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Paddling Adventure Pumicestone Passage

Golden Beach, Australia

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Experience hosted by Carl

60 mins
Includes equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Arrive at beautiful Golden Beach on The Pumicestone Passage, just a 5-10 minute paddle across from the seclusion & adventure of Bribie Island National Park. This is one of Southeast Queensland’s best kept secrets, as the beach one visits to get away from the crowds & feel like you are in your own personal paradise. After a safety briefing & orientation on the map, you are free to explore the Passage & Island at your leisure, spotting wildlife and stepping into the unspoilt Dreamtime that is the Passage and thinnest part of Bribie Island. If you aren’t confident with your paddling skills, the team at Golden Beach Hire are very keen to teach you all the skills you need to paddle confidently on the Passage, whether it be just a casual paddle close to shore, or a challenging fitness excursion on the water and surrounding islands. Grab a dry bag or dry box to take a phone, and be sure to take lots of pics, so you can tell everyone about your adventure on the water. Have a swim in the crystal clear waters if you wish and/or stomp around the many islands and bars choosing your own paths and adventures. Feel the seclusion & privacy only the northern tip of Bribie Island & the Pumicestone Passage can provide with no roads or 4WD vehicles permitted for miles. When your done, you will be wondering how you missed this beautiful piece of paradise and why you haven’t done it sooner.
Other things to note
Weather permitting, closed in 15 knot winds and above. 130 kg max weight.
Arrive at beautiful Golden Beach on The Pumicestone Passage, just a 5-10 minute paddle across from the seclusion & adventure of Bribie Island National Park. This is one of Southeast Queensland’s best kept secrets, as the beach one visits to get away from the crowds & feel like you are in your own personal paradise. After a safety briefing & orientation on the map, you are free to explore the Passage & Island at your leisure, spotting wildlife an…

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What's included

  • Equipment
    Top of line kayaks and paddleboards. PFDs and safety equipment. Dry bags an...
From £15
/ person
Mon, 7 Dec
07:00 - 08:00
£15 per person
£15 per person
Mon, 7 Dec
08:00 - 09:00
£15 per person
£15 per person
Mon, 7 Dec
09:00 - 10:00
£15 per person
£15 per person

Meet your host, Carl

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 20 Reviews
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The friendly staff at Golden Beach Hire love teaching beginners the safest & easiest way to have a great day on the water. Expert paddlers also benefit from the local advice regarding the currents, winds & the best spots to visit for a walk around on the sandy beaches & bars. Your self-guided tour can be as easy or difficult as you desire, whether it be a splash around close to shore or a fitness adventure taking in all the sights. Pier into the crystal clear waters at high tide or walk the many islands & sandbars at low tide. You’ll be on the water & paddling in just minutes, where one can spot stingrays, soldier crabs, birds, kangaroos & other abundant wildlife in the quiet secluded beauty of the Passage & the Island. Carl & Nicky have been running Golden Beach Hire for 10 years & the business has been a Caloundra icon for 40+ years.
The friendly staff at Golden Beach Hire love teaching beginners the safest & easiest way to have a great day on the water. Expert paddlers also benefit from the local advice regarding the currents, winds & the best spots to visit for a walk around on the sandy beaches & bars. Your self-guided tour can be as easy or difficult as you desire, whether it be a splash around close to shore or a fitness adventure taking in all the sights. Pier into the crystal clear waters at high tide or walk the many…
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Where you'll be

The waterfront along Golden Beach can be crystal clear at high tide, or tea-tree coloured at low tide. At high tide turtles, stingrays and dolphins can be spotted and at low tide walk the sand bars and island and find legions of soldier crabs, mobs of kangaroos and a myriad of bird life. Feel like you are on your own private beach just minutes paddling from Golden Beach.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 20 reviews.

Annette
November 2020
So much fun, great hosts and an amazing location....a shame it ended up being a bit windy / choppy - but the day was perfect otherwise. Thanks to Carl & Nicky (and thanks Nicky for making the trip with me 😄). Will definitely be in touch next time I’m up the coast.
So much fun, great hosts and an amazing location....a shame it ended up being a bit windy / choppy - but the day was perfect otherwise. Thanks to Carl & Nicky (and thanks Nicky for…
Katherine
October 2020
We hired a kayak for 2 hours from Carl and the team. They were so welcoming from the start, went through safety, told us about the currents and shared lots of knowledge about the places we could see. The location was beautiful and the equipment was easy to use. We will definitely come again. Thanks for an awesome morning!
We hired a kayak for 2 hours from Carl and the team. They were so welcoming from the start, went through safety, told us about the currents and shared lots of knowledge about the p…
Suzanne
September 2020
Great people and plenty of choice with the watercraft. Carl allowed us to swap from stand up paddle boards to kayaks for an all round way to explore the waterways.
Scott
September 2020
Incredible early morning experience for some very amateur SUP/Kayakérs. Whole family got involved, everyone managed to stand up on the SUP - all thanks to Carls instruction. Highly recommend and will definately be going back.
Patricia
September 2020
Great fun! Carl was super friendly and always keen to help. We felt safe. I wish we stayed longer :) See you next time! I’ll definitely tell my friends about doing this again.
Elle
July 2020
We hired the Paddle boards for an hour for my birthday weekend. This was the best end to an awesome weekend! Carl was very insightful on where to go on the paddle boards, techniques for beginners and made us feel at ease. We didn’t take our phones because we didn’t want to drop them in the water, and when we came back he offered to take photos of us for us even after our time was up. Carl is a very kind human being and we cannot wait to go back and use the kayaks next time for 2 hours or more so to explore more around the island and maybe picnic.
We hired the Paddle boards for an hour for my birthday weekend. This was the best end to an awesome weekend! Carl was very insightful on where to go on the paddle boards, technique…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 4 and up can attend.

What to bring

Clothes you can get wet.

Hat and sunscreen.