Arrive at beautiful Golden Beach on The Pumicestone Passage, just a 5-10 minute paddle across from the seclusion & adventure of Bribie Island National Park. This is one of Southeast Queensland’s best kept secrets, as the beach one visits to get away from the crowds & feel like you are in your own personal paradise. After a safety briefing & orientation on the map, you are free to explore the Passage & Island at your leisure, spotting wildlife and stepping into the unspoilt Dreamtime that is the Passage and thinnest part of Bribie Island. If you aren’t confident with your paddling skills, the team at Golden Beach Hire are very keen to teach you all the skills you need to paddle confidently on the Passage, whether it be just a casual paddle close to shore, or a challenging fitness excursion on the water and surrounding islands. Grab a dry bag or dry box to take a phone, and be sure to take lots of pics, so you can tell everyone about your adventure on the water. Have a swim in the crystal clear waters if you wish and/or stomp around the many islands and bars choosing your own paths and adventures. Feel the seclusion & privacy only the northern tip of Bribie Island & the Pumicestone Passage can provide with no roads or 4WD vehicles permitted for miles. When your done, you will be wondering how you missed this beautiful piece of paradise and why you haven’t done it sooner.
The friendly staff at Golden Beach Hire love teaching beginners the safest & easiest way to have a great day on the water. Expert paddlers alike can benefit from the local advice regarding the currents, winds & the best spots to visit for a walk around on the sandy beaches & bars. Your self-guided tour can be as easy or difficult as you desire, whether it be a splash around close to shore or a fitness adventure taking in all the sights. Pier into the crystal clear waters at high tide or walk the many islands & sandbars at low tide. You’ll be on the water & paddling in just minutes, where one can spot stingrays, soldier crabs, birds, kangaroos & other abundant wildlife in the quiet secluded beauty of the Passage & the Island. Carl & Nicky have been running Golden Beach Hire for 9 years & the business has been a Caloundra icon for 40 yrs
Top of line kayaks and paddleboards. PFDs and safety equipment. Dry bags and expert advice on what to see and do.
The waterfront along Golden Beach can be crystal clear at high tide, or tea-tree coloured at low tide. At high tide turtles, stingrays and dolphins can be spotted and at low tide walk the sand bars and island and find legions of soldier crabs, mobs of kangaroos and a myriad of bird life. Feel like you are on your own private beach just minutes paddling from Golden Beach.