Pumicestone Passage


The Pumicestone Passage is a 35 kilometre channel of pristine water stretching from the tip of Bribie Island near Caloundra in the north, to Deception Bay in the south. The passage, which is part of the Moreton Bay Marine Park, is a narrow, shallow estuary, made up of a system of tidal channels and sand banks and is the perfect place to explore on a stand-up paddleboard, kayak, catamaran or jet ski. Watch dolphins frolic, see incredible sea life, or spot fascinating dugong and turtles in these placid waters (seasonal). It’s also a great location for fishing enthusiasts with tailor, bream, jewfish and prawns to be found within the waterways. The passage is also home around 24 species of migratory shorebird and 11 species of resident native shorebird. Pumicestone is recognised as one of the most important bird and marine habitats on the East Coast of Australia. Don’t forget to bring your waterproof camera because you’ll want to capture the Instagram-worthy views of the sand bars and crystal-clear waters at the tip of Bribie Island and the Caloundra Bar. Hiring a paddleboard, kayak or jet ski or taking a guided tour is easy with local experts Golden Beach Hire, Bills Boat and Bike Hire, Caloundra Jet Ski, Ocean Adventure or Experientia Sunshine Coast.