Summer Activities: Brisbane Water Play Ideas

During the warmer months, everyone thinks about going to the beach. But that’s so old school. We’ve got some better ideas for summer activities and water play near Brisbane!

Water Park

Slip, slop, slap to slide, swing, and summersault into the refreshing Redcliffe waterfront thanks to AquaSplash Redcliffe. One of the closest water parks to Brisbane, AquaSplash has plenty of infrastructures to tire out the little kids and even more to entertain the big kids! Enjoy an hour or two climbing domes, taking on the runway or just simply seeing how much of the inflatable watercourse you can complete. It’s a summer activity that’s fun for everyone!

Moreton Bay Jetski Hire and Ride

Jet Skiing

From an eco-adventure up the Pumicestone Passage at Bribie Island to a 90-minute roller-coaster, Moreton Bay Jetski Hire & Ride have the ultimate water play near Brisbane experience for this summer. Explore Ningi Creek, weave between the islands, perform some figure eights and take on a hot lap all in a hired jet ski with no licence required! Don’t forget, cruising through the Moreton Bay Marine Park, you might also spot some local marine wildlife like dugongs, turtles and dolphins.


Are you interested in the wide world of water sport but you’re not quite sure how to get started? On the sandy shores of Sandgate, Surf Connect Wind & Kitesurfing School can teach you all you need to know about getting out on the water with some fun summer water play activities. Steady your feet in the calm currents and shallow waters of Sandgate where a professionally qualified team can help you sail into summer. Once you’re confident enough to go out on your own, Surf Connect also have all the equipment and accessories for you to purchase your own gear.

Boom Netting

Have you ever been on a 22m Supercat and thought “You know what would be fun? Being dragged behind in a net!” Boom netting is the ultimate thrill-seekers experience and is ultimately just like a mobile spa bath – but in the Moreton Bay Marine Park! Riding securely in a boom net on the back of Dolphin Wild’s vessel, this summer activity is a great alternative to the cliché swimming, snorkelling and diving that one might normally do and is suitable for all ages.

4x4 Beach

Locals of the Moreton Bay Region may not realise it, but the opportunity to drive on the beach is not all that common - that's why G'Day Adventure Tours exists! So, if you’ve got visitors for the summer, why not take them for a beach four-wheel-drive experience out on Bribie Island? Head to Woorim Ocean Beach and explore the World War II Bunkers at Fort Bribie, take a dip in one of three lagoons, go fishing or surfing, and maybe even camp at the inland track!

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Acknowledgement of Country - We would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands and waterways of the Moreton Bay Region, the Kabi Kabi/Gubbi Gubbi, Jinibara, and Turrbal people and pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging. We recognise the ongoing connection that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have to this land and recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the original custodians of this land.