Max Kirwan Waterski Park

Mulwala, NSW Australia

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Max Kirwan Waterski Park

Hire Your Own Private Lake

The Max Kirwan Waterski Park is a state-of-the-art facility that hosts State, National and World Championships, And it’s available to members to book – bring their boat and have perfect conditions all to themselves.

The Park is a dedicated waterski venue that hosts functions, as its beautiful surroundings are combined with excellent facilities. With multiple toilets, showers, a big grassy area and shade. It’s the perfect place to spend some time skiing or celebrating at a function. 

Water Ski Events

Max Kirwan Ski Park upgrades have meant the club is continually attracting local, state, national and international competition to its world-class facility.

The park has is basically a turnkey event facility, fit for purpose saving any event time and expense such as the hassle of setting up world standard courses, toilets, kitchen facilities the list goes on. We also have the personnel to assist event organisers and to run our own events.

Max Kirwan Ski Park is conveniently located only five minutes from Mulwala on a sealed road. With plenty of free parking, plenty of shade, assorted grand stands for excellent viewing and canteen style kitchen for catering if required. The Judges Tower delivers prime views of both twin lakes while enjoying the air-conditioning. Perfect for small meetings of 10-12 people with full size Boardroom table, quality chairs and a breakout room next door.

Step outside the Judges tower and enjoy the wide balcony and stunning views across the twin lakes to the mature trees.

Private Functions

It’s secluded and private and only five minutes from Mulwala. For functions and events, we can even organise catering. Please get in touch with the Ski Club at

Honouring Max Kirwan

Max Kirwan was responsible for developing water skiing through 40 years of involvement and was President of the Australian Water Ski Association for eight years between 1970-1978. As a sport, water skiing made giant strides during this time, especially in the barefoot and ski racing disciplines.

Kirwan founded our Mulwala Water Ski Club in 1982, which has become one of the world’s most successful waterski clubs and has more members than any ski club world wide.. He said at the time that the Ski Club – first known as Paradise Water Ski Club – could eventually be the headquarters for water skiing in Australia and he wasn’t too far off the mark as the Mulwala Water Ski Club now ranked among the best water skiing facilities in the world with the Max Kirwan Water Ski Park named in his honour.

Kirwan’s administration skills were second to none in his sport. He convinced the world water ski body that Australia had the ability to host the coveted world titles and, although ski racing was barely recognised as a sport at the time, and in 1978, he was appointed Group 111 President – the Asia Australasian Region. Kirwan lobbied Australian officials to assist and teach Asian countries to conduct world class tournaments and arranged for Australia’s top skiers to coach throughout the Pacific region. These efforts were finally rewarded when Indonesia hosted the first ever Group 111 titles outside Australia and New Zealand.

In 1985 Kirwan became the first person to be recognised on the Queens’ Honours List for services to water skiing in Australia when he received a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM).

In 2010 Kirwan was presented with the Melbourne Award for his contribution to the City of Melbourne and for promoting the Moomba Masters International Water Ski Championships for over 50 years – he served as either Chairman or Moomba Masters Coordinator throughout this period. He first approached the then Melbourne City Development Organisation in 1958 with a proposal to run exciting events on the Yarra River over a one-week period. In 1960 his dream became a reality when he launched the first Moomba Masters Water Ski Championships on Melbourne’s Yarra River – an event that has become one of the most famous international water ski events in the world

Max Kirwan passed away on March 22, 2022, aged 96. Our club will be forever grateful for his vision, his hardwork and most importantly, his passion.

Honours & Achievements