Considerably small in dimension in comparison to most other states, and with a mixed climate varying from semi-arid & hot in the northwest to cool and temperate along the shore, Victoria is an excellent place to go boating. Whether you are into cruising, sailing, waters ports or fishing; in fresh or salt water; Victoria always floats your vessel. Moreover, wherever you are located in Victoria, you’re not very far from different water activities.


Victoria’s largest city, Melbourne is placed on the largest bay of Australia – Port Phillip. Often described as an inland sea, most of Melbourne is navigable by boat. When you luxury charter boats in Melbourne boating opportunities abound. Sailing to destinations like Portarlington, Queenscliff, Martha Cove and Williamstown give you a wonderful experience, be it a short hop or long cruise.

Melbourne boating isn’t all about the bay. Rivers, including Maribyrnong, Werribee and the Yarra, all accessible via boat from Port Phillip, offer opportunities for boaters to relish sailing in urban settings – or the chance to stop at destinations like Herring Island, which is just 40 minutes away from the Yarra.

Gippsland Lakes:

Located about 250 kilometers southeast of Melbourne, the Gippsland Lakes system is one of the largest tidal waterways of Australia. A boating paradise for everything from small sail & powerboats to massive cruisers & even kayaks and canoes, there’re numerous splendid destinations within these protected waters. Towns bordering the lakes include Paynesville, Metung, Lakes Entrance, and the area’s commercial hub, Bairnsdale which can be reached via boat along the Mitchell River.


Lake Eildon:

Victoria is blessed with some wonderful freshwater boating destination and Lake Eildon is definitely one of them. With more than 500 kilometers of coastlines extending from Bonnie Doon in the north to Jamieson in the south, Lake Eildon is one of the most renowned boating destinations. Home to more than 700 houseboats, Lake Eildon is well-serviced with lakeside shops, fuel facilities and boat ramps at Goughs Bay, Jerusalem Creek, and Howqua.


Murray River:

Waterskiers, kayakers, canoeists,and anglers all enjoy flocking into this river. Waterski aficionados flock into the Murray River every year for high profile events like the Southern 80 - an annual waterski race which attracts more than 400 competitors worldwide.


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