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.

A father and son take a selfie at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).
  • Jetstar
  • 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.

Two women sail on a yacht in Moreton Bay, Queensland.
Get a taste of the sailor's life by joining a class in in Moreton Bay, Queensland.

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).