Best Adventures in Australia for Active Travellers
It’s been too long since I last touched down in the Land
Down Under. However, the memories of my 18-month stay are still fresh in my
The months that I spent traversing the highways and rural roads which connect this sparsely populated island inspired the desire to further explore its great wilderness.
I hope one day I’ll return and spend more time exploring, however in the meantime here’s a snapshot of some the best adventures in Australia.
ABSEIL DOWN THE BLUE MOUNTAINS – NEW SOUTH WALES
Loose yourself in the blue horizon of eucalyptus tress that blanket the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, and prepare yourself for an adventure.
Although there are 140km (87 miles) of hiking trails on which to explore the region’s natural beauty, you can get a high of an adrenaline-nature by abseiling off an alpine overhang. The views are epic.
A bucket list activity for many who visit Australia during their gap year, buying a campervan and taking off on the open road is the dream for most. Yes, you’ll need to do a lot of prep before you can live an instagrammable Aussie #vanlife, but believe me it’s worth it.
There’s nothing quite like camping out underneath the stars in the outback, plus you’ll have the opportunity to get off the well-trodden tourist trail and make unforgettable memories.
Traverse 77km (48 miles), over two weeks and wend your way through Tasmania’s rugged Wilderness World Heritage Area.Defined by jagged quartzite peaks, hanging valleys,and glacier-carved lakes, the undulating terrain and unpredictable weather make the route unsuitable for inexperienced hikers.
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SWIM WITH WHALE SHARKS ON THE NIGALOO REEF – WESTERN AUSTRALIA
The languid tropical waters of the Katherine River offer the opportunity to escape to isolation.
Drift past river banks lined with rocky escarpments and sandy beaches, camp on sandy riverbanks and spend your evenings sleeping under a blanket of stars. Three-day canoe adventures are offered by a number of operators.
SCUBA DIVE ON A REMOTE CORAL SEA ATOLL – QUEENSLAND
If you’re a fan of the underwater world, scuba diving on the Osprey and Shark Reefs which sit some 150km (85 miles) from the shores of Queensland is a must.
With visibility upwards of 40 meters, inconceivably deep ocean drop off’s, coral caves, swim through’s, and bommies the aquatic landscape is like nothing you’ve ever seen.
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There are so many adventurous activities on offer in Australia. If you’ve got the time, and you fancy making some memories, a 12 month working holiday Down Under would provide the ideal opportunity to fully immerse yourself in the country’s wealth of epic landscapes. #Justsayin.
Have you spent time Down Under? Share your best adventures in Australia in the comments.