The Best Boating Locations Around Australia

Are you fascinated by the sights of an offshore island, a coastal lake or river? New South Wales has an abundance of waterways where you can float a boat as you soak in the amazing scenery. Below is a list of the Best Boating Locations Around Australia.

Sydney/ Hawkesbury

Sydney harbour
The Sydney harbour is at the heart of a network of busy waterways that ferry both passengers and freight.

When it comes to coastal beaches and harbours it doesn’t get better than the Sydney harbour. The nearby broken bay-Hawkesbury system is also famous for a reason. Explore the deep valleys carved by ancient flowing rivers. Some waterways have barely changed over the years. The Sydney harbour is at the heart of a network of busy waterways that ferry both passengers and freight. As a result, the area is teeming with plush waterside eateries and harbourside cafes where visitors can grab a bite and enjoy coffee.

Syndey harbour also plays host to numerous sailing events, some of which happen on a weekly basis. An example is the renowned Sydney to Hobart yacht race. It is no wonder you’ll find many boat ramps and yacht blubs camped near the shore.

Sydney also boasts one of the best fishing ground in the country. Commercial fishing has been prohibited for the past few years leading to a healthy concentration of yellowtail kingfish, bream, mulloway, whiting, flathead, tailor and many other temperate species. Humpback whales, tuna and mackerel also frequent the broken bay during their migrations.

Lake Glenbawn

Lake Glenbawn
The lake is home to many anglers, sailors, wakeboarders and skiers.

Located in the upper hunter valley, this lake is a haven for many boat riders. The lake is home to many anglers, sailors, wakeboarders and skiers.

There’s plenty of boat racks around the area. tranquil inlets fill the area where visitors can enjoy their barbecue. Picnic facilities such as camping and caravan touring are also available.

Polish your fishing skills by angling Australian bass, golden perch, Murray and catfish. It is estimated that an excess of 120,000 people visits Lake Glenbawn each year.

Boating Locations Around Australia Worth Visiting

 

MYALL LAKES / PORT STEPHENS

Thirty minutes drive northwards from Newcastle is a pristine boating haven. Eastwards there are headlands and craggy islands, remote seamounts and billfish rich currents; and inland, there is an intricate network of coastal rivers and lakes surrounded by wildlife. This all emanates from Port Stephens’ watery hub.

Some days you might be whale watching, while you haul in snapper or mahi-mahi. On other days you might be miles up a channel between huge coastal lake networks, surrounded by forest and swans in the centre of Myall Lake National Park.

boating
This place is ideal for boats, with many moorings, ramps and hire boats are in abundance.

The Marine Park at Port Stephens protrudes beneath the tide line, however, there are lots of areas to tow wakeboards or catch fish to eat.

This place is ideal for boats, with many moorings, ramps and parking spaces. The marina is excellent, so marine businesses and hires boats are in abundance. Every village or town round Port Stephens is charming in its’ own way and is reachable by water or road.

Anglers love the Interclub NSWGFC game fishing competition in August and the yearly Trailer Boat Fishing competition in the autumn months. The excellent fishing carries on during the year.

There’s lovely water waiting at Port Stephens, regardless of whether you own a kayak or an ocean cruiser.

LOWER ILLAWARRA

The waters that run from St Georges Basin to Shoalhaven Heads have sufficient boating opportunities to satisfy you forever.

Jervis Bay is particularly exceptional. It is fifteen kilometres long and ten kilometres wide, with clear, glistening water and stunning white sands. This is the hub of Jervis Bay’s Marine Park. Also, the Australian Navy appreciates this area enough to keep a base on the south shore.

 

white sand
The marina is excellent, so marine businesses and hires boats are in abundance.

Whatever watersport you can think of, Jervis Bay has a fun area for you to do it!