Adventure and Sport

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 whitewater rafting, canoeing or kayaking at Penrith Whitewater Stadium, an Olympic venue.

Thrillseekers have a range of action-packed activities to enjoy. Get your heart pumping on a jet boat ride zooming and fishtailing on Sydney Harbour or soar on flying foxes in the TreeTop Adventure Park. Experience indoor skydiving at iFLY Downunder in Penrith, or check out the trampoline park Sky Zone.

iFly Downunder, Penrith

You’ll find excellent sports and recreation facilities at Sydney Olympic Park, also in western Sydney, and at the Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre in Ultimo, near Darling Harbour. The Cook and Phillip Park Aquatic and Fitness Centre is in the city centre, between the Australian Museum and St Mary’s Cathedral.

In the historic Rocks is the King George V Recreation Centre. The Sydney Academy of Sport and Recreation is in Narrabeen, a suburb in the Northern Beaches area.

The city's green spaces are versatile playgrounds. Head to the enchanting 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.

Kayaking, Sydney Harbour

Take a flying trapeze lesson, test your aim on the archery range, play mini golf, enjoy the indoor water playground at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre, or hire a bike and explore Bicentennial Park.

For spectacular panoramic views of the city and beyond, climb the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge with BridgeClimb.

And 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 enjoy the Manly to Spit Bridge Walk or the Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk. The Great North Walk is an ambitious 250 km trek from Sydney to Newcastle, but you can divide it into shorter walks.

Don't miss these adventure activities in Sydney

  1. The Championships

    Tuesday 26 June 2018 to Tuesday 26 March 2019 , Moore Park

    The Grand Finals of Australian Racing. The Championships was inaugurated in 2014 as a Grand Finals concept to feature and showcase the very best of Australian racing as the jewel in the crown of Sydney’s Autumn Carnival.   This year will w…

    26 Jun - 26 Mar
  2. Family Fishing: Penrith

    Tuesday 26 June 2018 to Tuesday 12 February 2019 , Penrith

    Catch and Release family fishing with barbless hooks every Tuesday at the Regatta Centre. Get hooked on Family Fishing. Bring your friends or family, or simply join the fishing family at the Sydney International Regatta Centre for catch an…

    26 Jun - 12 Feb
  3. NSW Motor Race Championships

    Saturday 30 June 2018 to Sunday 18 November 2018 , Blacktown

    NSW Motor Race Championships is the best racing NSW has to offer. With packed grids and close racing, it is a great way to see, smell and get up close to motorsport. This round of the NSW Motor Race Championships features Sports Sedans, Pr…

    30 Jun - 18 Nov
  4. Ice Hockey Classic

    Saturday 30 June 2018 , Sydney Olympic Park

    Back by popular demand, the Ice Hockey Classic returns to Australia. Famous rivals Team USA and Team Canada will return to Australia this year for the Ice Hockey Classic. The teams from USA and Canada will once again feature a collection…

    30 Jun
  5. Open Day: Flow Athletic

    Saturday 30 June 2018 , Paddington

    One of Sydney’s leading fitness and yoga studios Flow Athletic is having an open day and you are invited to come along. Flow Athletic is hosting a free open day on June 30 encouraging you to experience the amazing studio space. Guests will…

    30 Jun
  6. Stadium Stomp SCG

    Sunday 01 July 2018 , Moore Park

    Stadium Stomp returns to the SCG and Allianz Stadium on Sunday July 1. The 2018 event will see the introduction of two new Stomp categories - Short Course and Junior Stomp, both offering a taste of Stadium Stomp over a condensed course. I…

    01 Jul
  7. Harness Racing at Menangle Park

    Sunday 01 July 2018 to Saturday 15 December 2018 , Campbelltown

    Enjoy a day at the trots, visit the outstanding track and facilities. The racing precinct has everything to accommodate every enthusiasts needs and offers a wide range of options for the general public right through to the corporate identi…

    01 Jul - 15 Dec
  8. Winter Tennis Holiday Camps

    Monday 02 July 2018 to Friday 20 July 2018 ,

    The Winter School Holidays are fast approaching and a great way for the kids to stay active and entertained to is book them into Holiday Tennis Camp! Fun tennis games, skills and drills and mini tournaments for prizes. What to bring: Hat…

    02 Jul - 20 Jul
  9. Under 21s National Hockey Championships

    Wednesday 04 July 2018 to Wednesday 11 July 2018 , Sydney Olympic Park

    The 2018 Under 21 Women’s and Men's Australian Championship will take place at the Sydney Olympic Park Hockey Centre in Sydney. The most talented young athletes from all over Australia will come together to compete in the most exhilarating…

    04 Jul - 11 Jul
  10. Rift Rivals League of Legends

    Thursday 05 July 2018 , City Centre

    Witness the epic International League of Legends Esports Tournament. Join them as the best League of Legends teams across Oceania, Japan and Southeast Asia compete Live on the final day at the iconic State Theatre in Sydney, Thursday 5 Jul…

    05 Jul
  11. Icetopia

    Saturday 07 July 2018 ,

    Come join Fairfield’s own winter wonderland Icetopia for ice skating, family entertainment, music, food van, lighting and decorations. Icetopia is the perfect destination for action-packed school holiday and affordable fun for the whole fam…

    07 Jul
  12. Multi-person Stand Up Paddleboarding Event

    Saturday 07 July 2018 , Manly

    Red Paddle Co and Manly Kayak Centre are unleashing Dragons into Australia, but not in the form you expect. The Dragon is a 22'0" long Stand Up Paddleboard designed for four people. Whilst primarily a race board it is made for fun and tea…

    07 Jul
  13. Winter Stakes Race Day

    Saturday 14 July 2018 , Parramatta

    The Australian Turf Club invites you to the track for a day of great racing at Rosehill Gardens. Racing brings friends, family and colleagues together for a thrilling experience. Witness the thundering hooves of magnificent thoroughbreds …

    14 Jul
  14. Royal Randwick Race Day July

    Saturday 21 July 2018 , Randwick

    The Australian Turf Club invites you to the track for a day of great racing! Join them at Royal Randwick to experience a day of thoroughbred racing along with award winning hospitality and so much more!…

    21 Jul