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. 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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Major towns nearby: Mansfield, Benalla.
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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