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Things to do Near Maroochy River

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by Di Hill (subscribe)
I love writing, taking photos, travelling and enjoying life. I have a BA of Adult and Vocational Teaching and a Master of Arts (Writing). My business card says Writer, Traveller, Camera Addict, and Bamboo Fan
Published June 27th 2018
Down by the Maroochy Riverside
I spent two nights on the Sunshine Coast, where I stayed in the delightful Riverpark Motel, close to the Maroochy River. It has been many years since I visited this area, and I had time to explore and that I did!

I was fascinated by the little jetties along the river - some need a little repair. I hope, for history's sake, they are kept in good repair. One evening, I was one of three photographers along the river! The jetties make good photo images with the sun setting behind.

Fisherman, Maroochy River

Maroochy River, jetty
Old Jetty

Maroochy River, dusk, jetty
Old Jetty

I was back a day later and explored the river a little more, and decided it was a great place to take more photos any time of the day is great, but at dawn and sunset there can be some great shots.

One day I went over to Chambers Island, where the Maroochy Sailing Club has its clubhouse. To get onto the island, there is a walkway from where I saw some large stingrays playing in the water.

Maroochy Sailing Club, Maroochy River,
Maroochy Sailing Club

Chambers Island, Maroochy River
Chambers Island

On Chambers Island, there is a park with children's play equipment and plenty of grassed areas to run and play, along with a covered picnic area.

Chambers Island, Maroochy River
Chambers Island Park

Maroochy River, Chambers Island
Walk to the Island

stingrays, Chambers Island

You can hire a range of watercraft, at Swan Boat Hire opposite the walkway. They have a wide range of boating options for those who want to go out on the water. They have BBQ boats, tinnies, and other boats, along with standup paddles and kayaks.

If you wish to do some fishing there are some boats that might be suitable for you and they offer tuition for those who are not experienced, PLUS they gave a Rescue Boat handy. You might find it just as much fun just to throw your line in from the banks of the Maroochy River!

There are so many choices to keep one entertained along this stretch of the River, (Bradman Ave), and I look forward to making a return trip one day.

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