Boondall Wetlands Reserve

O’Quinn Street ramp to Shorncliffe ramp

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South East Queensland. Brisbane

Contributed by Acacia Canoe Sales and Hire

Length: 5km

Tide, Wind & Weather: Timing your trip with the tides will maximise the distance you can paddle

Character: Abundant birdlife, mangroves.

Suits: Sea kayaks, touring kayaks, touring canoes

Boondall Wetlands is Brisbane’s largest wetlands reserve.

A one-way trip of about 5km in length starts at the O’Quinn Street ramp, finishes at the Shorncliffe ramp and includes a straightforward canoe portage between Nudgee and Nundah Creeks. 

Visitors to this area are mostly attracted by the abundant birdlife rather than by the mangrove species that predominate along the creek banks in this area.  Paddlers will often forego the through trip and instead head directly to the Shorncliffe ramp to explore up Nundah and Cabbage Tree Creeks until the water peters out.  

Timing your trip with the tides will maximise the distance you can paddle, however don’t stay too long at the top of these creeks in case the receding tidal flow leaves you stranded without enough water to paddle out.

Putting In: (1) Shorncliffe boat ramp off Allpass Parade Shorncliffe. (2) The boat ramp off O’Quinn Street via Nudgee Road at Nudgee Beach.

Taking Out: (1) Shorncliffe boat ramp off Allpass Parade Shorncliffe. (2) The boat ramp off O’Quinn Street via Nudgee Road at Nudgee Beach.

Entry Date: June 09 2009

Verified Date: August 04 2014

Verified by: Acacia Canoe Sales and Hire

 

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