Australian Institute of Sport

Your kids will be awed and inspired to walk the halls of Australia’s elite sports academy, but the  highlight of the tour will be the chance to have a go at some of the sports themselves. Picture your  budding little soccer stars kicking virtual balls towards goal – will they get it past the onscreen goalkeeper who reacts to the direction and strength of their kicks? They can also experience the challenges faced by wheelchair athletes by trying to shoot a basketball through a normal-height hoop  while sitting in a wheelchair.

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Contact details

Leverrier St, Bruce; (02) 6214 1010

Entry by tour only; 10am, 11.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm daily

Don't Miss

A swim in the pool where Australia’s best swimmers train. You never know who you might meet  there! The pool is open to the public for limited hours. If you’d like to have a swim, check when it will  be open so you can time your visit to fit in.

Fabulous Facts

The only way to enter the Australian Institute of Sport is to be a fabulous athlete and be offered a  scholarship. Nobody can pay their way in. The training consists not only of coaching by the top  coaches, but also the use of state-of-the-art facilities and help from massage therapists, dieticians,  sport psychologists and sport scientists.

Insider Tips

  • The one-and-a-half-hour tour will be conducted by an athlete who is training at the institute.
  • Your best chance to see the stars actually training will be during a 10am or 2.30pm tour.
  • You don’t need to book for tours, but during school holidays it is best to arrive about 15 minutes before they start.
  • The tour includes 30 minutes at Sportex, where you can all have a go at different sports and browse  the display of sporting memorabilia.
  • You will also visit the gymnastics hall and the high-tech pool which has facilities to monitor swimmers and provide them with feedback.
  • There is a cafe on site.

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