Are you feeling the urge to get outdoors and soak up some sunshine every chance you get? Or perhaps you are craving to discover a new appreciation for the incredible and diverse Australian landscape. These adventures will have you soaring above the shores of the Broome Peninsula, marvelling at the 12 Apostles of the Great Ocean Road or revelling in the fresh air of Tasmania’s Cradle Mountain.
Barrenjoey lighthouse walk, Palm Beach
The Barrenjoey Lighthouse Walk is a short bush walk with incredible views available for free to the public. From the top, you can see the vast stretch of the Pacific Ocean to the east, Hawkesbury River to the north and the gorgeous still waters of Pittwater and Broken Bay to the west. Such an awesome way to get outdoors and get active.
Otways & Great Ocean Road Tour, Melbourne
Explore the wonders of the Great Ocean Road on a full-day hiking tour. Take in the beauty of the 12 Apostles up close, wander through the Great Otway’s Californian Redwood Forest and marvel at the towering ancient trees, discovering a brand new appreciation for nature’s wonder.
Cradle Mountain Horseback Ride, Tasmania
Picture this: you are riding on horseback through the old growth eucalyptus and myrtle forest, before slowly emerging onto the endless grass plains leading up to the base of Cradle Mountain. This incredible horse riding tour delivers all that and more. Leave the world behind for a few hours and enjoy some time admiring the amazing Tasmanian landscape.
Hot Air Balloon, Cairns
Soar over the Atherton Tablelands on a thrilling yet tranquil hot air balloon ride. Soak up incredible panoramic views as your drift through the crisp Queensland air. This adventure will not only give you an entirely new perspective (quite literally), but it will also allow you to truly embrace the views of the rainforests, waterfalls, rivers and creeks as the sun slowly brings the landscape to life.
Twilight Horse Ride, Margaret River
Prepare to be absolutely amazed by the lush Margaret River bushland on this exciting sunset horse riding adventure. As you make your way through the bush as the sun slowly sets, keep an eye out for emerging local wildlife like kangaroos and emus. Enjoy the fresh air, the views and the horse riding action.
Helicopter Scenic Flight, Broome
Soar to exciting heights over the Broome Peninsula. Admire the stark contrast between the terracotta earth and turquoise blue sea, as you take in views of the unique landscape. Nothing compares to the view from the top as you soar over Cable Beach, Willie Creek, the lighthouse, Broome Jetty and plenty more. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for saltwater crocs and dolphins swimming below.
Sea turtle snorkel tour, Byron Bay
Sea turtles are one of the most beautiful sea creatures and now is your chance to swim alongside them in their natural habitat. Take the plunge and head out on an exciting snorkeling tour at Julian Rocks. Julian Rocks Marine Reserve is home to over 400 species of fish, three different species of sea turtles, blue gropers, wobbegongs and more marine life and colourful corals than you can keep track of.
Drift Jet Boat Tour, Phillip Island
If you’re after an awesome way to explore the waterways of Phillip Island, but action-packed is more your speed, this drift jet boat tour is the one for you. Carve up the beautiful turquoise waters along the granite cliff coast of Cape Woolamai as you experience thrilling speeds and jet boat manoeuvres.
Dandenong Ranges Tourist Track, Dandenong Valley
Dandenong Ranges Tourist Track is a free, 5- 6 hour hike through the superb forest, crossing creeks, walking over boardwalks and crossing roads along the way. Graded moderate to easy, this track can be tackled as the whole 16kms or broken into smaller bushwalks for something more manageable.
Whale Watching Tour, Sunshine Coast
Head out for an amazing whale watching adventure cruise from Mooloolaba. Seeing whales up close in the natural environment is an excitement that cannot be matched. You'll cruise around looking out for humpback whales, which often approach the boat and even put on a show breaching, splashing their tail flukes and spyhopping.
Whitewater Kayaking, Yarra River
This incredible adventure is just 45 minutes from Melbourne CBD. Immerse yourself in the excitement of whitewater kayaking down the Yarra River. Soak up views of the lush native bushland surrounding the river, as you power through thrilling grade two rapids. You’ll also be surrounded by picturesque gorges and valleys of bushland as you splash down the waterway.
Canyoning tour, the Blue Mountains
This canyoning experience in the Blue Mountains will have you jumping, swimming and abseiling your way through the stunning and lush bushland the Mountains is known for. Fit for beginners and canyoning enthusiasts alike, this adventure offers such a unique and fun way to get outside, get active and enjoy some rejuvenating time in nature.