Australia surrounded with so many water bodies, lakes, beaches etc is the best spot for boating. What to do for a leisure activity ? Well, nothing can be better than boating in the sparkling water of Australia. Come, let’s experience five great places for boating.
- Western Port
To the east of Port Phillip, and separated from it by the Mornington Peninsula, lies Western Port – the second largest bay in Victoria. Western Port is popular with anglers, with species including flathead, King George whiting, bream, flounder, Australian salmon, garfish, trevally and gummy sharks regularly targeted. Not forgetting the huge annual snapper migration that locals call the ‘crimson tide’. Western Port Marina is only fifteen minutes from Frankston and Mornington, and less than half an hour from Sorrento.
- Lake Eildon
Lake Eildon is the only reservoir in Victoria where houseboats and cabin cruisers with sleeping accommodation are permitted and has both public and private harbours, no wonder why this place is a popular destination for boating and other water sports. Boats can be launched from a number of boat ramps around the lake. When boating, it is necessary to comply the boating regulations.
- Sydney Harbour
Spend a day on the blue waters of Sydney Harbour enjoying its scenic beauty which has lured and attracted many visitors all over the world. Boat or sail by Sydney Opera House, explore Sydney Harbour’s islands and dig into the unique journey of Harbour’s history and landscapes.
- Kimberley Coast
Being located in the far Kimberley region of Western Australia is an isolated coast whose access is limited to helicopter and float plane. Being located in such serenity and limited access to reach, fishing here is limited only to a few privileged people. Get a chance to catch barramundi, Mangrove Jack, Fingermark, QueenFish, Coral Trout, Mulloway, Blue Bone Threadfin Salmon, Giant Trevally, Spanish Mackerel, and various other tropical species.
- Whitsunday Passage
The very beautiful whitsunday is a paradise to be at. It’s crystal clear water defining nature at its best is perhaps the most popular destination. Its beauty makes it one of the best destination for fishing. Whitsunday has more than 150 islands surrounded by wonderful turquoise water which supports a huge variety of marine species which gives you a chance of catching various fishes.
- Murray River
Houseboating is the main attraction of Murray River. You can savour the sunshine and scenery, while enjoying all the conveniences of a fully-equipped home. Other than boating, you can also embrace one of the Murray’s many natural adventures. Learn to water ski, canoe the lagoons, bird-watch in the wetlands and bushwalk through the red gum forests.
Shark bay is world heritage listed for its bio diversity and is famous for dolphins at Monkey Mia. This beautiful biological diversity will offer you a great fishing experience with many fish species and great serene environment. If you wish to catch big fish, well, here is your chance. You can easily spot Giant trevally, sharks and jewfish along the bay waters.
- Rottnest Island
Situated just a ferry ride away from Perth, this car free tiny island is a perfect place for a short trip and some fishing. Enjoy catching fishes in the carefree and hustle free environment of Rottnest Island.
- Gippsland Lakes
Set sail into Gippsland’s vast expanse of lakes and rivers to explore stunning coastal parks, secluded beaches and mountain streams just perfect for a spot of fishing. With over 400 square km of sparkling lakes, quiet rivers and canals to explore you might need a few days on your boat to see it all. Yachts or cruisers are popular and can be hired. Embarking on a Gippsland Lakes boat journey will allow you to enjoy the scenery of these stunning waterways at a more leisurely pace.
Being regarded as Australia’s premier fishing destination, Exmouth is a great boating spot. Go boating and catch bonefish which is the only reliable bonefish fishery. You can also catch the high prized sportfish. Exmouth is also known as the finest game fishing destination in the world.