Adventure and Sport

From kayaking on Sydney Harbour to surfing at Bondi Beach, Sydney is a great big adventure. Battle rapids on an Olympic whitewater rafting course. Kids as young as three can master gravity at iFly indoor skydiving. And sports fans will be thrilled with the action-packed sporting calendar.

Wonderful ways to enjoy one of the finest natural harbours in the world include sailing, kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding. You can hire sailboats or join a kayak or a SUP tour and marvel from the sparkling blue waters one of the world’s most recognisable landmarks, the Sydney Opera House.

Woman enjoying an indoor skydiving experience in Penrith

On walking trails around the harbour are splendid views, too. You can also explore Australia’s two oldest national parks – the Royal and Kur-ring-Gai Chase. How about camping? There are camp sites in both parks as well as Lane Cove National Park. Or hire a tent on Cockatoo Island in the harbour.

IThere are many more fun activities for all ages. Cycling is popular, with shared paths along the coast and in pretty parklands such as Centennial Park, near the Sydney Cricket Ground and the Royal Randwick Racecourse. Or explore the national parks on road cycling and mountain bike trails.

Men kayaking on Sydney Harbour near Cremorne Point

For horse lovers, saddle up for marvellous adventures, with horseriding in the Centennial Parklands in the heart of Sydney and at horseriding centres in the Hawkesbury and Campbelltown. There are lessons for beginners and guided trail rides, and the kids will love the school holiday pony camps.

Children as young as seven can learn to surf with Let’s Go Surfing at Bondi Beach. There are also surf schools in Cronulla, Maroubra and Manly – and a bodyboarding academy in Cronulla. Riding a board for the first time is an unforgettable experience and with a lesson or two you’ll be carving up waves.

For thrill seekers, fishtailing in a harbour jet boat will pump up your heart rate. For more adrenaline, Western Sydney is an adventure capital - whitewater rafting at Penrith Whitewater Stadium, blasting skyward with Jetpack Adventures and wakeboarding at Cables Wake Park, to name just three thrills.

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Events

  1. NRL Panthers Home Game

    Friday 26 April 2019 to Sunday 08 September 2019 , Penrith

    The Panthers are set to roar this week when they take on the opposition at Panthers Stadium Watch and cheer loud and proud as they maul all opposition sides which dare to enter their home ground. Check out the draw for opposition teams…

    26 Apr - 08 Sep
  2. Greyhound Racing Night

    Friday 26 April 2019 to Friday 06 March 2020 ,

    See the greyhounds run! Richmond Race Club conducts greyhound racing each Friday Night, and Wednesday evening. The Club has a restaurant, kiosk, coffee shop and bar and function facilities for the enjoyment of on-course patrons. The…

    26 Apr - 06 Mar
  3. Campbelltown ParkRun

    Saturday 27 April 2019 to Saturday 27 July 2019 , Campbelltown

    Campbelltown parkrun - Weekly Free five kilometres Timed Run. It's free! But please register before your first run. Only ever register with parkrun once. Don't forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode (request a reminder). If you…

    27 Apr - 27 Jul
  4. Metropolitan Race Days at Menangle Park

    Saturday 27 April 2019 to Saturday 29 June 2019 , 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…

    27 Apr - 29 Jun
  5. Sydney Derby XVII

    Saturday 27 April 2019 , Moore Park

    2019 Toyota AFL Premiership Season - Round 6. What a blockbuster for the return of Saturday night Footy in season 2019 with Sydney Derby XVII at the SCG on Saturday, April 27. Get your tickets early to secure your seat for this cross…

    27 Apr
  6. Track Attack Open Track Day

    Sunday 28 April 2019 to Sunday 23 June 2019 ,

    The Motorsport Park at Luddenham Raceway features a purposely built circuit that is a thrilling and technical track with challenging elevation changes and plenty of technical corners to push you and your vehicle to the limits, develop your…

    28 Apr - 23 Jun
  7. MS Walk and Fun Run

    Event dates to be confirmed: April 2019 , Pyrmont

    The MS Walk and Fun Run is an enjoyable, healthy way to join family, friends and thousands of other enthusiastic supporters in a fun day out. By taking part in this fantastic event you will be supporting people living with multiple…

