Considerably small in dimension in comparison to most other states, and with a varied climate Victoria is an excellent place to go boating. Whether you are after sailing, fishing or water-sports; in fresh or salt water; Victoria is the place to go. What is more, wherever you are placed in Victoria, you’re never far from water. And Melbourne is certainly the best bet if you are desperate to enjoy luxurious boating experience.


Victoria’s largest city and also home to more than 4 million citizens, Melbourne is placed on Australia’s largest bay, Port Phillip. Covering a distance of total 1930sqkm, most of its parts are navigable via boat, it is often delineated as inland sea.

More than thirty yacht clubs & marinas, a range of launching ramps and innumerable piers, beaches and jetties means ample opportunities to relish every kind of boating – encompassing world-class sailing such as the ISAF Sailing World Cup.

Cruising opportunities in Melbourne are plentiful. Sailing or cruising to destinations such as Portarlington, Queenscliff, Williamstown, Martha Cove and Geelong among others are great boating destinations, be it for a longer cruise or a short hop.


With a shoreline of more than 264 kilometers, it is always feasible to discover the ideal beach or sheltered inlet, somewhere around the bay, to laid back or relish water-sports such as wakeboarding, skiing or kayaking.

However, boating in Melbourne isn’t all about the bay. Rivers encompassing the Werribee, Maribyrnog and Yarra, all accessible via boat from Port Phillip, offer amenities for boaters or sailer to relish sailing in urban ambiance – or the chance to stop by at destinations such as Docklands, in the middle of the city, or the iconic Herring Island, which is a leisurely forty minute sail up the Yarra. Throughout the annual spring racing festival, a veritable fleet of boats make their way up the Maribyrnog River to Flemington racecourse.


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