Whether you’re keeping up fitness levels, just wanting to have some fun or looking to watch competitive sport, you can do it all here. There are hockey and basketball courts, a fully equipped fitness centre and start-of-the-art swimming facilities. Sure, you could do laps in the 50-metre pool but there are also diving boards, a water slide and a wave pool. For even more thrills, there’s the FlowRider – a static wall of water where you can combine the techniques of bodyboarding, surfing, snowboarding and skateboarding.
Just south of the Melbourne CBD, Albert Park is most famous for being the home of Melbourne’s Formula One Grand Prix. Nearby South Melbourne is just minutes by tram to the CBD but feels a bit like a village, with shops, cafes, yoga studios, art galleries and the South Melbourne Market.
Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre
1 Aughtie Drive, Albert Park | +61 3 9926 1555