Adrenalin-Raising Adventure Activities in Australia

in Australia

greatwhitesharkOcker dare devils like Crocodile Dundee and Steve Irwin have given Australians a reputation for being risk takers. But when you see some of the adrenalin-charged activities the locals enjoy, you’ll realize this status isn’t altogether undeserved!

Sydney Harbour may grab all the headlines, but Port Lincoln in South Australia is actually three and a half times larger. It’s also home to the Great White Shark, the big daddy sitting at the top of the ocean food chain.

That might make many wary of swimming there, but others take the opportunity to get up close and personal with this ultimate predator. Calypso Star Charter can make it happen with their shark cage diving tours. The cage makes it completely safe to come face to face with these underwater monsters, but it’s easy to forget that when you spot those sharp teeth.

Jumping out of a perfectly good plane is just the kind of lunacy adrenalin junkies love. You can skydive in most spots around Australia, but Queensland’s Gold Coast is regarded as one of the best drop zones by those in the know. The scenery is stunning, with views stretching to Byron Bay, Stradbroke Island, and the lush Gold Coast hinterland. Of course, when you’re falling to the earth at speed, it’s easy to forget to enjoy the view! Gold Coast Skydive and Jump the Beach Brisbane can both get you up in the air.

But high risk adventures aren’t restricted to the great outdoors. Those visiting Melbourne can get their blood pumping in the heart of the city with a Parkour class. Parkour is the art of moving one point to the next as quickly and efficiently as possible. Using the urban landscape as an obstacle course, Parkour fans leap across the tops of tall buildings, vault over fences, and perform other superhero-type feats. The Australian Parkour Association runs classes in Melbourne daily.

With these and many more adventure activities in Australia, you’re sure to get your heart racing.

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