Heading into the weekend, what better way to spend it than to get out into the water? SUP has gained increasing popularity over the past few years and it is a great way to explore the scenery around the water. There are a number of great spots in Australia to explore. The spots are spread far and wide making each experience extremely unique with diverse wildlife and stunning views to take in.
Port Phillip Bay
Melbourne’s largest bay offers 200km of protected coastline. Kite Republic in St Kilda is a great place to hire boards and take lessons. If you are going further down the Peninsula check out Mornington SUP Hire.
Byron Bay, New South Wales
This beautiful beachside town is such a great place for a weekend getaway in Australia. Not only popular for its spectacular beaches, but also the vibrant community spirit. You can take lessons at Byron Bay SUP School, which has been operating since 1966. Their classes suit all ages and fitness levels
Swan River, Perth
The Swan River is located in the south west of Western Australia. It is a great place to learn how to SUP as the waters are very calm. You can get a lesson at Stand Up Surf Shop, and they also hire boards.
Located just offshore the city of Perth, Western Australia, Rottnest Island is the famous home to the adorable Quakka. #quokkaselfies It’s a small wallaby-like marsupial. The beautiful white-sand beaches and secluded coves make it an ideal SUP destination
Apollo Bay, Great Ocean Road
This beautiful village is located on the Great Ocean Road, one of the world’s most scenic coastal drives, a must for any trip to Australia. Stop in at Apollo Bay Surf Kayak. They also hire bikes, surfboards, wetsuits, kayaking and camping gear.