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Exploring South East Queensland by Kayak

Brisbane River

The Brisbane River is a river with four characteristics. The first is a small farmland stream that rarely flows down into Lake Wivenhoe. The second is the largest lake in South East Queensland. The third is a usually gentle flowing stream that feeds water to the Mt Crosby Water Treatment Station that supplies over half of the region's drinking water. And finally the last main section is the lower tidal river that flows through Brisbane giving it the honourable nickname of the River City. The latter three offer paddlers a varied experience to explore this important river.

Trees in full flower beside apartment blocks

Brisbane River

Tidal river that flows through the heart of the River City.

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Kayak on a calm river with reflections.

Upper Brisbane River

Freshwater paddling between Wivenhoe Dam and Mount Crosby Weir.

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People fishing beside the river

Bremer River

Quiet and tranquil kayaking trip through the centre of Ipswich.

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River surrounded by trees

Oxley Creek

Fantastic wildlife watching opportunities.

SEQ Lakes

There are a large number of freshwater lakes and reservoirs to explore. Of the 23 lakes controlled by SEQWater, 16 are open to the public and have well maintained day use areas at most lakes. There are a number of natural coastal lakes around Noosa, the two largest being Weyba and Cootharaba lakes. A number of other smaller lakes can be found along the Noosa River that also passes through Lake Cootharaba.

Lake under blue skies.

Lake Wivenhoe

1,165 GL
10,940 ha

Kayaking SE Queensland largest lake.

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Lake under blue skies.

Lake Somerset

904 GL
4,350 ha

Our second largest lake is directly above Lake Wivenhoe.

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Advancetown Lake

310 GL
1,500 ha

Hinze Dam on the Nerang River, Gold Coast.

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Lake Baroon

61 GL
380 ha

Baroon Pocket Dam, Sunshine Coast


Lake Dyer

6.9 GL
100 ha

Bill Gunn Dam, West

Cedar Pocket, Ewen Maddock (Adlington Ck), Cooloolabin, Gold Creek, Harrison (Tingalpa Reservoir), Little Nerang, Nindooinbah, Poona and Wappa Dams are closed to water based activities.