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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

Sydneys beaches are havens for those who like to combine exercise and fresh sea air. While some beaches, such as Bondi, Cronulla and Manly, are famous for their surf, others, including Chinaman's Beach, Clovelly and Redleaf, are known for their safe swimming conditions, outdoor pools or gentle breaks.

Coastal walks are popular, especially the Bondi to CoogeeClovelly to Cronulla and Harbour Bridge to Clovelly routes.

Keen lap swimmers will love Sydneys many outdoor pools, including the iconic North Sydney Olympic Pool that offers spectacular Sydney Harbour vistas between the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Luna Park.

Combine sightseeing with excercise on Sydney Harbour and go kayaking, canoeing or stand up paddleboarding. 

Enjoy cycling in Sydney with great bike-friendly tracks around the city. Manly is a great beachside location for riding with the kids. Discover secluded coves and beaches along 20 km of dedicated bike paths and off road trails.

  • Running in Sydney

    Running in Sydney

    With its temperate climate, meandering harbourside tracks, and great beaches and parklands, Sydney makes it easy to enjoy the great outdoors.

  • Cycling around Sydney

    Cycling around Sydney

    Cycling around Sydney is a great way to enjoy the natural beauty of the city - by the beach, along the harbour foreshore, with a tour group, or on your own.

  • Sydney's outdoor pools

    Sydney's outdoor pools

    Sydney's coastline features a series of ocean pools carved out of cliffs and rocky headlands offering a unique swimming experience surrounded by ocean and sky.

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Beach volleyball on South Steyne beach at Manly