Water craft hire rates
Persons under 18 must wear a life jacket when using hire kayaks and paddleboats. Jackets included with hire charge.
*Our watercraft are only for use in the protected waters infront of the resort and cannot be taken out onto Maroochy River.
Other hire rates
Bring your own boat and equipment and enjoy any or all of the following on the Maroochy river:
The Maroochy River is a popular fishing ground with the main catches being flathead, bream and whiting. Fish from the bank or bring your boat. Try your hand at the increasingly popular kayak fishing.
The fisherperson who likes the odds stacked in their favour should try the Suncoast Barra Fishing Park, where you can catch a range of fish including Mangrove Jack, Estuary Cod, Bream, Trevally & many more. They even have rods and reels available for hire.
The mangrove banks of Eudlo & Petrie Creeks and the Maroochy River are popular locations for catching mud crabs. Throw your pot from the bank – you will be surprised at what you may find!
Canoeing, kayaking and rowing
The upper reaches of Eudlo Creek, Petrie Creek and the Maroochy River are well worth exploring providing some excellent secluded picnic spots and long uninhabited stretches which are great for paddling. This must be done in your own craft. Our craft are for use within the bay only and cannot be taken into the main river system.
The Maroochy River Canoe Trail highlights 28km of natural waterways with toilet facilities, parking and signage. Keep an eye out in upstream paddle magazine for articles.
Waterskiing and wakeboarding
Waterski areas are located within 2 kms of the Maroochy River Resort & Bungalows. Bring your boat and gear and go for it! If you haven’t got the gear then try Suncoast Cable, the cable ski water park just 1.5kms up the road. Coaching & equipment provided for wakeboard, ski & kneeboard. Beginners Welcome! Also check out Bar 'n Up Watersports who offer beginners instruction on wakeboards, kneeboards & skis as well as tubing on the Maroochy River. Go for it.
Take your own ski all the way to the river mouth or join a tour with Maroochy Jet ski Hire. Learn to ride a jet ski – take the kids for a spin! Fun for all the family.
Two waterski areas are located within 2 kms of the Maroochy River Bungalows. Bring your boat and gear and go for it! If you haven’t got the gear then try Ski & Surf, the cable ski water park just 1.5kms up the road. Beginners Welcome!
Boat and jet ski licence training and testing
The Australian Boating College run boating and first aid courses from Maroochy River Resort & Bungalows on a regular basis. Bookings are essential. Ask us for more information when you make your reservation.