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Nestled behind the Sunshine Coast, North of Brisbane amongst the forest, creeks and mountains is the Mary Valley and the playground of Ride On Mary… where adventures begin!

Nestled behind the Sunshine Coast, North of Brisbane amongst the forest, creeks and mountains is the Mary Valley and the playground of Ride On Mary… where adventures begin!

Enjoy our easy back to basics booking system, where you deal directly with the owner operate for a more personal experience. No agents, no add-ons, Know what you are getting.

Ride On Mary…Book your next adventure today!

Kayak Hire - Self Guided

Kayak Hire - Self Guided

$45.00pp

Duration: Approx 2 to 4 hours

Experience & Fitness Level: All Levels

Hire sit on top Kayaks (Single & Doubles) and explore Imbil’s Beautiful Yabba Creek in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland just west of Noosa. The water on the Yabba Creek is generally quite flat with slow flows. After rain or during Dam releases deeper and faster flows will be experienced, allowing further exploration of the Yabba Creek for those with Moderate fitness & good kayaking skills.

Book Now or for more information

call 0400 297 678

Bike riding through Sunshine Coast hinterland

Mountain Bike Hire - Mary Valley Rail Trail & beyond! - Self Guided

$50.00pp

Duration: up to 8 hours

Experience & Fitness Level: Easy to Moderate

Explore the Magical Mary Valley by Bike.  Check out the local Village of Imbil with its coffee shops & cafes whilst on-route to the recently opened Rail-Trail. The Rail-Trail is 9.7kms return of purpose built track linking Imbil & Brooloo. Look out for the secret tunnel & try spotting a Koala.  Safe, scenic & great family fun!  Head off from the Rail-Trail to experience the forest, mountains & creeks. Follow Ride On Marys… easy to read Maps to get you safely through the forest and back to Imbil. Tool repair kit, pump & puncture kit supplied along with a first aid kit & helmet.

  Pick up direct from us or Drop Off & Pick Up available.

Book Now or for more Information

call 0400 297 678.

Dawn Kayak down the Mary River, Gympie, Queensland

Dawn Kayak -Self Guided

$140 for 2 people + $50 per extra person

Duration: Approx 2 to 4 hours

(option of shorter section)

Experience & Fitness: All Levels

A Stunning time to be out Kayaking as the sun slowly burns off the mist revealing the surrounding Valley & Mountains of the Yabba Creek. Enjoy this peaceful first light experience with the chance to see Platypus and other Wildlife up close. Drop off & Pick up included.

Book Now or for more Information

call 0400 297 678.

Dusk Kayak the Mary River and Sunshine Coast

Dusk Kayak -Self Guided

$110 for 2 people + $40 per extra person

Guided available upon request

Duration: Approx 1 hours

Experience & Fitness: All Levels

Gentle sunset Kayak that is suitable for all levels of experience. With the chance to see the elusive Platypus and other Wildlife.  Drop off & Pick up service included.

Book Now or for more Information

call 0400 297 678.

Drop off and Pick up Service

Drop off and Pick up Service

From $40 per group

Ian will meet you at the Creek/River with Kayaks, Safety gear and give you a short safety brief and Kayak instruction if needed. You will be issued life jackets, first aid kit, dry container, PFD, Kayak seats with back rest and a general talk on what to expect and possibly see.  Your vehicle will be left at the end point and you call Ian when you have finished your Adventure to pick up the Kayaks.

Alternatively: If you have racks & straps you can pick up direct from us & do your own thing.

Drop Off & Pick Up can be organised for your own Kayaks as well, depending on where & which waterway you are using.

Book Now or for more Information

call 0400 297 678

Kayak & Bike Self Guided Nature Tour - Mary Valley - Sunshine Coast

Kayak & Bike Self Guided Adventure Tour

2 People for $220
+$100 per extra person 
(max 6 people)

Duration: 4 to 7 hours (depending on route taken)

Option 1:

Experience & Fitness Level: Moderate to High – basic map & compass reading skills

Ian will meet you at the Creek with Kayaks for the 1st part of your Adventure Tour – approx 7kms or optional 5kms.  An Early Start is recommended to have the best chance of seeing the elusive Platypus and other local wildlife. Ian will then meet you at the end of the Kayak with Bikes, gear, maps and all the advice you will need for the 2nd part of your adventure. This takes you through the Village of Imbil and onto the new Rail-Trail.  You will go into the Scenic Imbil Forest ( there are 1 to 3 steep ascents in the forest depending on route taken) and then back to Imbil  – approx 13kms to 23kms depending on which option you choose.

Option 2:

Experience & Fitness Level: Easy

optional shorter Kayak and cycling on Rail-Trail (No steep gradients) and/or 6kms of Imbil Forest

 

Book Now or for more Information

call 0400 297 678

Schools & Business Groups

Guided Kayak Tour

min 4 people $350 + $70 per extra person Advanced Bookings Essential   (max 10 people)

Duration: Approx 2 hours

Experience & Fitness: All Levels

Basic Kayak Instruction with a Ecological Tour of the Beautiful Yabba Creek. Chance to see Platypus, Lungfish, Kingfisher, Water Dragons, Monitor Lizards, Turtles & More.

Kayak with ‘Dinosaurs’ spot the historic Queensland Lung fish in its native habitats (native only to the Mary, Burnett Rivers & tributaries) over three hundred and fifty million years old.  The oldest living vertebra on the plant.  It was recently classed as the missing link between sea creatures coming onto land and the evolution of humans.

Suitable for all levels of experience. Safety gear provided.

Book Now or for more information

call 0400 297 678.

Kayak Hire - Mary Valley - Sunshine Coast

Mary River kayak - Self Guided

From $45pp- 1/2 Day

$65 – Full Day

Duration: 3 hours to 8 hours

Experience: Moderate to Experienced

Fitness: Moderate

This is a great Kayak with several sections locally to kayak from 3hrs to 8hrs for the longer sections.

Please note: The Mary River Kayak trips are seasonal and depend on good rains prior to maintain flows.

Moderate fitness & experience are essential in some areas as hazards such as log jams, fences and fast water may need to be navigated.

Contact Ian at Ride On Mary… for current updates before booking this Kayak

Book Now or for more Information

call 0400 297 678.

Fun Group Day out!

Schools & Business Groups

Contact Ian to discuss how Ride On Mary… can tailor a Kayak for your School, all abilities or Business group

Great introduction to Kayaking for Team Building and learning in the Great Outdoors.

Learn about the elusive Playtpus, the Queensland Lungfish and ‘bum breathing’ Mary River Turtle whilst Kayaking through their natural habitat.

Get an understanding and history of this picturesque rural area.

Just 2 hours from Brisbane and 1 hour from the Sunshine Coast.

Book Now or for more Information

call 0400 297 678

WHAT OUR VISITORS SAY

Recommended on TripAdvisor

“There are several canoeing and kayaking adventures on offer for visitors to the Sunshine Coast, Noosa, Gympie Area but it’s worth hunting out this really special one. The ‘Ride on Mary’ people have plastic kayaks and drop you off at a good spot on the Mary River or the Yabba Creek.”

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