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Australia Sports and Recreation

       Most Australians enjoy such recreation as visiting friends, going for a drive or walk, or watching television. Outdoor sports are extremely popular. Many people enjoy skin diving, surfing, swimming, or boating.
         Many also play golf and tennis. Team sports are a national pastime. Australians begin to play team sports in primary school, and many continue to play them throughout life. The best players may work their way up through local and state competitions and perhaps win a position in one of the national teams. The nation's professional sports teams have large and enthusiastic followings.
         The most popular team sports in Australia are cricket, Australian Rules football, Rugby League, Rugby Union, and soccer. Cricket is a favourite summer sport in Australia. The Australian national cricket team regularly plays against teams from England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, and the West Indies. Australian Rules football, Rugby League, Rugby Union, and soccer are played mainly during the winter.
         Australian Rules football was invented in Australia and is played only there and in the former Australian possession of Papua New Guinea. It is especially popular in southern Australia. Rugby League and Rugby Union are forms of football that were invented in England. Rugby League is the professional form of the sport, and Rugby Union is the amateur form.
         Australia plays Rugby League and Rugby Union chiefly against Britain, France, and New Zealand. Soccer is the fastest-growing team sport in Australia. The national soccer team plays teams from many other countries. Australia has produced many world-famous athletes, especially in tennis, golf, swimming, and athletics. Australians have won numerous Olympic medals in swimming, athletics, rowing, cycling, and yachting. They also compete successfully in the international sport of surfing.

Oceanworld Manly
PADI Dive Resort and world famous aquarium. Dive with huge sharks and sting rays. Friends and family can watch.

Points of interest visited: PADI programs offered. Discover scuba to specialty dives, excellent viz, sharks guaranteed.

Clear Mountain Health and Conference Center
Clear Mountain Health Spa & Conference Center offers a full range of massages and beauty treatments to enhance your stay with us, as well as a selection of specialised Treatments and Consultations for the benefit of those taking part in our LifeStyle Programmes.

Located at:
Clear Mountain Rd,
Clear Mountain,
Queensland 4500, Australia
Tel:+617 3298 5100
Freecall:1800 1800 19
Fax:+617 3298 5435
Email: enquiry@clearmt.com.au

Hepburn Spa Facilities
The main public pool and spa is Australia's only mineral water bath facility. The medicinal properties of mineral water offer a unique way to relax while gaining relief from the daily aches and pains of a hectic lifestyle. Reservations are essential for all private facilities. We recommend making reservations at least 6 weeks in advance. A deposit will be required to confirm all private facility bookings. It's opened everyday from 10am to 8pm.

Located at:
Hepburn Spa Resort Mineral
Springs Reserve
P.O.Box 93
Hepburn Springs, Vic 3461
Tel: +61 5348 2034
Fax: +61 5348 1167

Massage Healing Center
Centrally located in Daylesford, Massage Healing Center is warm and comfortable. It is also well known for its relaxed and friendly atmosphere. You will surely find a professional approach with skilled masseurs and a variety of massage techniques. Healing essentials, includes auric balms, oils, etc.

Located at:
Rms 1-4 & shop 6
11 Howe Street
Daylesford 3460
Tel:+613 5348 1099

Hyatt Regency Spa
The Spa offers over 140 beauty, health and pampering treatments, among them are hair and beauty salon, squash courts, gymnasium, Jacuzzis, lap pool and private sunbathing areas.



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