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Australia Sports & Outdoors

  • Water Sports

    Sydney Sports & Outdoors

    Boating/Sailing is another great way to enjoy the magnificient weather that Sydney offers most of the year. Why not rent one while you are in Sydney? There are many great options for renting, check out the link below for more information. We were limited in time and we didn't get a chance to get out there and spend the day sailing, but every...

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  • Rock Climbing

    Brisbane Sports & Outdoors

    Rock climing and abseiling on the sheer face of the Kangaroo Point cliffs is a very popular weekend activity in Brisbane - and there are plenty of courses for beginners available. There are a few places along the cliffs where we regularly see groups of learners and more experience climbers training. Just depends on whether you prefer to start at...

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  • Cricket

    Adelaide Sports & Outdoors

    The Adelaide Oval is home to Cricket matches in the Summer. It is home to the cricket teams, the South Australian Redbacks and the Adelaide Strikers, and the South Australian Cricket Association (SACA) since 1871 Test and One Day International cricket matches, and every 4 years, one of the 5 Ashes test matches against England is held here....

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  • Hiking, walking

    Canberra Sports & Outdoors

    There are so many hills that are around canberra where you could hike.Hiking is a good way of enjoying the abundant natural beauty around here.The kangaroos running wild with their joeys would add fun to your hiking experience.

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  • Olympic Park / Olympics

    Sydney Sports & Outdoors

    Australians are a sports loving people. There are a number of world class venues where you can watch a wide array of sports. You can visit Olympic Park which was the site of the 2000 Olympics. Here you can watch some Rugby League, or Aussie Rules or even some tennis. Check out the various team websites for schedules.

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  • Tour Down Under

    Adelaide Sports & Outdoors

    If you like Bike racing, or the Tour de France, then you must come to Adelaide to see the "Tour Down Under." It is held every year in January over 1week, and is the biggest cycling race in the southern hemisphere. The TOUR DOWN UNDER is the first stop on the world cycling calendar. The race typically starts and concludes with exciting Adelaide...

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  • Sporting Activities

    Sydney Sports & Outdoors

    The Gong ride goes from Sydney Park at St. Peters, an inner suburb, all the way to the southern city of Wollongong. Total distance is around 90 kms and each year 10,000 people join in for the event. I say that number confidently because the number is limited. The event is so popular that it's not advertised and they always have more enquiries than...

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  • Clipsal 500

    Adelaide Sports & Outdoors

    Clipsal 500 is one of the best supercar events ever!!!! Its the V8 supercars and its an awesome street circuit. Adelaide becomes alive when the V8s come to town.Its a fantastic time to visit. next years race is held from 23-26th March and there are tickets ranging from general admission ($125.00) for a 4 day pass...to the best gold seats in the...

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  • Hiking / Walking

    Sydney Sports & Outdoors

    There's a paved walkway from Bondi to Coogee which follows the coastline and offers great ocean views. The walk starts at the South end of Bondi and takes you through the suburbs of Tamarama, Bronte and Clovelly Bay. It takes about 2,5 hrs if you walking slowly. Walking shoes

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  • Cricket

    Sydney Sports & Outdoors

    The highlight of our last trip to Sydney was watching Australia beat India at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Our friend Jackie secured tickets for Liz, Gavin and myself. Cricket started around 2pm and went until 9:30pm. It was an incredibly fun time especially when the fans of India began to realize their team was finished and started to leave the...

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  • Surfing

    Sydney Sports & Outdoors

    With all the beaches and fantastic coat; no wonder surfie is a popular activity in Sydney. The surf can really pound in some areas and the surfers navigate with skill that it amazing. Surf boards are available for rent at most beaches along with surf lessons. Surf Board and some tasty waves....

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  • Football - All codes

    Sydney Sports & Outdoors

    The socceroos play at least 1 game of Football in Sydney every year. It is either held at Anz Stadium (In olympic park) or the SFS in Moore Park Tickets rage from back rom seats for about $28 to green & gold arm seats for $125 behind the net Or you can be a brave person & sit in the visiting countries suporters section for only $50 Its a good...

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  • Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

    Sydney Sports & Outdoors

    We happened to be in Sydney during the Harbour to Hobart race...and we went on top of the peak across from the harbour to watch all the sailboats. It was a really fun thing to do...as the city really gets right into it...and the boats were massive....

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  • AFL (Football)

    Sydney Sports & Outdoors

    Doug was great enough to get us into the Sydney/St Kilde match. St Kilda was undefeated coming in. And basically got crushed by the Swans. Much fun was had by all. This was my first experience with Aussie rules footy and I was quite happy to have the chance to go see a match. Little did I know then, I would see the Swans play and win again in...

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  • Archery On the Road

    Having been born under the Star Sign Sagittarius (the archer), pedroswift has been unable to overcome a predilection towards the noble art/pastime/sport of Archery. "de tir à l'arc" in French...from tirez "to pull" - pull the curve. It congers up the beauty and the utility of the instrument - the bow.As a result of this interest, it is only natural...

