If you’re looking for some thrills that will have your senses heightened, you’ve come to the right place. Queensland is the perfect destination to explore the rush of life at heights you could not begin to imagine.
From getting out of your comfort zone to seeing the world from a whole new perspective, let’s dive straight into our favourite 4 adrenaline pumping adventures that await you.
1. Skydive at Airlie Beach
Now you may not be that impressed with the concept of skydiving as one of the adrenaline adventures, given how typical it is. What makes this recommendation stand out is the epic views of the Great Barrier Reef as you jump from the plane, giving you a once in a lifetime experience.
Starting as high up as 14,000 feet, your view of the Whitsundays is nothing short of stunning. Experience a unique perspective of the Whitesundays from a bird’s eye view, and get the adrenaline rushing from both the fast drop and the magnificent landscape that surrounds you.
The team at 1300skydive are fully prepared to make your experience amazing. From an all-inclusive half day tour experience that caters for all equipment and training, your friendly and professionally licensed skydiving instructors are ready to accommodate your every need. Operating 7 days a week, with free hotel pickups and returns, you also gain the advantage of choosing your check in and departure times.
To begin, your skydiving instructor will run you through a safety briefing followed by skydiving instructions and basics. You then get fitted with the required skydiving equipment, ready to get into the aircraft. Take to the skies as you climb up high to jump altitudes, but don’t forget to soak in the aerial views.
Once you reach jumping altitude, the fun begins. You exit the plane with a new rush of excitement, adrenaline, and a bit of fear which heightens the senses to new proportions. Experience the freedom of free falling while embracing the stunning landscapes of a world heritage site, the Great Barrier Reef. When ready, your instructor will release the parachute, allowing you to slowly glide down to land.
We recommend going for the beach landing upgrade at Queens Beach, as this will be your one chance to experience a beach landing skydive - one most other providers do not offer.
2. Whitsunday Jet Ski Tour at Arlie Beach
If you’re looking for something refreshing to do, why not try this multi award winning Whitsunday Jetski Tour, giving you an unparalleled experience navigating the waters of the Whitsundays and Great Barrier Reef. This is the first and only guided jetski tour that operates from Coral Sea Marina, giving you the best access from Airlie Beach to the pristine Whitsunday Islands.
With the latest jetski at hand, you’ll get a firsthand experience with the Sea-Doo jetski while riding around the world heritage site of the Whitsunday Island Marine Park.
You don’t need a licence to jetski nor any experience is required. Three different tours operate every day, the first being the Airlie Adventure where sea turtles are often encountered, the Two Island Safari where you explore the waterways of South Mille and DayDream Island, and the third tour is known as the Ultimate Island Trek, which gives you an epic adventure into the Palm Bay Resort island oasis.
The Whitsunday Jetski Tours was awarded the #1 Experience in Australia by TripAdvisor and also acknowledged as being part of the top 1% of tours worldwide by TripAdvisor in 2020.
Simply put, this is one adrenaline rushing opportunity you do not want to miss.
3. The Don River Dash
An off-road, multi terrain race that spans for 2 days, get in your buggy or bike, and head to the Don River near Bowen, Queensland.
It’s held every September and consists of three mind bending 50 kilometre loops around the river bed, promising a ton of action for adrenaline pumping seekers.
But if you aren’t prepared to get behind the wheels, you could always spectate on the sidelines and still feel the rush of excitement. Simply head to the designated spectator spots scattered along the Don River bank.
The 2021 Don River Dash is happening from 10 September to 12 September 2021. So get your gears ready for some action pack rough terrain racing. Don’t forget to drop by the Grand View Hotel in Bowen for a spectacular treat to match the amazing day.
4. Whitsunday Crocodile Safari
Dip your toes into a whole other worldly experience you won’t find anywhere else in Australia. Immerse in the natural habitat of estuarine crocodiles, promising every day being an unexpected and unique experience.
In the tropical environment of the Whitsunday coastline, wander your way into the deep estuaries and wetlands where these magnificent beasts linger. Experience Australian birdlife like never before and get up close and personal with the massive crocs as they curiously creep close to the boat. Admire the fascinating mangrove ecosystem as your guide provides in-depth knowledge of the area and behaviours of the creatures around you.
The Whitsunday Crocodile Safari is a full experience, catering a hearty barbecue lunch followed by the traditional tastes of Billy Tea and freshly cooked Aussie damper.
When going on your wild adrenaline-pumping adventure, be sure to indulge in a wholesome local meal at the Grand View Hotel in Bowen. Featuring the best of local Australian cuisine, a dining experience at the Grand View Hotel will take you into the world of Australian Hollywood productions the likes of “Australia” starring Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman, followed by decadent dishes that will have you asking for more.
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