Victoria offers water enthusiasts a range of activities in a variety of environments. Set sail on Australia's largest bay, ho aboard a cruise on the Yarra River or an historic paddle steamer on the Murray River. See the Gippsland Lakes by boat or whizz by on a pair of waterskis.

Discover hidden bays on The Bellarine, catch famous breaks at Bells Beach, and explore local waterways in the High Country.

Scuba, surf, paddle and sail

Victoria offers scuba divers a rich underwater world of shipwrecks, kelp forests and colourful soft corals. Join a local dive boat, or explore an underwater shore trail.

Take a canoe, kayak or stand up paddle board (SUP) out on the water and enjoy some quality reflection time. Ready to hit the waves? Strap the surfboard to roof and hit one of Victoria's legendary surf spots.

Good to know

Australia's Bureau of Meteorology website has an interactive weather and wave forecast map. You can also check wind direction, and tide predictions.

You'll need a boat licence to hire or charter a boat with an engine in Victoria. Find out more at the Maritime Safety Victoria website.

Stay sun smart, look for rips and undercurrents and take care around water. See our health and safety tips.


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