AIS - Australian Institute of Sport, Bruce

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Opened in 1981, the sprawling complex of sporting facilities encompassed by AIS - Australian Institute of Sport serves as an elite training and research center for Australia’s athletes. The 66 hectare (163 acre) site contains a 5,200-capacity indoor stadium capable of hosting concerts as well as sporting events. The whole campus is liberally scattered with a number of sculptures replicating the actions of a variety of athletes. Arrange your visit to AIS - Australian Institute of Sport and discover more family-friendly attractions in Canberra using our Canberra trip planner.
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  • For anyone with an interest in sport it is well worth doing the tour. Hosted by AIS athletes, it provides a great insight into the training and facilities. As noted by some of the contributors the fac...  more »
  • Paid $20 for the tour. The good aspect was that it was hosted by an athlete who 'lived' the AIS lifestyle. Interesting for a sneak peek. Facilities were highly disappointing. So old and barren. Only t...  more »
  • This was a great place to take two teenage grandchildren who both have an interest in sport. The tour and the guide we had were both excellent. It was interesting to get an insight into the depth of t...  more »
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  • Best place to stay. I'm in year five and it's an amazing experience. The food is amazing. Got to see some athletes there too. My school got to go on a tour around the AIS and it's so cool. We got to go to a play area and it amazing place to have fun. U got to go there amazing.
  • It's an awesome, exciting place and you get to do activities, watch athletics train and much more! I rate it five stars!
  • The AIS is a very fun place to be at at.I do swimming lessons there and it is awesome!!
  • Cannot cook in the flats despite a full kitchen. They have a room where you can carry everything over and back to cook in the middle of the village, but stairs prevented me from doing this. Not everyone there is able to keep with the mess hall hours. No vending machines for snacks. If you can't keep with reception hours you can't buy a snack......der der der. Cleaners are sporadic and come in as they feel. I got a bad case of tinea on both my feet. Showers are lousy the water temp changes every few seconds from hot to cold hot cold.... The best time to shower is at about 2 am when the rest of the place is in bed, then you can have a decent shower. Rooms smell musty, moths and well worn carpets. Was relieved to finally leave the place. I spent 4 weeks there. I of those weeks was in a single room.
  • An extremely good experience. I got to experience olympic sports thanks to very cool technology, and have a tour of all the facilities. I highly recommend the AIS to everyone.

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