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  • White Water Rafting in Rainforest

    Thinking about my rafting trip after answering a forum question, decided to send out this tip for those thinking about diving on the Barrier Reef in Cairns Australia.Yes I did the reef and had an incredible trip.But as a white water rafter in the U.S.A. (and Costa Rica), I was thrilled to find that there was an excellent river to raft in a tropical...

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  • Raiders of the Lost Arch - made it!

    We made good progress but then the sandstone wall ended and, despite looking, we hadn’t sited the arch. The next obstacle was a crossing over Gap Creek but we decided to go on top of the rock face and have a look but, as Ken got to the top it looked like we’d drawn a blank so I said I’d head off across the creek and, if I couldn’t see it, we’d head...

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  • Raiders of the Lost Arch

    I can’t even remember who the man was, can’t remember where I met him, only remembered that he knew where the arch was; the arch I’d read about in some obscure document in a research library. He’d told me how to get there, gave me some little known details and had related how it was hard to find even if you knew where you were going.It was like an...

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  • Bungee Jumping (AJ Hacket in Cairns)

    There is no better trill then those that come from the sky. AJ Hacket, the original bungee jump creators, has a site in Cairns. I didn't bungee jump though. Instead, I took a plunge on the giant Minjin Swing, which is a giant swing in the jungle. I have ridden this type before, but boy was it fun. Anne, a fellow traveler who joined me on the ride,...

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  • Salty’s Dive shop and the Venus II

    Salty’s is a PADI certified dive shop that caters to both English and Japanese speakers. Venus II is the vessel that took us to the Southern Great Barrier Reef on a trip of a lifetime. It went on for 3 magical nights and 3 wonderful days. Circus Kris was the British instructor in charge of the diving on the boat. Throughout the next few days, the...

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  • Sea Esta - Great Barrier Reef and...

    I boarded the "Sea Esta", a live-aboard dive boat operated by Pro-Dive in Townsville. The crew were Kim (skipper from Australia), Nathan (young Kiwi instructor with a thick accent), Charlie (Britt instructor), and Glen (Aussie cook). I spent some time with the fun crew and friendly internationally diverse passengers. We all had a pleasant time this...

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  • Aussie Rules Footy

    Aussie Rules Football is a mixture of soccer, gaelic football and rugby and was originally created to keep cricketers fit during the winter months. During the lat 1850’s the first game was played in Melbourne and has changed and grown over the years into a huge national sport. The season usually lasts 18 weeks depending on the number of teams...

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  • Formula One Grand Prix

    Annually in March, The Australian Formula One Grand Prix is held around Albert Park in Melbourne and draws hundreds of thousands of people to what is the most prestigious racing category in the world. There are also other displays such as stunt bikes, jet-plane fly-overs and aerial displays.

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  • Visitors at Green 9

    These vistors at the 9th green made playing golf a little more difficult!!!The owner of the golf course pointed out to us, that at the 9th green there were always many kanguroos and that some golfers were rather trying to hit them instead of putting the ball in the hole...!

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  • Australians on the whole are pretty...

    While enjoying my once a month breakfast at the beach two sundays ago, I was reminded of how sports conscious Australians are. It is not unusual where I live to see the triathalon taking place on any weekend really. They (the athletes) can be seen jogging, bicycling or swimming pretty seriously and despite weather conditions, that would send me...

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  • Daytrips

    Travelling around Australia you will find hundreds of daytrips and activities in every place you go. In most backpackers & hostels there are many many leaflets offering you 1-2-3 days trips to visit nearby interesting places. You can make the reservations there at reception desk and they pick you up at the hostel gate. Most include lunch.

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  • Round the Rock (Uluru)

    If you visit Uluru (Ayers Rock), instead of climbing the rock (sacred, so it's a bit of an offence to aboriginals), go walking all around. There is a tracl around the rock (more than 10 kms I think) and it's a nice walk, as you can see closer details of the many holes, caves and wrinkles that Uluru has got. It took me about 2.3 hours to get around....

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  • Climbing bridges

    Aussies have rather weird but funny sport: climbing bridges. The most famous is the Sydney Bay Bridge climbing, but there are climbing experiences in Brisbane and other places. You only have to be in reasonable fit and don't suffer "vertigo". I didn't do it myself, as it was a bit out of my budget (over 100 AUS $) but seemed thrilling and...

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  • Snorkeling (or diving)

    If the underwater world is your passion, or even if it's not, the Great Barrier Reef is a must for you. Ihave been to a few snorkeling places around the world, but this is by far the best of the best.Just by snorkeling and floating still you can see thousands of fishes and multi-coloured corals down there, is just amazing.The best way to do it is...

