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Hire kayaks, pedal-boats and stand up paddle boards at Aquafun in Heazlett Park on the shore of Avoca Lake.
It’s is a must-do activity at Avoca Beach for adults and kids. It’s a lot of fun!
Glide around Avoca Lake and enjoy the lovely scenery. Avoca Lake is a large coastal lagoon with an untouched island and many bays to explore.
Swap the boats as often as you wish. For example: begin with a kayak, swap for a pedal-boat, finish up on a stand up paddle board (stand up paddle boards are for 12+ years old).
Kids enjoy trying different pedal-boats and kayaks and have a blast jumping out of the boat into the water.
You can glide anywhere around the lake. Head past the bridge into the residential area, into the untouched part of the lake and around Bareena Island.
watercrafts on their own can glide safely on the eastern part of the lake. This
part of the lake is shallow in many places and boats don’t get carried away by
the wind. And it’s easy to keep an eye on the kids because you can walk around the
Before or after your boating session, enjoy a picnic under the large fig trees in Heazlett Park.
There are also a children’s playground, a tennis court and a sports oval located in the park. A great spot to spend quality time. Bring a picnic rug, chairs and a ball.
Cafes and shops are a minute walk away, so you can quickly grab takeaway coffee or fish and chips.
Location: Ficus Avenue, Avoca Beach.
Prices: $45 for 30 min, $65 for 60 min or $85 for 90 min for a family of four
Hours: 10am to 5pm
Days: Open in summer from September through April on weekends, daily in school holidays and public holidays except Christmas Day
No need to book, just turn up. The staff will offer to watch your stuff while you’re on the lake. And they’ll hand out life jackets for your children for free.
Located 90 minutes from Sydney. Follow the M1 and take exit Gosford/Woy Woy/Terrigal. Open Google Map below and follow the directions or enter 13 Ficus Avenue into your GPS.
There’s a car park on Ficus Avenue.