Lake MacDonald, near Coory

Lake MacDonald, near Cooroy    


The paddle


This is a safe lake for all types of craft. There are many small tributaries that flow into the lake that are worth paddling up. The lake is many surrounded by open grassland though there are some bush areas. Good 3-4 hour paddles can be had on this lake.


How to get there


Adjacent to the Noosa Botanical Gardens on the Lake MacDonald Drive approx 4.7kms north of Cooroy. Toilets are available.


What to expect Ð water conditions, etc


      On this freshwater lake the water can become choppy if the winds pick up strength. Suitable for most crafts.


Distance/Time to allow


You can tailor your paddles to the time that you have available. You can organise interesting paddles of 2 to 4 hours in duration.


Camping facilities, accommodation, etc


There are a range of camping and accommodation choices available in the Sunshine Coast area. No camping at the Dam/Lake.


Other attractions in the area


Fishing. Surf. A number of other creeks and rivers. National Parks and natural environments. Cruises and other attractions.


Other useful information


Further information on this area can be located through this website: