For any adventure lover, Australia is the ultimate destination. Australia has the perfect setup – miles and miles of pristine coastline, incredibly rangy outback and must-be-explored hinterland. A veritable adventurelover’s delight. Want to know which are the top 10 adventure activities?
White Water Rafting
The Tully River, the Yarra River, the Brisbane River – these are all great rivers for white-water rafting. Challenge yourself on the amazing hair-bends, curves, rocky crossings and dangerous currents and eddies. Navigate challenging high grade rapids while enjoying the amazing scenery pass by.
Australian beaches such as Surfers Paradise beaches have the best breaks in the world. There are several surf schools where you can learn how to surf, rent equipment and also learn the etiquette of different beaches. Surfing is Australia’s favorite pastime, summer or winter.
Every year, many Australians obtain their skydiving licenses so that they can skydive on their own. For beginners, there’s nothing better than to tandem dive on to some exotic beach. Skydiving offers the biggest rush – comparable only to an aerobatic flight on a fighter jet.
Once you experience the stomach-clenching Gs as your Tiger Moth plunges towards earth, you’ll be hooked. Hold your breath as the plan sweeps out of the fall and then loops the loop till you don’t know where your head is and where your feet are. It’s the ultimate adrenaline rush!
Head to the Blue Mountains in NSW, or to one of the many dangerous canyons in Australia for some challenging rappelling. You’ll be abseiling backwards down a sheer cliff face; a slight slip and it’s a sure death for you. What more does an adrenaline junkie need?
One of the most enjoyable and challenging adventures in Australia is 4WD driving. It has to do with the rugged landscape – sand dunes, rocky terrains, slick sand, beaches, rainforests, and thick undergrowth. Driving your 4WD around Fraser Island is an adventure experience you wouldn’t want to miss.
Sea Kayaking is truly exciting – especially when it’s just you in a tiny kayak against inclement oceanic conditions! Be sure to challenge yourself on the eddies and currents around Queensland’s Whitsunday Islands. Sea Kayaking is a great way to face the elements in their primitive state.
Hot Air Ballooning
Hot air ballooning is not just a romantic adventure for couples. You need a strong stomach for it. You’re suspended up high in a basket, while your guide skillfully navigates the balloon through challenging air currents. Go hot air ballooning in stormy weather if you dare!
Australia’s amazing waters with their exotic marine life calls all divers. The Great Barrier Reef, especially, offers a siren call. Divers don helmets and go sea-walking in what’s known as ‘exploring outer space under the sea’. Diving is the best way to be one with the colorful marine life under water.
Everyone in Australia goes camping, bushwalking and exploring in the exciting hinterlands. Australia is filled with deep rainforests rich in aboriginal history. There are canyons and caves to be explored, billabongs with dangerous crocodiles and much more on a camping trip.