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Brisbane’s Top 5 Favourite Locations for Water Activities – Loads of Splashing Fun

The sunny state of Brisbane is everyone's favourite holiday destination. And while you are out there planning your Brisbane accommodation, you may want to check out Brisbane's top 5 favourite locations for water activities that hold the promise of an amazing holiday!


Cool Off in South Bank Brisbane

Streets Beach located at South Bank is right within the city's limits and is a favourite spot for locals and tourists to beat the heat. Head over there and enjoy a refreshing swim when the tropical heat gets too much to bear. South Bank, which is home to some of the best Brisbane hotels, is also known as the cultural precinct of Brisbane and a vibrant hub for all types of entertainment. Stay at places such as Oaks Brisbane on Margaret Suites and you can visit South Bank in less than 7 minutes. Being close to South Bank has many benefits. Not only can you cool off at Streets Beach, but you also get to enjoy the verdant walking paths in which you can go cycling and plan picnics at the BBQ spots. South Bank's Cultural Precinct is very popular as the place boasts art exhibitions, dance and music concerts, comedy, and much more.


Have Fun at Brisbane's Bayside

The waterfront suburbs of Shorncliffe, Wynnum, Sandgate, Redcliffe, and Manly are very popular for their water activities. There you can indulge in a variety of activities on the waterfront such as jet skiing, kite surfing, and windsurfing. Anglers can fish to your heart's content too. If you go to the suburb of Wynnum, there's a lovely esplanade, which is also home to a kiddie's waterpark and wading pool. Then in Manly, you've got the harbour village to explore and the marina where yachts are moored.


Savour Some Island Vibes

Head out to Bribie Island and let nature engulf and overwhelm you. The place is popular amongst families and those who are looking for plenty of fun water activities. The protected side of the island offers fishing lures and other activities while the opposite side of the island boasts some pretty beaches on which one can chill and relax. You can plan a day out on the beach and explore Pumicestone Passage when visiting Bribie Island and you will be treated to sights of turtles, dugongs, and dolphins.


Chill at Moreton Bay

Moreton Bay is one of the best places in Brisbane for water-based activities. Look forward to kayaking and renting aqua bikes as well as enjoying boat hires. You can even do some island hopping by visiting Adventure Moreton Island and Coochiemudlo Island for more water activities.


Explore Brisbane River

Flowing through the heart of the Brisbane CBD, the Brisbane River is part of the city's lifestyle. You can hop aboard a water taxi and cruise along the river discovering iconic attractions along the way. There are many types of day cruises on offer, which allow you to spend a blissful day on the water as you soak up the sun and let the blue skies engulf you. Also, there are plenty of water activities on offer around Brisbane River.