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Why is Australia a great place for an active and adventurous vacation?

 Australia is the ultimate adventure-lover’s paradise, a vast country with a mosaic of landscapes and natural wonders to be explored. From surfing along the coast, to snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef, rappelling down waterfalls, or rafting down Tasmania’s Franklin River, the water activities are abundant in every corner of the country. There is no shortage of active activities on land either, whether its hiking the craters of an extinct volcano, skydiving over the beach or riding an ATV in the outback. Australia is also home to a wealth of unique animals and marine life, which make it the perfect destination for animal lovers. From crocodile encounters, koala cuddles and shark cage diving, Australia’s habitats allow for the most exciting animal adventure travel.

What are the top active & adventurous vacations/activities to do in Australia?

Adventurous travelers can try surfing at iconic spots like Byron Bay, Coffs Harbour and Bondi Beach. In the Blue Mountains, there are lots of hiking opportunities, as well as canyoning, swimming and caving. Port Stephens is known for parasailing, while you can take scenic balloon rides from the vineyards of the Hunter Valley to the coastal region around Byron Bay. In the wintertime, skiers and snowboarders can visit the snowy mountains for some serious slope and apres ski action.. Wildlife enthusiasts can visit the penguin colonies on Phillip Island or the Koalas in Warrandyte State Park. .

Queensland is chock-full of activities, especially for adventure seekers. Home of the Great Barrier Reef, travelers can snorkel, dive or even sleep overnight on a dive boat. Adventurous families can go on a whale watching adventure in Brisbane or kayaking along the Sunshine Coast. Queensland is perfect for nature-loving adrenaline junkies

Active & Adventurous

  • Adelaide to Alice Springs: Epic Trip for 18 to 39 year olds

    Take the chance to get off the beaten track by spending seven days exploring the iconic highlights of South Australia and the Northern Territory, combining camping and budget accommodation.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,607
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Escorted Coach Touring, Ideas for 18 to 30 Somethings, Single Friendly
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  • Alice Springs to Adelaide: Epic Trip for 18 to 39 year olds

    Take the chance to get off the beaten track by spending seven days exploring the iconic highlights of South Australia and the Northern Territory, combining camping and budget accommodation.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,543
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Ideas for 18 to 30 Somethings, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Big 3 Tasmania Hobart to Launceston

    Add the best of Tasmania to your Australia vacation with this short journey from Hobart to Launceston, or vice versa. See historic convict ruins, and some of Australia’s most pristine national parks.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous
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  • 4WD Eco Adventure Hotel Safari

    Starting and finishing in Alice Springs, this 4WD Eco Adventure Hotel Safari is a perfect option for those seeking adventure but who prefer the comforts of hotel accommodation. Take an opportunity to enjoy the Red Centre in comfort.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,338
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous
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  • 4WD Dragonfly Dreaming Top End Safari

    The average Australia vacation rarely gives the Northern Territory the attention it deserves. Get a real taste of the Australian Outback on this short round-trip adventure from Darwin.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 977
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Small Group Touring
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  • Active Sydney & Surrounds

    Get to the heart of Australia’s most famous city as you hike, bike, and venture to some of Sydney’s most iconic sites. Climb Sydney Harbour Bridge, hike through the Blue Mountains, enjoy a wine tasting in the Hunter Valley, and surf at Bondi Beach for an Australian vacation you’ll never forget.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,422
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Affordable Diver

    Enjoy uninterrupted cruising and diving on Pro Dive’s live-aboard dive voyage. For certified divers or snorkellers, sleeping onboard gives you more time to discover the Great Barrier Reef.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 697
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Airlie Beach: Whitsunday Bliss

    Embark on a deluxe chartered sailing tour through the Whitsundays. Enjoy luxury accommodations aboard the Whitsunday Bliss as you sail between the islands, stop off at beaches to swim and snorkel, and visit world-famous landmarks like Whitehaven Beach.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,284
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Cruises & Sailing
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  • Airlie Beach: Kiana Sail and Dive Adventure

    Sail onto the open waters of the Whitsundays to snorkel through coral reefs and experience the incredible climate of this coastal island chain. This Australia vacation takes you to dive sites across the Whitsundays and stops off at world-famous islands and beaches along the way.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 558
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Cruises & Sailing
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  • Australia's Coral Atolls Cruise from Broome

    The Rowley Shoals feature exaggerated corals, a kaleidoscope of marine life and stunning underwater clarity, but perhaps more important than anything else, they are visited by only a fortunate few! The Rowley Shoals are Western Australia’s premier coral playground!
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,035
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Cruises & Sailing, Luxury and Beyond
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  • Australia's Kimberley Expedition Cruise from Broome

    Few trips to Australia reach the unique natural sights of the Kimberley. Begin in Broome, gateway to the magnificent Kimberley wilderness and enjoy a cruise to the remote Australian Outback.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 7,743
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Cruises & Sailing, Small Group Touring
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  • Australia’s Kimberley Expedition Cruise from Darwin

