Econo Lodge Sydney South
40-44 Wentworth Avenue
Sydney, NS 2010
Phone: (61) 2 82628844
Fax: (61) 2 82628845
Sydney's newest leisure centre is located directly in front of St Mary's Cathedral. Facilities at Cook & Phillip Aquatic and Fitness Centre include a 50 meter lap pool, hydro-therapy pool and leisure pool with wave-making machine (all heated), as well as a gym and basketball court. The center also has a cafe and swimwear shop. Pop in here during your lunch hour or after work, or alternatively bring the family at weekends for a great, inner city aquatic experience. Check website for prices.
Sydney Wildlife World, offers a peep into the existence of a myriad of flora and fauna found in the rain-forests, bushes, swamps and deserts of Australia. This Wildlife park houses and nurtures over 6000 species of animals, endemic to their respective environs. You would be swept off your feet meandering the various sections with birds, animals and reptiles over here. There are cassowary, koala, kangaroo, bearded dragons, golden orb spiders, butterflies, pythons and the list goes on. This zoo serves as a wildlife conservation park as also offers guided tours as a great treat to the nature lovers.
Wild Ride Australia is one of the most popular Harley and motorcycle tour and escort companies in Sydney. They provide chauffeured tours and escorts at competitive prices. They offer pick-ups and drops and also carry a camera to take pictures of you having fun, to add to the wild ride Australia photo gallery. They are open seven days a week.
Created on a reclaimed land off the Sydney Harbor, Rushcutters Bay Park is a lush green recreation space which caters to outdoor sports activities such as soccer, rugby and cricket.
Located in the trendy Sydney district, the Stadium Fitness Centre is a bit of a secret. They offer great facilities such as an outdoor heated pool, sauna, refreshments, sports gear sales, tennis and squash courts. If you decide to join up, your membership will give you entry into all the sports events held at the Sydney Cricket Ground and the Sydney Football Stadium. After your workout, have a meal in the restaurant and a beverage or two in bar.
Where else could you find an inner city facility located within the Royal Botanic Gardens, which services both local residents and city workers? This 50 meter pool is heavily patronized at all hours of the day and provides a little bit of heaven amongst the adjoining, high-rise towers. Threatened with demolition in the past, the pool has made a comeback and is much loved by its patrons from all levels of society. Drinks and swim accessories are available in the shop.
This sleekly designed facility,King George V Recreation Centre is located on the fringe of the Rocks, provides a choice of activities for local residents, city workers and tourists. Opened in 1998 at a cost of AUD3.4 million, it replaced the original, crumbling 1937 building. State-of-the-art facilities include basketball courts inside and out, table tennis, volleyball, netball, cafe, playground, a soft fall area for kids and a barbeque area. There is also a fully equipped health club with gym and aerobics. The Center also runs community education programmes, sport competitions and children's holiday and day care.
Check out celebrities, city worker golf addicts, tourists and locals on this busy course. The 18-hole course boasts well-kept fairways and greens, pro-shop and the recent addition of a 60-bay three-tier day/night driving range, open until 10pm daily. Lessons also available, and the club house has a restaurant and full bar.
Cruising Yacht Club of Australia runs the world famous Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, the Southern Cross Cup, the Sydney to Mooloolaba Classic, and was the 2000 Olympics sailing venue. They also organise year-round harbour and off-shore races and social twilight sails for members and guests. There are excellent marina facilities, nautical repairers and a cafe. They also have a Youth Training Academy offering Learn to Sail courses. Visit website for more details.
The Temple of Body and Soul is a women only space. This is a premium gymnasium, which is actually more like a health resort. They of course have every facility you can think of from spas, sauna, heated indoor lap pool and gymnasium to an offering of beauty treatments. Their membership prices are steep but you get all the optional extras you can think of. Definitely worth checking out and the perfect place to pamper yourself.
Terry Wise's Pacific Sailing School is located at the prestigious Cruising Yacht Club, Rushcutters Bay. This is the departure point for the Sydney-Hobart Yacht Race. Cost: From AUD495 for five lessons of three hours each, includes logbook, certificate, course notes and sailing school cap. Tuition includes Set Sail courses for beginners, spinnaker courses, race courses, competent sail courses, and theory courses. Charters also available.
BridgeClimb provides the ultimate experience of Sydney, with guided climbs to the top of the world famous Sydney Harbour Bridge, 134 metres (440 feet) above Sydney Harbour. Climbers can choose from one of three amazing climb adventures - The Bridge Climb, The Discovery Climb or The Express Climb. All Climbs are available at dawn, during the day, at twilight and at night. BridgeClimb has also recently opened the Sydney Harbour Bridge Visitor Centre. This new centre features a Bridge exhibition and a high definition bridge cinema dedicated to sharing the stories of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Offering free entry, it is open to visitors of all ages who would like to learn more about Australia's iconic structure.