Australians know how to get the adrenaline pumping. The world-class natural landscapes make perfect adventure playgrounds that are sure to get your heart racing. From underwater expeditions with whales to driving a V8 supercar, these destinations offer something for every type of thrill seeker. Here are our top picks for a holiday in Australia filled with thrills.
Known for its charming and laid-back culture, Brisbane also offers travellers a variety of thrill-seeking activities close to the city centre. The perfect base for your Brisbane adventure is Park Regis North Quay located in the heart of the city. The Story Bridge adventure climb allows you to take in a full 360-degree view of Brisbane and its stunning scenery from the Glass House Mountains to Moreton Bay. We guarantee reaching the superstructure’s 80-meter summit will leave you feeling exhilarated. If you prefer something closer to the ground, nothing beats a day trip to Moreton Island for one of the most rugged and beautiful 4WD adventures on earth. Whether you are after the thrill of driving along endless beaches or if you prefer the more challenging inland tracks, Moreton Island offers a 4WD experience for all abilities.
For those who prefer exploring the ocean, Townsville’s alluring natural environment cannot be beaten. As one of the main gateways to the Great Barrier Reef, Park Regis Anchorage is the ideal place to stay for an aquatic adventure. Just off Townsville’s coastline lies one of the best adrenaline dives in the world. The S.S. Yongala shipwreck should be on every diver’s bucket list with a huge variety of sea life including turtles, sea snakes, manta rays, sharks and tropical fish. If you are new to diving, but still seeking a thrill, snorkeling at Magnetic Island is one of the easiest ways to see the Great Barrier Reef with thousands of coral species and fish on display. Prefer to stay above the water? Try jet skiing in Townsville Bay. The high speeds and quick turns are sure to get your blood pumping.
Despite its reputation as the coffee capital of Australia, Melbourne offers some surprising thrills for adventurous travellers. For your Melbourne Visit, the Park Regis Griffin Suites is conveniently located at the heart of Melbourne’s youthful culture whilst still being close to the action. White water rafting down the Yarra River is an adrenaline-fuelled adventure that requires you to negotiate your way through exhilarating rapids. This sports rafting experience is truly memorable as you paddle through scenic valleys filled with native bushland and wildlife. Just 1 hour from Melbourne, the highly recommended activity is perfect for a day trip. Revheads are sure to get a thrill out of the Sandown Raceway’s V8 Supercar Racing, providing the ultimate driving experience and adrenaline rush. Considered the pinnacle of power circuits in Australia, the Sandown Raceway offers high-speed action and an unforgettable experience that will leave a lasting impression.
The Blue Mountains is globally renowned for its large rock structures, canyons, and waterfalls. This stunning natural landscape also offers thrill seekers the perfect opportunity to try their hand at abseiling, canyoning and rock climbing. Stay close to the action at the Leisure Inn Spires which is just a short drive to the World Heritage Listed Blue Mountains. Canyoning adventures in the Blue Mountains are like a water park for adrenaline junkies involving swimming, jumping into pristine ponds, abseiling through waterfalls, and stunning bush walks through ancient forests. With over 2,000 kilometres of rock face in the Blue Mountains, adventurers can also find remarkable routes and landscapes to rock climb and boulder in. The unique rocky plateaus make the Blue Mountains the ideal destination for anyone wanting to experience the adrenaline rush that comes with some of the most challenging canyoning and climbing trips in Australia.