7 Fun Water Activities To Do During Summer

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    It’s the summer, the sun is out, what can you do? The top things that might come to your head could include family day trips, going to the beach, or maybe fun water activities? When it’s hot, the beach and water sound like the ideal plan but visiting the beach doesn’t have to be all about swimming and building sandcastles? When you’re under the sun and need of cooling down, here are some ideas for summer water activities. 


    1. Rent a Boat

    Imagine going out in the open blue on your very own boat? Take your family out on a self-drive vessel and you don’t even need a licence! When you’re out in the sea, the rules are yours. Bring some drinks and a bbq, dive into the cool water, snorkel or just relax and let the ocean breeze cool you down.

    Gold Coast Party Pontoons (Gold Coast)

    Offers the most luxurious hire boars on the Gold Coast Broadwater

    Address: 247 Bayview St, Runaway Bay, Gold Coast

    Prices start from $400

    Visit website for details on boat hires and opening times


    2. Speed Boats

    For adrenaline seekers, riding on a speed boat is great fun and it’s also a quick way to stay cool under the sun. 

    Thunder Jet Boat (Sydney)

    Get wet on the harbour! Ride the Thunder Twist or Extreme Adrenaline Rush and hold on as the boat speeds across the river and slides, twists, spins all to get your heart pumping and your hair wet. This is a great way sightsee Sydney but also to cool down when the weather gets hot.

    Address: Circular Quay Eastern Pontoon, Macquarie St, Sydney

    Weekdays: 9AM – 5PM

    Weekends: 9AM – 5PM

    Rdeis are from $39


    3. Kayaking

    If luxury boats or speeds boats aren’t your thing, then a paddle boat might be the fun you need under the sun. Just be sure to wear a hat and have plenty of sun lotion. 

    Redlands Kayak Tours (Brisbane)

    Kids can kayak as part of a school group, school holiday program or just learn how to paddle after school. For kayaking with the family, there are available tour destinations to choose from. 

    visit the website to book a tour


    4. Snorkeling

    What cooler way to escape the heat than being underwater? Take a trip to an island, maybe to your local beach, or hop on a boat. Australia has many beautiful underwater sites, including the Great Barrier Reef. Maybe you might see a turtle or two?

    For the best places to snorkel in Australia, read this article


    5. Water Parks

    What better fun is there to cool down in the heat of summer than a trip to a water park? A perfect family activity of swimming, water slides, waves and more awaits!

    Wet’n’Wild (Sydney)

    Australia’s #1 Outdoor Water Park. Have a splash this summer.

    Address: 427 Reservoir Rd Prospect, Sydney

    Visit website to check out opening times and tickets. Closed during winter season.


    6. Surfing

    Surfing is the quintessential summer water activity. If your kid is a beginner, then head down to the beach and teach them what you know about balancing on the beach and waves. There are many surfing schools available to properly teach them about technique and safety. But when the family is out on the beach, having fun on the waves can be just having fun. 

    Surf Easy School (Gold Coast)

    Classes are for all ages. Beginners first learn to surf on the sand before going into the water. Book a lesson and try it for yourself!

    Address: Corner of Duringan St & Pacific Parade, Currumbin, Gold Coast

    Group Lessons for Kids: 3:45 – 4:45

    1 Lesson: Adults $38 Students $33


    7. Water Gun Fight

    Why not have the summer water activities come to you? Grab some water guns, balloons and buckets and you can have your very own water fight in your backgarden. Invite your kids’ friends, cousins and the neighbours’ kids. Establish bases for two teams to defend. Maybe have kids vs the adults? When the fight is all over and the sun’s still out, have a bbq! 


    Summer can get hot and having these fun water activities can help the kids stay cool. Explore the outdoors and have lots, and lots of fun!


    For more fun outdoor activities in Australia check out this article below:

    Fun Outdoor Summer Activities in Australia


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