Some people like to go on vacation for a simple relax and rest time, while others always seek adventure. Adrenaline junkies will always look for a destination that provides some real blood-pumping experiences. If you are looking for such a destination, you have come to the right place. Australia, also known as the land where everything is trying to kill you, is the perfect place for all of you who look for some exciting new experiences. And no, it is not true that everything is trying to kill you. It is just a joke that people make because of Australia’s diverse wildlife. Below, you will find some of the coolest things you can do while in Australia.
Explore the Jungle – Cape Tribulation, Queensland
We will start with something mild, suitable for the entire family. Cape Tribulation is this amazing place where the coral reef and the rainforest meet and are only separated by a perfectly white sandy beach. But here you can zipline through the Daintree Rainforest. Not only that you get to experience the place from above, but you will have a lot of fun doing it. This activity is suitable even for children. You can see the ancient treetops, and you can make a few stops along the way. If you are interested, you can also take a two-hour ecology tour and learn a little bit about the rainforest. Just make sure to book it ahead of time. The holiday season is almost always fully booked.
Abseiling in the Blue Mountains
Moving on to something more adrenaline-pumping, you can go abseiling in the Blue Mountains. It is located about 50 kilometers from Sydney, but you will really enjoy this if you are looking for exciting experiences. When you slide down the limestone cliff, you will feel something you may have never felt before. Just make sure to have a waterproof camera on you since you may go down through a waterfall, and you want that moment captured on camera. Plus, you have to take some layers with you because the weather can play a trick or two.
The sand highway on Fraser Island
Fraser Island is made entirely of sand. But what you will love doing there is the four-wheel drive. All you have to do is rent a 4×4 and enjoy the sand highway. Very few things compare with the feeling you have driving at a relatively high speed on a road that is made entirely out of sand. You should definitely experience that.
Meet the whale sharks at Ningaloo Reef
You may already know that Australia is the home of the world’s largest living organism. The Great Coral Reef. You have the option of going scuba diving or snorkeling like most people, and you will not regret it. However, if you are looking for something a little bit more exciting, then you should go snorkeling with the whale sharks at Ningaloo Reef. A guide will, of course, accompany you, and you will be instructed to follow a few rules. After all, we are talking about some large animals here. It is not like spending some time with some colorful fishies on the beach. As long as you do what you are supposed to, you should be perfectly safe. Enjoy the experience since very few even begin to compare with it.
Climb the Sydney Harbor Bridge
The Harbor Bridge is an iconic location in Sydney, and it is very popular among tourists. It is not destined for the faint of heart since you will get pretty high. The summit is 134-meter high. It will give you an amazing view of Sydney. Before you begin the ascension, you will be given clear instructions and appropriate gear. While climbing, the guide will tell you all about the bridge’s history. However, it is the view on top that makes people face their fears and go up.
Australia is full of such experiences, and you should really make a plan to enjoy as many as possible. But before you do, keep in mind that you may need some kind of travel document to enter Australia. If you are lucky, all you need is an electronic visa. Many nationalities are eligible for one. A passport is enough to get that. And if not, you should go to the nearest Australian embassy and apply for one.