Adventure and sport
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 Park, King George V Recreation Centre, the Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre and the Sydney Academy of Sport and Recreation.
Adventure and sport in Sydney
The waters of Sydney offer a wealth of activities for all ages and skill levels. Learn to surf, explore Sydney's waterways sailing, kayaking 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.
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.
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.