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Most Unusual Sports in Brisbane

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Published October 13th 2020
Keeping fit can be difficult for those who find running and gyms unexciting. Why not try one of these unusual sports?

Shooting

An unusual sport in Australia, rifle shooting involves skill, finesse, and a steady hand. Belmont Rifle Range is an excellent venue to give it a try, with the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games providing a permanent multi-million dollar upgrade.

Visitors to Belmont Rifle Range are required to provide their firearm license or photo ID if they don't have one. Personal protective equipment, including enclosed shoes, is required and wannabe shooters must watch this safety video before they attend.

Foot Golf

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If you've ever played a game of golf and wished it was more like soccer, foot golf is for you! Foot golf is a Swiss sport that has participants kick a soccer ball into a soccer ball size hole.

The course at Mt Gravatt is nine holes, with each course about 50 metres long. Much like golf, there are sand traps and other obstacles to avoid. A course is $10 per person and players may bring their own soccer ball or hire one for $2.

Parkour

From Switzerland to France, let us introduce parkour. Parkour is an urban sport created by Georges Herbert with the basic goal of moving from one place to another as quickly as possible. This can involve scaling fences, leaping over walls and other feats of acrobatics.

Brisbane's first Parkour Park is located at Spring Hill and provides steps and bars for Brisbane's parkour amateurs.

Disc Golf

Another 'golf but make it different' sport, disc golf uses a frisbee instead of a golf ball and club and the holes are replaced with metal cages that catch the Frisbee.

The 18 hole course John Bray Park is free to use (although participants must bring their own Frisbee) and good for all age and expert levels. While it is signposted and there are maps throughout, please note that this course is ageing and some of the signs might be faded or illegible.

Indoor skydiving

Don't let your fear of heights stop you from skydiving. At iFly, you can enjoy the giddy freedom of falling from a relatively safe distance off the ground.

Indoor skydiving was invented when a NASA scientist jumped into a wind tunnel designed to test re-entry vehicles, and the concept remains the same. It's an easy to 'balance' on top of the wind tunnel and once you get more experience, you'll be able to control your flight.

Oche


Pronounced okee, oche brings darts into the twenty-first century with a 'night out' vibe that includes music, beer and food. Oche Bar, 111 Constance Street, Fortitude Valley, is part of an international chain with venues in Oslo and Amsterdam.

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