Adrenaline Junkies Guide to Australia

by James Coron
(London, UK)

Sydney Tower

Sydney Tower

Australia might have a reputation for being friendly and laid back, but that's not to say it doesn't have a wild heart underneath its smiling exterior. From skywalking to swimming with crocodiles, this is a country that takes its thrills seriously, and true adrenaline junkies are likely to find that they never want to leave.


This is one of the country's most popular activities, and when you look at the majestic landscape around you, it's no surprise people choose Australia for their skydiving trips. There are plenty of different companies to choose from, and some truly astounding dropzones for the taking - especially in New South Wales.

Sydney Skywalk

If you're looking for an urban adventure (or travelling with someone who'd like to enjoy the big city while you get your thrills), the Sydney Skywalk is the perfect choice for you. On the roof of the Sydney Tower you'll find a transparent walkway where you can strap yourself into a safety harness and enjoy an incredible 360 view from 880 feet up.

Shark Diving

There's something about being so close to such powerful creatures that can really make you feel alive. Of course, you could plan some deep sea diving and look out for these water-dwellers, or you could book a trip to a local aquarium for the chance to definitely get up close and personal.

Swimming with Crocodiles

If, on the other hand, it's crocodiles you'd like to see in the flesh, then Crocosaurus Cove animal park near Darwin is the perfect place for you. There you'll have the chance to enter the Cage of Death, a pool filled with crocs ready and waiting for you.

White Water Rafting

This is a great way to add excitement for adrenaline junkies of all skill levels, as you'll be able to find rapids to suit all levels of experience in Australia. Some of the best spots are found in the North, and you can choose anything from a day adventure to a much longer tour.


Of course, you can't have a list of pastimes for adrenaline junkies without mentioning Australia's most loved sporting pastime. For waves of up to 20 feet high, get yourself along to Surfer's Point in Western Australia or check out the Voodoo reefs and half moon waves in Green Hills and Wanda.

With so many ways to get your kicks, you'll want to book cheap Australia flights and accommodation so you've got more to spend on thrills and spills.

James writes for Skyscanner who compare flight prices to Australia on their website and iPhone App.

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