Daredevil Activities to Take Up in Australia

Nothing offers you an adrenaline rush like an extreme sport. No matter if you’re a professional in the field, or you’re simply curious and want to try it for the first time, you should consider Australia for your next vacation destination. Why? Because only in Australia will you be able to find the most thrilling daredevil activities, combined with perfect weather, a beautiful beach, and welcoming people. So, without further ado, take a look at the following activities and see which ones fit your tastes best.

1. Sydney Harbor Bridge-Climbing

Have you ever considered seeing a harbor from above? Well, by climbing the bridge over the Sydney Harbor, you’ll be able to catch a glimpse of a spectacular view. You might not feel the thrill at the beginning, as you’re still close to the land, but once you start climbing higher and higher, the adrenaline rush will kick in. You don’t have to worry about your safety, as regardless of how intimidating it might look from the ground, any 8-year-old can easily climb it.

You will have a special climbing suit and a harness which will keep you anchored to the secure static line at all times, so you have no way of falling. On the plus side, it has a lot of steps, which will offer you a great cardio exercise besides the great view. If you’d prefer a night view instead of day one, the bridge is accessible at night, as well. So, regardless of the time of day, you’ll be able to capture a thrilling view.

2. Diving With Sharks

Only in Australia do you have the opportunity to come face to face with a Great White Shark, and still be safe. Being in its presence will offer you a unique adrenaline rush, and while you might be tempted to think otherwise, when the only thing sitting in the way of its strong jaws, and sharp razor-like teeth, and you are a steel cage, you’ll agree with us.

3. Giant Tree Valley Walk

Walking…what can be thrilling about it, you might be wondering. This is not just an ordinary walk in the park, though, as ‘the land’ will be made entirely from sturdy bridges, suspended in midair at quite a long distance from the ground. The trees in this valley are famous for their height, as they are among the tallest trees in the world, measuring around 75 meters high, some being even taller. The walk is 420 meters (459 yards) long, with the highest point in the route reaching up to 40 meters (132 feet) from the ground. No matter how used to heights you might consider yourself when you gaze down from this height, your adrenaline will surely kick in.

4. Sandboarding

Water and waves are not the only surfaces you can glide on. Sand, as well, offers you a unique experience. Kangaroo Island is one of the places you’ll be able to try it out for a full 2-hour ride. Some dunes go up as high as 230 feet, so, if you want to test your courage, you can check them out. However, you don’t have to worry if you’re just starting, as there are plenty of dunes out there, even smaller, tamer ones.

5. Skydiving

The experience of freefalling from a plane should be tried at least once in your lifetime. Moreover, the views from above are amazing, especially if you choose to go to Queensland, above the Great Barrier Reef. No matter if you’re a veteran in skydiving or if you’re trying it for the first time, you won’t be alone, as an expert in the field will always accompany you, from start to finish, so you’ll be safe and secure throughout the entire experience.

6. Rafting and Kayaking in White Waters

With plenty of rapids to choose from, it is best to research them in advance and pick the one best for your level, as some of them are best suited for professionals rather than beginners. If you’re not sure if you’re ready for something so challenging, you can try something slower, like paddleboarding, as there are plenty of areas where the water is slower and calmer.

To suit your adventurous spirit, you can take up SUP racing if you aren’t alone and have who to compete with. To get the upper hand on your opponents, though, make sure that your sup board is within parameters specific to racing boards. As research conducted by experts at Popular.Reviews shows, long touring boards with narrow bodies catch the highest speeds and are perfectly suited for racing as their pointy nose makes it easy to maintain the course, all of your effort going into paddling forward rather than staying on track.

7. Bungee jumping

Bungee jumping is a must, and Cairns can offer you the best experience. Currently, it is the only place in Australia where you can practice this extreme sport, and it is open all year round, so you can go wherever you feel ready. The adrenaline surge can only be overshadowed by the beautiful, breathtaking scenery you’re going to see around you. You don’t have to worry about your safety, as everything is supervised by professionals.


All in all, depending on your preferences, there are plenty of thrilling activities you can try out on your next vacation. Regardless if you’re a first-timer with a sense of curiosity for adventure or a veteran who seeks another challenge, Australia offers several opportunities that just await you to check them out.