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Adventure and sport

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Sydney’s best recreation centres

Sydney has a wealth of options for staying active and keeping fit. Check out the state-of-the-art sport and recreation facilities at Sydney Olympic ParkKing George V Recreation Centre, the Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre and the Sydney Academy of Sport and Recreation.

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Adventure and sport in Sydney

Golf in Sydney

The waters of Sydney offer a wealth of activities for all ages and skill levels. Learn to surf, explore Sydney's waterways sailingkayaking and paddleboarding, or take a leisurely dip in Sydney's beaches and outdoor pools. You can enjoy white-water rafting, canoeing or kayaking at Penrith Whitewater Stadium.

Adrenaline junkies have a range of action-packed activities to check out. Get your heart pumping on a jet boat ride through Sydney Harbour or go flying through the through the treetops at TreeTop Adventure Park. Experience indoor skydiving at iFly Downunder in Penrith, or check out the trampoline park Sky Zone

The citys green spaces make versatile playgrounds. Head to the leafy Centennial Parklands where you can hire a bike, go horse riding, roller blading or enjoy a round of golf. Sydney Olympic Park also offers a wide range of sporting activities: take a flying trapeze lesson, play mini golf, enjoy the indoor water playground at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre, or hire a bike and explore Bicentennial Park

Get to know the city on foot via a number of easily accessible walks, trails and tracks through the Sydney Harbour National Park. Pack water, sunscreen and a camera and check out the Manly to Spit Bridge Walk or the Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk. The annual Cancer Council NSW Seven Bridges Walk in October takes in some of the citys most striking spaces for an excellent charitable cause. Looking for something more challenging? The Great North Walk is an ambitious 250 km trek from Sydney to Newcastle, but you can divide it into shorter walks.

Sports in Sydney

Netball World Cup

For keen sporting spectators, there's a busy calendar of Sydney sporting events to consider. Take your pick of footballhorseracingmotorsportsbadminton and more.

Be there when English Premier League icons Tottenham Hotspur take on local football team Sydney FC, and see the world's best netball teams compete for the ultimate prize at the 2015 Netball World Cup.

  • Stunning walks

    From urban coastal walks to treks in national parks, Sydney is a city made for walks and hikes in the great outdoors. Pack your walking shoes and follow the tracks and trails in iconic beachside suburbs and national parks.
  • Get on the water

    Sydney is a city surrounded by magnificent waterways offering plenty of fun and activities. Get out in the ocean to try surfing and stand-up paddle boarding, or hire an aqua bike, kayak or canoe to explore rivers.
  • For thrillseekers

    Want the best views of Sydney? It doesn't get much better than climbing atop the Sydney Harbour Bridge. For more views and thrills, join an adventure harbour cruise, or step on board a seaplane.

Vivid Sydney 2015

Vivid Sydney is set to shine even more brightly in 2015 when the country’s best festival delivers its biggest program yet.

For 18 nights, from 22 May – 8 June, Vivid Sydney will once again transform the city and harbour.

Be dazzled by bright shimmering lights, be amazed by spectacular music performances , and be inspired by new leading ideas.

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