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

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  1. Family Fishing: Penrith

    Tuesday 29 May 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…

    29 May - 12 Feb
  2. Luxury NSW Helicopter Golf Tours

    Tuesday 29 May 2018 to Tuesday 19 June 2018 , City Centre

    Tours from one day to 10 days available. Each tour is tailored individually to suit personal tastes, desired destinations, length of stay and budgets. Give them your “must play” golf courses and destinations, or let them put together one o…

    29 May - 19 Jun
  3. The Championships

    Tuesday 29 May 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…

    29 May - 26 Mar
  4. Family Fishing: Penrith

    Tuesday 29 May 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…

    29 May - 12 Feb
  5. Rosehill Gardens Race Day

    Saturday 02 June 2018 to Saturday 22 September 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 …

    02 Jun - 22 Sep
  6. Manly Scenic Fun Run

    Sunday 03 June 2018 , Manly

    The Manly Scenic Fun Run and Walk is organised by Manly Rotary Club. It’s a charity fund-raiser for fun lovers and serious runners alike. Come along and help raise funds for local charities. All of the money collected will go to local char…

    03 Jun
  7. State of Origin at Southport Yacht Club

    Wednesday 06 June 2018 to Wednesday 11 July 2018 ,

    Southport Yacht Club invites you to join in the State of Origin action live on their big screens! They will be serving complimentary hot dogs at half time, as well as complimentary beverages until first point is scored. Come down to the C…

    06 Jun - 11 Jul
  8. PBR Global Cup

    Friday 08 June 2018 to Saturday 09 June 2018 , Sydney Olympic Park

    It is the ultimate battle of national pride as five teams representing USA, Brazil, Canada, Mexico and Australia go head to head in the ultimate expression of national pride on an international stage. The PBR Global Cup will establish a new…

    08 Jun - 09 Jun
  9. True Grit - Australian 24 Hour Enduro

    Saturday 09 June 2018 to Sunday 10 June 2018 , Sydney North

    For those who have smashed the 10 to 12 kilometre courses, True Grit wanted an even bigger challenge and have taken it to the next level. True Grit has teamed up with the Obstacle Course Racing Association of Australia (OCRA) to bring you…

    09 Jun - 10 Jun
  10. Royal Randwick Race Day June

    Saturday 09 June 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!…

    09 Jun
  11. Australian Muscle Car Masters

    Saturday 09 June 2018 to Sunday 10 June 2018 , Blacktown

    The Australian Muscle Car Masters is an annual celebration of Australian motorsport history, heritage and passion. First held in 2005, it has become a permanent part of Sydney Motorsport Park’s calendar. Six amazing racing categories are n…

    09 Jun - 10 Jun
  12. Royal Randwick Race Day

    Saturday 09 June 2018 to Saturday 21 July 2018 , Randwick

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

    09 Jun - 21 Jul
  13. 24 Hour Enduro OCR World Championships

    Saturday 09 June 2018 to Sunday 10 June 2018 , Sydney North

    The world's first 24 Hour Enduro Obstacle Course Racing World Championships is coming to Sydney! The 10 kilometre course encompasses over 30 military inspired obstacles designed to challenge your mental and physical limits. Participants …

    09 Jun - 10 Jun
  14. Mini-Mos Community Fun Run and Fair

    Sunday 17 June 2018 , Mosman

    Come along to Australia's longest running, consecutively held community fun run on Sydney's North Shore in Mosman. This fundraising event features two, five and ten kilometre road races and a fair after the races. It's a great day out for …

    17 Jun
  15. 2018 Holden Women's State of Origin

    Friday 22 June 2018 , North Sydney Chatswood

    Nowhere will the spirit of Origin manifest more than on the hallowed turf of the iconic North Sydney Oval as you witness the Holden Women’s State of Origin kick-off a new era in elite women’s sport. On Friday 22 June, the spectacular tries…

    22 Jun
  16. 2018 Pacific Test

    Saturday 23 June 2018 , Campbelltown

    Campbelltown Sports Stadium is set rumble when it plays host to Pacific powerhouses Tonga, Samoa, Fiji and Papua New Guinea. Make sure you don’t miss out on what is always the most vibrant, passionate and exciting representative double he…

    23 Jun
  17. Qantas Wallabies v Ireland

    Saturday 23 June 2018 , Moore Park

    The Qantas Wallabies will host Ireland in the first three-Test series ever played between the two nations in June 2018. The Wallabies have an imposing record over the Irish at home, having not lost to them on Aussie soil since 1979. Sydney …

    23 Jun