Words by Helena Andrews
October 4th, 2018
If you’re a fan of getting your blood pumping and your adrenaline rushing, there’s a high chance Australia has always been on your bucket list. After all, it’s pretty incredible. While there are other countries in the world that offer awesome adventure activities, there is no place quite like Oz. While this country may seem a million miles away, it more than makes up for its travel distance with overwhelming adventure activities that will leave you with lasting memories. Here are six adventure activities you need to try in Australia.
Sure, you can skydive anywhere. Yes, there are countless skydiving options across the world — but there is nothing quite like the thrill of skydiving in Australia. With one of the most beautiful and diverse landscapes across the globe, this country offers breathtaking skydiving views that will truly leave you speechless.
If you want our opinion, a Byron Bay skydive should be at the top of your list. You can reach new heights as you stare down at the Crescent Bay and take in the golden sands below. You just don’t want to miss it.
No trip to Australia would be complete without seeing the Great Barrier Reef in all of its glory, and although you can see the reef from above, it’s always best to grab your snorkels and check it out down under. Located on the east coast of the country, this reef is enormous — which means you can’t really miss it. From the incredible colours to the abundance of marine life, you won’t really know where to look, but it’ll be totally worth it.
Australia is one of the best places in the world to surf, so it would be rude to leave your board behind, right? While it may seem a little daunting to start with, you’ll be happy to know that the beaches of Australia are crawling with surf schools that will teach you how to pop up and ride the waves as if you’ve been doing it your whole life. Failing that, just ask one of the friendly locals to give you a few pointers! Most of the time, they’ll be more than happy to provide you with a few bonza tips.
Bungee jumping may fill you with dread, but it’s the best activity to get behind if you’re looking to really get your blood pumping! Attach yourself to a giant rubber band and fling yourself from great heights before you ping back and have the biggest rush of your life — because what could go wrong? Australia is a true gem when it comes to bungee jumping locations, as there are companies around the country who offer remote and beautiful locations. You can even choose to get a dunking in the water below if you feel like it…
If you’ve always wanted to try white water rafting, then look no further. Australia is teeming with rapid rivers and waterways that will allow you to get wet and wild while taking in the surrounding area. From day trips to six-day excursions, you can plan your own Whitewater rafting session with one of the many companies that offer this thrill. However, it’s important to ensure that you’re fully prepared and covered for extreme sports — just in case!
Although it might not be everyone’s cup of tea to swim nose-to-nose with a great white shark, the option is there for those who fancy it. Shark diving is a huge business in Australia, and more and more people are placing themselves in a giant cage to experience the thrill of swimming with these impeccable creatures. If you’re looking for the best experience, embark on a shark tour of Neptune Island where you can check out the crystal-clear water and the sharks that come with it.
Do you have any more adventure activities in Australia to recommend? Have you experienced any of these adventures for yourself? Let us know in the comments!
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