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Canoeing on Coochin Creek

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Published November 19th 2012
Have fun up Coochin Creek with a paddle
Canoe Boat Ramp Coochin Creek
The Boat Ramp at Coochin Creek

Less than an hour's drive North of Brisbane, Coochin Creek is a wonderful spot for a gentle paddle. You are sure to come home feeling like you have properly escaped the city and enjoyed the great outdoors.

Canoe Coochin Creek
Calm water perfect for a family outing

You can put in your canoe at the Coochin Creek camping area, off Roy's Road, although there are some steps you would need to carry your canoe down to access the water. There are facilities here, including toilets and electric BBQs, so it also makes a good base for a picnic if you are in a bigger group where not everyone goes out on the water. It would also be an ideal place to camp if you want to make a full weekend of it. You can read a Weekend Notes review of the campsite here.

Coochin Creek Campground Campsite Day-Use
Day-use area at Coochin Creek Campground

An alternative access point is at the Boat Ramp, a few minutes drive from the Campsite - just follow the signs. This is an ideal spot to launch a bigger boat and there is easy access to the water. There is plenty of space to park your car here, but the area has some litter and sand flies and wouldn't make a great picnic spot.

Boat Ramp Coochin Creek
Boat Ramp at Coochin Creek

Lined with overhanging forest and good reflections, the Creek is beautiful to paddle along. The water is flat and ideal for families or novice paddlers. There is abundant bird life and jumping fish to spot and if you go at the weekend there are plenty of people fishing on tiny beaches along the way to wave to.

Canoe Coochin Creek
Interesting inlets to explore along the Creek

If you don't have your own canoe, you could try renting one from the Rosco canoe shop in Kedron. They have canoes, kayaks and stand up paddle boards and also hire out padded bars which you can strap to the roof of your car, so you don't even need your own roof rack. Click here for more information

Canoe Coochin Creek
Out on the Creek
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Why? Escape the city and enjoy a paddle
When: Best at high tide
Where: Coochin Creek
Cost: Free
Your Comment
I saw the picture and thought "bummer that I don't have a canoe". Thanks for the tip on rentals. Looks like a great place.
by Where I Holiday (score: 2|338) 2816 days ago
This sounds like fun and the water looks so calm
by Oxford Explorer (score: 2|655) 2816 days ago
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