Handy Hints for a great day

Check the tide & Weather

 A bit of planning will help make your kayak or paddle experience amazing. Check out the tide to decide which end of the beach or creek to head to. 

The onshore sea breeze can whip up a few waves on the main beach in the afternoons, so plan to paddle early in the day for calmer water. If there is a strong breeze along the beach, chances are Theodolite Creek will be sheltered.

At high tide the Theodolite Creek basin fills providing a calm and shallow spot perfect to get your balance paddleboarding or into the swing of kayaking. Best 2 hours either side of high tide. Also great for families, but watch out for midgees from mid afternoon! 


At low tide the Creek still offers plenty of paddling fun - check the current which can be strong on an outgoing tide. Even better, plan to explore up the creek when the tide is coming in, and return to start point on the outgoing tide.


Will I get wet?

While the kayaks and paddleboards are very stable and the water is often calm,  these are watersports, chances are you will get wet!  Enjoy the warm water!

 Can the kids come with us?

We recommend that children 5 and under go out on a single/standup paddleboard or kayak with an adult or on a double kayak with 2 adults. Children aged 6+ can go out on a double kayak with 1 adult. Children 6+ can use a kids Kayak or paddleboard and all children under the age of 18 must paddle under adult supervision.

How do I get the Kayak/board?

Where can we hire items?

Book online right here! We will send you a confirmation message with a pickup point in the vicinity of Third Ave and The Esplanade. The trailer with kayaks and paddleboards will also be at Theodolite Creek now and then - check our Facebook page for details.

Do you deliver?

Delivery can be arranged most weekends and holiday periods. Free for bookings over $100. $10 delivery cost otherwise.  Please call to check delivery availability before booking.

I don't have a ute or trailer, can I transport a paddleboard/kayak around?

Hire an inflatable paddleboard and you can! 

You can also walk your paddleboard or kayak to the beach using the trolley wheels provided.

What is Included


Kayak and Paddle/s

Life jackets (extra sizes & Dog vests available)

Wheels for pulling the kayak to the water

Fishing rod holders - selected kayaks


Paddleboard and leg rope


Pump for inflatable SUP

Life jackets (extra sizes & Dog vests available)

Wheels for pulling the board to the water



Bike & Helmet

Toddler front seat available $5 per hour

What to Bring


Swimwear & Rash/Sun shirt

Hat, Sunscreen

Sunglasses with cord

Phone/Camera in waterproof pouch

Water/Aqua shoes or bare feet

Where is Woodgate Beach

Woodgate Beach is at the Southern end of the Great Barrier Reef, and sheltered by Fraser Island to the south making it perfect for kayaking and paddleboarding. 

In sunny Queensland, just 4 hours drive north of Brisbane and 45 minutes south of Bundaberg, Woodgate Beach is a sleepy settlement seemingly lost in time but easily accessible to a host of other attractions in the region. 

Take a cruise out the Lady Musgrave Island for snorkelling and diving; See the turtles nesting or hatching at the Mon Repos Conservation Centre; Check out the animals and shows at Snakes Downunder Reptile Park and Zoo in Childers and much more!

Tide Charts all Year

Plan ahead and check the tides when booking your water activities.

Tide Chart 2019 (pdf)


Tide Chart 2020 (pdf)