3 of the coolest sporting activities you can try on holiday
Sail in to the sunset, walk where your sporting legends have gone before or challenge yourself with a classic ocean swim - these once in-a-lifetime experiences all cost less than $50.
- September 2019
Have a go at these bargain adventures that make for priceless memories.
Tread the turf in Victoria
Hear that? It’s the sound of leather on willow or a Sherrin soaring through the sky or Eminem singing “Won’t Back Down”. Thousands of people visit the Melbourne Cricket Ground opens in new window every year – over 100,000 packed into the stadium for the 2018 AFL Grand Final alone. For AUD $25, go behind the scenes on a 75- minute guided tour and see where sporting (and concert) memories have been made.
Sail away in Queensland
Always wanted to sail the high seas – or any seas for that matter? For AUD $35, you can learn the ropes at a two- hour Social Sailing class run by the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron opens in new window in Moreton Bay, east of Brisbane. Each of its thrice-weekly classes is conducted in Elliot 6 sailing boats with a qualified instructor and there’s an additional ladies-only class on Saturdays.
Conquer the sea in New South Wales
Push yourself to your limits and take on The Big Swim opens in new window, a 2.8-kilometre open water-swimming race from the golden sands of Palm Beach to Whale Beach in Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Registration is AUD $45 (if booked online in advance) for the January event; so grab your goggles and dive right in – the water’s warm (we promise).