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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

  • Active Sydney and Tasmania

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Get to the heart of Sydney as you surf, bike, and venture to some of Sydney’s most iconic sites. Climb Sydney’s Harbour Bridge at twilight before you head to Tasmania to venture on a 4 day hike on stunning Maria Island. This trips caters to guests who can walk 10-15 km a day carrying light daypacks of 5-8kg
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,153
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Small Group Touring, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Australia’s Kimberley Expedition Cruise from Darwin

    FIRST-CLASS | CRUISE: A 10 night exploration voyage to the Kimberley has many highlights. Visit 300ft waterfalls, 20,000 year old Aborginal outdoor artwork and explore a maze of natural sandstone caves. 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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  • 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:
    AU$ 1,905
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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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$ 5,219
    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$ 10,104
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Cruises & Sailing, Small Group Touring
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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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  • 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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  • 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:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,245
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Cruises & Sailing, Single Friendly
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  • Coral Sea and Ribbon Reefs Liveaboard Expedition

    Explore the Coral Sea and the Ribbons Reefs on this liveaboard diving cruise on the Spirit of Freedom. This four-day expedition explores the bright colours, underwater caves, and fascinating sea life of the Great Barrier Reef with several dives each day at Osprey Reef and the Ribbon Reefs.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,132
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Cruises & Sailing, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Cradle Mountain Huts Walk

    This six day walk is a journey within Tasmania’s World Heritage Area that features a huge diversity of flora and fauna. Spend nights in a private hut nestled away in this remarkable park.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,214
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous
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  • Great Aussie Surf Adventure

    Five amazing days of surf, sun, great food and people await you. This is “the be all and end all” of Surf Adventures, the best way to immerse yourself in Australia’s favourite pastime.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 622
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Ideas for 18 to 30 Somethings, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Melbourne to Darwin Overland Adventure

    Thought you knew what an epic Aussie road trip is? Think again! Crank the tunes and leave the big cities behind on this ultimate 17-day Outback adventure through Victoria, South Australia, and the Northern Territory. Drive the Great Ocean Road, gaze upon Uluru at sunrise, and cruise the waterways of Kakadu National Park.
    Duration:
    17 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 4,510
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Ideas for 18 to 30 Somethings, Single Friendly
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  • PADI Learn to Dive

    Learn to dive with an “Open Water” course that is unmatched for experience and value. Receive two days of pool training then three days and two nights onboard a liveaboard dive vessel.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,122
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Ideas for 18 to 30 Somethings, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Sydney Outdoors

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: A very special Sydney package which includes an exciting jet boat ride, a bicycle tour around the city, a full day to the Blue Mountains including a stop at a wildlife park and a trip to the famous Bondi Beach to enjoy learning to surf.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,171
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Taste of Tasmania

    Across the Bass Strait lies a side of Australia unlike any other.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 688
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Small Group Touring
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