Do you want know which water sports will keep you cool this summer? With this list of Top 7 Water Sports to Try in Australia you’ll be sure to find something that will tickle your fancy! Whether you’re looking for something low-key and relaxing or an adventure for the whole family these water sports are a definite must this summer!

Water Sports #1: Wakeboarding

Australia is home to many Wakeboarding competitions including the Australian Nationals. Therefore, there’s no better place set sail and hit the waves than on the shores of Australia’s beautiful blue water lakes. It’s not recommended to wakeboard on the beaches however, and we rather recommended that you to head to a river for this adventure. Looking for the best places to wakeboard in the Australia? Check out this website for the top five places and locate the one closest to you to catch the perfect wave. Wakeboard equipment rentals are also available at most locations.


Water Sports #2: Surfing

With Australia’s picturesque white sand beaches, and great swells, it’s definitely the place to pick up surfing. I mean there’s a reason why there’s a place called Surfer’s Paradise located on the Gold Coast. Australia is home to some of the greatest waves in the world, so whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned surf master, this is the place for you. Remember, that like every water sport, surfing can pose particular dangers. Make sure to be well aware of all water & beach conditions for the day, as well as basic safety tips for surfing, before heading out into the big blue. Want to learn more about surfing tips specific to Australian waters? Here’s an entire website dedicated to anything surf.

Water Sports #3: Snorkeling

Australia is home to some of the most beautiful reefs in the world and there’s no better way to see them up close and personal than snorkelling. They’re not only home to beautiful colourful reefs, but also to diverse ecosystems. With just a snorkel set and fins you can see some amazing underwater habitats. Snorkelling is also relatively safe in calm and shallow waters, so if you’re looking for that memorable family this is definitely it! Visit the Australian Geographic website for the best snorkelling areas to explore in the land down under!

Water Sports #4: Paddle Boarding

Stand up paddle boarding has recently become an extremely popular water sport. With beautiful views and various difficulties of water turbulence, what better place to try this rewarding water sport, than Australia. Stand-up paddle boarding can definitely be tricky at the beginning but once you get the hang of it, you won’t want to stop! Often times one half hour lesson is enough to get you standing and manoeuvring the board well. Interested in giving this water activity a shot? Visit this website for some good paddle boarding tips.

Water Sports #5: Jet Skiing

Want to feel like you’re flying on the water? Jet skiing is by far one of the most thrilling and fast-paced water sports you can try! Although it can be somewhat pricey for this water sport equipment rental, it is definitely a once in a lifetime experience. Remember to be aware of other people and water craft in the water around you and always wear a life jacket when using this powerful piece of equipment. To book jet ski rental equipment anywhere in Australia, visit this website for prices and tips.

Water Sports #6: Scuba Diving

Scuba diving is like the more physically and technically demanding cousin of snorkelling, but it’s definitely worth the training and investment. The magical underwater world in Australian waters will make you feel like you’ve stepped into Poseidon’s realm. If you’re daring enough to try scuba diving, the Great Barrier Reef, located in Queensland, is by far the best location to dive. The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef system in the world! This is a great opportunity to get some intense underwater pictures, so bring that underwater camera (just make sure it’s up to the water pressure). To learn about water temperature, visibility, and creatures at the Great Barrier Reef, visit this website!

Water Sports #7: Flyboard Adventures

If heights don’t scare you, there’s no doubt that flyboarding is the extreme water sport for you. Flyboarding is exactly what it sounds like. There is a device attached to you that creates water pressure that keeps you high above the water. We’re not kidding when we say that this is an Extreme water sport, so always ensure to be as careful as possible. Wear all appropriate safety equipment, only ride, or rather fly after you’ve taken lessons, and only participate with trusted program providers. The Gold Coast is the ideal location to try flyboarding for the first time. To book your first flyboard adventure visit this website!


We’d love to know about any other Water Sports that are a must while in Australia! Comment below to share!