Best Places to Go Boating in NSW

New South Wales is full of exciting attractions for residents and tourists alike. Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and home to dozens of lakes, it is the perfect place to enjoy the scenery of bustling towns and the quiet of nature. 

The blue waters and intriguing sights are perfect for the hobby boater and yacht charter owner alike. No matter your fancy, we’ve come up with a list of the best places to visit when you’re looking for a getaway on the water.

Whether visiting for personal leisure or taking customers for a trip on your boat, New South Wales has many sights to see and enjoy.

Explore Sydney Harbour

Sydney Harbour boasts more than 300km of shoreline where boaters can enjoy views of beautiful beaches, charming gardens, and popular attractions. Tourists and locals alike enjoy the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. 

Enjoy fantastic sunsets either on the beach or from your boat. Sydney Harbour is famous among charter yacht services, offering guests a wide variety of fish, including yellowtail amberjack, mulloway, flathead, mackerel, tuna, and marlin. 

Travel around the coast, taking in the views of Bondi Beach and Sydney National Park. After sightseeing, treat yourself to a meal at one of the enticing restaurants near the Harbour Bridge. With a wide variety of choices, you can enjoy casual or fine dining while looking over the Pacific Ocean.

Motorboat to Long Island

Enjoy the scenery of nature and the tranquility of this famous Whitsunday Island. The Whitsunday Islands are home to two national parks offering hiking on 13km of walking trails. Long Island boasts secluded beaches, hiking tracks, and peaceful resorts. Once docked, visitors and guests can take a walk along the beach and enjoy splashing in the ocean. 

Home to the Great Barrier Reef, resort guests can also enjoy Paradise Bay. Charter boat services ferry you to scuba in the reef, sail around to look at the plethora of fish and coral in the clear blue water. 

Sail and Kayak the Lakes

If the lake life is more your style, NSW has lakes for you to enjoy. From kayaking in Lake Jindabyne to fishing Lake Hume, there’s a place for everyone. 

Lake Hume

Lake Hume is the perfect place to get away from busy city life and relax with the family. You can boat, camp, and fish all year round. The calm waters are perfect for kayaking and sailing. If you’re a fisher, this lake is full of Golden Perch, Murray Cod, Rainbow Trout, and Redfin.

Lake Jindabyne

Lake Jindabyne is a kayaker and sailor’s dream. Being the state’s largest freshwater reservoir offers a getaway of new experiences. Kayak or sail in the calm waters for an afternoon, then visit the restaurants, cafes, spas, breweries, and distilleries in the evening. 

One of the more well-known distilleries located in Lake Jindabyne, Wildbrumby Distillery is famous for its schnapps. Have a tour and a taste of this local gem. 

Charter into Birkenhead Point

A boater’s paradise, Birkenhead Point is just a short trip from Drummoyne. Enjoy fishing charters, sailing, and views of Sydney for an afternoon of sun and fun. Once you’ve had your fill of the water, head to the Birkenhead Point Factory Outlet Store for some shopping. 

Once back in Drummoyne, enjoy a cricket match in the Drummoyne Oval in the summer or a Rugby match in the winter. 

Cruise to Balmain

A historic location, Balmain is home to several parks, breweries, pubs, and sports. Take a day trip on your boat, or charter tourists, and enjoy Balmain’s local sights. Take a long weekend or a week’s holiday at the famous Cat and Fiddle Hotel.  

Once there, enjoy the spectacular views of Gladstone Park, filled with beautiful blossoms to appreciate. It’s perfect for family or romantic picnics and is close enough to where you’ve docked your boat to enjoy a day trip around the peninsula. 

No matter if you’re a boating enthusiast or a charter yacht service, NSW offers a wide range of destinations that are sure to please. Corleone Marinas offer four stunning locations around Sydney. Whether a resident or visitor, we provide berths, moorings, and slipways to provide excellent care of your boat. 

We also have a Shipwright and Marine Mechanic to keep your boat in top shape. If you experience an issue on the water or in the slip, our mechanics diagnose, repair, and maintain your boat while you’re on shore enjoying the sights and sounds. Contact us today, and let’s have some fun on the water.

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