The tranquil clear water of Cudgen Creek is the perfect place to enjoy stand-up paddle boarding and the Watersports Gurus can set you up with the best gear from their Red Tent HQ near Kingscliff Bridge.
With almost no boat traffic, you could be a million miles away from civilisation as you glide past mangroves and bird habitats, including osprey nests.
You’ll see dainty herons tiptoeing along the shoreline, cormorants sunning themselves on the banks, river rays scooting along the sandy creek bed and – if you’re really lucky – the occasional family of dolphins.
Depending on the age and stamina of the kids ( and parents! ), you can paddle just a few hundred metres or set out on a serious expedition to Cabarita Lake ( 9kms each way ) which is listed as ‘nationally significant’ in the Directory of Important Wetlands in Australia as a safe haven for many marine and birdlife species.
Paddle Board Lessons
You’ve seen them on our waterways and out in the ocean … looking like they’re walking on water: It’s stand-up paddleboarding and the Watersports Gurus are the experts, making it fun and easy to learn.
In just 30 minutes, we can teach you the simple techniques for standing, paddling and – most importantly! – maintaining your balance.
This is a sport that will strengthen and tone your muscles in the most relaxing possible way, giving you a lifetime of enjoyment and healthy exercise in beautiful surroundings.
The best part about learning to stand-up paddle board with the Watersports Gurus on Cudgen Creek is that there’s rarely any boat traffic so it’s safe and stress-free. In fact, you probably won’t even get wet!