Top 10 Crazy Adventure Sports in Australia

April 6, 2012 by

Things To Do, Tours & Activities

Even the sky isn’t the limit when it comes to adrenaline pumping activities in Australia. All over the country you can throw yourself out of planes, fall off of cliffs, and be tossed around by the rivers and ocean. Crazy adventurers read on…

1.  Shark Cage Diving with Great Whites, South Australia

As far as shark diving goes, it doesn’t get any scarier than this! Encounter Great White Sharks in their natural habitat around the Neptune Islands in South Australia.

Browse shark diving tours in Australia. 

Shark Cage Diving with Great Whites, South Australia

Shark Cage Diving with Great Whites, South Australia

2.  Skydiving, Brisbane

From below the water to high above it (you may not want to try both in close proximity!), skydiving in Brisbane is an incredibly exhilarating experience. Once you land, you’ll want to do it all over again!

Skydiving, Brisbane

Skydiving, Brisbane

3.  Sydney Harbour High Speed Jet Boat, Sydney

Why cruise when you can zoom through Sydney Harbour on a jet boat at breakneck speeds? Don’t worry; the boat slows down for photos and sightseeing.

4.  F1 Style Race Car, Sydney

Driving enthusiasts will love the thrill of being strapped into the open cockpit of a real race car and zooming round the track.

5.  Hang Gliding Byron Bay (Byron Bay National Park), New South Wales

It’s possible to hang glide all over Australia but the wind conditions at Byron Bay National Park make it perfect for flying above the coastline – just ask the resident eagles!

6.  Bungy Jumping, Cairns, Queensland

Cairns is Australia’s adventure capital and if you want to bungy, then Cairns is the place to do it. The newest fad in extreme height and speed here is the Minjin Jungle Swing – a heart-stopping treat for you AND your friends.

7.  White Water Rafting, Tasmania

The cold and powerful waters of the Franklin River in Tasmania are one of the best places to go white water rafting. Traverse deep gorges, rapids and surging currents through west coast wilderness areas.

White Water Rafting, Tasmania

White Water Rafting, Tasmania

8.  Jungle Surfing (Daintree Rainforest), Queensland

Fly through the treetops of the Daintree Rainforest on a zip line at varying distances from the forest floor. This is one of the few adventure sports that’s suitable for the whole family.

9.  Kite Surfing in Western Australia

Western Australia is a favorite spot for kite surfing enthusiasts and, thanks to strong sea breezes, the town of Geraldton is believed to have the best waves.

10.  Jet Fighter Flights, New South Wales

It’s not cheap but it doesn’t get any more exhilarating than this! Choose your own jet fighter mission (‘Top Gun’, ‘Combat Strike’ or ‘Dog Fight’), and then strap yourself in for the ride of your life!

Emma McMahon


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2 Responses to “Top 10 Crazy Adventure Sports in Australia”

  1. Tuneesha Says:

    Hi, may i know the original source of the picture number 2 ( Skydiving, Australia-wide)?


    • Viator Says:

      Hi Tuneesha,
      This photo is owned by Viator, either by customer submission or from a stock image source.


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