Australia and Oceania Sports & Outdoors

  • View from Sealy Tarns
    View from Sealy Tarns
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  • Mueller Hut in the Ice Fields
    Mueller Hut in the Ice Fields
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    View from Kea Point
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Australia and Oceania Sports & Outdoors

  • Sporting Activities

    Sydney Sports & Outdoors

    Directly behind Central station there is this city park with outdoor swimming pool,tennis courts and free basketball courts.The Basketball courts can be crowded at times but if you ask nicely you can join in.

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  • Suncorp Stadium

    Brisbane Sports & Outdoors

    Suncorp Stadium in Milton is the spiritual home of Rugby League in Brisbane, and is the home of Queensland Rugby League, the Brisbane Broncos, the Queensland Roar FC, the Queensland Reds and the annual State of Origin rugby league clash between Queensland (the Maroons) and New South Wales (the Blues). Lang Park became Suncorp Stadium in 1994 after...

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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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  • Tour Down Under

    Adelaide Sports & Outdoors

    Some people only come to see the final race of the "Tour down Under," others come to follow every stage, the latter is what I did. Every year the race is split into stages. Not every year is the same route. If you live in South Australia and buy the local newspaper, "The Advertiser," then you would have received a lift-out on the Tour. At the...

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  • Golf / Mini Golf

    Gold Coast Sports & Outdoors

    Putt Putt is a game of Mini Golf. No need to be a golfer to play as anybody from children to the oldies can play putt putt. There are a few places to play on the Gold Coast. King Tutts putt putt @ Surfers Paradise Blvde, Surfers Paradise Putt Putt Golf @ 2492 Gold Coast Hwy Mermaid Beach - Gold Coast QLD Boulders & Badlands mini golf @ Parkwood...

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  • Canterbury Crusaders Rugby

    Christchurch Sports & Outdoors

    Rugby is the big team sport which is played in Jade Stadium in winter, and the Crusaders are probably the best club/regional team in the world. They have been the champions of the Super12 and Super14 series which is the league for the best professional rugby teams of New Zealand, Australia and South Africa - well... until their dreadful semi-final...

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  • Rafting

    Queenstown Sports & Outdoors

    For the last section through the tunnel, we overshoot the entrance, and have to rock climb back to a suitable spot. We almost end up going over a very evil rapid called The Mother-in-law. We make it the second time. Just as well, as I don't fancy scrambling over the rocks again, dressed as the Michelin Man with slippery welly boots! The tunnel is...

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  • Diving

    Bora-Bora Sports & Outdoors

    We had a great experience with Topdive Bathys in Bora Bora. We did a two-tank dive that was only our second and third dives since being certified. The staff picked us up at our hotel and drove us to Vaitape where their main office is located. We got gear from them then got out on the boat and headed out. Our first dive with near Motu Tapu just past...

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  • Water activities

    Fremantle Sports & Outdoors

    Haven't actually done this myself but would like to one day. We often see the training groups going out around Rockingham, Fremantle and Mandurah. These pics were at Woodman Point just south of Fremantle. The company is based in Perth and pick you up in their van to take you to the best spots for diving and/or snorkelling. A variety of trips (some...

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  • 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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  • The Gabba

    Brisbane Sports & Outdoors

    The Brisbane Cricket Ground hosts domestic and international cricket matches, as well as Australian rules football. Home of the Queensland Bulls (Cricket) and the Brisbane Lions (Australian rules football), The Gabba hosted football matches for the Sydney 2000 Olympics and was the site of the famous tied test of 1960 between the West Indies and...

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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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  • Surfing

    Gold Coast Sports & Outdoors

    The south coast of Queensland is a great place to go surfing. It’s close enough to the tropics to have warm water and, for most of the year, the weather is far from cold. Sure, the waves may not be as large as some areas down on Australia’s south coast, but those areas are only for owners of wetsuits! Here a pair of boardshorts will suffice....

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  • Cricket

    Christchurch Sports & Outdoors

    If the Black Caps - the national team - do not play the ninetieth test against Sri Lanka or whichever team in AMI Stadium (formerly: Jade Stadium) cricket takes place in other locations and all summer. The Canterbury team - the Wizards - play in the State Championship (State Shield), the games take place either on the Oval in South Hagley Park or...

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  • Bungy Jumping

    Queenstown Sports & Outdoors

    Bungy jump over the local rivers, and get the thrill of your life. There are a few sites around New Zealand where you can make a bungy jump. The first and original commercial site (started 1988) is right here near Queenstown at the Kawarau Bridge. This is also the base and home of AJHackett Bungy. You will find a very modern, well presented...

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  • Snorkeling

    Bora-Bora Sports & Outdoors

    With only a mask, fins and a snorkel you can discover the wonderful underwater world of Bora Bora. Most fishes and other marine life are found between 1 and 3 meters deep. Just don't touch the coral reefs.

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  • Fishing

    Fremantle Sports & Outdoors

    There is now a new jetty which has been built on the beach and a popular fishing spot. Some fish caught in the area are tailor, bream, garfish, herring, flathead, pink snapper and if you can handle it, some monster rays. Bait can be bought from the Coogee Beach Deli on Powell Street.

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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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  • 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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  • Glenelg

    Adelaide Sports & Outdoors

    I don't know what months of the year this activity runs (probably mainly summer) but it was still running when we were in Glenelg in April. Just $10 for a ride on one of two camels (evidently this is really cheap compared to camel riding in Broome where it's $40, for example) I just thought the camels were rather cute and was more interested in...

