The days when 3-S tourism was the pinnacle of vacationing are over. People, especially the younger crowd, want more than just sand, sunbathing, snorkeling, or visiting urban landmarks. In a similar vein, adopting a more active lifestyle has become one of the essential elements of well-being. Fitness trips provide a fresh take on adventure travel, as they offer a chance to get out of your comfort zone, try new exciting things, and stay in shape. This kind of holiday isn’t just for hard-core fitness enthusiasts, as regular people have realized that hiking and cycling tours can be fun. Australia has always been a mecca for tourists, and it has a lot to offer to those who want to embark on a holiday of their lifetime.
Hiking Tours of Australia
There’s no better way to explore the awe-inspiring scenery of Australia than by guided walks. This wonderfully diverse country boasts various kinds of landscapes and terrains.
- Tasmania, a region popular for its unspoiled wilderness, is excellent for those who want to escape from the crowds of mass tourism.
- Discover the rugged Outback and its majestic gem Uluru both by day and by night. The mysterious allure of this 500-million-year-old monolith has made it one of the most recognizable symbols of Australia; so various trekking trips are organized there. It’s also a perfect site for stargazing into the depths of our galaxy, as low humidity and almost no unnatural light create perfect conditions for this kind of activity.
- Non-traditional vacationing still doesn’t have to exclude sandy beaches completely, as there are hiking tours of the famous Gold Coast, which give you the possibility to explore lush rainforests and enjoy magnificent ocean views.
Last but not least, adventurous and active holidays don’t always imply sleeping in tents and making your own meals. Comfortable eco-lodges, delicious food, and top wines from Down Under ensure some serious pampering.
Diving with Sharks
Would you like to get up close and personal with the main antagonist from Jaws? This kind of adventure definitely isn’t for the faint-hearted, but it actually sounds more terrifying than it really is. Despite the fact that humans aren’t exactly the favorite dish of the great white shark, there are numerous unprovoked fatal attacks each year. Diving with the great whites is absolutely safe, as you can choose between going face-to-face with them in a shark-proof cage, or watching them from the safety of a glass viewing tank: the Aqua Sub.
Snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef, and the area it covers is larger than the United Kingdom. It’s home to numerous marine species, corals, and birds. Learn more about this wonderful natural structure by going on a marine biologist guided tour. For those who aren’t into snorkeling, there’s a convenient underwater observatory from which they could explore this rich and exciting world.
If you like indoor sports and want to try something new, dynamic, and fun, then visiting a trampoline park is an excellent idea. Jumping, dancing, flipping, bouncing, and even flying through the air are exhilarating activities that you can enjoy. If you’re coming to Sydney, make sure to include a visit to Boing Central in your itinerary, and make the most of their 1,600 square-meter indoor trampoline park. You’re stressed out and tired of your tedious, everyday routine? This is the place to let off some steam, boost your energy levels, and have a marvelous time.
Play Golf in the Bush
There are several things that come to mind when you think of Australia. The bush is one of them. If you really want to get to know this wonderful country, it’s necessary to spend some time in this authentic Australian countryside. To make it even more interesting, you can enjoy a game of golf in a unique setting of the true bush. This practically means that you’ll be able to catch a glimpse of a kangaroo or a rare bird, while you’re getting ready for your next swing.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to have an active vacation, reconnect with nature, and explore the great outdoors of the world’s smallest continent all at the same time.
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