The ability to float on water by using a sealed and hollow construct made of metal or wood has been something fairly simple but also difficult since sitting on the water is easy, moving however is an entirely different story.
You could use a large sail boat to go through a lake with relative ease, the only difficulty being setting up the sail to be aligned to the wind allowing your boat to move foreward. Also an option is simply sticking a motor onto your boat and using fuel to propel your craft forward through the body of water you’re traversing. And the size of the craft is also important since there is a large variety in size of bodies of water. Most people go for dinghies which are small enough to fit almost anywhere but also large enough to fit the equipment they’ll be using, be it fishing equipment or scuba diving gear.
With dinghies you have two primary options, you could opt for wood, metal or an inflatable variant all of which have their strenghts and their downsides. The metal dinghy is the heaviest while the inflatable one is the lightest, depending on the type of task and the amount of water around you, you might want to bring one or the other. If you have a large body of water then the stability of a metal or wooden dinghy would do you good but if you have a more shallow and narrow area you should use an inflatable for its flexibility. Another reason to find a decent quality inflatable dinghy for sale is because you can take it anywhere with you, with the added downside of also bringing a compressor with you, which would be less costly than buying a trailer for a metal or wooden dinghy.
Getting a dinghy is simple enough but finding good locatoions to use it will depend on where in Australia you live in. Most major cities have a coast near them since the continent is essentially an island and you can find large bodies of water scattered throughout every region. And once you’ve mapped out the place you’ll be using your dinghy you can then look at any metal, wooden or inflatable dinghy for sale around your area. And while the materials for wooden and metal dinghies are obvious, inflatables don’t really say much about what they’re made of. They’re either made of PVC or Hypalon which is a neoprene-coated nylon. Both materials are rugged and durable, however, Hypalon is more UV resistant, so if you plan on rowing in the sunnier side you should consider an inflatable made of it.