National Water Sports Centre (National Water Sports Centre)


National Water Sports Centre (National Water Sports Centre)

The National Water Sports Centre is located approximately 34 kilometres south east of Melbourne along Patterson River in Bangholme. The 2000 metre rowing course can be used for a range of water-based activities, such as rowing, water skiing, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, coarse angling, jet skiing, radio controlled yachting, boat shows, boat testing, and special training sessions. The Dandenong Creek Valley Bike Trail passes through the National Water Sports Centre and provides an excellent opportunity to view the centre and its surrounds.
The centre is open to the public for boat testing and waterskiing during the following times:
Tuesday from 11.00am - 3.00pm
Friday from 9.00am – 4.00pm

Public users can now book and pay for boat testing and water-skiing use of the National Water Sports Centre using the online Park Stay system during public access times on Tuesdays and Fridays. Upon payment, you will be emailed a 4-digit code which will provide vehicle access. Bookings open each Monday morning and are only possible for that week

How to get there

National Water Sports Centre (National Water Sports Centre)


Boat Ramp
BBQ - Electric/Gas

Need to know

National Water Sports Centre (National Water Sports Centre)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


  • No camping
  • No fires permitted
  • No swimming
  • Fees apply


  • Water hazards
    • Deep water
    • Shallow water
    • Submerged obstacles

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