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If you’re a water baby, or even if you’re just mad for a smack of adrenaline running through the waves—waterskiing or wakeboarding might just be the sport for you. Given the state has an abundance of lakes, rivers, and coastlines at your disposal, we thought it best to put together a rundown of the best spots to waterski in New South Wales.
NSW has a ton of great places to waterski, and there is generally plenty of accommodation nearby. So, text your mate who owns a speedboat, load up, and get skiing.
We’re cheating, we know, as this is in our guide of the best places to waterski in Victoria, but why not take advantage of the might Murray River being the border between the states?
The Murray River is a top spot to hit the skis or wakeboard, but you definitely won’t be alone.
If you’re a novice you’re better off seeking some of the wider spots on the river.
Major towns nearby: Echuca, Moama, Albury, Wodonga, Rutherglen, Yarrawonga, Cobram, Tocumwal, Swan Hill, Mildura.
Another spot that shares a border with Victoria, Mulwala is so mad for waterskiing that they’re got a fair dinkum waterskiing club in town—Mulwala Waterski Club—which has a ton of great gigs, and also bingo nights.
Lake Mulwala provides a nice peaceful spot to go waterskiing or wakeboarding, and you can even hit up some stand up paddle boarding, or even flyboarding if you’re looking for something extremely wild to do.
Major towns nearby: Mulwala, Yarrawonga, Wahgunyah.
If you want to know where to waterski in NSW, then look no further than Lake Jindabyne.
There’s plenty to do at Lake Jindabyne, waterskiing, wakeboarding, fishing, sailing, and more. There are plenty of boat ramps around Jindabyne to set off, so no need to queue during busier times.
Major towns nearby: Jindabyne, Cooma.
The Hawkesbury River region is interesting given it actually has waterski parks which are perfect for skiiers of any experience. Here are some worth checking out.
Major towns nearby: Richmond, Windsor.
It might not look like it from the satellite map, but Moree has “one of the finest purpose-built recreational lakes in Australia”, way to toot your own horn.
The Moree Water Park is available for waterskiing, rowing, dragon boat racing, jet skiing, wakeboarding, and more.
Major towns nearby: Moree, Narrabri.
The Shoalhaven River is a beautiful, wide river that lends itself to plenty of water activities, of course, including wakeboarding and waterskiing.
Major towns nearby: Nowra, Bomaderry.
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