Make a splash with any of the many adventure activities happening in, on and around Australia's waterways. White water raft through Tasmania's World heritage wilderness or set sail on Sydney Harbour. Cage dive with great white sharks or reel in a barramundi big enough to boast about. It doesn't matter whether you're hankering to surf glassy, 10-foot waves or canoe through the towering walls of an ancient gorge. Australia is the place for anyone with a love of water and thirst for adventure. Here are some ideas to whet your adventurous spirit!
Wind surf on Canberra’s Lake Burley Griffin, ACT
There’s something uniquely Australian about being able to windsurf past the national institutions. On Canberra’s Lake Burley Griffin, you can wave to the wigged judges descending the steps of Australia’s High Court. Or glide past the imposing buildings housing our national gallery, library and museum. Then there’s the city’s lush bushland to see. Launch from the sandy beach of Yatralurnla Bay and catch an easterly past the gum trees. Or sail past the East Basin, great for beginners on longboard or slalom. You’ll find windsurfing boards to rent from many of the boat hire outfits around the lake.