Head to the Murray River and strap on a pair of waterskis. The river attracts experienced water skiers who visit regularly and offers lessons held in calmer waters and lead by professionals for those less steady on their feet. As well as wider stretches of the river at Mildura, Echuca and Torumbarry, skiers go to Lake Boga near Swan Hill, Lake Mulwala to the east of Echuca and Lake Hume near Albury Wodonga.
If you prefer to watch from dry land, there are several waterskiing events held in the region each year. The Club Marine Southern 80 is the largest waterskiing race in the world and held annually in Echuca, and at Easter the Mildura 100 Ski Race crowns King of the Murray.
Lake Eildon and Lake Buffalo are popular sites and lessons can also be arranged through the Lake Hume Watersport Centre. The Gippsland Lakes provide excellent opportunities for waterskiing. In Central Gippsland, Lake Glenmaggie near Heyfield, Lake Narracan at Moe and the Hazelwood Pondage at Morwell are amongst Victoria’s best kept secrets for waterskiers, with their deep fresh water and open space for skiing, wakeboarding and biscuiting.
Before you try jetskiing in Victoria, make sure you’re in a designated jetski zone and that you travel at the speeds specified. Boating licences are required for most boat and personal watercraft operators. Persons hiring or chartering a boat may be exempt. For more information about Recreational Boat Licences visit the official Marine Safety Victoria website.
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Head to the Murray River and strap on a pair of water-skis or a wakeboard. If you prefer to watch, several waterskiing events are held in the region.