A regular question from customers here at Kayak & SUP is “where are the best places to Kayak or Stand Up Paddleboard on the Sunshine Coast?”. If your visiting, recently moved here or have been living here all your life you may be surprised just how many safe places there are to paddle here on the Sunshine Coast. With a Kayak or Stand Up Paddleboard, you can access waters that are often unreachable by any other watercraft and simply immerse yourself in the calm that nature has provided us.

We have listed 5 top locations to Kayak or Paddleboard based on both our staff and customer picks, there are certainly many many other great places to explore here on the Sunshine Coast but these few will help you get started exploring new waters in your kayak and stand up paddleboard. These locations are all safe and are all perfect locations to involve the kids too.


1 – Cotton Tree – Island hopping explore the plaza or catch a wave.

2 –  Ewen Maddock dam – freshwater getaway

3  –Noosa Everglades

4 –Mudjimba Island – paddle around, discover and snorkel

5 –Noosa National Park – Explore and snorkel

6 –Currumundi lake

7 –Baroon Pocket Dam

8 –Lake Macdonald

9 –Maroochy River Canoe Trail: Eudlo Creek 

10 –Maroochy River Canoe Trail: Coolum Creek

11 –Maroochy River Canoe Trail: Dunethin Lake

12 –Noosa River: Frying Pan Paddle 

13 –Chambers Island Explore

14 –Maroochy River Canoe Trail: Dunethin Lake

15 –Maroochy Waters Canal To Chambers Island

16 –Picnic Point Loop – Maroochy River

17 –Noosa Everglades






Looking for a Kayak or Stand Up Paddleboard ? We have the largest range instore and the only indoor test pool so you can try before you buy right here. Our expert staff will help you choose the right product for your needs so you can have hours of enjoyment on the water. Come see us Kayak and SUP Sunshine Coast, 188 Nicklin Way