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Where to SUP in Queensland

Not quite ready to rock the waves on a surfboard and looking for a calmer ride? Get into the world of SUP (stand-up paddle boarding) instead.

Here are some top spots to get your core-enhancing SUP on in Queensland:

Gold Coast

Currumbin Creek provides glassy conditions, perfect for slicing a paddle through.

Photo by @kpinko. SUP at Tallebudgera Beach, Gold Coast

Photo by @kpinko

The best way to take in Tallebudgera Creek is by SUP.


Riverlife stand up paddle

Don’t have your own board? Join a SUP session on the Brisbane River with Riverlife.

Photo by @jaxonark. Sunset SUP at Tangalooma, Brisbane

Photo by @jaxonark

Or escape the city for a sunset SUP at Tangalooma Island Resort on Moreton Island.

Where to hire a stand-up paddle board around Brisbane.

Sunshine Coast

Photo by @elle_fit. Yoga SUP at Cotton Tree on Maroochy River, Sunshine Coast

Photo by @elle_fit

Maroochy River in Cotton Tree is a popular SUP spot.

Paddle Boarding

When the swell is gentle, Noosa‘s main beach is great for SUP.

Where to hire a stand-up paddle board on the Sunshine Coast.

Fraser Coast

Photo by @akusepp. Fraser Island SUP

Photo by @akusepp

Fraser Island offers perfect calm conditions day in, day out.

Photo by @sosarina

Photo by @sosarina

Or try Scarness Beach in Hervey Bay.

Where to hire a stand-up paddle board around the Fraser Coast.

Southern Great Barrier Reef

Photo by @jaxonark at Lady Musgrave Island

Photo by @jaxonark

Go exploring near Lady Musgrave Island, off the coast of Gladstone.

Or head to Great Keppel Island on the Capricorn Coast.

Where to hire a stand-up paddle board in Gladstone.


Photo by @deegregory. Handstand SUP at Catseye Beach Hamilton Island

Photo by @deegregoree

SUP the reef at Catseye Beach, Hamilton Island.


Or cruise around Airlie Beach.

Where to hire a stand-up paddle board in the Whitsundays.

Tropical North Queensland

Stand up paddle boarding, Mission Beach

Mission Beach is a top spot to SUP.

Paddle Boarding

Or Four Mile Beach at Port Douglas.

River Paddle Boarding

Photo by @ytravelblog. Stand Up Paddle Boarding on the Mossman River

Photo by Y Travel Blog

And if you want a freshwater experience, head to Mossman River.

Where to hire a stand-up paddle board in Tropical North Queensland.

Advanced SUP-ing

Been there and SUPed that? Here are some extra-curricular stand-up paddling boarding options you have to try next!

Yoga and SUP

Photo by @yogakiss

Photo by @yogakiss

Take your yoga practice to the next level and salute the sun on a SUP board as you float on top of the ocean. You’re not going to get much more zen than that.

Where to yoga SUP:

  • Gold Coast with Brad Holmes Surf School
  • Currumundi Lake, Sunshine Coast with SUP Club Caloundra
  • Noosa, Sunshine Coast with Yoga Kiss

Dogs allowed

We know our four-legged friends love the beach and going along on pet-friendly holidays, so pooch lovers will bark happily at being able to SUP with their best friends!

Where to SUP, doggie style:

  • Kiteboarding Cairns
  • 1770 SUP

Get Racing

Whitsunday SUP Challenge

SUP Fishing

Yep, this is a thing.

So… Where do you SUP?