Canoeing and kayaking
Canoeing creates many opportunities for exploring, photographing wildlife and sunlit landscapes, a healthy workout and fishing. Visitors can spend a few hours on the weekend or a week or more on the water. The best time for canoeing is September to April.
The tranquil Gippsland Lakes are a system of coastal lagoons separated from the Tasman Sea by the coastal dunes of the Ninety Mile Beach. Seven rivers terminate at the lakes – the Latrobe, Avon, Nicholson, Tambo, Mitchell, Macalister and Thomson rivers.
The Glenelg River offers excellent opportunities for flat water canoeing over the 75kms from Dartmoor to its mouth near Nelson. For much of its distance the river flows through the Lower Glenelg National Park, enabling enthusiasts to observe wildlife in its natural environment.
Lake Eildon National Park is in the northern foothills of Victoria's Central Highlands, 150 km north-east of Melbourne. Situated on the shores of Lake Eildon, the park protects 27,750 ha of rugged hills with open woodlands through to dense forest.
Similar outdoor activities
Dive to the depths of the ocean floor in marine national parks or explore shipwrecks at the bottom of the bays.
Learn to surf from beaches dotted along the coast or for experienced boarders ride the ultimate wave at ocean back beaches or famous Bells Beach.
Walk white sandy beaches, swim in cool coastal waters or surf the wild waves of the Southern Ocean.
Witness breathtaking natural scenery at some of Victoria’s most iconic places when you lace up your boots and take to a hiking trail.