Places to Kayak in the Moreton Bay Region

If nothing excites you more than being out on the water with paddle in hand, then here are our top 7 places to kayak the Moreton Bay Region.


#1. North Pine River

Just south of Dayboro flows the North Pine River, a 54 km body of water with sensational banks and quiet paddling waters. Keep your eyes peeled as more platypus are spotted here than any other river in the region. We recommend launching your kayak at Young’s Crossing or Leis Park, however please be mindful as North Pine River is affected by tides and on low tide some areas tend to get very muddy.


#2. Lake Kurwongbah

For a peaceful expanse of water, head over to Lake Kurwongbah, situated just north of Lake Samsonvale. The lake is surrounded predominately by privately owned residential acreage and is a perfect spot to unwind between Sunday to Wednesday, as it is open for public paddle craft use, such as kayaks and canoes. Vessels can be launched from Mick Hanfling Park, off Torrens Road. The park also includes a wash down zone, so that you're able to rinse paddleboats after use. The lake is approximately 3.2km square meters in size, offering a great diversity of local attractions, from the picturesque landscape to bird watching and of course, fishing!

Please note, most of the land around the lake is privately owned and landing your vessel on their land without prior consent is illegal.


#3. Hays Inlet

At the lower reaches of Saltwater Creek you will find Hays Inlet, a stunningly scenic area forming part of the western fringe of the Redcliffe Peninsula. Expect to see plenty of wildlife as you paddle your way around this beautiful area.


#4. Pumicestone Passage

Pumicestone Passage sits between the gorgeous Bribie Island and the mainland. This amazing marine park features 24 islands, and is frequented by dugongs, dolphins, turtles, and countless birds. It is simply a must for kayak enthusiasts.

Great spots to start your adventure are from Donnybrook boat ramp, or Sylvan Beach at Bribie Island. Lots of off street parking at both locations.


#5. Caboolture River

Nothing but pleasant paddling will be found on the Caboolture River. A good upstream launching point is accessed via Rafting Ground Park in Caboolture. While downstream is generally best from the Beachmere ramp on Saint Smith Road.


Kayaking for kids

There are lots of great spots for kids to kayak in the Moreton Bay Region, where the waters are gentle.

#6. Scarborough Beach, Redcliffe

Along the beachfront of Scarborough beach is a popular place for kids to paddle around. Whilst your there, enjoy a picnic or explore the trees at Pirate Park!

#7. Neurum Creek, Woodford

Neurum Creek in Woodford offers roughly 2km of great kayaking fun, even when rain is scarce. Great spots to launch from along the creek are Archer Campgrounds Mount Mee and Neurum Creek Bush Retreat. Conditions are subject to seasonal change.

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Acknowledgement of Country - We would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands and waterways of the Moreton Bay Region, the Kabi Kabi/Gubbi Gubbi, Jinibara, and Turrbal people and pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging. We recognise the ongoing connection that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have to this land and recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the original custodians of this land.