Together with his wife Flo and other local water skiing champions, waterskiing grew
in popularity both as a sport and leisure activity for families. Bert and Flo Foster built
the famous Cypress Gardens Motel/Boatel in the late 1950s that further enhanced
Yarrawonga-Mulwala as the place to be for water sports.
Cypress Gardens quickly became a mecca for water skiers who wanted to stay overlooking the water with their boats moored nearby in the harbour.
Today this is the site of Capri Waters.