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. The Championships

    Thursday 27 September 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…

    27 Sep - 26 Mar
  2. Everest Carnival

    Saturday 29 September 2018 to Saturday 13 October 2018 , Randwick

    Everest Carnival is Sydney’s six week racing carnival during the months of September and October, hosted at the Australian Turf Club’s prestigious flagship racecourses, Royal Randwick and Rosehill Gardens. Anticipation is building with man…

    29 Sep - 13 Oct
  3. TAB Epsom Day

    Saturday 29 September 2018 , Randwick

    TAB Epsom Day is Everest Carnival’s biggest day of Group One racing with three Group One races. The day boasts over AUD3.4 million in prize money, headlined by the AUD1million Group One TAB Epsom. Falling on one of the biggest sporting wee…

    29 Sep
  4. Broken Marathon Sydney

    Saturday 29 September 2018 ,

    Marathon for the masses! The inaugural Broken Marathon is taking place in the world class facilities of Sydney International Regatta Centre in September 2018. In the world’s newest long distance running experience, you accrue 42.2 kilometr…

    29 Sep
  5. Harness Racing at Menangle Park

    Saturday 29 September 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…

    29 Sep - 15 Dec
  6. Golf Month

    Monday 01 October 2018 to Wednesday 31 October 2018 ,

    October is Golf Month and, to celebrate, golf clubs and facilities around the country are opening their doors and playing host to hundreds of exciting and interactive activities.   Whether you’re new to golf, dusting off an old set of clu…

    01 Oct - 31 Oct
  7. Walktober in Sydney

    Event dates to be confirmed: October 2018 , City Centre

    October's warm spring days are perfect for enjoying Sydney on foot. Enjoy the dozens of accessible city trails, stunning coastal walks and beautiful parks, gardens and squares nearby. For more information about all the Walktober activ…

    01 Oct - 31 Oct
  8. Family Fishing: Penrith

    Tuesday 02 October 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…

    02 Oct - 12 Feb
  9. SCA Under Armour BMX Camp Sydney Olympic Park

    Tuesday 02 October 2018 to Wednesday 03 October 2018 , Sydney Olympic Park

    The SCA Under Armour BMX Camp at Sydney BMX Park is the ultimate extreme sports camp experience! With a perfect mix of skill work and fun on the track, every camper will gain confidence, make new friends and have Serious. Fun.…

    02 Oct - 03 Oct
  10. Ramsay Health Care Triathlon Pink - Sydney

    Saturday 06 October 2018 to Sunday 02 December 2018 , Sydney Olympic Park

    Ramsay Health Care Triathlon Pink Series consists of six fun triathlon events in various locations throughout Australia. Their triathlons are for all women and boys and girls aged seven to thirteen. The whole family can get involved in the…

    06 Oct - 02 Dec
  11. Red Classic

    Sunday 07 October 2018 , Inner Sydney

    Join hundreds of women, men, teenagers, children and families to have fun and get fit while raising money for a good cause - 4.5km and 7km route - Activities hosted after the classic - Race starts at 9am - Adult, child, concession …

    07 Oct
  12. The Color Run Sydney

    Sunday 07 October 2018 , Moore Park

    The Color Run is back! Enter a world where anything is possible, where unicorns are real and where clouds of fairy-floss foam make everything better! Make your way through a magical course, where you can dance through bursts of beautiful co…

    07 Oct
  13. The Color Run Hero Tour

    Sunday 07 October 2018 , Sydney Olympic Park

    The happiest five kilometre run on the planet zooms in with a brand new hero-themed tour. This year’s course features double the colour domination with super-sized Color Zones, a mighty Finish Festival and limited edition participant pack i…

    07 Oct
  14. Dogpro Supreme Australian Sheepdog Championships

    Monday 08 October 2018 to Sunday 14 October 2018 , Hawkesbury

    The Supreme Australian Championship has been held annually since 1990 and rotates between the six states. This year the Supreme will be held in October at Hawkesbury Showground in Clarendon. Each year Australia and New Zealand compete agai…

    08 Oct - 14 Oct