Queenslanders love the water, that’s why 88% of us live near the coast! It’s also why the best travel experiences here are water-based – diving and snorkelling to surfing and sailing. Here are the top water-sports activities to tick off your list while you are in Queensland.
Jump in a kayak or canoe to explore sheltered bays, islands and waterways. To ramp up the adventure factor, pack a tent and tackle overnight kayaking on a trail like the Ngaro Sea Trail in the Whitsundays.
SUP is not just a greeting but a sweet way to work out your core. The calmer, sheltered waters are the best place to try your skills on a stand up paddle board – places like Mission Beach, Hervey Bay, Noosa, Moreton Island and Tallebudgera Creek to name a few.
Have the need for speed? Churn up the wake on a Jet-Ski or be a board warrior and tear up some glass wake-boarding!
When the wind is up, hit the beach and learn to kite-surf on the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, 1770 and Cairns.
You will never be far from a water-sports hire kiosk. Water you waiting for?