When it comes to the best locations for adventure travel, there are few countries that challenge Australia. If you’re a thrill seeker hoping to pack in as many activities and adrenaline-pumping pursuits as possible on your trip Down Under, here are some top tips to inspire you.
- Sydney Harbour Bridge climb
If you’re a tourist in Oz, there’s a good chance that you’ll be heading to the Harbour Bridge at some point. It’s a stunning feat of engineering to admire from afar, but nothing beats the experience of climbing the bridge and enjoying the views from the top. If you’re not afraid of heights and you love a challenge, this is for you! While you’re in the area, jet-boating is another great way to spend an afternoon.
- Tandem sky-diving, Cairns
You can skydive all over Australia, but Cairns is a fantastic option because it affords you incredible views of remote islands, sandy shores and dense rainforest. Skydiving is an exhilarating activity, which involves jumping from a plane from thousands of feet in the air. Once your instructor has taken control of your descent, you can enjoy the feeling of floating on air and the breathtaking views. You can buy souvenir DVDs if you fancy reliving the moment and reminiscing once you’re back on terra firma. While you’re in Cairns, take a boat trip out to one of the islands, such as Green Island, and discover the incredible Great Barrier Reef. Even if you’re not a scuba diver, you’ll still see some amazing sights with a snorkel and mask.
- Bungee jumping, Brisbane
A popular stop-off on the well-travelled East Coast tour, Brisbane is a great place to face your fears and attempt a bungee jump. In the heart of the city, you can take a leap of faith and enjoy the thrill of plunging towards the ground at lightning speed. Kingston Park Raceway provides the setting for this adventure, which is guaranteed to get your pulse racing. If you’re looking to rest and recover afterwards, head to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary to cuddle a koala and bring that heart rate back down. Other city highlights include the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art and Story Bridge, which you can abseil down if you’re continuing the daredevil theme!
If you’re looking for adventures Down Under, look no further! Take these tips on board, and have a fantastic trip!