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STANDUP PADDLE BOARD HIRE

LAKE COOTHARABA

OVERVIEW

We have SUP boards available for casual hire on Lake Cootharaba, starting and ending from the lake foreshore area at Boreen Point.  This gives you access to the entire lake as well as the pristine calm waters of Cooloothin Creek at the southern end of the lake.

If bundled together with our water-taxi service, we'll transport you and your hired boards to and from the Noosa Everglades for a truly unique and special experience, giving you access to 20+kms of meandering rivers, lakes abound with bird life and lots of nooks and crannies to discover along the way.

PRICES (A$)

These are our PER PERSON casual hire rates for hiring SUP boards for paddling on Lake Cootharaba or through the Noosa Everglades, with strictly one adult per board:

  • 2 hours for $30pp

  • Half-day for $40pp

  • Full-day for $50pp

  • Additional days are +$40pp

  • A small child may share a SUP board with an adult for $10

  • Transport by high-speed water taxi to and from the entrance to the Noosa Everglades is $85pp

To make a booking we do not require a deposit and so you simply pay by cash or card on the day.  There's also no penalty from us to cancel or postpone any booking, for any reason, provided you do so before the booked date 

Please note:

  1. Rates are fully inclusive - there are no hidden extras for a standard hire

  2. We encourage early departures in order to give you the best paddling conditions - as such, hires commence as early as sunrise, and end around 4:00 - 5:00pm depending on the time of year

  3. SUP board hire includes a paddle, buoyancy vest and you may borrow a leg-rope on request and a dry bag for storage of your valuables

  4. All hires include a map of our waterway system and a safety briefing

  5. You may pay on the day by cash or card or direct deposit into our bank account

  6. All bookings and hires are subject to acceptable weather conditions - if we cancel a booking for safety or other reasons we will make every effort to allocate you to your preferred alternative date if you wish

AVAILABILITY & LOCATION

  • SUP board hire is normally available out of Boreen Point every day of the year, subject to weather conditions and other factors

  • Our designated base for these hires is the foreshore area of Lake Cootharaba.  You will see our sign in the parkland area opposite 16 Boreen Parade, Boreen Point, just a short distance south of the Coffee Tribe Cafe.  If you can't find us, give us a call

  • We suggest you book in advance because we may not be operational every day or through the whole day, though if you have last minute arrangements please just contact us to check availability and weather conditions

  • We open from sunrise and encourage early hires as this is when there's generally less wind and therefore calmer paddling conditions

WHAT'S INVOLVED

  • We encourage early starts in order to help you get the best paddling conditions, and consequently hires can commence as early as sunrise - please talk with us about your preferred meetup time

  • We provide you with detailed briefings on where to go and what to see, map reading, landmark identification, paddling and board handling techniques and emergency procedures - all intended to help ensure your paddling experience is safe and enjoyable

  • We will normally recommend your paddling route, including places to stop through the hire period, based on your specific interests

OUR SUPS

Our SUP boards are made in Australia and are purpose designed and built with performance and safety in mind.  The deck is a thick textured IXPE EVA soft top which is durable and safe with its added layer of protection, while providing loads of stability due to the board's thickness and width, and a slight contour in the rails to assist in gliding through the water.

Our SUP boards are light and can easily be carried under one arm, per the photo above, and are approx 3.15m or 10' 6" long.

OPTION - NOOSA EVERGLADES BY WATER TAXI

It's about 7km from Boreen Point and across Lake Cootharaba to reach the upper Noosa River and the start of the most interesting section of the unique Noosa Everglades.  Not only is the area renowned for its natural beauty, tranquility and diverse wildlife the waterways are also calm and largely protected from the prevailing winds and therefore are ideal for SUP boarding.

For those not wanting to paddle this 7km we offer a water taxi service between Boreen Point and the Noosa Everglades at discounted rates for SUP board customers - refer pricing details above.

Our pre-departure safety briefing will inform you of the various route options you have through the Everglades and the locations for you to make shore and stop along the way.  For most people these are full day trips so you'll need to bring enough food and drink for the whole journey plus adequate sun protection.

Our water taxi does not run to a predetermined timetable and so runs on demand, which means you can nominate your departure and return pickup times.

TO SEE & DO

On & Around Lake Cootharaba:

 

  • Teewah Landing, on the eastern shore of the lake

  • Teewah Landing to Teewah Village walking trail - giving access to the Noosa Northshore beaches, this is the magnificant Coral Sea

  • Teewah to Mt Seawah walking trail

  • Cooloothin Creek, on the south-western shore of the lake

  • Swimming the foreshore area at Elanda Point

  • Circumnavigating and exploring the lake edges, shallows and foreshore areas

The Northern End of the Lake:

  • The Kinaba Information Centre -  with its static displays, posters and maps offers useful and interesting details about the area

  • An elevated circular walkway through the mangroves near to the Information Centre

  • The Information Centre is located on the doorstep to the Noosa Everglades


The Southern End of the Lake and Beyond:

 

  • Noosa River section from Lake Cootharaba to Lake Cooroibah

  • Lake Coorobah

  • Noosa River section downstream to Tewantin

  • Noosa River section to Noosaville

  • Noosa River section to Noosa Heads

WHAT WE SUPPLY

  • Soft top SUP boards, with height-adjustable paddles, and a leg-rope if you want one

  • PFDs (bouyancy vests)

  • Accurate maps

  • Detailed briefings on a suggested route to follow and places to stop, map reading, landmarks and emergency procedures

  • Instruction on paddling techniques and general board handling ​

WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING

  • Food, drink and snacks for the day (at least 2-3L of water per person, for a full day)

  • Hat

  • Sunscreen

  • Insect repellant

  • Swimming costume and additional sun-safe clothing

  • Towel

  • Bare feet or water shoes while on the board - thongs at other times

  • Mobile phone (just in case)

SAFETY

Your comfort and safety are our primary concerns at all times. You need to be aware that all outdoor adventure activities carry an element of risk and that you need to be in reasonable health to partake in a day of outdoor activity. For your information:

  • As with any on-water activity, weather plays a very significant factor in the level of comfort and safety you can expect during any hire or trip with us, and so we encourage you to check weather forecasts a few days in advance of any booking and to discuss any concerns with us.  Pay particular notice of the expected wind strength and direction through the day noting that wind strength is normally at its lowest in the early mornings and gathers through the day - this is why we mostly recommend early starts for all hires.  Remember, you are free to cancel or postpone any booking with us for any reason and at any time - we are very understanding about these matters

  • Mobile phones usually work on Lake Cootharaba and the higher hills which fringe this area, but will be intermittent or non-existent on the Noosa River and at most of the camping areas  

  • If ever needed, your best source of immediate assistance on the water is probably any passing commercial tour boat and the general boating public

  • We have a rescue boat and will come to your assistance if called

  • General and emergency vehicle access is available into the Harrys Hut camp area

  • National Park rangers do patrol the area at times - both on the water and at the riverside camp sites

  • Our pre-departure briefings will alert you to some other matters of safety and some of the actions you should and should not take on these trips

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Your involvement in any of our trips, tours and hires is subject to our General Terms & Conditions, and any other specific hire agreement we may execute with you.

© BY LAKE ESCAPADES  |  ABN 81 945 693 263  |  UPDATED: 2 JAN 2021  |   TERMS OF USE   |   PRIVACY POLICY   |  GIFT CERTIFICATES

Photos on our website have not been modified or enhanced - what you see is what we or our customers saw on the day

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