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Running in Australia

Show on the map There are 9 areas in Australia. See them all below. Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia and South Australia has the most runnable places.

Best places for workouts in Australia

If you are staying in an urban area you are probably not far from a footy oval. They are usually very well kept grass fields that you can run around. Great for intervals on a soft surface. Almost all of them are free to use. Just stay off the main pitch.

Highly rated places to run in Australia

Melton Athletics Track, Newport Park Athletics Facility, Tan TrackTan Track, Mullum Mullum parkrun, Centennial Park and Centennial park loopCentennial park loop are popular places to run in this area.

Centennial park loopCentennial park loop / Sydney / New South Wales
3.7km asphalt/concrete running route with some hills
Image by Chris Krahe on Flickr
Centennial Park / Sydney / New South Wales
Flat gravel/dirt running spot
Image by Phil Whitehouse on Flickr

About track availability in Australia

Tracks in Australia are generally open to the public.

Climate in Australia

The climate differs a lot in different parts of Australia. The yearly average temperature in Launceston, Tasmania is 12°C53°F compared to Kununurra, Western Australia where it is 28°C82°F.

One of the best areas for running, temperature-wise, should be around Mount Gambier, South Australia. The temperature there seldom gets below 5°C40°F or over 35°C90°F.

More detailed information about the weather in Australia can be found on the page for each city.


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Blog posts mentioning Australia

Great Running Books in RTR-blog.
...In the book, O’Donnell shares his experiences at these marathons from running the North Face 50km in Australia , to running into penguins in Antarctica....
Local Phenomena in Running in RTR-blog.
...Races with Handicap Scoring System – Australia The Victorian Athletic League is an organization in Australia that puts on races throughout the country....
Most Popular Places for Training at Altitude in RTR-blog.
...Falls Creek , Australia 1800m/5900ft Falls Creek is mostly known as a skiing destination, but the mountains are also used by the runners in Australia training under the famous tutelage of Nic Bideau....
Show 124 tracks, 6 routes, 16 running spots and 418 group runs on the map

Comments on places around Australia

Anonymous user - on Nudgee College
"Track bookings available through the school. "
Visit report on Melton Athletics Track
04/06 -21: Reported as open during the COVID-19 outbreak
Visit report on Berwick Secondary College
23/01 -21: Reported as open during the COVID-19 outbreak
Visit report on Berwick Secondary College
23/01 -21: Reported to be closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak
Visit report on Melton Athletics Track
28/12 -20: Reported to be closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak

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In Australia

Victoria | New South Wales | Queensland | Western Australia | South Australia | Tasmania | Australian Capital Territory | Northern Territory | Hobart


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