short paddle is suitable for beginner paddlers in kayaks or on paddle boards. Depending on energy levels, the paddle is either straight out along the main canal or can be lengthened by detouring into the canal tributaries.

HIGHLIGHTS
This relaxing paddle can be enjoyed without the effects of strong currents and winds encountered outside the canals. You’ll also be impressed by the stunning canal homes that line the waterfront as you head out towards Chambers Island.
There’s opportunities to take smaller side canals and pull up onto small grassy parks but the best spots for a break are along the shores of the canal either side of the bridge on Bradman Avenue. This section is also great for a cooling swim.

AFTERWARDS
If you are feeling like a longer paddle then scoot around Chambers Island or head either west into the inland section of the Maroochy River or east towards Picnic Point and Cotton Tree. This more exposed section of the river is best navigated with the tides.

HOW TO GET THERE
To the starting point: Park at the jetty on Maroochy Waters Drive to unload. This area has plenty of parking and is not as busy as Picnic Point.

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 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
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  • Fires prohibited Fires prohibited Fires prohibited
  • Camping prohibited Camping prohibited Camping prohibited
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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.
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    • Always let someone know where you are going that isn’t going with you.
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