Heart-pumping, heavy breathing and sweating profusely. If this sounds like your idea of fun, then there’s a good chance that you’re a thrill-seeking adrenaline junky. Perhaps this isn’t normally your thing, but you’re looking to crawl out of your comfort zone to experience something crazy and daring. Whichever boat you are in, Australia is the place to sail to. This country offers every hair-raising sport and activity that you can imagine. Take a look at this extreme list of thrill-seeking activities that Australia offers.
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Take a deep breath and plunge to the depths of the magical underwater world.
1. Scuba diving
This water activity is sure to make your eyes widen. With colourful fish, vibrant coral, and a multitude of amazing wildlife just beneath your flippers, scuba diving in Australia is a must do. Whether you’re a novice or a pro-diver, Australia has a diving site for you. At Cod Hole dive site, you can see large rockcod, moray eels, giant clams, and even whitetip reef sharks.
Located in an area where the tropics and sub-tropics meet due to a crossing of five oceans currents is Lord Howe. Due to this crossroads of currents, there are over 500 species of fish and 100 species of coral to gaze upon including kingfish, dolphins, wahoo, and even Ballina angelfish which are rare at these depths.
2. Cave diving
Let’s take diving to a whole new level. Cave diving offers a completely different perspective on diving and opens a new world to those who love diving. Nullarbor Plain was named one of the top ten diving spots in the world. These crystal clear waters under a network of limestone and rock make for a thrilling and unique diving experience. Running underneath Mount Gambier, is Engelbrecht Cave. This challenging maze of rock is another fascinating diving spot for anyone willing and wanting to experience the terrain in these underwater caves.
3. Swimming with sharks
Need I say more? One of the ultimate daring underwater activities is swimming with sharks. Yes, you can see them while scuba diving, but chances are you won’t want to get to too close. If you are wanting an up close and personal meeting with the sharp-toothed predators, just hop into a diving cage, plunge into the water and get ready to be jostled around a bit. Sharks can be found in many areas of Australia, however Port Lincoln is a popular spot to meet these ferocious creatures.
Head for the hills or the tallest building, and get ready to fly high in Australia.
4. BASE Jumping
This extreme sport may or may not be for you. It’s said to be one of the most dangerous sports in the world. Should you brush fear off your shoulders as if it’s a fly, then BASE jumping could be for you! The best place to BASE jump in Australia is in Queensland. It’s important that you contact the appropriate authorities to ensure your jump is sanctioned.
Why would anyone ever jump out of a perfectly working airplane? Well, you wouldn’t unless you were a daredevil wanting to experience a thrilling plummet through the sky. The Gold Coast of Australia is the most popular spot and possibly the most beautiful as well to take your dip into midair. If you like the sound of air whizzing past your ears and muffling the sounds of your screams, it sounds like skydiving is your kind of sport.
6. Bungee Jumping
Perhaps a good place to start before you move on to skydiving, is bungee jumping. Ride over to Cairns for an epic jump. You get to choose from 16 different adrenaline inducing jumps. As you sit on top of the 160ft tower, take a look at the Great Barrier Reef and the beautiful beaches one last time before you have to get back to Earth with the rest of us.
Have you always wanted to know what it would feel like to be a bird? Of course you have, everyone has. Paragliding is the closest way to get this experience. Queensland prides a stunning stage of coastal vistas for you to enjoy with a birds-eye view, and feeling for that matter. Fly over Australia and see whats it’s like to soar as high as the birds.
The Blue Mountains are an absolutely perfect setting for your abseiling adventures. Large canyons, impressive waterfalls, and of course huge sandstone cliffs make up these beautiful mountains. An exhilarating and unforgettable experience is sure to be had while you lower yourself down these expansive rocks and enjoy the natural beauty all around you.
9. Zip lining
Anyone can trek through the mountains and walk through the jungle, but this is not for the average folk. You are someone who wants to race through at extraordinary speeds and fly over treetops right? Zip lining is sure to be your thing then. The Otway rainforest in Victoria is an excellent place to glide over the jungles.
10. Theme Parks
If you’re a thrill-seeker, but perhaps don’t want something that’s too extreme or daring then Australia has something that’s just right for you. Their theme parks offer hair-raising rides that will make you throw your arms up and scream at the top of your lungs! The Gold Coast has a high concentration of roller coasters, spinning rides, water slides, and more action-packed activities and rides for you to enjoy.
Australia is a country full of excitement and natural beauty and has something for everyone to enjoy. When I say everyone, I really do mean everyone. Yes, even you my bold and fearless friend. You will have daring sports available at your finger-tips that will entertain you until you are begging for sleep. I bet you can’t wait to try any of the gripping, riveting, and electrifyingly-exciting activities and sports that Australia offers! What’s first on your list? Whether it’s a leisure trip or corportate travel, Contact JC Travel Professionals today to book your trip to Australia!
James Chatman writes for JC Travel Professionals, a travel agency offering corporate travel management and leisure travel services.