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Everywhere To Waterski And Wakeboard In Victoria

by Ben Tyers

If you’re a water baby, or even if you’re just mad for a smack of adrenaline running through the waveswaterskiing or wakeboarding might just be the sport for you. And if that is the case, you’re going to need to know where to waterski in Victoria.

Victoria 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.

The Murray

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.

Echuca Moama and Mildura are some of the more popular spots to get dragged behind a boat. So have a look at what suits you best and get out there.

Major towns nearby: Echuca, Moama, Albury, Wodonga, Rutherglen, Yarrawonga, Cobram, Tocumwal, Swan Hill, Mildura.

Lake Mulwala

Mulwala is so mad for waterskiing that they’re got a fair dinkum waterskiing club in townMulwala 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.

Lake Eildon

One thing you’re going to get up at Lake Eildon is room to move. The lake itself spreads out over more than 3,800km2 so there’s plenty of room for waterskiing, wakeboarding, kneeboarding, or even just taking it easy in one of the many houseboats available for hire.

Major towns nearby: Eildon, Alexandra, Mansfield.

Lake Nagambie

With a dedicated waterskiing zone, Lake Nagambie is a waterskiing paradise just off the Goulburn River.

The river itself also has a section where you’re permitted to ski, but best check out this map provided by the Shire Of Strathbogie to make sure you’re prepared.

Major towns nearby: Nagambie, Seymour, Heathcote, Murchison.

Lake Nillahcootie

Lake Nillahcootie might not be the most well-known lake in the state, but it’s a great spot for waterskiing or even just going for a cruise in the boat.

The lake itself has only been around since 1967, and like Lake Eildon was created to ensure water supply for northern Victoria. You’ll find the lake about 36km south of Benalla.

Major towns nearby: Mansfield, Benalla.

Lake Eppalock

Not far from Bendigo you’ll track down Lake Eppalock.

Lake Eppalock has no speed limit outside of 5 metres from the bank, so it’s ideal for all kinds of water sports, along with fishing, and there are plenty of camping spots nearby also.

Major towns nearby: Heathcote, Bendigo, Harcourt, Redesdale.

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