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  • General

    Gold Coast Sports & Outdoors

    This amphibious tour is very interesting. It covers Surfers Paradise Beach main road and then it dives into the Pacific Ocean and covers the broadwater coast. There is a continuous commentary regarding all the attractions along the route. The cruise time is approx one hour and there are various departure timings from Orchid Avenue at Surfers...

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  • Paragliding

    Christchurch Sports & Outdoors

    I do not do paragliding but visiting friends of mine have enjoyed it very much in the Port Hills. Along the Summit Road there are several fine spots for the start, one at Castle Rock which is a very prominent rock not too far from Bridle Path, and the other one over Taylor's Mistake further out towards Godley Head. There are several companies that...

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  • Perth Motorplex

    Fremantle Sports & Outdoors

    The Quit Motorplex is not far from the Kwinana Freeway and was opened in 2000 to accommodate speedway and drag racing. Today it is reported to be the best dirt speedway in the world. The Kwinana Motorplex is located less than 30 minutes from Perth City. Travelling down the Kwinana Freeway from Perth, take the Anketell Rd exit. The Quit Motorplex...

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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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  • Brisbane Lions

    Brisbane Sports & Outdoors

    If you fancy football then come and see the Brisbane Lions play the AUSSIES RULES WAY it is not your ordinary football this sport has attitude love by thousand of die hard fans. This experience will be unforgivable for a tourist that wishes to get a taste of Australia

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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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  • Rowing

    Christchurch Sports & Outdoors

    There are lots of sports you can do around Christchurch, but we weren't after anything too adventurous. Canoeing was ideal for us, because it was in the city. Nothing required (not even lifejackets, since the water is little over 30 - 40 cms deep!)

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  • Fremantle Oval

    Fremantle Sports & Outdoors

    Football in Fremantle has been represented back as far as 1885 when 4 clubs contested the premiership. The old Victoria Grandstand style was very popular at the turn of the century with its iron lacework and towers. This one was opened by Sir John Forrest in 1897.

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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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  • Tennis

    Christchurch Sports & Outdoors

    If you love tennis you can play in Hagley Park for nearly nothing. The Hagley Park Tennis Club welcomes casual players and charges only NZ$ 10. There are even some locations in Christchurch where you can play for free. But this club has an incredible lot of courts and is centrally located – right at the western carpark of the Botanic Garden, off...

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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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  • Surfing

    Sydney Sports & Outdoors

    Avalon beach (north of sydney) 10/10 Newport beach 10/10 Narrabeen 9/10 South Curl Curl 8/10 Bus L90 from the centre of sydney city north to these location. Avalon beach area has currently and in the past has produced more world champs than anywhere in Australia. Feel free to correct me if im wrong. Kelly Slater owns an apartment at south Avalon...

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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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  • 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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  • a great beach in Dravuni Island

    In Ndravuni / Dravuni Island - one of the Fiji-islands - I found the very best beach on my cruise and it is conveniently situated next to the place, where the tenderboats of your cruiseship will land !You will find the best beaches there to spend the day, take a bath or enjoy some massages, that are offered there by the local people. The sand is...

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  • Climb Sydney's Coathanger

    The Coathanger of Sydney is of course the giant Harbour Bridge next to the port : Since the year 1998 it is possible to step up to the very top of the Harbour Bridge in Sydney, the local people also call it "Coat Hanger". I did not do it, but from some distance I could watch a group of people doing it. This adventure is not cheap at all, and yet it...

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  • Skiing in Queenstown

    skiing in Queenstown is not the usual overcrowded fun in the snow. the remoteness of New Zealand lets you have fun without the long waiting on the Skilifts, also Helicopter skiing for the bigger wallets are availableft you can hire all your equipment, if you want here.....I have taken the pic from the website below

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  • Christchurch's Jade Stadium

    For those of you who have ever followed World Rugby, I am sure the words Jade Stadium have come up on multiple occassions. Although it is now known as AMI stadium, this place is a wonderful place to watch rugby. It is the home to both the Canterbury Crusaders, a Super-14 team as well as Canterbury's provincial side. I had the opportunity to watch a...

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  • Hiking

    in NZ is a must, the Countryside offers many Treeks from easy to hart, here an outing with Friends at the weekend on Lake Ida, ca. 2hours drive from Christchurch, west of Mt.Huttor driving over the weekend a bit further..Lake Ohau springs to my mind, an outstanding area where Mother Nature sure is on steroids!have a look at my separate page

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  • Australian Rules Football

    If you are headed to Melbourne, one of the things you will definitely want to experience is Australian Rules Football. Although some aspects are similar to many other sports, this truly does defy definition. The scoring is simple, with four posts on either end of the oval shaped pitch being the only way to score. If you kick the ball through the...

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  • Surf in the Land Down-Under

    The main reason why I went to Australia was because I had heard that the surf was so great. As a surfer, going there and getting to surf was a dream come true. The sets were amazing and the weather was beautiful.I recommend to anyone that surfs to hurry and go to Australia. If you don't surf, it's a great place to learn how. If you are going to...

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  • think of the Kids

    many of you travel with Kids, give them and you time out on the many Playgrounds I have seen in Australia and New Zealand. Kids will appriciate climbing, running and generally having fun in the playground, which are very well equipped and save, of course one need to have an eye on them.In Australia as well as New Zealand every little Town has such...

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