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Sport and Recreation

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Australians enjoy the outdoors with an array of parks, beaches, picnic areas and riverside activities available.

Most Australians enjoy watching or playing sport. Popular sports include Australian rules football, netball, cricket, soccer, swimming, rugby league, tennis, basketball, softball, rugby union, baseball and many others.

Apart from the full range of team and social sports, there is river and ocean sailing, surfing, sailboarding, snorkelling, scuba diving, river and ocean fishing, canoeing, parachuting and skydiving.

There are also many opportunities for relaxation. These include visiting nature parks to meet Australia’s native animals, wine tasting at well-known and boutique wineries, trekking or horseriding along bushland trails, boating on inland waterways, whitewater rafting, jetskiing, waterskiing, whale watching, catching prawns or crabs, discovering stunning coastal scenery, or simply taking a break at a sophisticated holiday resort, holiday chalet or camping ground.

​This section includes information on watching and playing sports, along with popular places you may like to visit.