With an ideal climate and a young population, the Central Highlands is a sports lover’s delight. Traditional team sports such as cricket, netball, both codes of rugby and soccer have a strong following with challenging regional competition.

Touch football is very popular for all ages, many work place teams making their weekly game a social highlight. Tennis, squash, swimming, boxing, gym and athletics facilities are of a high standard and well used. Most towns boast a golf course for those keen to tee off.

Adrenalin pumping action is available on the water with powerboats and skiing accessible on many of the lakes and weirs. On land, motocross and speedway events are regular attractions.

This is cattle country and the rich traditions of stockmen and drovers are alive and well. Horse lovers will enjoy the Highlands, with everything from pony club to the fast action of campdraft and polocrosse. Memorable outback race meets occur throughout the year and an active rodeo circuit will keep your inner cowboy happy.

Fairbairn Dam and Lake Maraboon are holiday destinations in themselves! Fairbairn Dam can hold up to 5 times the water in the Sydney Harbour! The lake is stocked with eight different kinds of fish including barramundi, and is famous for the Red Claw Crayfish. You can relax by the lake, take a swim or try your hand at waterskiing. Picnic tables and free electric and wood barbecues are available.

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