Canberra Sports: Explore the Great Outdoors
Unite all explorers at heart! If you’re looking for an adventure, then Canberra has all the rugged terrain and outdoor sports you could ever want. Staying fit and having fun needn’t be difficult. Simply step out your door and let the adventures begin!
Did you know that from the moment you step out your door, it takes a mere 15 minute drive to visit the Stromlo Forest Park? As a renowned, recreational sporting facility, the park promises an adventure for everyone. There are extensive tracks for the trail runners, equestrian trails for the experienced and novice horse-riders alike, and mountain biking trails for our two wheeled thrill-seekers. Whether on foot, horseback or bicycle, there’s no better way to explore the Canberra countryside!
Unlike so many other cities, the nation’s capital Canberra enjoys a wealth of luscious pasturelands and forests not so far from the CBD. Make the most of Canberra’s natural treasures by stopping by the Canberra Nature Park! Explore the network of trails, perfect for a hiking trip of any duration. Soak up the fresh air and beautiful sights, all while staying fit and having fun. It’s time to grab your hiking boots and go!
DRAGON BOAT RACING
The Dragon Flyers, as one of the largest clubs in the ACT, are all about the excitement, competition and exercise benefits of dragon boat racing. The thrill of the team sport is open to all ages and walks of life, so it’s easy to join in the fun! Out on Lake Burley Griffin, the manmade heart of Canberra, you can learn the ropes of dragon boat racing, practise your technique and even win a few races. Even better, you’ll have the perfect views of Canberra while out on the water.
Did you know Parkour encompasses both the physical training as well as an entire philosophy? The Canberra Parkour Association is all about promoting “the safe practice of Parkour”, through classes, workshops and demonstrations. While most classes train you within an urban environment, the skills and physical conditioning will enable you to explore and overcome any environment, whether urban or natural. Nurture your spirit of exploration with the philosophy of strength, longevity and self-improvement.
Time to hit the track! The largest outdoor go kart facility, Superkarts, promises a world of blood-pumping fun for any who dare to don their helmets and slip into the driver’s seat. As far as outdoor sports go, there’s nothing quite like whizzing around the track, racing your friends and crossing the finish line! Feel the sun on your back while you race your friends, family members or colleagues. Ready, set, go!
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