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AIS - Australian Institute of Sport

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Address: Leverrier Street, Bruce, Canberra 2617, Australia
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+61 2 6214 1111
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 17:00
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The Australian Institute of Sport. The AIS. Australia's premier elite...

The Australian Institute of Sport. The AIS. Australia's premier elite sports precinct. A place that cannot be found anywhere else in Australia. The AIS Campus in Canberra is an integrated and vibrant visitor, retail, sporting, business event and entertainment precinct. At this iconic sporting site, we welcome everyone to tour, shop, dine, be entertained, learn, train and ExperienceAIS, opening our doors to over 200,000 visitors annually from Australia and overseas. Only minutes from Canberra's CBD and set amongst 65 hectares of campus-like grounds with plenty of free parking, the AIS offers an insight into Australia's sporting past and a window into its' future.

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US$ 14.86*
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Australian Institute of Sport: The AIS Tour
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US$ 34.30*
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A tour is the only way to go

If you're visiting the AIS, you really have no option but to take a tour, otherwise you are limited to the shop and café. Family entry was $55 which we found a bit expensive... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Brisbane, Australia
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58 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an amazing tour of the AIS. The talent and commitment of these athletes is inspiring. There is a great collection of memorabilia and fun facts

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Thank KylieH3
NSW
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a top rate pool for swimming laps in, lovely and clean in the water and the change rooms. Showers have adjustable heat instead of the pre-programmed heat settings that many places have. Car parks are free too.

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Thank 775traveller
Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great tour guide. Going in the holidays was a good option as we got to see lots of younger athletes training such as gymnasts.

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Thank Familytrips1234
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were fortunate enough to have 400m Olympic hurdler, Tristan Thomas as our tour guide. He was extremely knowledgeable (and funny) and went above & beyond to show us around the AIS facilities.

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Thank CamaroFamily
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're visiting the AIS, you really have no option but to take a tour, otherwise you are limited to the shop and café. Family entry was $55 which we found a bit expensive. Your tour guide is usually one of the athletes training at the AIS...we had a runner who is training for the 2020 Olympics. Tours go for... More 

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Thank Emma G
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took the earliest tour at 10am and our first stop was sportex - the interactive sports area which the kids and adults enjoyed. We were there for half an hour, how much you get to do on each activity would depend a lot on who and how many were in the tour with you. The tour for an hour... More 

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Thank JayJay015
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

This was a great place to visit. The lobby area is peppered with display cases featuring notable Australian athletes and their accomplishments and a timeline highlighting key time frames where Australian sport had big inflection points in their national history. I liked the Interactive sports area where kids (and parents) could try their hand at various sports challenges. Unfortunately, not... More 

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Thank Janet F
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Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Family of four did the tour. Cost $55 which I thought was a bit excessive considering it's me as a taxpayer who has funded this institute! Taken around by one of the gymnasts Luke who was very knowledgeable and a great guide. Spent first 30 minutes in the sportex area where you can try various sports on simulators. Our boys... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Being the proud owner of sporty kids, this was a must see. The tour was a great length & our guide was witty, knowledgable and interesting. We started in the sportex area. Unfortunately many of the activities were out of order, which was a let down particularly in school holidays when they would be most busy. It would have been... More 

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Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We didn't know what to expect so we were pleasantly surprised with a fantastic tour, great information, fantastic interactive things for adults and children to all have a go at to test their agility and skill.

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