    A 10 night exploration voyage to the Kimberley has many highlights. Begin in Darwin, gateway to the magnificent Kimberley wilderness and enjoy a cruise to the remote Australian Outback.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 7,317
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Cruises & Sailing, Small Group Touring
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  • Bay of Fires

    Located in north-east Tasmania, the wilderness coastline known as the Bay of Fires provides dramatic landscapes and wildlife. Led by guides, you’ll explore both the beach and woodlands.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,822
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous
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  • Brisbane: Essential Bicycle Tour

    The tour is the perfect introduction to Brisbane's best highlights with interesting facts and local insights by our friendly local and knowledgeable guide. It's particularly useful if you have limited time in the city, taking you to sights including the historic Kangaroo Point Cliffs, and the iconic Story Bridge.
    Duration:
    2 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Day Trips
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  • Brisbane: Morning Bicycle Tour

    This tour offers a scenic and leisurely ride around the Brisbane river (which means no hills and no cars!). Visit all of the main inner-city areas of Brisbane, stop regularly to hear some stories and take photos. This is a highly recommended tour if you have the time and even a little cycling experience.
    Duration:
    3.5 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Day Trips
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  • Broken Hill: The Accessible Outback

    Want to experience the real Australian outback? This short tour to Broken Hill and surrounds takes you to the heart of Australia’s opal mining country, and nearby Mutawintji National Park.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,028
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Byron Bay: Byron & Beyond Full Day Tour

    Introducing the best of Byron Bay on two wheels. Explore Australia's most easterly town and its surrounding hinterland on this comprehensive one day tour. The route is suitable for all fitness levels and the day includes a delicious barbecue lunch, along with the best views in Byron.
    Duration:
    6 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Day Trips
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  • Byron Bay: Byron Surf Lesson

    Head to Byron Bay to learn to surf in a small-group environment. This two-hour lesson will teach you how to paddle, catch watches, and ride the surf and equip you to enjoy the world-famous waves of the Main Beach at Byron Bay.
    Duration:
    3 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Day Trips
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  • Byron Bay: Kayak Adventure Half Day Tour

    Take half a day to kayak along Byron Bay with Dolphins Kayaking. As you move across the water, you’ll take in some of the East Coast’s best sights, spot dolphins and whales, and learn about the local history and culture.
    Duration:
    3 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Day Trips
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  • Cairns & Port Douglas: Cape Tribulation Daintree Tour

    Head on an exploration of the Daintree River on this tour from Cairns or Port Douglas. On your rainforest excursion, you’ll cruise along the river in search of crocodiles, hike to the top of the Alexandra Range to enjoy panoramic views of the rainforest, and swim alongside turtles and tropical fish at Emmagen Creek.
    Duration:
    11.5 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Cruises & Sailing, Day Trips
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  • Cairns: ATV Quad Bike Riding Adventure Half Day Tour

    Join Far North Queensland’s best-established quad bike company, Blazing Saddles, for a half day adventure through a working sugar cane farm and alongside billabongs. This adventure is perfect for first-time riders and offers a great adventure where you’ll see all manner of birds and maybe even a crocodile.
    Duration:
    3.15 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Day Trips
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  • Cairns: Horse Riding Adventure Half Day Tour

    Take a horseback riding adventure with Blazing Saddles that’ll take you through rainforest pockets, mangrove wetlands, and sugarcane fields. This horseback adventure is perfect for all ages and levels of experience, and is a charming way to experience the landscape of North Queensland.
    Duration:
    3.15 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Day Trips
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  • Classic Aussie Sailing

    A 2 day, 1 night cruise to the Great Barrier Reef to snorkel or simply enjoy the outstanding natural beauty of the Reef while anchored in a picturesque bay offering unspoilt beaches.
    Duration:
    2 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 297
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Cruises & Sailing, Single Friendly
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  • Cod Hole and Ribbon Reef Liveaboard Expedition

    Board the sleek Spirit of Freedom to enjoy Australia’s best liveaboard experience on the Great Barrier Reef. Spend three days sailing from Cairns and dive fascinating underwater sites along the rarely-visited Ribbon Reefs and the world-famous Cod Hole, home to massive and friendly Potato Cod.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,675
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Cruises & Sailing, Single Friendly
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  • Coober Pedy: Coober Pedy Experience

    Coober Pedy has evolved into one of the most unique places in Australia and perhaps the world. It's a cosmopolitan town with a population of 3,500 and over 45 different nationalities. Sleep underground at the Desert Cave Hotel, where the outside world disappears, offering visitors the best opportunity to experience Coober Pedy 'dugout' living plus a range of specialised tours of the surrounding rugged and beautiful outback.
    Duration:
    2-3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,141
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous
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