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. Golf Month

    Tuesday 23 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…

    23 Oct - 31 Oct
  2. The Championships

    Tuesday 23 October 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…

    23 Oct - 26 Mar
  3. Invictus Games Sydney

    Tuesday 23 October 2018 to Saturday 27 October 2018 , Sydney Olympic Park

    Founded by Prince Harry in 2014, the Invictus Games is an international sports event for wounded, injured and ill former and serving defence personnel. The Games use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and gener…

    23 Oct - 27 Oct
  4. Family Fishing: Penrith

    Tuesday 23 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…

    23 Oct - 12 Feb
  5. Golf for Seniors

    Thursday 25 October 2018 to Thursday 15 November 2018 , Camden

    Their golf for seniors course is a six-week course for the over 55s, which provides opportunities to learn new skills, make friends, stay healthy, and have fun! Choose from depending on your current golfing abilities. Beginners Classes run…

    25 Oct - 15 Nov
  6. Schweppes Night Race Meeting

    Friday 26 October 2018 , Sydney West

    Experience the thrill of racing on one of Australia’s premier racetracks. Canterbury Park is the undisputed home of Sydney Night racing - no other venue takes you closer to the stars and the action. Beyond the track, Summer Nights at Cante…

    26 Oct
  7. Cox Plate Day

    Saturday 27 October 2018 , Randwick

    Celebrate the love of the punt and witness all the live action from Melbourne, including the Group One W.S. Cox Plate from Royal Randwick. Enjoy Royal Randwick at its finest amid award-winning hospitality, themed bars, food stalls and live…

    27 Oct
  8. Nepean Triathlon

    Saturday 27 October 2018 to Sunday 28 October 2018 ,

    The Nepean Triathlon is Australia's oldest Triathlon and is held at the International Regatta Centre in Penrith, NSW. Penrith is a major city located in the Sydney basin approximately 50 kilometres west of the Sydney CBD. The event runs c…

    27 Oct - 28 Oct
  9. Harness Racing at Menangle Park

    Sunday 28 October 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…

    28 Oct - 15 Dec
  10. SA Open

    Friday 02 November 2018 to Sunday 04 November 2018 ,

    Come see some of the best target shooting athletes in the country compete at the SA Open. Target shooting is a unique and highly skilled sport that requires a balance of patience and determination. Shooting Australia will host the 2018 SA O…

    02 Nov - 04 Nov
  11. Derby Day Race Day

    Saturday 03 November 2018 , Parramatta

    The Australian Turf Club invites you to the track for Derby Day Race Day as part of the Sydney Spring Carnival. Join them at Rosehill Gardens to experience a day of thoroughbred racing along with award winning hospitality, live entertainm…

    03 Nov
  12. Western Sydney Sevens 'Diggers Cup'

    Saturday 03 November 2018 to Sunday 04 November 2018 ,

    The Western Sydney Sevens is Australia’s newest premier invitational Rugby Sevens event in Sydney outside the World Series , which is an exciting sporting spectacle for Western Sydney and New South Wales. The short, fast, aggressive game is…

    03 Nov - 04 Nov
  13. Melbourne Cup Lunch Cruise with Vagabond Cruises

    Tuesday 06 November 2018 , Darling Harbour

    A lunch cruise on Sydney Harbour is a great way to celebrate the race that stops the nation. Join in on the fun with the race aired live on board whilst enjoying a delicious Seafood and Carvery buffet lunch followed by a selection of tempt…

    06 Nov
  14. The Agency Melbourne Cup Race Day Meeting

    Tuesday 06 November 2018 , Randwick

    Celebrate the 'race that stops a nation' at Royal Randwick with a day of live racing action. One of the biggest days in the spring calendar, the day features a vibrant social scene with award winning hospitality for you, your colleagues an…

    06 Nov
  15. Melbourne Cup Grazing Day

    Tuesday 06 November 2018 , Camden

    This year, Country Club Gledswood Hills is offering a cocktail style Grazing Day to celebrate Melbourne Cup. Enjoy a huge selection of grazing tables full of your favourite nibbles, finger food and canapes. Stand up and watch the race on …

    06 Nov
  16. Melbourne Cup at Coogee Bay Hotel

    Tuesday 06 November 2018 , Coogee

    Be a part of the good times and join the Coogee Bay Hotel for the ‘race that stops a nation’. Watch all the excitement live on their mega screen in the Garden or on any of their many televisions venue wide. Celebrate the day in style with …

    06 Nov