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Calling Adventure Enthusiasts: Your Australian Bucket List

Are you looking for your next adventure? Australia is much more than kangaroos and koalas. You can hike, dive, launch and fly your way around the unique and rugged landscape. Today we’ve curated a guide to a number of urban and outback adventures to consider when you come to Australia. Here’s what to try when you head down under if you’re looking for thrills and adventure.

1. Melbourne

It’s hard to beat Melbourne’s array of options for those who like to explore. Try a tandem skydive landing on the beach, a morning hot air balloon trip, hike in the Grampians National Park, Dandenong Ranges or helicopter over the Great Ocean Road to see the iconic 12 Apostles. If you have the family in tow, or just want your share of waterplay, try a theme park in Melbourne where you can spend a day or two – Gumbuya World’s many waterslides, rides and attractions fits the bill!

2. Red Centre

A truly memorable and unique area, with the world’s biggest rock, Uluru, some of the oldest artwork in the world and rust coloured soil. Trips to the centre of Australia are remote, and camping is one of the best ways to experience the area but take a guide. Hike King’s Canyon, see Uluru at sunrise/sunset and take a dip in the exquisitely instagrammable Ellery Creek Big Hole in the West Macdonnell Ranges. If you can, spend several days to really take in the area, such as a 4WD tour to maximise your outback adventure.

3. Queensland

You may know that Aussies in the north are a very loveable but tough bunch. Sure there are pristine beaches on the Gold Coast and wonderful diving options in the Great Barrier reef, but there are also so pretty hardcore attractions here for thrill seekers. Think bungee jump on a BMX, herd sheep from the air in a low flying helimuster or go face-to-face with sharks or whales. Explore tropical rainforests and watering holes. The further north you head, you’re getting into crocodile country. If that’s your jam, try a tour or duck over to the state border to Darwin and try the Cage of Death dive at Crocosaurus Cove.

4. Tasmania

You can’t forget the breathtaking surrounds of Tasmania, the most southern area of Australia. Cradle Mountain is the place to be and has it all. Explore its canyons as you splash down waterfalls, abseil off cliffs and launch yourself through natural waterslides in a world heritage national park. In Cradle country you can also raft, canoe, horse ride or quad bike through, we recommend Mersey Valley for these activities.

5. Sydney

You’ve probably heard of Sydney, but it’s not all coffees and art galleries. In and around the city there are a bunch of thrill-seeking activities on offer. Try indoor skydiving, white water rafting, indoor bouldering and rock climbing or even try sail plaining. However, while you’re here, the highlight to any Sydney trip should be a bridge climb of the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, Complete with 360-degree views, there are a range of climbs to choose from – city altitude at its finest.

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