Water Sports Brisbane North Adventures

Satisfy your thirst for water-based, thrill seeking things to do in Moreton Bay Region’s aquatic playgrounds.

There’s plenty of watercraft and water sports Brisbane North action to be had throughout the region. We’ve done the hard yards for you and rounded-up all the best hotspots so you can pinpoint exactly where to go (and where to launch from).

Adventure awaits, from bay areas to rivers & lakes!

Watercraft Fun

If you prefer to stay on top of the water and engage in some adrenaline pumping water-based activities then surfing, jet skiing or kite-boarding is for you.

The waterfront of Pelican Park is a ‘must-do- for jet ski enthusiasts (a number of competitions are hosted here throughout the year). This bay area is also a hotspot for boat tubing.

Pumicestone Passage is also welcomes watercraft, with boat ramps provided on Bribie Island and the mainland side. Take a look at the boat launching guide for information on most of our region’s lake, river and Hays Inlet launch points and Deception Bay to Bribie & Redcliffe peninsula launch points.

Please note: Watercraft are largely unrestricted in Moreton Bay Marine Park, but users must adhere to go slow laws and not disturb shorebirds. Please consult the Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing for the marine park user guide and marine park information maps, go-slow areas and laws.

Water Sports Brisbane North Action

Looking for the perfect place for a kayaking, pedal boating, SUPing, or surfing day out? Look no further:

Where to Surf

When it comes to surfing in our region, Bribie Island’s Woorim Beach is where you want to head. It is the closest patrolled surf beach to North Brisbane, making it a popular spot for those looking for the perfect wave.

Surf Lifesavers advise which area typically sees a low shore break that closes out in bigger surf. With Moreton Island protecting Bribie from southerly swells, waves average between 0.5 and 1m along this beach, but can be much larger at times.

Where to Kayak, Canoe and SUP

There are a number of excellent SUP, kayak and canoe spots throughout our slice of sunny paradise. Some are also home to native wildlife and waterbird species, giving you the opportunity to enjoy some local wildlife spotting. Great areas for SUP, kayak and canoe adventuring include:

  • Bongaree Beach – Bribie Island
  • Pumicestone Passage – launch from Donnybrook, Toorbul, or Bribie Island
  • Crockatt Park – Woody Point
  • Scarborough Beach – Scarborough
  • Hays Inlet – launch into Bramble Bay to access Hays Inlet from Brighton Park, Pelican Park, end of Dohles Rocks Road, or end of Haysmouth Parade.
  • Lake Kurwongbah – Kurwongbah (near Petrie)
  • North Pine River – launch from Leis Park, Youngs Crossing, Bald Hills, or Strathpine
  • Caboolture River – launch from Caboolture, or Beachmere
  • Neurum Creek – launch into this little Woodford creek from Archer Campgrounds Mount Mee, or Neurum Creek Bush Retreat

A Birds Eye Bay View

Keen for high flying things to do in Moreton Bay? Then experience breathtaking panoramic views over the water. For a truly heart-stopping adventure, take on a sky-dive at 14,000 feet, or enjoy a scenic joy flight by helicopter, or antique aeroplane, or in the open-air cockpit of a Tiger Moth! Share your on and above the water adventure shots #visitmoretonbayregion

More Wet & Wild Fun in Moreton Bay Region

Dohles Rocks | Griffin

Lake Samsonvale | Petrie

Pelican Park | Clontarf

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Looking for more things to do and see? Pop into one of the region's Accredited Visitor Information Centres, the volunteers have a wealth of local knowledge.

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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.