Sport & Recreation


Keeping active and having fun

Tasmanians enjoy an active lifestyle taking full advantage of the many indoor and outdoor pursuits that the State has to offer.

Tasmania's breathtaking wilderness is a magnet for bushwalkers, rafters, surfers, scuba divers, kayakers, mountain bikers and rock climbers. There are ski fields at Mt Field, near Hobart, and at Ben Lomond, near Launceston.

On average Tasmanians own more boats than any other Australians. With its vast rivers and lakes, beaches, estuaries and the surrounding sea, even the most recreational of fisherman is bound to be entertained, as Tasmania enjoys a well-deserved reputation for its abundance of fresh seafood.

If you want to make the most of Tasmania's dry climate, there are more than 50 golf courses spread around the island. Sporting facilities are generally of a high standard and volunteer sports administrators deserve their excellent reputation. Many of Tasmania's sporting clubs are accredited by the Good Sport's Program which supports sporting clubs in developing a safer and healthier community.

In terms of participation, the most popular sports are golf, netball, Australian Rules football, cricket, lawn bowls and tennis. But if you prefer something different, such as indoor rock climbing, royal tennis, rugby or underwater hockey - it's likely you'll have no trouble finding a group of like-minded enthusiasts.

Talk to the local Hiring Manager to find out what activities may be available in the region.

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