Have you ever been on a ride so thrilling that your blood began to race to your head? If you said yes and you like it, you might be addicted to the adrenaline rush. We can’t say we blame you; bungee jumping and skydiving sound like a lot of fun.
If you’ve ever visited Australia, you’re probably aware that it’s home to a lot of massive amusement parks and wild rides and activities.
Some of these experiences can be found in Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Gold Coast, and the best way to get there is to rent a car in Gold Coast or other metros – especially if convenience is your top priority in your list. Here’s a list of some of the best extreme parks, rides, and activities in Australia:
1. Cairns Bungy Jump and Minjin Swing
Up for a high jump and soaring in the air? Then try the Bungy Jump and Minjin Swing in Cairns! With Bungy Jumping, you can expect to be thrown 164 feet in the air, with the help of a harness and a professional’s assistance. You can also opt to do the Minjin Swing, where you can enjoy a zip line-like ride with friends. It literally is a huge swing, and riding it with friends makes it much more exciting.
2. Sydney Shark Diving Xtreme
Get the chance to experience swimming with the most misunderstood creature in the sea: sharks! Go scuba diving with an experienced and professional diver, and see the magic under the sea. Swim with large grey nurse sharks, colorful fish, sea turtles, and even stingrays for over 30 minutes!
3. Tasmania Half Day Cradle Mountain Canyoning: Lost World Canyon
Enjoy half of your day by canyoning through the Dove River in Lost World Canyon. You and your friends can inhale the fresh air and see Tasmania’s breathtaking views while making your way down the river, all the way through to the Lost World Canyon. The tour will last for about four hours, with a professional guide providing interesting information while you go on. You can also get a photo op with your friends and family at Cradle Mountain.
4. Queensland Airlie Beach Skydive
Experience the thrill of jumping from a plane by booking a skydiving trip on Airlie Beach! Whether you are a first-timer or have done it several times, you need not worry as a professional will be with you all throughout the ride. Enjoy amazing views of the beach from up above, while freefalling at over 220 km/hr. This is an experience that you should definitely try at least once in your life.
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5. Kangaroo Island Sandboard Rental
Hop on a sandboard on Kangaroo Island and experience a 2-hour sandboarding ride along the powdery dunes at a private property in the Southern part of the island. If you’re one of the brave ones, then try the dunes that reach up to 230 feet. If you’re a beginner but you’re still dying to try it out, then head on to the smaller dunes perfectly suited for beginners. While you’re up there, go on and enjoy the amazing view of the whole island below.
6. Glass House Mountains Rock Climbing
Drive-up north of Brisbane for about an hour, and you’ll see Mt. Ngungun, which is an ancient volcanic peak in the Glass House Mountains. The mountain has a wide range of climbing routes that’s perfectly suitable for beginners, intermediate, and even experts. Spend the whole day exploring and climbing the mountain with a supervision of an experienced guide.
You only live once, so go on and live it while you can! If after all these adventures you feel hungry, then go on and eat to your heart’s desire! Here is a list of the most amazing places to eat out in Sydney. Enjoy and have tons of fun!