Waterskiing, tubing and wakeboarding are popular recreation activities at lakes where fuel-powered boating is permitted but it’s still important to play it safe for water-based recreation.
Know the speed limits, directional rules, how much distance you need to leave between yourself and other users, how fast you can go when close to shore or other users. Stay out of exclusion zones. These areas have been established for the safety of all visitors. Designated areas are clearly marked with buoys on the water. Skiing in these areas can be fatal.
While your safety is important to us, it is your responsibility. It is very important you follow these simple rules to ensure you play it safe when undertaking these activities.
Water skiing rules
- The vessel operator must be appropriately licensed.
- The boat is safe and capable of towing skiers.
- Travel in an anti-clockwise direction (unless otherwise signed).
- Have all the correct safety equipment, and know how to properly use it.
- Always check the area before towing a skier – lake levels are subject to change, and there may be submerged obstacles.
- Always carry an observer who is competent to watch the skier at all times.
For further information on waterskiing safety, please see Maritime Safety Queensland’s website.
Lakes open for water skiing
Check the activity guide below to find out which Seqwater lakes allow water and jet skiing.