Do water sports excite you? Then Australia is the perfect spot for everyone in the family to experience a range of water activities; from swimming lessons to extreme water sports!
Northern Territory –
Fresh ocean water swims are not able to be done in Darwin, without going down to the man made Darwin Waterfront. Take a dip in the Recreation Lagoon, which is patrolled by lifeguards everyday. A seawall separates the lagoon from the Harbour and is continuously replenished with fresh sea water. The Darwin Waterfront also has a safe wave pool which rolls out 10 different wave patterns, from gentle swells to 1-2 metres high!
The Darwin Ski Club is the perfect destination for water sports. Learn how to do water skiing, tubing, wakeboarding, canoeing, aqua aerobics and more. It is taught to all ages and abilities.
Canoeing is one of the most enjoyable ways of experiencing Nitmiluk National Park. Paddle beneath the towering walls of the gorge is a really unforgettable experience.
Learn to swim, or play in a pool at one of the great Aquatic Centres in Tasmania; Hobart Aquatic Centre, Launceston Aquatic Centre, Kingston Pools or Splash Aquatic Centre Devonport.
Kayak Hobart’s picturesque harbour with Roaring 40s Kayak. Take a 2.5 hour city paddle and see the working waterfront, marvel at the wooden tall ships, see a resident seal and maybe some dolphins.
If you are after a thrilling water sport that doesn’t require you to be in the water, but gets the heart pumping, Huon Jet in Huonville is the one. Experience Tasmania’s wild rivers as you zip around corners at extreme speed!
Try out river sleding with Meander Wilderness Experience. Unleash your inner thrill seeker and leave buzzing with excitement. Take on the bumps and turns of the river as you ride down on a sled.
Tasmania has a number of beautiful beaches that are perfect for swimming, snorkelling and all types of water play. In Hobart, Kingston Beach and Seven Mile Beach are popular spots. The East Coast of Tasmania has some of the most breathtaking pristine beaches anywhere in the world!!
Western Australia –
The beaches in Western Australia are unspoilt and perfect all year round. Cottesloe Beach is more than a kilometre long and is a most popular spot for swimming, snorkelling and surfing. Scarborough Beach is another favourite, with regular swells, impressive surf breaks and long stretches of white sand that attract swimmers and surfers.
Over at Rottnest Island, the choice is expansive. Choose from over 63 secluded beaches and 20 bays. Offering a variety of water sports from swimming to diving, fishing and surfing. Little Salmon Bay is a beautiful snorkelling spot, but if you are looking for an underwater playground then head to The Basin.
Aquaplay Rottnest Island offer a choice of water activities to choose from. Try a pedal board and experience what it feels like to walk on water! Or try a stand up paddle board or water bike.
Take a learn to swim class, go casual swimming or just have a day out at one of Perth’s fantastic Aquatic Centres; Beatty Park, Riverton Leisureplex, Stirling Leisure Centre, HBF Arena Joondalup, Bayswater Waves.
Try Perth’s newest water adventure with Perth Waterbike Co. Experience the exhilaration of cycling on water along the Swan River. Pedal, glide, relax and take in the views as you have a great deal of fun cycling on water!
Lake Leschenaultia is a beautiful, unique recreational lake nestled in the bushland of the Perth Hills. The Lake has white sandy beaches making it perfect access for kids. Enjoy paddling, swimming, paddle boarding, canoeing and have a day out close to the city.
Australian Capital Territory –
At Lake Burley Griffin you will find a range of water sports to do. Capital Paddle have the iconic paddle boats to make your way around the lake on.
In summer, Canberra Aqua Park sets up an exciting inflatable attraction for anyone to test their skills and climb through a giant inflatable obstacle course.
Take to the waters of the lake with Stand Up Paddle Canberra. Grab a board, or kayak and explore the waters and take in the stunning views.
The Canberra International Sports and Aquatic Centre has a range of sports and water activities for the whole family. Learn to swim, take your time in a casual swim, let the kids play and more.
Victoria offers a range of activities in a variety of water environments, from lake to ocean to river. Discover new and exciting water sports and activities all over the State.
Explore some of the underwater world of colourful corals and sealife with a scuba or snorkelling trip. Take a canoe, kayak or stand up paddle board out onto the water.
Go Sea Kayaking and explore the pristine coastline of the Mornington Peninsula with Bayplay Adventure Tours. See a range of wildlife like dolphins, seals and penguins up close and personal. Phillip Island Sea Kayak Tours are perfect for beginners and experienced paddlers; sea life abounds with seals, penguins, sea eagles and if you are lucky, dolphins.
Looking for an awesome day out, then Melbourne Cable Park has Victoria’s only cable wakeboarding lakes, aqua fun park and a new high rope adventure park. Cable wakeboarding allows you to wakeboard or kneeboard without a boat. Hold onto the overhead cable as it pulls the rider around the lake.
URBNSURF is the ultimate playground for surfers or those looking to learn. Jump in the man made surf where the waves are always rolling. Whether you have surfed before or not there is something for everyone.
New South Wales South Coast –
The New South Wales South Coast has some of the most spectacular beautiful beaches that you will see, which makes it the perfect spot for water activities – whether that be snorkelling, swimming, surfing, boogie boarding and more.
Just off the coast of Narooma, take a charter out to Montague Island with Montague Island Tours. Jump on a boat and head out to the Island and snorkel with the seals that reside on the island. Some love to even play with you!
Take a kayak tour with Region X. They have a range of kayak tours to suit everyone. The family favourite is the Glass Bottom Boat Kayak Tour in Batemans Bay. Learn about the wildlife and the history of the area whilst looking through the kayak at the marine life below.
Rent a surf board or stand up paddle board and hit the ocean in Broulee, with Broulee Surf School. If you aren’t confident and want to learn, then take a lesson from the experts.
No matter where you are around Australia, you will find a range of great water sports to experience and have a blast!