Activities to do in Australia are nearly endless and this list is by no means exhaustive, however undertaking these experiences are a must-see for any visitor to this great continent and is bound to be in the highlights of your travels.
- White- Water Rafting
Kicking off the list is an adrenaline packed ride down a furious foaming river in the spectacular mountainous region of north Queensland, the Barron river can look quaint and charming to the average trekker but hop into a raft and compete against rival groups in a thrilling experience that will spice up your afternoon and leave you clinging on to the side as you progress down the relentless flow of water.
- Great-Barrier Reef Cruise
Any local will tell you that visiting northern Australia without enjoying the wonders of the world heritage listed Great Barrier Reef would be considered close to insanity, this national treasure is arguably the best on offer for the continent and is also the only living object able to be seen from space. People comment on how different the experience is to typical Mediterranean cruises. Navigating through the coral reefs on a comfortable boat with an abundance of wildlife on show is certainly one way to enjoy a day in the magnificent region, certain aspects of marine life located here are unique and cannot be seen anywhere else in the world so passing up on the area’s breathtaking beauty and one of the seven natural wonders would be very hard to even consider.
- Snorkelling/Scuba Diving
As well as being a world treasure the reef offers a wide range of stunning diving locations which is considered the best way to discover all that the marine life has to offer, beginners are welcome along with more experienced certified divers as there are peaceful spots perfect for first dives and platforms in the outer reef to cater for more adventurous types. If there are people in your group that do not wish to dive then they can take part in a variety of platform activities whilst you explore the extensive biodiversity in crystal clear waters, leaving everyone on board positively jolly!
- Jungle Surfing
What may sound like a hobby of Tarzan is in fact a real activity which consists of endless fun, ranging from your selection of a safety helmet that has been creatively designed with a superhero name to the flying upside down through the rainforest canopy on a zipline. These guided tours are available for all ages and no experience is required, be prepared to expand your knowledge and get involved with nature in a revolutionary approach.
- Horse-Riding on Cape Tribulation
Another way to explore the wonder of the oldest rainforest in the world is by winding through amazing terrains located around the cape, including crossing clear mountainous streams and cantering through tranquil fields to reaching the golden sand of the stunning beach looking out into the Pacific Ocean. No matter what your ability is, well-trained horses are on hand to deliver a remarkable experience that will leave you wanting more.
The activities listed above are a wonderful way to fill up your to-do list whilst you are on vacation in Australia and will provide you with fond memories for all the family to enjoy and remember, what more could you want!