One might consider Australia to be the land of adventure activities – well, if New Zealand hadn’t already beat them to that title. Just about anywhere in this country, a visitor can throw themselves into an adrenaline pumping activity, whether that be shark cage diving in the ocean or jumping out of an airplane over the beach!
Visitors to Sydney, luckily, also possess the ability to give their adrenaline levels a boost with a plethora of options on-hand. Choose from any of the following to make your holiday down under just that much more memorable.
Abseiling, rock climbing or canyoning in the Blue Mountains
Taking less than 2 hours to reach by train (depending on your stop) from Sydney city, the Blue Mountains provide one of the easiest getaway destinations for travelers and locals alike. It is here that adventure seekers can go abseiling, rock climbing or canyoning if sightseeing and light hiking are not doing the trick.
Skydiving in Wollongong
About 90 minutes south of Sydney lay the city of Wollongong, where travelers can drive to on the scenic Grand Pacific Drive. Once that journey ends, another begins with a dare devil flare. Wollongong built popularity with the adventure crowd by offering skydiving.
Jet Boating in Sydney Harbour
Every twist and turn is a thrilling adventure – and one that doesn’t have you throwing yourself out of a plane. Jet boating, a more family friendly activity, excites travelers daily right on Sydney Harbour.
Climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge
Taking Sydney lovers more than 130 meters above Sydney Harbour, the BridgeClimb has been classified as one of Lonely Planet’s “Top 10 Biggest Adrenaline Rush” experiences.
Skywalk at the Sydney Tower
The Sydney Tower Eye is the tallest, and most recognizable, building in the heart of Sydney city with a glass-floored, outdoor viewing platform at its 268 meter high point. For adventurous souls with an extra 1.5 hours to spare, the Skywalk tour allows access to this 360 degree panorama viewpoint.
White water rafting in Penrith
The western Sydney suburb of Penrith houses the Penrith Whitewater Stadium – a place where it is possible to raft or kayak rapids of up to Grade 3 level.
Hot air balloon over the Hunter Valley
The 2.5 hour journey to the north of Sydney brings you to the Hunter Valley wine region. An already romantic getaway, just imagine what a picturesque sunrise balloon ride can do for the mood.