1c. Australia has been dubbed as the outdoor adventure capital of the world, and rightfully so. After all, Australia is home to spectacular natural landscapes and amazing wildlife, which provide endless opportunities for exciting activities to try out during your adventure holidays in Australia.
Diving – Get ready for an amazing underwater adventure as you plunge into the clear, sapphire waters of Australia. Don’t forget to bring an underwater camera, too, so you can take pictures of the dolphins, manta rays and the schools of small tropical fishes that make the Great Barrier Reef their home. This reef is the largest coral reef in the world and is located just a few metres off the coast of Queensland. If you happen to be on the opposite side of the country, you can explore Ningaloo reef, instead, which is equally beautiful and serves as the feeding grounds for whale sharks between April and June.
Kayaking and Canoeing – If you’d rather stay on top of the water’s surface, that’s fine, too, since there are many kayaks and canoes you can hire during your adventure holidays in Australia. You can go to the Bellinger river, for example, and book one of the many canoe trips there, which are available even at night under the light of the full moon. You can also go sea kayaking around Tasmania, one of the most picturesque islands of Australia.
Hiking – Australians are fond of hiking. In fact, they like it so much that they invented their own term for it – bushwalking. This is one activity you can certainly have fun doing, particularly in the Blue Mountains or Kakadu National Park. The Blue Mountains is just a 90-minute drive from Sydney and is littered with cozy cafes and surrounded by panoramic views. Though smaller, the Kakadu National Park up north is equally spellbinding, with rainforests and wetlands where you can easily lose yourself.
Skiing – Many people choose to stay indoors during the winter but for some, it is the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors because of the snow. Skiing is one of the most popular outdoor activities in Australia during winter, which is best enjoyed on the slopes of Victoria or Tasmania. The weather is especially great in Tasmania, the last stop before Antarctica, which becomes transformed into a magical winter wonderland not just suitable for skiing, but also for plenty of other winter sports, including sledding and snowboarding.
Rock climbing and abseiling – If you want something even more exciting, you can try rock climbing as one of the activities for your adventure holidays in Australia. There are many cliffs and rock formations you can climb in Australia, especially in New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria, which vary in rock type, height and level of difficulty. Ice climbing is possible, too. On the way down, you can go abseiling or rappelling.
Bungee jumping – Australia is also a great place to go bungee jumping. In fact, it is easy to find a bungee jumping establishment in Australia, particularly in Queensland. You can choose from a variety of tourist packages, too, some of which offer unlimited jumps so you can make the most of the experience. If you are truly adventurous, you can try doing reverse bungee, too, on the Bungy Bullet, which shoots you up into the air instead of suspending you in mid-air.
Skydiving – You can enjoy even more stunning views if you go skydiving. In fact, if the freefall experience isn’t enough to take your breath away, the views of Australia from thousands of feet above surely will. And since life, as they say, is measured by the moments that take your breath away, your adventure holidays in Australia is guaranteed to be a worthwhile experience, if not one of the best you’ll ever have.