Water

the great lakes is an amazing water playground

From our rivers to the lakes and then onto the ocean the region has a close connection to water. Here you can enjoy a wide range of experiences beside it, on it and below it.

The Great Lakes has a close relationship with water. From the stormy moods of the ocean to the quite ripples of a hinterland stream. There is a close connection between our community and water. Water has a calming affect; it can excite and entertain, challenge and relax.

No matter where you stay in the Great Lakes, you are near water. We pride ourselves on having the cleanest waterways in Australia. It is home to a diversity of marine life and shapes our landscape and way of life.

fishing

fishing

it would be hard to think of an area that offers greater variety of fishing The region is well renowned as a fishing haven for enthusiasts and beginners alike. So whether you plan to take a deep sea charter; hire a boat for a spot of lake fishing; t...

surfing

surfing

with amazing beaches comes amazing surfing and the Great Lakes is famous for its surfing beaches With so many to choose from there is always a wave to catch. Combine perfect waves with no crowds and you start to see why the region is so popular...

diving

diving

some of the best places in the great lakes are under the water! Teeming with marine life, dotted with amazing ship wrecks and boasting spectacular landscapes, you won’t find a more captivating environment to explore. With the Port Stephens Great ...

whale & dolphin watching

whale & dolphin watching

last year over 2000 whales travelled through our region The Great Lakes is a fantastic place to observe the annual whale migration. The humpback whales migrate north past the Great Lakes from mid May to the end of July and then return home again pas...

boating

boating

the best way to explore the Great Lakes is by boat Whether you are cruising the lake or heading out to sea you will find a patch of water to call your own. Our lakes are full of secret spots, hidden beaches and deserted islands. At their back are me...

cruises

cruises

cruising is taking to the water in style The Great Lakes has lake and ocean cruises that will take you to some of our wonderful spaces and amaze you with brilliant sunsets and wonderful wildlife. Sit back and enjoy the trip and commentary from one o...

paddling

paddling

paddling taking to the water on kayak, SUP or ski is a great way to explore our blue space. In the Great Lakes, you will find everything from calm lakes and meandering rivers to dramatic coastline and powerful waves. There is a patch of water to su...


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