In days gone by Norfolk Wherries used to ply their trade on the waters around Coltishall, nowadays it is more likely that you will see a pleasure craft, plying these waters. The River Bure connects the Broads waterway system with over two hundred miles of waterways.
Motor launches are available for hire by the hour from the nearby towns of Hoveton and Wroxham or you can cruise the waters with the Mississippi River Boat which can be found at nearby Horning. There is a lovely riverside walk on the narrower section of the River Bure all the way up to Buxton and Lamas.
The village has a small range of shops
and a number of pubs/inns for refreshments and
restaurants for meals. The medieval city of Norwich is under eight miles
away, with its cathedral, castle, famous open air
market, modern shopping facilities, theatres and