  8. Giants Netball v NSW Swifts

    Sunday 28 April 2019 , Sydney Olympic Park

    Suncorp Super Netball in NSW for 2019 will kick off with a massive Derby Clash between local rivals, Giants Netball and the NSW Swifts. Expect 60 minutes of intense competition as the Giants and Swifts go head-to-head for the first win of…

    28 Apr
  9. SBR Swim.Bike.Run

    Sunday 28 April 2019 , Penrith

    This amazing new concept is Not the traditional swim, bike, run. Taking place at Penrith Lakes Regatta Centre with a three-round format. The event is structured to test both the speed and endurance of every level of athlete offering…

    28 Apr
  10. Family Fishing - Penrith

    Tuesday 30 April 2019 to Tuesday 31 March 2020 , Penrith

    Catch and Release family fishing with barb-less 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…

    30 Apr - 31 Mar
  11. Provincial Race Days at Menangle Park

    Tuesday 30 April 2019 to Tuesday 25 June 2019 , 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…

    30 Apr - 25 Jun
  12. Twilight Greyhound Racing

    Wednesday 01 May 2019 to Wednesday 04 March 2020 ,

    See the greyhounds run! Richmond Race Club conducts greyhound racing each Wednesday evening and Friday Night. The Club has a restaurant, kiosk, coffee shop and bar and function facilities for the enjoyment of on-course patrons. The…

    01 May - 04 Mar
  13. Harness Racing Night

    Thursday 02 May 2019 to Thursday 12 March 2020 , Penrith

    Racing every Thursday The Paceway's regular racing nights brings the excitement of Harness Racing to the west - every Thursday night. Penrith Paceway Bistro offers a mix of good food, service and atmosphere. It is directly in front of…

    02 May - 12 Mar
  14. NSW Masters Rowing Championships

    Saturday 04 May 2019 to Sunday 05 May 2019 , Penrith

    The NSW Masters sees competitors aged from 27 to those in their mid to late eighties race over 1000 metres at the home of rowing for the 2000 Olympic Games. Racing is conducted across eights, coxless fours, quad sculls as well as double…

    04 May - 05 May
  15. Convict 100

    Saturday 04 May 2019 ,

    Back for its 15th year the Convict 100 is one of Australia's most challenging MTB marathon races following the historic Convict Trail through the Dharug and Yengo National Parks. The course features a mix of fast fire trail, technical rock…

    04 May
  16. Sydney 10

    Saturday 04 May 2019 , Sydney Olympic Park

    The Sydney 10 is a 10 kilometre, 5 kilometre and 2 kilometre recreational running event held on a flat course around the iconic Sydney Olympic Park. The course this year as fast and as flat as ever – perfect to achieve that Personal Best…

    04 May
  17. Sutherland Shire Relay for Life

    Event dates to be confirmed: May 2019 , Cronulla

    Sutherland Shire Relay For Life is an emotionally charged, 24 hour team fundraising event for all ages, with teams of 10 to 15 people challenging themselves to keep their baton moving in a relay style walk or run around the beautiful Don…

  18. Convict 100 MTB Race

    Saturday 04 May 2019 , Hawkesbury

    Back for its 15th year the Convict 100 is one of Australia's most challenging MTB marathon races following the historic Convict Trail through the Dharug and Yengo National Parks. The course features a mix of fast fire trail, technical rock…

    04 May
  19. NSW Swifts v Adelaide Thunderbirds

    Sunday 05 May 2019 , Sydney Olympic Park

    Having done the double over the Adelaide Thunderbirds in 2017 and 2018, the NSW Swifts will be bracing themselves for a fired-up South Australian side in their first Suncorp Super Netball home game of the year. Two of the oldest and most…

    05 May
  20. Wings for Life World Run

    Sunday 05 May 2019 , City Centre

    The Wings for Life World Run is a global race with a difference. There is no finish line; instead, runners and wheelchair competitors from beginners to athletes race to keep ahead of a Catcher Car. Everyone around the world starts at the…

    05 May
  21. NSW Swifts vs Adelaide Thunderbirds

    Sunday 05 May 2019 , Sydney Olympic Park

    The NSW Swifts will be bracing themselves for a fired-up South Australian side in their first Suncorp Super Netball home game of the year. Two of the oldest and most successful teams in Australian netball, this is a clash that promises to…

    05 May