The beautiful Maroochy River system is one of the Sunshine Coast’s best kept secrets from the majestic river mouth to the twisting turns of the upper river and the serene beauty of the extensive mangroves with an abundance of fish and wildlife. On joining one of our your jet ski River tours your tour guide will lead you on a unforgettable journey along the magnificent Maroochy River.
The Maroochy river is in South East Queensland, Australia. The river rises from the eastern slopes of the Blackall range and flows east through Eumundi before entering the sea at Maroochydore. The Maroochy river and it’s tributers, cover around 400 km2. The catchment extends about 22 km inland, with broad, low-lying land and swamps lying along a coastal strip and floodplain area extending 8 km inland of Coolum. The Maroochy river has two main arms, the north and south Maroochy river, which join up about 24 km upstream from the mouth. Tributers of the river include Petrie creek and it’s major tributary Paynter Creek, Eudlo creek, Coolum creek, Doonan creek and Yandina creek.
The Maroochy area is a subtropical biodiversity hot spot with over 60 types of regional ecosystems. Coolum creek and the middle and lower Maroochy river estuary are clothed in dense mangrove, paperbark and casuarina forest. Mangrove fern grows abundantly along the river and creeks and the native hibiscus or cotton tree with their vibrant yellow flowers commonly grow alongside them.