What kind of water sports are there?
The water is one of our favourite playgrounds. Whether that’s the ocean, beaches, lakes, rivers or harbours, nothing compares to the exhilarating feeling of being out on the water. It only gets better when you consider all the different types of water sports there are to make the water the most fun place to be. The options are seemingly endless, including everything from surfing to jet skiing, white water rafting, scuba diving, and plenty more in between.
If you’re interested in getting a bit wet and wild and looking for aquatic activities across Australia, you’re in the right place. We have a huge range of water sport activities and water experiences right here at Adrenaline, so finding something that excites you is easy.
We have something for everyone, whether you’re into extreme water sports like jet boating, swimming with sharks, jet pack and fly boarding, kiteboarding or windsurfing, we’ve got you covered. If you’re into more laid back water sport activities, you might enjoy things like kayaking, scuba diving, surfing, and stand up paddle boarding. And if you’re looking to get out on the water but actually stay dry, we have cruises, sailing, fishing experiences, whale watching and more to suit you.
There are so many different types of water sports, so you’ll definitely never get bored, and you might never experience them all. But you can try! Here are some of our most popular water sports in Australia to inspire your next aquatic venture.
Surfing: Surfing is Australia’s official favourite pastime for a good reason. It’s the perfect combination of tranquility and action as you wait on the water to try to catch the perfect waves. At Adrenaline, you’ll find a great range of surfing lessons to help get you started or refine your skills. You’ll also find some surfing tours that can take you to some of the best surf breaks in the country - and the world.
Jet skiing: Riding a jet ski can be as intense or low key as you want it to be, and we have adventures to suit every style of rider at Adrenaline. You could explore the Whitsundays on a jet ski, or go head to head with mates on a jet ski race course. Whatever you decide to do, you’ll find the freedom of zooming around the water irresistible.
Kayaking: This is a great activity that everyone can easily get involved in, so it can be ideal if you’re looking for a family-friendly adventure. Our kayaking tours take you around all the most spectacular waterways in Australia, and even up close and personal with marine wildlife!
Stand up paddle boarding: If you’re keen to get active but still enjoy the tranquility of the water, SUP boarding is the perfect water sport. It’s easy to pick up and it’s a very fun way to explore.
Scuba diving: Of all the underwater sports, scuba diving is definitely the most exciting. Nothing else can give you access to the bustling marine world quite like this, and Australia’s colourful wildlife and reefs make it the best place to go diving.
The list of water sports in Australia just keeps going, and you can find plenty more exciting aquatic activities at Adrenaline. You might want to try using a state-of-the-art jet pack or fly board. Maybe you want to master the art of kite boarding, water skiing, windsurfing, or sledging. Or you could go soaring over the waves with an epic parasailing experience. Just browse our ‘water sports’ section and you can sort by location, popularity and price to find something that suits what you’re looking for.
What are the best water sport experiences?
Beyond traditional water sports, there are heaps of incredible and unique water sports experiences you can enjoy across Australia. For example, if you’re looking for experiences that bring you close to marine life, we have heaps of opportunities available at Adrenaline. You could go whale watching and observe these magnificent creatures up close from on board a special wildlife-spotting cruise. You could even get in the water on tours that take you swimming with dolphins, seals and sea lions. Or if you’re game enough to take on the fear, you could go swimming with sharks, or take on the ‘Crocodile Cage of Death’ in Darwin.
If you want to spend some time out on the water on board a vessel, there are all kinds of cruises and sailing experiences you can enjoy around Australia. You could sail on board a luxury yacht, or take a small boat out on a city river and be your own skipper.
For any keen fishermen, you’ll find a huge range of fishing charter tours and lessons at Adrenaline.
And anyone looking for extreme water sports adventures will be thrilled with experiences like our range of white water rafting tours. Work as a team to take on rapids and tick another thing off your bucket list.
Where are the best places for water sports in Australia?
Australia is famous for its waterways, so you can find amazing spots for water sports in every corner of the country.
If you’re looking for water sports in Sydney, there’s everything from jet boating joy rides on Sydney Harbour to diving with sharks in Sydney Aquarium and heaps more. The water sports in Melbourne cover everything from white water rafting to yacht cruises with gourmet extras. The Gold Coast water sports scene has everything from parasailing to specially-curated water sports parks. There are incredible snorkeling tours that can show you the iconic underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef.
Extreme water sports don't get much better than white water rafting. Popular places to do it include Barron Gorge in Cairns, Melbourne's Yarra River and the Upper Nymboida River in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales.
Wherever you go, there are exciting aquatic activities to enjoy, and you can find all the best experiences right here at Adrenaline.