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Fishing Australia - Holiday Fishing in Kawana on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland

Fishing Australia - Holiday Fishing in Kawana on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland

Fishing Australia - Kawana QLD

Welcome to Kawana on the Sunshine Coast in South East Queensland, a paradise for fishing enthusiasts and holidaying families. Situated along the east coast of Australia, this coastal haven is easily accessible from major cities such as Sydney, Melbourne via a short flight to the local airport, or driving from Brisbane. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a family looking for a fishing adventure, Kawana offers an ideal getaway. The area boasts pristine beaches, lush hinterlands, and vibrant communities. Located approximately 100 kilometres north of Brisbane, it's a convenient escape for city dwellers seeking natural beauty and relaxation.

Fishing in Kawana

Commonly Caught Fish

The Sunshine Coast offers diverse marine life. Common catches include snapper, pearl perch, black king fish, parrot fish, mackerel, marlin and other prized species such as coral trout and reef fish like emperor. Closer to shore you'll find tailor, jewfish, bream and whiting. If your fishing estuaries you can encounter an explosive bite from a large flathead, mangrove jack or trevally including GTs! Crabbing is also popular with plenty of large mud crabs present in the mangrove lined estuaries. For something different, you can fish the freshwater impoundments, permit required and can be purchased Online HERE, for bass, yellowbelly and saratoga!

Local Family Tourist Attractions

Explore attractions like the coastlines surrounding & including Kawana offer some of the most pristine beaches in the world with clean white sands, consistent surf. Life savers stations and patrolled waters make it safe for both parents and kids in the water. Allow a full day and delve into the vibrant marine life at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Aquarium located down the road in Mooloolaba. Not too far away is the iconic Glasshouse Mountains, looking like something straight out of Jurassic Park, these magnificent rocky outcrops are actually remnants of volcanic activity that occurred more than 25 million years ago. Fill your lungs with that fresh Sunshine Coast air, then visit Australia Zoo, located in Beerwah, Sunshine Coast.

Active kids will love soaring through the air and rebounding off walls at Big Boing, Birtinya. With more than 50 wall-to-wall trampolines, Big Boing puts the bounce into FUN for the whole family. There’s an airconditioned “grownups” area with a café to grab that all important coffee, plus a toddler area with a foam pit and trampoline.

Enjoy family-friendly activities, from fishing adventures to wildlife encounters. School holidays are especially delightful, offering warm, sunny days perfect for family fishing outings.

Sunshine Coast Tourism


Savour the local culinary scene with diverse restaurants. Indulge in fresh seafood or explore international flavours including Chinese, Thai, French and Italian in the coastal villages.

Here is a list from Tripadvisor of great places to eat close by: TRIPADVISOR LIST


Choose from a variety of accommodation options, including beachfront resorts, cozy cottages, and camping sites for those seeking a closer connection with nature. There are many Airbnb listings to choose from too.



Experience a subtropical climate, with warm summers and mild winters. The region is a year-round destination, offering different experiences depending on the season. The average summer temperature ranges from 29 degrees celsius to 21 over night. In winter you can expect an average daytime temperature of 21 down to overnight lows of 9 degrees, so bring a jacket if you want to go night fishing!

Best Times to Visit for Fishing

The prime time for fishing in Kawana is during the cooler months, from April to September. This period sees an abundance of species like snapper and perch offshore, with staples like bream, whiting and flathead from the beaches and rivers.


Kawana Tackle World

Gear up at Kawana Tackle World, your one-stop shop for fishing essentials. Tackle World Kawana has a long history in the fishing industry, with over 30 years of experience. It is known for providing high-quality fishing gear and equipment. The store also offers advice and recommendations for customers to help them make the most out of their fishing experiences. It is committed to providing excellent customer service and is passionate about the sport of fishing. Located at 8 Nicklin Way, Minyama, QLD 4575, Phone (07) 5444 0714 for expert advice and top-notch gear.

Embark on an unforgettable fishing journey at Kawana on the Sunshine Coast. Whether you're a solo angler or planning a family fishing adventure, this coastal gem has something for everyone.