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Outdoor fitness in Sydney


Blessed with a beautiful, temperate climate, Sydney makes exercising outdoors a pleasure no matter what the season. The city has a wide variety of alfresco fitness options, from swimming pools and fitness parks to outdoor yoga classes, walking tracks and bike tours.

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Outdoor fitness around Sydney

Keen lap swimmers will love Sydney’s many heated pools, including Andrew Boy Charlton Pool at the Domain, and the Manly Boy Charlton Swim Centre.

Sydney Olympic Park is home to one of the city’s most extensive bike paths, and it’s easy to hire bicycles for the day. Centennial Park in the city is a favourite with cyclists of all ages and levels of fitness. Here, you’ll also find the Centennial Park Equestrian Centre, where you can enjoy horseriding.

Sydney’s parks are perfect for outdoor yoga as well as scenic places for joggers and runners. Many also offer early-morning or after-work fitness boot camps to help get you in shape – try Pyrmont Point Park. If walking is more your pace, get a sturdy pair of shoes because your options for walks in Sydney are endless.

Away from the city centre, Sydney’s beaches are havens for those who like to combine exercise and fresh sea air. Coastal walks are popular, especially the Bondi to CoogeeClovelly to Cronulla and Harbour Bridge to Clovelly routes.

Sydney harbour foreshore. Kirribilli
Sydney adventure sports

Adventure seekers will love Sydney’s selection of action-packed activities. Get your heart pumping on a Harbour Jet or a flying fox through the treetops. Go kayaking, hiking and mountain biking, or enjoy the unique experience of a Segway tour around the city. Laser skirmish and karting are both good fun for the kids.


Bikeriding, outdoor fitness, exercise, Sydney
Cycling in Sydney

Cycling is also popular in Sydney; there are some great bike-friendly tracks around the city and harbour. A bike, water and a helmet (required by law) are all you need. A number of bike tour operators show you all the top sights, while others let you hire a bike and pedal at your own pace.


Ocean pool at Bronte Beach.
Sydney pools

In addition to Sydney’s great ocean beaches, ocean pools and outdoor pools, the city offers some fantastic indoor pools for year-round swimming. Some of Sydney’s best include the Cook and Phillip Aquatic and Fitness Centre and Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre.