In many ways Australia is defined by sport, and the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) has played a major part in our sporting success since 1981. This is where many of our most famous athletes have lived and trained and where they are remembered and immortalized.
Take a tour and go behind the scenes where you may even see some of the top athletes training. If you want to get more involved, for a small fee you can swim in the Aquatic Centre or work out in the Fitness Centre, both open to the public.
You can also try out your sporting prowess in Sportex, the interactive sporting exhibit where your skills at basketball, football, rowing or even virtual downhill skiing can be tested.
There are four AIS tours throughout the day, starting at 10 am. You don’t have to book, but be warned if you have kids with you it may take some doing to get them to move onto the next destination.
If you go:
Australian Institute of Sport
Leverrier Street, Bruce
Canberra ACT 2617
Tel: +61 (0)2 6214 1111
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