7 adventurous experiences to try in Australia

Australia is a playground for those who like to get outdoors and roam. From the coastline and ocean experiences out to the centre of Australia with its wide-open spaces, there are many adventures to be had in the land down under.

Here are the top seven experiences to add to your hit list for things to do in Australia. 

Jet Ski Tour – Airlie Beach, Queensland

The Whitsundays Island is a perfect getaway for beach lovers and definitely not a spot to be missed if you’re into watersports. Enjoy the thrill of speeding through the waters as you embark on an adrenaline-fuelled guided jet ski tour suitable for everyone of all skill levels — beginner to advanced.

Whale Shark Swim on Luxury Catamaran – Exmouth, Western AU

Get up close and personal swimming alongside docile whale sharks. A 100% safe and exhilarating experience for animal lovers who are interested in seeing these majestic gentle giants around the Ningaloo Reef. Guests are also invited to try a few watersports like kayaking and paddle-boarding before indulging in a hearty buffet lunch  — all-inclusive of the tour. Yum!

Unlimited Sandboarding – Greater Newcastle, New South Wales

Experience the thrill of sliding down 50m high sandhills as many times as you want at Stockon Beach’s unlimited sandboarding tour. Located in Port Stephens, Stockton Beach is part of the Worimi National Park that is renowned for its towering white sand dunes. Transport to and from the sand dune via 4WD is inclusive of the tour, and all equipment is sanitised before and after use.

Kayaking with Dolphins – Byron Bay, New South Wales

Go on an escapade with Australia’s most adventurous experiences to try this AutumnLed by certified pros, go for a kayaking session alongside a resident pod of bottlenosed dolphins in beautiful Byron Bay. While you’re there, enjoy a guided tour to learn more about the protected habitat of Cape Byron Marine Park and catch a glimpse of the historic Cape Byron Light.

Desert Sunset Stargazing Tour – Perth, Western AU

Situated along the Indian Ocean Drive, the Pinnacles Desert of Nambung National Park is one of the major natural attractions in Westen Australia. This fascinating terrain features thousands of limestone pillars rising from a sharp landscape of ochre-ish sand and a few even go up to 3.5m high — definitely Insta-worthy.

Hot Air Balloon Tour – Cairns, Queensland

An ideal way to appreciate the scenery of Tropical North Queensland. On this experience, you will float away on a sunrise hot-air balloon and enjoy breathtaking views of Atherton Tablelands’ rolling hills, rivers, and farmlands as the dawn breaks. Personalise your flight by choosing a suitable duration, accompanied by in-depth commentary from expert guides and pilots.

Story Bridge Adventure Climb – Brisbane, Queensland

Brace yourself for the ultimate adrenaline-inducing experience with a Brisbane Story Bridge Adventure day or night climb. Relish in some spectacular 360-degree panoramic views overlooking the Brisbane River, Moreton Bay, Glass House Mountains, distant Mt. Coot-tha, and Lamington National Park. There’s a bonus at the end as well — a complimentary group photo to commemorate your 260 feet adventurous coup!

Kate Webster is a world traveller, ocean lover and conservation warrior who is determined to make every moment count for not only herself, but the world around her. An editor and travel journalist, Kate travels the globe in search of vivid imagery and compelling stories that capture the essence of the people and places she visits. She is a passionate conservation advocate, sustainable traveller and always travels with reason and cause.

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