Existing Sources of Information on Paddles

BRISBANE

The Brisbane City Council have previously published information on their website and in brochures explaining the various canoe trails available within the boundaries of the Brisbane City Council. This information is currently not available, though you may find some old brochures at some council libraries. In the meantime the following neighbourhood suburb maps can be used to piece together your own Brisbane Canoe journey. A Brisbane Refidex can assist further by providing you with greater detail in these urban areas.

Oxley Creek Canoe Trail

http://www.ourbrisbane.com/living/suburbs/oxley/map/

Norman Creek Canoe Trail Ð Coorparoo Sports Precinct

http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/community/facilities/parks/active_healthy_parks/coorparoo_sports_precinct.shtml#

Bulimba Creek Canoe Trail

http://www.ourbrisbane.com/living/suburbs/carina/map/

http://www.ourbrisbane.com/living/suburbs/cannon_hill/map/

http://www.ourbrisbane.com/living/suburbs/tingalpa/map/

http://www.ourbrisbane.com/living/suburbs/carindale/map/

Boondall Wetlands Canoe Trail

http://www.ourbrisbane.com/living/suburbs/shorncliffe/map/

http://www.ourbrisbane.com/living/suburbs/nudgee_beach/map/

Further Information:

For further information on these canoe trails contact the Brisbane City Council Call Centre on (07) 3403 8888.

 

IPSWICH

The Ipswich Canoe Trails cover the Brisbane River Canoe Trail from the Wivenhoe Dam spillway down the river as well as the Bremer River Canoe Trail.

Information on the Canoe Trails can be obtained from Ipswich City Council at:

http://www.ipswich.qld.gov.au/environment/enjoying_the_environment/canoe_trails.php

A copy of an Ipswich Canoe Trails brochure can be obtained from Ipswich City Council on (07) 3810 6810.

 

PINE RIVERS

The Pine Rivers Canoe Trails cover the North and South Pine Rivers Canoe Trails.

Information on the Canoe Trails can be obtained from Pine Rivers Shire Council at:

http://www.prsc.qld.gov.au/c/prsc?a=da&did=1025904

A copy of a Pine Rivers Canoe Trails brochure can be obtained from Pine Rivers Shire Council Recreation and Health Department on (07) 3205 0796.

90 odd Canoe Trips of Cairns and Hinterland Queensland Australia:

The following information published in August 1998 is provided at the following website to provide an idea of the opportunities in the Cairns and hinterland area:

http://www.tinarooeec.eq.edu.au/Kids/canoetrips.htm

 

Kayak Fishing Website

The following Kayak Fishing website may be of interest to people who like to fish and canoe/kayak at the same time:

http://members.optusnet.com.au/aus-kayak-fishing/

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service:

The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service have a range of visitor information brochures that can assist the canoeist in planning a paddle in Queensland Parks and Wildlife areas. An example is a Visitor Information brochure for the Cooloola Section, Great Sandy National Park.

Maritime Safety QueenslandÕs Beacon to Beacon Directory:

Maritime Safety QueenslandÕs Beacon to Beacon Directory is especially useful for planning Sea Kayak paddles as well as identifying opportunities to paddle on Freshwater Dams. This book is available from a number of stores.

Similar information may be available in other States/Territories.

Maritime Safety QueenslandÕs The Official Tide Times & Boating Safety Guide:

Maritime Safety QueenslandÕs The Official Tide Times & Boating Safety Guide is especially useful in providing relevant tide and boating safety information. This book is available from a number of stores. Similar information may be available in other States/Territories.

Fishing the Bundaberg region: a guide to the Hotspots

The Department of Primary Industries has this booklet which is sold through them or certain bookstores. The information is useful for fishing as well as providing more detail on the areas and hazards in the Bundaberg region to enable you to adapt the information for canoeing activities.

Freshwater Fishing in Queensland: a guide to Stocked Waters

The Department of Primary Industries has this booklet which is sold through them or certain bookstores. This information is useful for fishing as well as providing more detail on areas and hazards in Freshwater fishing areas to enable you to adapt the information for canoeing activities.

Queensland Transport Charts:

The following charts from Queensland Transport will be useful in assisting you to plan your trips in certain areas:

¥ Boating Safety Charts of Moreton Bay Ð 9 charts covering the water areas from Caloundra to Point Danger. Example: Chart 4 overs the Pumicestone Passage

¥ Noosa River and Lakes Ð Chart covering the waters from HarryÕs Hut in the north to the mouth of the Noosa River including Lake Weyba.

SUNMAP Tourist Map Ð The Lakes around Brisbane:

SUNMAP have produced a tourist map which covers the lakes around Brisbane, and can normally be purchased from camping stores, canoe stores or directly from SUNMAP.

SUNMAP Tourist Map Ð Sunshine Coast and Hinterland:

SUNMAP have produced a tourist map which covers the Sunshine Coast and Hinterland, and can normally be purchased from camping stores, canoe stores or directly from SUNMAP.

Map Brochure Ð Family Fishing & Camping in the Western Downs Queensland:

A free map brochure highlighting fishing opportunities in the Western Downs area of Queensland also highlights access points of interest to the canoeist. This brochure can be obtained from Visitor Information Centres or by contacting the Golden West Regional Tourist Association on (07) 4632 1988.

New South Wales Waterways Authority Information:

In relation to New South Wales waters the New South Wales Waterways Authority has a range of good and relevant resources that you can access. Their website is: http://www.waterways.nsw.gov.au/ Alternatively contact one of their offices.

Marine Parks Authority New South Wales:

In relation to New South Wales the Marine Parks Authority of New South Wales has a range of good and relevant resources that you can access. Their website is: http://www.mpa.nsw.gov.au/index.html Alternatively contact one of their offices.

Bureau of Meteorology Information:

A range of current information on weather conditions can be accessed from the Bureau of Meteorology. Their website is http://www.bom.gov.au/ Phone services are also available. Contact one of their offices for more information.