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  • Climbing The Sentinel

    I returned in 2009 to Tasmania and one of the things I wanted to do was climb the Sentinel. At 963 metres it's no Everest but then again I'm no letter day Edmund Hilary and I was 62 years old.You have to cross Wedge River first but that's fairly easy as there's a few logs and it's not that deep anyway.Immediately you come across a bog for about 50...

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  • Be a water baby

    My advice is for water activities. Many of us like to "leave only footprints, take only photographs". These are a few tips for being an innocent in your waterbased activities - of which there are plenty in Oz.* Water babies wear organic sunblock and remove chemicals from skin before entering water. Most marine life, from anemones to dolphins, has...

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  • Fishing is a very popular pastime in Oz

    This man started before I woke up because he had about 6 lines into the harbour going. He just moved backwards and forwards checking for nibbles. I don't know whether the other person in the photo was an official but they seemed to be engaged in quite a serious conversation.....the fisherman didn't stop so it must have been ok. All fishing...

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  • Hockey is a pretty popular sport here

    I was watching my two sons play in the grand final of the local competition last weekend and it took me back to when they first started to play. Wow, they were primary school students and from the word go showed an aptitude for sport of any kind but were really attracted to hockey. Broken bones, cracked teeth and numerous stitches later and still...

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  • Aussie Rules

    If there was only one thing you could experience of the Australian culture I would suggest you to attend a game of Aussie Rules Football. Best place to see this spectacle is definitely The Melbourne Cricket Ground. When I was in Melbourne they were renovating the MCG, so there was a good view of the city too. Even if you don't like football a game...

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  • Sea kayaking

    The best place to go sea kayaking would be in Broome. The water here is crystal clear, you have the chance to see sea turtles and you are constantly looking at the stunning ocre colours of the cliffs on Gantheaume Point. So if you're done beach bumming on Cable Beach book a kayak trip for some action. Just bring a towel, bathing suit and a camera....

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  • Horse Races

    Australians love to gamble and the races in Broome is one place where there is a possibility. During the right season there are horse races here every Saturday. Bet on your favourite horse and you might win some. People really dress up in all sort of creations. Here I captured some locals and some of the organisation.

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  • Scuba diving

    All over Australia you have the possibility to go scuba diving. The Great Barrier Reef on the East Coast is probably the most popular place to go (and learn how) scuba diving. All over the east coast you have the possibility to do so. On the West Coast you've got the Ningaloo Reef, with a lot of rare species of hard coral. Best places for diving...

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  • Snorkeling

    The best place for snorkeling is either the Great Barrier reef or the Whitsunday Islands. From Airlie Beach go daytrips with "Fantasea Cruises" to a snorkeling platform on the outer Barrier Reef - highly recommended. You need not to be a diver to appreciate the corals and the marvelous fish life; you`ll see lots of fish just by snorkeling! If you...

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  • Melbourne, The Australian Open

    If you're in Melbourne in January I absolutely recommend a visit to the Australian Open Tennis Championships.It is a very special occasion with a great atmosphere at Flinders Park.

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  • Mountainbiking from Glenelg to the...

    Along the Torrens River you will find a cyling route which is both challenging for the body as well as he mind. It takes you from Glenelg trough Adelaide to the Adelaide Hills.You go up and down and the surroundings get more breathtaking when you get closer to the Adelaide Hills.It is about 40 kilometers each way.I have done this route about 10...

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  • All water sports

    Yes, that is exactly what this sign is all about. The hoarding at the eastern end of the D'Albora Marina at Nelson Bay is a feast for those who want to partake in water borne activities.There's dolphin and whale watching, fishing, kayaking, cruises, paddle boats for the kiddies or just plain old hire boats. So many to choose from, so little time.If...

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  • Aussie Rules Football in Melbourne

    If rugby is grid-iron without the pads, Aussie Rules Football is rugby without the rules! Go watch one of the most athletic and enthusiastic ever devised. Try to pick a game when the two most competitive teams are playing: the Blues or the Magpies. Show up two hours before game time to get a same-day ticket to the action.

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  • Fishing

    A 1800 grs. King George Whiting caught on a boat in Westernport bay, near Hasings. Wet weather gear patience and a good mood!

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  • GOOD OLD AUSSIE RODEO

    There's no mistaking the atmosphere at a rodeo; the air is charged with it, as well as a fair amount of dust from the arena. Then there’s that perfectly still moment just before the chute boss opens the gate, then about half a tonne of beef launches itself into the arena, the crowd goes wild, and usually, the cowboy on top doesn’t stay there for...

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  • AnNuaL BeEr fESt- BrIsBAnE! RNA SHOW...

    For the first Time Ever in Australia, taste your way around a nation.Over 150 Great Aussie Brews on Tap in the one room at the same time! Do not cease to drink beer, to eat, to intoxicate thyself, to make love, and celebrate the good days.Ancient Egypt § But if at church they would give some ale And a pleasant fire our souls to regale We’d sing and...

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