Places to Paddle

Welcome to our Places to Paddle blog. We’ve collated our favourite paddling routes from around the globe with the help of the Red SUP community. Here you will find plenty of inspiration, from short excursions to longer, more lengthy touring expeditions. Packed full of daily paddling routes and more unique locations to add to your SUP bucket list!

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Locations In Australia

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SUP Dove Lake in the Cradle Mountain National Park, USA
by Jess Davies

SUP Dove Lake in the Cradle Mountain National Park, USA

Dove Lake sits at the base of Tasmania's sixth-highest peak, Cradle Mountain with its rugged rocky outcrops and alpine vegetation. It provides spectacular vistas in every direction. The lake is accessible by vehicle and yet still retains...

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Yardie Creek Gorge Paddleboard Adventure, Australia
by Jess Davies

Yardie Creek Gorge Paddleboard Adventure, Australia

Situated in Cape Range National Park, Yardie Creek is a spectacular site. Formed by a gradual uplifting from the sea floor, fluctuating sea levels and erosion by wind and water, the plain was transformed into a range of rugged...

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Paddleboarding at Sydney Harbour, Australia
by Robyn Dawson

Paddleboarding at Sydney Harbour, Australia

Sydney Harbour is considered by many to be the most beautiful harbour in the world. With more than 300 kms of shoreline dotted with sandy beaches, and a backdrop of Australia’s colourful and unique flora, we guarantee you'll...

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SUP in Sydney, Spit to Manly
by Samantha Wonnacott

SUP in Sydney, Spit to Manly

Escape the heat of the city and SUP Sydney by discovering the picturesque beaches of the northern shores. Paddle boarding the famous Spit to Manly walk is the perfect way to experience the spectacular views and small...

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SUP in Western Australia - Explore Shoalwater Bay
by Robyn Dawson

SUP in Western Australia - Explore Shoalwater Bay

Explore the glorious Indian Ocean by stand-up paddle board and discover one of the best places to SUP in Western Australia. The Shoalwater Marine Park is located just 45 minutes south of Perth and is best known for the crystal-clear...

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SUP in New South Wales, Australia
by Robyn Dawson

SUP in New South Wales, Australia

Bayview is a beautiful location for paddle boarding for many reasons. Aptly named, it overlooks the bay of Pittwater an important national heritage, making it a perfect spot to SUP in New South Wales and take in the...

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Paddleboarding Queensland, Boodjamulla National Park
by Jess Davies

Paddleboarding Queensland, Boodjamulla National Park

Home to many beautiful waterways, the choices of paddle boarding in Queensland are endless! One of our favourites has to be Boodjamulla National Park, a true hidden gem. Located on the QLD and NT boarder it is a...

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Explore Kimberly - SUP Dimond Gorge
by Samantha Wonnacott

Explore Kimberly - SUP Dimond Gorge

If paddling along private gorges is your thing, then Dimond Gorge and Sir John Gorge are for you! Situated in Mornington Wilderness Camp they are some of the most impressive gorges in the Kimberly.

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Paddleboarding in the Pilbara, North West Australia
by Jess Davies

Paddleboarding in the Pilbara, North West Australia

The Pilbara region, in North West Australia is a huge expanse of stunning natural landscapes that is twice the size of the UK! Famous for its bright red rock this paddle from Setters Beach is a magic paddle...

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Noosa Heads, Australia
by Tim Morris

Noosa Heads, Australia

Noosa Heads is often recognised as a popular playground for the rich and famous but also draws people from all walks. It’s an area that flourishes with abundant wildlife thanks to the various natural environments which surround it including...

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Lake Illawarra Exploration Via Stand Up Paddle Board
by Samantha Wonnacott

Lake Illawarra Exploration Via Stand Up Paddle Board

Lake Illawarra (Warra in Aboriginal, meaning ‘pleasant place near the sea’) is just over an hour’s drive south of Sydney. This beautiful body of water covers nearly 36 square kms gathers water from the Illawarra escarpment as well as...