Sydney’s Indoor Activities … With a Difference

Floating, flying, snowboarding, watching and sipping indoors.

What is really so “great” about the great outdoors? We look at five Sydney indoor activities with a difference.

Hit the Slopes

Unless you’ve travelled to Dubai or China with wads of cash to blow, you’ve probably never hit the slopes indoors. Off-Piste are now giving Sydneysiders the chance to do exactly that with their ski and snowboard simulators. With summer and autumn now being the ideal time to keep the off-season skills sharp, there’s no reason why you should spend your first day of the snow season absolutely kooking it.

Fly … Like, actually fly

If indoor skiing and snowboarding is now a reality, it’s really not surprising that indoor flying is as well. Jump in the wind column and channel you’re inner Bohdi (or Johnny Utah for that matter) at Indoor Skydive.

Catch a Golden Globe film

Stroll down George Street and hit Event Cinemas to take advantage of the chilliest of air conditioning, and a selection of films that either has won or was nominated for a Golden Globe. Choose from The Post, The Greatest Showman, All the Money in the World or Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – a black comedy meets severe drama starring Fargo’s Frances Dormund.

Float in a tank

If you’ve ever listened to The Joe Rogan Experience podcast, you would have undoubtedly heard him harp on about the sensory deprivation tank, aka the float tank. Floatation therapy is when you jump into a futuristic-looking pod that’s filled with body temperature water and Dead Sea levels of Epsom salt. The result? The body is deprived of all sensation, and you’re left with only your thoughts. Scared? Intrigued? Try it!

Hit an underground bar

Sydney has a booze-soaked underbelly that many aren’t aware of. What our fair city lacks in rooftop bars, it makes up for with underground bars, like Frankie’s, the famous pizza bar; the fantastically nerdy, Spawn Point Small Bar; and whiskey ladened, The Baxter Inn. There’s also Papa Gede’s, The Wild Rover, Stitch Bar, Mojo Records, The Old Growler, The SG, The Barber Shop, Lobo Plantation and Moya’s Juniper Lunge. Plenty to tempt you for a tipple.

words by niall roeder

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