Paddling times, trail sections and facilities
  • Last updated:
  • 09 Oct 2019

The Maroochy River Trail has a number of trail sections. The information below provides approximate paddling times for the various trail sections and available facilities along the trail.

Kayaks and canoes can be launched from all highlighted access points.

Take caution when launching your vessel as heavy rains can cause major flooding upstream of the north and south Maroochy River junction. Near the river mouth tides can be strong and water depth can change suddenly.

Most paddlers can cover approximately 4 km per hour in ideal weather and tidal conditions

Trail section start Trail section end Distance and time Time 
George Best Park
Access point
Facilities:  picnic table

Coulson Wharf Park

3.5 km 50 minutes
Coulson Wharf Park Lake Dunethin
Access point
Facilities: picnic tables, wheelchair access, toilets
5.5 km
 
80 minutes

Lake Dunethin
Access point
Facilities: picnic tables, wheelchair access, toilets

Lift Bridge 2 km 30 minutes
Lift Bridge Coolum Creek Confluence 5.5 km 80 minutes
Coolum Creek Confluence Coolum Creek Landing
Access point
1 km
 
15 minutes
Coolum Creek Landing
Access point
Old Cane Train Bridge 1.5 km 25 minutes
Coolum Creek Confluence Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary
Facilities: picnic tables
5 km 75 minutes
Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary
Facilities: picnic tables
Muller Park Ramp
Access point
Facilities: picnic tables, toilets
2 km 30 minutes
Muller Park Ramp
Access point
Facilities: picnic tables, toilets
Fishermans Road
Access point
Facilities: picnic tables, toilets
3 km 45 minutes
Fishermans Road
Access point
Facilities: picnic tables, toilets
Nojoor Road
Access point
3.5 km 50 minutes
Fishermans Road
Access point
Facilities: picnic tables, toilets
Cotton Tree
Access point
Facilities: picnic tables, toilets
5 km 75 minutes
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