AIS - Australian Institute of Sport

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AIS - Australian Institute of Sport

AIS - Australian Institute of Sport
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9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
About
SPECIAL NOTICE: AIS Tours suspended until 2022. We understand the value of the AIS campus to the community and we have every intention of resuming business as usual when we see it safe and appropriate. Please check back here for updates and we look forward to welcoming you back to the AIS as soon as possible. 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.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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4.0
260 reviews
Excellent
99
Very good
115
Average
27
Poor
12
Terrible
7

Stephen P
Sydney, Australia152 contributions
Interesting
Mar. 2019 • Couples
Booked in for the 90min tour which was enjoyable only saw a fraction of the site as it is so large. Knowledgeable guide who is an up & coming athlete. Disappointing to see some sports like volleyball that don’t get virtually any Govt funding where as other sports such as basketball get a lot of money & athletes are fully subsidised. Worth the small fee.
Written 24 February 2020
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Thanks Stephen P for your review and glad you enjoyed the tour and the discussion with our athlete. You are right, it is a large campus which includes hosting both the Basketball and Volleyball Centres of Excellence on site as well as the NBA Global Academy.
Written 25 February 2020
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zooter r
Melbourne, Australia100 contributions
Inspiring
Dec. 2019
It was a great tour and I think everyone should do the tour as the campus is huge and you'll be just be wandering across without understanding the history and fun facts about the various sportspeople being trained. I do hope this venue inspires more younger generation to take up sports and make the country proud at the international level!
Written 30 December 2019
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Hi zooter r, sorry for taking so long to appreciate your review. Glad you enjoyed the history and fun facts. We too hope the AIS inspires our young ones to take up sports at all levels, but also people of all ages and ability to be active in whatever way they can. Stay active, be healthy, make friends, MoveItAUS.
Written 19 January 2020
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silkybantom
Melbourne, Australia66 contributions
Sports fans a must
Dec. 2019 • Solo
Did the $20 tour. 90 min. Young contender Keely Small (800m) and her even younger long jump peer (Katie? with stress fractures) took little old me around the facilities. That was more fun than the actual facilities. I got to pick their brains. Very mature and engaging girls.

From the bus stop i walked past the green machine training oval and the boys were going thru drills.

Good morning for sports nuts like me.
Written 17 December 2019
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So sorry silkybantom to have only just seen your review. So pleased you enjoyed your tour. We will let the girls know of your positive feedback. I'm sure it will inspire them in their endeavours - sporting and customer experience. Never stop being a sports nut, regardless of how old.
Written 19 January 2020
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meg clark
1 contribution
gifat
Dec. 2019
Pass is a Christmas present..however actually not an actual "pass" but just confirmation of booking with price included which is not so good so far as giving a gift..otherwise satisfactory. meg
Written 5 December 2019
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Felix Gillet
1 contribution
Amazing
Oct. 2019
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As most people who live in Australia know, the Australian institute of sport (AIS) is most likely the best sport training facility in all of Australia & after my experience there, it definitely is the best that I’ve heard of.

Visiting the AIS was an experience to remember & if you’re ever thinking of going there, get a personal tour. My group’s tour was lead by one of the athletes who train there & they seemed to know a lot more about the place than some others. Some places only employ people so that they can lead the tours but they know absolutely nothing about the place where there’re leading the tour but not this place.

The tour was very detailed & interesting. They showed us all the different rooms for the sport & told us about each of them in deep detail like if it was a foundation sport or not. In a lot of the rooms they told us about the captain of the team or the tallest on the team of that sport.

On my trip I went to a lot of different places, but the AIS was by far my favourite. When you go to Canberra look no further than the AIS & if you do, your trip will not feel complete. Imagine if you could get a chance to train there as one of the athletes! Honestly, that would be a dream come true for my basketball career.
Written 28 October 2019
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Neville R
Wollongong, Australia80 contributions
AIS tour
Oct. 2019
Interesting tour. You tour around all the sporting areas used by the AIS scholarship athletes. Just dont eat at the cafe, overpriced and not very nice.
Written 27 October 2019
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Alice E
Toowoomba, Australia80 contributions
Sporting dedication
Sep. 2019 • Family
My 12 year old daughter’s choice of what to see in Canberra, she loves sports unlike her mother, however saying that I (her mother) actually found it interesting and appreciate the dedication and time that our elite athletes put into their training and sporting careers. Found it interesting about the difference in funding and facilities between the different sports. It’s a 90 minute tour with one of the athletes, which included 30 minutes of interactive games which all 3 children enjoyed and wished it was longer!
Written 10 October 2019
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Thanks 494alicee. Glad you enjoyed the tour as well as your sport loving daughter (and your other children). Definitely huge commitment by all of the athletes (and their support crew of coaches, sports scientists etc), to pursue their dreams. Let's hope your children maintain their interest in sport or any physical activity for the rest of their lives and maybe inspire you to find your own 30 minutes of activity a day.
Written 13 October 2019
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stuartandkaryn
Moora, Australia32 contributions
Dedication plus...
Oct. 2019
No wonder our athletes do so well...this is a very interesting experience to see how hard they train...
Written 7 October 2019
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Mark Synnot
Wangaratta, Australia497 contributions
Worth a visit
The AIS is worth visiting. Even though it has been rebranded, it’s still worth a look at the facilities. The coffee shop can get busy though.
Written 5 October 2019
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Diana H
Thornleigh, Australia36 contributions
Great insight
Sep. 2019 • Family
Great place to see all the hard work our athletes go through. Your was great but it would of been good to see some of the ovals and fields. Tour was worth it.
Written 30 September 2019
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Thanks for the feedback C5619HDdianah. Glad you enjoyed the tour. Always a challenge on deciding what to include in the AIS Tour given the large scale of the campus and varying abilities of patrons to walk long distances. The general fields are accessible if you walk across yourself, but the Track and Field Centre is restricted. Fun fact: on the AIS Tour, you end up walking 2kms so a pleasant way to be active and be inspired. Thanks again and great that you appreciate the fantastic hard work that the athletes (and their coaches and performance support crew) put in to achieve their dreams.
Written 1 October 2019
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