Freelance journo and travel writer living at Kangaroo Point
Published January 5th 2010
Do you like skiing except for the cold weather? Then try out water skiing on the weekend, the perfect way to spend a hot Queensland summer day.
And the best thing is that you don't even need a boat. There are cable ski parks in Logan and at the
Sunshine Coast which offer much cheaper prices than some Brisbane water skiing clubs that use boats.
And this is how it works: You stand on water skis or on a wakeboard and hold on to a rope which is pulled by an overhead cable system at about 28 km /h. If you have never done water skiing before, you can start by using a kneeboard. This way, you can try out water skiing in a kneeling position first before you move on the more advanced options.
If you book a day pass you will have heaps of time to practise anyway. It will cost you between $48 (Suncoast Cable Watersports) and $60 (Cable Ski Logan) and all the basic cable ski equipment is included. The more advanced cable skiers can also hire some kicker and slider obstacles to give themselves a bit of a challenge.
So all you need to bring is your swimmers, sun screen and your friends or family. The minimum age is 10 years and weight limits may apply.