Mooloolah River Upstream, Mooloolaba

Mooloolah River Upstream, Mooloolaba

 

The paddle

 

Heading upstream from the launch point Ð a pleasant paddle past canal developments to under the Sunshine Motorway bridges and then upstream on the Mooloolah river. This tidal river has tree lined banks, bird life and interesting scenery. A small lake to the north of the river can be accessed by small craft by a narrow creek off the river. Good 3-4 hour paddle Ð only limited landing opportunities exist upstream if the new Nicklin Way motorway bridge.

 

How to get there

 

Charles Clarke Park in Mooloolaba on River Esplanade. Toilets are available.

 

What to expect Ð water conditions, etc

 

The river is tidal and upstream of the Sunshine Motorway bridges the water is generally calm Ð not many landings available and suitable for most crafts. Downstream of the bridges the water can be choppy in certain weather conditions.

 

Distance/Time to allow

 

This is a good 3 to 4 hour paddle.

 

Camping facilities, accommodation, etc

 

There are a range of camping and accommodation choices available in the Sunshine Coast area.

 

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:

 

www.sunshinecoast.org

 

Suncoast Seniors Recreational Kayak Club and the Sunshine Coast Canoe Club both  regularly paddle in this area if you are local joining the club is a good way to find out about other secret canoe trips and to enjoy the company of like minded paddlers.