Take advantage of our enviable sunshine and warm weather to get fit and summer-ready with our guide below on some of the best outdoor fitness spots around Australia!
Location: South Perth Foreshore
Catering for a wide range of workout activities (such as running/walking tracks, workout stations, on-water fitness and volleyball), head to the Foreshore to get your adrenaline pumping with sweet as views of the city and the river.
Location: Jacob’s Ladder at Kings Park
Want something challenging? While the scenic views are easy on the eye, there’s nothing easy about Jacob’s Ladder and its 242 steps that will push you to the limit with a killer stepping workout.
Location: John Knight Memorial Park
Suitable for the whole family, parents can get fit with the park’s dedicated fitness facilities, including bars, benches and a wide open area for running and groundwork, while their kids are occupied at the nearby playground.
Location: Crace Recreation Park
Free for everyone, this outdoor gym has all the fixed weight furnishings of a normal gym, allowing you to do your own strength training workouts with some running/walking thrown in.
Location: Dudley Page Reserve
One of the perks of this park and its quaint outdoor gym is the view of the gorgeous city skyline from the Eastern Suburbs to the North Shore. Mix up your workout with instructions for a variety of strength training exercises on one of the stations around the park.
Location: The McElhone stairs
One of Sydney’s steepest stairways, the McElhone Stairs features 112 steps connecting Potts Point with Woolloomooloo. Going up and down several times will be enough for an intense aerobic exercise.
Location: Nitmiluk National Park, near Katherine
For those hotter days where you want to cool off with a more aquatic based workout, head to the Nitmiluk National Park near Katherine, and just three hours away from Darwin. The Nitmiluk Gorge is best known for its beautiful walking trails with swimming and canoeing very popular. The best time to head here is during the dry season, May to September, and you’ll have the added bonus of working out alongside the locals, like the resident wallabies.
Location: West MacDonnell Ranges National Park, Alice Springs
The 17km Simpsons Gap sealed bicycle path is just one of the NT’s many cycling tracks to try out. Head out from Flynn’s Grave, just 7kms from the centre of Alice, to enjoy the breathtaking scenery offered by the majestic ranges and the wide open space of the outback.
Location: Coorparoo Skate Park, Brisbane
Brisbane takes the prize for the most skate and BMX parks of any city in Australia, with the Coorparoo Skate Park being our favourite spot for getting your blood pumping.
Location: Fraser Island
A little harder to get to, but definitely worth the trip, the Fraser Island Great Walk takes hikers on a 6-8 days journey from Dilli Village to Happy Valley around freshwater lakes, over sand blows and under a variety of towering trees. Shorter trails are also available.
Location: Morialta Falls, Adelaide
Less than half an hour from the Adelaide CBD, Morialta Falls has been redeveloped for all levels of activities. Hike on one of the walking trails, while keeping a look out for the many koalas hanging (and sleeping) about in the tree tops, for the more adventurous, Morialta is a popular spot for rock climbing. Whatever you decide to do to get your heart rate up, cool off and relax with a dip in the pools after.
Location: Park Lands, Adelaide CBD
The Park Lands can cater for all kinds of workouts at any fitness level with a wide range of free or budget fitness classes (such as yoga, group fitness and cyclocross), as well as outdoor fitness equipment for those who prefer to DIY it.
Location: Mount Wellington
Not recommended for the faint-hearted, the intense 19km trek up Mount Wellington will reward you with its jaw-dropping views at the top.
Location: Queens Domain
With a view of the river and settled near Tasmania’s botanic gardens, Queens Domain’s outdoor gym features calisthenics and exercise equipment designed for strength and cardio training.
Location: The Tan, Melbourne
Running around the Botanical Gardens and surrounded by tall trees, the Tan is a popular 3.8km running/walking track in Melbourne CBD. Featuring a wide gravel track, the Tan is suitable for walkers, joggers and runners of all speeds with a slight bump in the road halfway through in the form of Heart Break Hill.
Location: The 1000 Steps Walk
Nestled in the Dandenong Ranges, the 1000 Steps Walk takes you on a 3-km journey up through the valley where you’ll be surrounded by a range of native wildlife, including Tree Ferns, Manna Gum and lyrebirds. Along the trail, you’ll find plaques dedicated to the soldiers who died on Papua New Guinea’s Kokoda Trail in World War II.
With all these sweet as workout spots around Australia, what’re you waiting for? Dust off your activewear, grab your Audiofly wireless Bluetooth headphones and get out there for a killer workout with summer vibes!
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