Fishing

Boating and sailing

Piers and jetties

Summer by the water

Nothing beats being by the water in summer. Cast a line and catch tonight’s dinner or wander piers and jetties. Get on the water by hiring a boat or joining one of the many boat tours on offer.  

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Fishing

The warmer months generally mean catching more fish, so summer is a great time to cast a line. From bays, lakes and rivers, to beaches and coasts and even among mountain peaks, there’s plenty on offer for fishing enthusiasts in Victoria.  

Find our next fishing spot on our fishing page

Popular places for fishing:

Two kayakers come across a group of pelicans on the Gippsland Lakes.

Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park

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.
A young couple walk along the board walk at Cape Schank.

Mornington Peninsula National Park

This narrow strip of coast and bushland offers a wonderful blend of natural scenery and fascinating historic features and is popular for swimming, walking, picnics and nature study, as well as surfing at ocean beaches like Portsea, Sorrento and Gunnamatta.
A couple walk along the Bogong High Plains near Mt Nelse.

Alpine National Park

The Alpine National Park is an adventure-lover’s dream. Hike Victoria’s highest mountain ranges, explore wildflower draped landscapes on horseback or head out on world-class mountain bike trails
A family walk together along the water's edge at Shipwreck Creek beach.

Croajingolong National Park

Croajingolong follows the far-eastern coastline of Victoria for 100 km and features eucalypt forest, rainforest and heathland.

Boating and sailing

Get out onto the water this summer by boating and sailing. Hire a rowboat from Studley Park Boathouse at Yarra Bend Park, take a sailing lesson at Albert Park or join a river cruise along Yarra River. Boat tours are run by licensed tour operator throughout Victoria. 

Get inspired on our boating and sailing page.  

Popular places for boating and sailing:

A couple row a boat on the yarra with four inquisitive geese near Studley Park Boat House.

Yarra River

The Yarra River offers a multitude of picturesque settings. The banks of the river have a number of barbecue and picnic facilities, fishing platforms and jettys. In addition, there are trails and paths which cater for cyclists, walkers and joggers.
Two kayakers come across a group of pelicans on the Gippsland Lakes.

Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park

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.
A young couple paddle kayaks on a sunny afternoon across Lake Eildon.

Lake Eildon National Park

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.
Two women in activewear walk their dogs while two runners approach them.

Albert Park

Jog, cycle or walk with your dog around Albert Park Lake - just 3km from the centre of Melbourne. And when you stop to catch your breath, take a moment to enjoy the magnificent views of the city skyline.

Piers and jetties

Victoria’s piers and jetties connect land to sea and offer opportunities for a wide range of activities. Enjoy a short walk or stop and watch the sunset. Watch little penguins come ashore just before dusk. Go snorkeling or scuba diving and witness the diverse range of marine life that call these structures home.   

Find out more on our piers and jetties page

Popular piers and jetties:

Sunset on St Kilda Pier with views of the CBD in the background.

St Kilda Pier and Breakwater

St Kilda Pier and the Breakwater offers panoramic views of the Melbourne skyline and Port Phillip Bay, and is a popular destination for a stroll and fishing.
Altona Pier

Altona Pier

A popular fishing spot, with nearby cafes and barbecue, picnic, playground and toilet facilities.
Two children holding fishing rods walk along Flinders Jetty.

Flinders Jetty

An iconic Victorian dive site, Flinders Jetty offers fishing, swimming and views across Western Port to Phillip Island.
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