Australia is home to some of the world’s top adrenalin experiences. Whether it is man-made or a natural phenomenon, thrill seekers will be satisfied by the available opportunities to test their daring. Every state and territory boasts its own unique wonders and one only needs a little bit of courage to participate in a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
The list of opportunities includes climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge and diving through the caverns of an underwater cave system in South Australia. These activities coupled with the others mentioned below will leave even the most amateur adrenaline junkie with memories to last for years to come.
1. Sky Dive Rockingham, Western Australia
If you’re going to jump out of a plane at 10,000 ft you want it to be beautiful! Take in the aerial allure of Shoalwater Islands Marine Park including Penguin Island, Cockburn Sound, and Garden Island. Rockingham, located southwest of Perth, is the perfect place to leap from a plane and push the boundaries of fear.
2. V8 Racing Driving, Sandown Raceway, Victoria
Have a thing for fast cars? You’re not alone. V8 Hot Laps are fast becoming one of the most unique and adrenalin-fuelled experiences on the market. Think 360-degree spins; ramp jumps, handbrake turns and driving on two wheels.
3. Port Lincoln Shark Cage Diving, South Australia
Dive into the natural habitat of one of the oceans deadliest predators. Off the coast of South Australia, Great White Sharks are lured toward boats filled with curious travellers. Customised shark cages allow for clear visibility, whilst providing protection for both sides of the equation.
4. Cave Diving, South Australia
South Australia’s Mount Gambier region is home to a myriad of water filled caves and sinkholes, suitable for both diving and snorkelling. The clarity of the water, unique geological surrounds and intriguing marine life are among the many drawcards for those travelling to the region in search of underwater adventure.
5. Crocodile Dive Experience, Darwin
This unique experience delivers an up close and personal look into the natural wonder of one of Australia’s most iconic predators.
“The Cage of Death” (which holds 1-2 people at a time) is slowly lowered into the enclosure of a 5m + salt water crocodile. Clear and cylindrical in shape, the cage provides 360-degree views both above and below the water – giving visitors an opportunity to view the behaviours of this magnificent reptile from all corners of the enclosure.
Feeding time generally takes places once dives have commenced, encouraging movement and interaction with the resident crocs.
6. Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb
Experience Australia’s most iconic man-made wonder from a completely new perspective. Bridge Climb Sydney takes you to the summit of Sydney’s Iconic Harbour Bridge, which sits 134 meters above sea level. Uninterrupted views across the harbour and city skyline – the experience is said to be both exhilarating and breathtaking.
Dusk offers the possibility of a dramatic sunset whilst at night the city lights sparkle and reflect off the water below.