Saturday 19th June This race is off the ocean in into the Ross River Dam. For many this will be the first opportunity to discover the wonders surrounding Ross Dam, an area that has been off limits to paddlers. We have been privileged enough to be granted permission to hold […]

Race 4 – Ross Dam Paddle Marathon 2021


Race 3 showcases some of the Norths beautiful beaches. Located just an hour and 40 minutes from Cairns, and 3 hours from Townsville. Etty Bay is the perfect place for a weekend stay. This hidden beach and resident cassowarys create the perfect atmosphere for a tropical getaway. Long course competitors […]

Race 3 – Etty Bay 2021


Race 2 – Saunders Beach This paddle is a favourite for locals all year round and has been on the NQOPS calendar many times over the years. The long course starts from Freemasons Park in Pallarenda. From there you head out to sea and around Bay Rock, to the north […]

Race 2 – Saunders Beach 2021



Race 1 – River Dash Sunday 21st March 2021 River Rush has been a consistent series favourite over the past few years because it is such a good rush, this year the tides don't allow for the RUSH factor so its more of a DASH! Are you ready to come […]

Race 1 – River Dash 2021


New rules for Double Craft Teams Paddlers in double craft can now form teams for the series. At each race, 1 person in the craft must have paddled previously for that team (except the first race). The second paddler can be a new paddler. Boat must keep the same team […]

New Doubles Teams & Categories


Well 2020 had high hopes but didn't really go to plan. While we did manage to run most of the series we did have to take out our Ross River Paddle Marathon and the favourite Saunders Beach. These paddles were undertaken as social events and it was fantastic to see […]

2021 Series