So, you're on the Gold Coast. The adventure capital of Australia, and you're looking for something new and exciting to fill the day. You've already had your 'learn to surf' lesson and 'jumped out of a plane.' But what next? How about trying a Seaway Water Bike Tour? A what? A water bike you say? So, you ride on the water? Yep, that's exactly what you do!
Launched in early 2017, the water bikes are proving to be a hit with tourists and locals alike, and they are the perfect way to get fit while having fun.
You can choose to join one of the tours offered, or simply hire the bikes for a couple of hours of fun on the broadwater. We chose to jump on the bikes and head across to South Stradbroke Island on the “Wallaby Aussie Adventure” tour.
How to get there:
Located at Biggera Waters, less than 20 minutes by car north of Surfers Paradise.
From Brisbane it is approximately 60 minutes by car.
Public transport also services the area
Riding on the water
Getting fit while having fun
Getting close to nature
Viewing marine life
Seeing the golden wallabies of Stradbroke Island
What you'll do:
Set up and instruction:
Pedalling across to South Stradbroke Island:
Bushwalk across the Island:
Get your energy back:
World's most advanced water bikes
All safety equipment
Light, healthy snacks
What to bring:
Sun smart clothing
Shoes that you don't mind getting wet
While no riding experience is necessary, due to the inherent stability of the water bikes, a moderate fitness level is required for the 9km return journey.
in my capacity as the Experience Oz Gold Coast Expert.
All views are my own.