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Different Types of Outdoor Water Features in Australia

Different Types of Outdoor Water Features in Australia

Whether you're wanting to add a new feature to an already-established pond, or you're starting from scratch with a brand new construction, there are many different types of outdoor water features in Australia to choose between.

From simple designs that can be setup and installed in under an hour through to more-complex DIY projects, there's a garden water featurefor just about everyone.

In today's blog, we'll take a look at some of the most popular types of outdoor water features in Australia, so you can decide which one is right for your garden.

Outdoor Water Features in Australia

Here's a quick guide to some of the most popular options of garden water feature.

Pondless Waterfalls

As the name suggests, a Pondless waterfall is a garden water feature that doesn't require a pond! This makes it ideal for smaller gardens where space is limited.

Pondless waterfalls work by recirculating the water using a hidden pump, which means there's no need for an exposed pond. Instead, the waterfall cascades down into a hidden reservoir, which is then pumped back up to the top of the waterfall.

Aquascape Australia stocks a large variety of Pondless waterfall kits, so you're sure to find one that's perfect for your garden. There are options for Pondless waterfalls with streams of different sizes or a basic DIY Backyard Waterfall Kit.


Streams are another great garden water feature for those that don't have a lot of space to work with. They can be built into any size of garden, and can even be incorporated into pre-existing ponds.

We stock a large range of Pondless waterfall kits that feature streams in our online store. Take a look through our website for some extra inspiration.

Fire Fountains

Fire fountains are a dramatic and unique addition to an outdoor entertaining space. These water features can be set up in minutes to create a captivating focal piece in your backyard. Combining the element of fire with water, they're sure to be a talking point at your next barbecue or garden party!

Aquascape Australia sells fire fountains in sizes of 28" and 32", so you can choose the one that works best for your area.

Ecosystem Ponds

Ecosystem ponds are one of the most classic and timeless outdoor water features, and they continue to be popular among homeowners in Australia.

An ecosystem pond is a natural pond that's home to a variety of aquatic plants and animals. When built using high-quality liner such as Firestone EPDM, it's designed to last, bringing many years of enjoyment to your garden.

Our ecosystem pond kits come in sizes ranging from 1.2m x 1.8m through to 6.4m x 7.9m. If you're thinking about adding an ecosystem pond to your garden, be sure to check out the range available in our online store.

Fiberstone Decorative Fountains

Want a simple and elegant water feature for your outdoor area? A fiberstone decorative fountain could be the perfect option. Fiberstone is a lightweight material that's easy to move about, making installation simple. It looks like natural rock veneer, and won't chip or fade.

Some options for fiberstone decorative fountains include urns, spheres and walls. They're available in different styles, sizes, and finishes, making it easy to find one that complements your garden.

 Spillway Bowl & Basin

Made using glass fiber reinforced concrete, these water features are fantastic placed on a patio, in the garden, or incorporated into a larger pond design. They're a simple way to add moving water to your outdoor space.

Purchase a Spillway Bowl & Basin Landscape Fountain Kit to have everything you need to create this water feature in your garden. Alternatively, you can buy the parts separately to create your very own unique design.

Patio Ponds

 Patio ponds are perfect for those that love ponds and don't have the space, or who are renting and can't make any permanent changes. These ponds are small and self-contained, making them ideal for patios, decks, and balconies. Add your favourite aquatic plants, maybe a few small fish, and you're good to go!

Aquascape Australia has a range of different patio pond kits available in our online store. Whether you're after a circular patio pond, a square patio pond, or a patio pond with a pump, there are plenty of options to choose from.

Fountain Spitters

Bring a little extra fun to existing ponds and garden water features with these water spitters. They're a great way to add a little more personality to your design. Our spitters come in all sorts of different styles, from frogs, cranes and other animals through to abstract designs.

Add a Deer Scarer Bamboo Fountain to your pond for a touch of tranquility and elegance, or be a little cheeky with the Naughty Dog Spitter. There's something for everyone with our diverse range.

Recreation Ponds

Love swimming? A recreation pond can be a fantastic solution for those after something a little more natural, that supports local wildlife and plants. These ponds are designed for swimming, and can be used all year round. They're usually larger than other types of ponds, making them perfect for those with the space to spare.

If you're interested in adding a recreation pond to your property, Aquascape Australia has kits to help simplify the process. We stock a Recreation Pond Kit - 7m x 5m - 25% Wetland and a Recreation Pond Kit - 7m x 5m - 15% Wetland. These have everything you need to get started, and include high-quality liner that's designed to withstand the elements and years of use. Alternatively, you may like to get in touch with a Certified Aquascape Contractor to custom design and build your recreation pond.

There are lots of different outdoor water features in Australia to choose from. With the wide range available at Aquascape Australia, it's easy to find the perfect one to suit your outdoor space.

Learn more about the different designs we stock by having a read of our outdoor water features page.

We offer delivery Australia wide, and our team is always available to answer any questions you might have about our products. Contact us today to learn more.

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