Water Sports

Water Sports in Australia

With almost 36,000 kilometres of coastline and over 7000 beaches, Australia is jam-packed with tons of world-class water sport adventures.

Nothing beats a great wave, flat turquoise water, steady winds or clear waters. Professional instructors and quality equipment are worth their weight in gold. This is the place where you find local operators offing lessons, full certified courses, day trips, multi-day tours and gear hire.

Surfing

Surfing

Paddling out into the ocean and then riding a wave back into shore is simply called surfing. Its origin can be found in the ancient Polynesian culture and was also used to train warriors.

While in the modern surfing culture the surfboards have changed, it is just as much fun and body strengthening as it was in the 18th century.

So, grab a board and catch a great Australian wave.

Windsurfing

Windsurfing

Windsurfing is a fantastic water sport and a great way to stay active. Australia is surrounded by water and with so much coastline you will find plenty of spots to try out this activity. Learning to windsurf is a lot easier if someone shows you how, so why not book a lesson with one of qualified instructors here.

You already know how to windsurf? Great! It is easy to travel around Australia and just hire the gear you need. Happy Windsurfing!

Kitesurfing

Kitesurfing

Kitesurfing is one of the fastest growing water sports in the world and Australia is a great place to try out your kitesurfing skills or to become addicted to riding the wind.

Australian waters offer everything from turquoise blue smooth water to great waves for the advanced kiteboarders. Take one of the many lessons on offer, hire all the essential gear required or join one of the exhilarating kitesurfing camps.

Canoeing - Kayaking

Canoeing - Kayaking

Canoeing and Kayaking would be two of the most scenic water sports. It is easy to stop paddling to enjoy the surrounding scenery or to watch wildlife. It is great for beginners, advanced and for the entire family.

Whether you are looking for a lesson, a fun day trip or perhaps multi-day tours or would like to hire a canoe or kayak, just simply check out these local operators here.

Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving

Australia really has it all and is a true paradise for scuba diving! From shipwrecks, underwater cave systems, living coral reefs, ponds and lakes. The diversity of scuba diving spots is enormous, and you can dive with residents such as sea dragons, dolphins, seals, octopus, clown fish, whale sharks, manta rays, penguins, giant cuddle fish, sea turtles and great white sharks.

Explore the life under water and join one of these qualified scuba dive operators.

Stand up Paddle Boarding

Stand up Paddle Boarding

Stand up paddling (SUP) is one of the more recent additions to the water-sport scene. While it is not a new sport and only gained a lot of attention in the last 10 years. Nowadays boards can be even inflatable and you can try Sup Fishing and Sup Yoga too.

From sup lessons to board hire for outdoor fitness or sightseeing, you can find some great companies here.