1. Lowestoft Ferry
Running along Lake Lothing, a trip on the Lowestoft Ferry enables passengers to see both Lowestoft and Oulton Broad. The ferry operates at different times during the year, so please check the website for their latest information. At each end of the journey you are just a short walk from the beach, seafront attractions and town centre shopping of Lowestoft; and the bars, restaurants, shops, park and museum in Oulton Broad including The Gift Shop, the perfect place to pick up those souvenirs and treats.
2. Nicholas Everitt Park
The Edwardian Park situated on the edge of the broads is home to a play area, petting zoo, tennis courts, bowling green and Victorian bandstand, where on Sundays during the summer you can enjoy afternoons of brass band concerts.
Children will love the boating lake, trampolines and crazy golf, whilst adults can enjoy a cappuccino and slice of cake in the park cafe.
3.The Norfolk and Suffolk Broads
Sail along the River Waveney from Oulton Broad to Lowestoft on board Waveney River Tours 100 seater passenger boat or be the captain of your own ship with a boat hire from Oulton Dayboats, where you can begin your journey along the river to the Norfolk Broads.
4. International Boatbuilding Training College
The IBTC offers a variety of boat building/maintenance and woodworking courses suitable for those looking for a career in the maritime industry as well as individuals wanting to develop existing or new interests and skills. With courses from 1 day to almost a year there is something to offer everyone; from owners and enthusiasts to prospective trades people.
5. Carlton & Oulton Marshes
Walk from Oulton Broad along the river to the Suffolk Wildlife Trust
reserve of Carlton Marshes. With flower-studded marshes, pools teeming with water life and the shimmer of dragonflies during summer, Carlton & Oulton Marshes show off the Suffolk Broads at their best.
There are a range of activities on offer for the whole family; wildlife sessions, family workshops, young wardens, wild days hands-on natural history sessions and wildlife watch clubs. From Carlton Marshes, you can also hop on the passenger ferry crossing the river to Burgh St Peter and the Waveney River Centre.
6. Powerboat Racing and Sailing
Every summer Oulton Broad is the host of the Powerboat European Championships. Races take place on Thursday evenings and some Saturdays and Sundays. If you fancy trying your hand at sailing, the Waveney and Oulton Broad Yacht Club run a range of courses, offer boat hire and host many regattas through the year.