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Biking -- With 120km (74 miles) of bike paths, Canberra is made for exploring on two wheels. Rent a bike from Mr. Spoke's Bike Hire, Barrine Drive, near the boat hire on the Acton side of the lake (tel. 02/6257 1188). Bikes for adults cost A$15 for an hour, A$25 for a half-day, and A$35 for a day.

Boating -- Burley Griffin Boat Hire, Barrine Drive, Acton (tel. 02/6249 6861), rents paddle boats for A$30 per hour, kayaks for A$15, and two-person canoes for A$20 per hour. It's open daily from September until May.

Swimming -- Swim in the wake of Ian Thorpe and other famous Australian super-swimmers. The indoor heated pool at the Australian Institute of Sport (tel. 02/6214 1281) is open to the public at certain times during the day (call ahead to check schedules). Adults pay A$5 to swim, children A$3.60.

Tennis -- The National Sports Club, Mouat St, Lyneham (tel. 02/6248 0929), has tennis, squash, and indoor sports facilities. Call for court bookings and prices.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.