Recreation and sport in Tasmania

Tasmanians put the time that other people spend in traffic to good use in their leisure pursuits.

Cyclist on Nine Mile Beach
Nine Mile Beach, cycling in Tasmania
© Tourism Tasmania and Geoff Murray

Sporting facilities are generally of a high standard. In terms of participation, the most popular sports in Tasmania are aerobics, golf, netball, Australian Rules football, cricket, lawn bowls and tennis but, whatever your sport of choice, you are sure to be able to find fellow enthusiasts.

Tasmania’s wilderness is a magnet for bushwalkers, rafters, kayakers and rock climbers.

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More Tasmanian sport and recreation links:

  • Sport and Recreation Tasmania

    Includes a comprehensive list of Tasmanian sport and recreation websites.

  • Tasmanian Sports Federation

    The Tasmanian Sports Federation Inc (TasSport) is the peak body representing all sport in Tasmania.

  • Parks and Wildlife Service Tasmania

    Everything to do with Tasmania’s extensive and varied national parks. Includes information on bushwalking, camping and caravaning, boating, kayaking and rafting, four-wheel driving, mountain biking and fishing.


In total, over one third of Tasmania is set aside as reserves and parks. Tasmanians enjoy outstanding opportunities for sightseeing, photography, walking, cycling, climbing, camping, kayaking, sailing, surfing, swimming and diving.