There's nothing like a road trip filled with adventure to get you in the mood for summer! Whether you're planning an awesome post-lockdown trip with your mates, or you're keen to spend a few of those annual leave days to soak up some extra sunshine, here are our top adventure additions that will turn your next road trip into something really exciting.
With five years validity on any adventure voucher, there's plenty of time to bring your road trip adventure dreams to life.
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Glenworth Valley: Quad Biking
If you're bored of long straights down highways, this all-terrain quad biking adventure has the excitement you're craving. This track to trail adventure takes you on a scenic ride through 3,000 acres of unspoiled wilderness in Glenworth Valley, before taking on a purpose-built quad biking circuit. What a way to kick-start an incredible spring or summer road trip.
If you are yet to experience the thrill of skydiving (or you're ready for round two), Newcastle is an ideal place to take the leap. Start off by soaring to heights of up to 15,000ft before leaping from the aircraft and freefalling for up to 60 seconds. Once your parachute has been deployed and you catch your breath, enjoy aerial views of the vast lakes and beaches of Newcastle.
Coffs Harbour: High Ropes Climbing Course
If you're planning a stopover in Coffs Harbour we highly recommend adding this high ropes climbing course and flying fox to your radar. Rise to the challenge as you climb, jump and swing your way through the treetops. The high ropes course features four different levels to navigate, one more difficult than the next. The perfect way to stretch out your muscles after a long stint in the car.
Byron Bay: Hot Air Balloon Flight
Byron Bay may be known for its relaxing beaches, but seeing the incredible landscape from above is something you've just got to witness! And what better way than from the basket of a hot air balloon. Feel the unique exhilaration and tranquillity of flying high in a hot air balloon and watch the sun ignite the landscape below. Then finish up your adventure with a delicious breakfast from the iconic Three Blue Ducks Restaurant at the Farm Byron Bay. A perfect addition to any road trip!
Fraser Island: Jet Ski Tour
Nothing beats the freedom of cruising around on a jet ski, especially when you're in the tropical paradise of Fraser Island. Get out on the water to indulge your adventurous side with this incredible jet ski tour of the island and Moon Point. As you zoom along the crystal clear waters keep an eye out for the local turtles, dolphins or dugongs.
Cairns: Bungy Jump
If you're on a road trip in Tropical North Queensland a visit to the Cairns bungy jump is an absolute must! Tick this off your bucket list and experience the feeling of free-falling from the 50-metre Tower Bungy Jump. Located deep in the rainforest, there really is no better spot to experience such a unique and thrilling adventure.
Brisbane: Private Helicopter Flight
Take your visit to Brisbane to brand new heights with an exciting scenic helicopter flight over the CBD. With everyone on board guaranteed a window seat, you'll have the incredible chance to see the bustling Queensland capital from a birds-eye view. Nothing compares to the rush of flying in a helicopter and the incredible aerial views you'll witness.
Melbourne: Whitewater Kayaking
If you're looking for a fun stop off for your road trip around Victoria, white water kayaking is the perfect experience. Just 45 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD you can fully immerse yourself in the excitement of whitewater kayaking down the Yarra River. Soak up the lush native bushland as you tackle the grade two rapids and feel a sense of accomplishment once you've made it to the calm waters downstream.
Mornington Peninsula: Swim With Dolphins & Seals
If you had the chance to swim alongside dolphins and seals on the Mornington Peninsula, would you really pass it up? At the picturesque seaside village of Sorrento you have the chance to dive in and experience what it is like swimming alongside these playful and intelligent creatures. Such an incredible stop off on your Victorian road trip and an experience you'll treasure forever.
Phillip Island: Twilight Bay Cruise
Exploring the waterways of Phillip Island is a must for anyone on a road trip nearby. Swap your car keys for said as you gear up for a breathtaking cruise from Phillip Island around Western Port. Watch as the sun sets over the water and check out sights of the submarine HMAS Otama. With plenty of local birdlife, seals and dolphins around, enjoy the on board drinks and nibbles as you admire the relaxing surroundings.
Exmouth: Swim with Manta Rays
Park the car and pop on your flippers for a day spent snorkelling on the Ningaloo Reef. Your tour leaves out of Coral Bay in the morning for a full day of fun, swimming alongside colourful fish, reef sharks, octopus, and an abundance of other marine life including the resident manta rays. After morning tea you'll visit a sea turtle sanctuary to witness the amazing creatures up close and personal. What a way to discover Exmouth on your road trip!
Broome: Helicopter Flight
Road tripping through the Kimberley is something every Australian should already have on their to-do list, but the best way to really witness its beauty is from above! Soar to exciting heights on a helicopter flight over the Broome Peninsula and discover the red cliffs looming over bright turquoise seas from a birds-eye view. This adventure will allow you to see a view not witnessed by many and it a worthy addition to a WA road trip.
Adelaide: Dolphin Sanctuary & Ship Wreck Kayak
Ditch your car for a kayak for the day and explore Adelaide's shipwreck heritage trail on this exciting sea kayaking adventure. For three hours you'll follow your guide around the shipwrecks of the Ship's Graveyard Maritime Heritage Trail and make your way through the mangrove-lined channels around Garden Island. Keep your eyes peeled for the resident dolphins and other wildlife!
Kangaroo Island: Guided Buggy Tour
Kangaroo Island is the ultimate adventurer's playground and well worth the ferry ride over from Adelaide. Explore all the island has to offer with an exciting buggy tour that will send you weaving through bush trails, open grasslands and rocky terrain effortlessly. This is the best way to get up close and personal with the land and native wildlife.
Port Lincoln: Dive with Sharks
Discover the seaside town of Port Lincoln with this exciting three-day experience, starting off with a thrilling shark dive. On day one come face-to-face with a great white shark during an exhilarating and unforgettable cage dive! Spend the following day discovering the city's history, wildlife and delicious seafood. Sounds like the perfect SA stopover to us.
Alice Springs: Hot Air Ballooning
This hot air balloon experience over the Great Australian Outback is an absolute must for your stopover in Alice Springs. Float high above the Red Centre for an hour as the sun rises over the MacDonnell Ranges and surrounds. Keep an eye out for native wildlife and take in the remoteness of the landscape below as it's brought to life by the rising sun.
Darwin: Swim With Crocodiles
If you are looking for something thrilling to do in Darwin this is your go-to adventure. Come face to face with a saltwater crocodile as you step into the Cage of Death at Darwin’s Crocosaurus Cove. This is the ultimate heart-pounding animal encounter, where you'll be plunged into the enclosure with a giant crocodile for 15 minutes, observing the action from inside a purpose-built acrylic cage. Are you up for this challenge?