Four ‘must do’ outdoor activities in Australia

Four ‘must do’ outdoor activities in Australia

Living life in the great outdoors surely refers to Australia. This vast continent of desert, gorges, rainforests, rivers, lakes, cliffs, beaches and snowy mountains is an outdoor lovers paradise. Of course there’s plenty to do inside too; from dressing up for a night at the opera in Sydney’s iconic Opera House, or dancing the night away in The Motel or the Social Bar in Melbourne, to learning about Aboriginal culture in Bribane’s Queensland Museum.

But Australia really comes alive, and makes you feel alive, in the outdoors. DialAFlight has cheap flights to Australia throughout the year, so you can get out and explore any time. If you need inspiration, here are four of the best places to get active outdoors Down Under.

Climb Sydney Harbour Bridge

It may be a large city, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do something extreme in Sydney. You can climb up the steel frame of Sydney Harbour Bridge and perch 134 metres above the city. The views are outstanding and the constant climbing is quite a challenge, especially when you think of all the steel, cars, tarmac and ocean below you.

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Surf in Byron Bay

Australia has literally hundreds of surf locations, but one of the most iconic is Byron Bay. The surf is consistent and there are a handful of breaks so all levels are catered for. It’s also unbelievably beautiful and the town is typically laid back and chilled out, as you’d expect Australia’s number one surf town to be.

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Four-Wheel Drive on Fraser Island

Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world. Its exact position is constantly changing as the sands are shifting a few centimetres annually. The island is huge though, at 75 miles long. It has lakes, rivers, forests and a large population of dingos. The best way to explore this island gem is by four wheel drive. Don’t miss the tiger sharks patrolling the waters around Indian Head, the only large area of rock on the island and be sure to look out for the shipwrecks on 75 Mile Beach.

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Dive the Great Barrier Reef in Cairns

This really needs no introduction. The Great Barrier Reef is one of the few natural landforms that can be seen from space and it’s underwater! It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most beautiful coral reefs in the world. It’s also the biggest and hosts a wide array of marine life. No trip to Australia is complete without a dive or snorkel here and off the coast of Cairns in Queensland is where the reef is at its best.

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Let us know if you have any more ‘must do’ activities for Australia or anywhere else in the world!

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