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Catriona parasails at Lakes Entrance.
Catriona parasails at Lakes Entrance.
Pretty Lakes Entrance.
Landing safely.

Lakes Entrance Parasailing

Thursday, June 29, 2000
If you're escaping to Lakes Entrance and want to add some excitement to your holiday, parasailing is guaranteed to give you a huge buzz.

If you want to add some excitement to your holiday, parasailing is guaranteed to give you a huge buzz.

Tony Paganella started parasailing on Daydream Island, and when he returned home to Lakes Entrance, he set up shop and became the only operator in Victoria.

Tony's boat was purpose-built, and he had it trucked from Daydream. It has its launch pad attached to the back, and carries 10 passengers.

You don't need experience to enjoy parasailing, and you can go solo or tandem. You are rigged to a harness and parachute while the boat is travelling, then you are lifted up to 100 metres for the best view of the lake you will ever see.

If you want to be a bit of a daredevil you can try a "wet and wild" ride. You start up in the air and are then dropped 70 or 80 metres until your toes or knees touch the water. Then you are hoisted up, and you can do it over and over again. Tony describes it as a rollercoaster ride on water.

Location

Lakes Entrance is in Gippsland, about 3½ hours' drive east of Melbourne.

Cost

Parasailing Victoria charges $50 for 10 minutes per person, or $90 for a tandem ride.
Please note prices are valid at time of transmission.

More information

Parasailing Victoria
(03) 5155 3032
Email: adp@i-o-net.au

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