Top Adrenaline Activities in Australia

Top Adrenaline Activities in Australia

If you’re an adventure enthusiast like us at WorkingHolidayGuide, we know you’re always up for some heart-pounding thrill-seeking during your travels. There’s nothing quite like the rush of rafting through raging river rapids or leaping out of a plane from 14,000 feet. If you’re a bona fide adrenaline junkie, here are a few must-try activities to add to your list this year!

Allow us to share some of our own hair-raising experiences with these exhilarating (and slightly terrifying) adrenaline activities:

Skydive ‚Äď (WorkingHolidayGuide recommends Mission beach, Australia)

“What an incredible sensation! Plummeting through the sky from 14,000 feet, securely harnessed to a professional with a parachute strapped to my back‚ÄĒdefinitely not an everyday occurrence for most of us! It’s truly one of the most awe-inspiring feelings in the world, and I wholeheartedly recommend it to everyone! Personally, the most nerve-wracking part was the anticipation while waiting in the plane. Fortunately, I was the first one to jump, and as soon as that door opened, I was ready to take the leap! The free fall was an absolutely exhilarating experience! It felt more like floating than falling, a surreal sensation. Once the parachute was deployed (ahh, relaxation!), I had the privilege of enjoying a leisurely five minutes descending while taking in the breathtaking scenery and reflecting on the incredible feat I had just accomplished! Like many remarkable experiences in life, the entire adventure seemed to pass by in the blink of an eye, so be sure to capture those precious moments with photos and videos to relive the thrill!” – Holly

Canyoning & Abseiling (WorkingHolidayGuide recommends Da Lat, Vietnam)


“Da Lat in Vietnam is home to some of the world’s most breathtaking waterfalls. You can choose to hike through the lush jungle to admire the cascades from a distance, or for those seeking a more daring experience, you can abseil straight down the waterfalls!

“Before trying it myself, I had heard stories and seen pictures, but I couldn’t quite grasp what it would be like to ‘abseil down a waterfall.’ The truth is, it’s absolutely terrifying, yet incredibly exhilarating. I’ve done it three times now, and I would do it again in a heartbeat. The scariest part is standing at the edge of the cliff, waiting for your turn, and seeing the mixture of fear and awe in the faces of those who go before you. It’s a moment of building up the courage to take the plunge. You’re essentially willingly facing the possibility of multiple brushes with danger in a single day‚ÄĒsounds a bit foolish when you think about it.

“However, once you take those first steps down the cliff, feeling the force of the water pounding against your legs, almost on the brink of slipping, adrenaline rushes through your body, and you start to feel invincible. You gradually release the ropes, freefall into the river below, and in that very moment, you’re already thinking, ‘I need to do that again!’ It’s an incredible rush that makes you feel alive and unstoppable.” – Dirk

Also read: Why Skydiving Is A MUST DO On Your Gap Year


Bungy Jump (WorkingHolidayGuide recommends Cairns, Australia & Queenstown, New Zealand)

Could you muster the courage to leap off a ledge with a bungee cord securely fastened to your ankles? Bungee jumping is one of those exhilarating activities that hooks you from the very first jump. Once you take that leap, you can’t resist the urge to do it again!

“I was filled with nerves for weeks leading up to the jump. When we arrived at the site, it was simultaneously beautiful and intimidating. The jump location was nestled in a valley, and the cable car platform was suspended by cables connected to the mountains on each side, dangling 134 meters above the ground. Inside the cable car, the floor was made of perspex, providing a clear view straight down to the bottom of the valley where I was about to plunge into! They organized the jumps based on weight, so a few larger guys went before me. Hearing their exhilarated stories as they returned calmed my nerves a bit (and the fact that none of them had met an unfortunate fate).

“When it was my turn, I sat in the chair to have all the necessary safety gear strapped on. As this was happening, I glimpsed the previous jumper being pulled back up after his jump. He looked exhausted, his legs turned to jelly, and tears streamed down his face‚ÄĒthis didn’t exactly boost my confidence! Nonetheless, I shuffled over to the ledge, mentally reminding myself not to make any embarrassing sounds. Turns out, it’s impossible not to make any noise, and I think I emitted a strange mooing sound, akin to that of a cow! The freefall lasted around 9 seconds, and it was one of the most indescribable feelings I’ve ever experienced‚ÄĒnothing quite like it.

“When I bounced back up and began descending for the second time, there was a brief moment where it felt as if I were suspended in mid-air. Instinctively, I swung my arms and attempted to fly! I continued bouncing a few more times, and then I pulled the cord to transition into a sitting position, enjoying the relatively leisurely ascent back to the top. As soon as I reached the summit, I turned to my friend and declared, ‘We have to do this again‚ÄĒhigher!’ The adrenaline rush was addicting.” – Danny

White Water Rafting (WorkingHolidayGuide recommends Tully River, Australia)

“Rafting was an absolute thrill! I opted for the ‘Xtreme rafting’ adventure on the Tully River in Northern Queensland, and let me tell you, it exceeded all my expectations. I had no idea how much fun it would be, but I can confidently say it’s one of the most incredible things I’ve ever done! It felt like riding the world’s greatest roller coaster, zooming down the rapids, twisting and turning at every moment‚ÄĒit’s definitely not for the faint-hearted!

“The staff and instructors were absolutely fantastic. They made sure we felt as safe as possible while providing non-stop laughter along the way. Their dedication to making it the best experience for us was truly commendable. I went on a day trip, which I highly recommend because you get to experience a lot more rafting. Once you start, you won’t want it to end! The highlight of the day, for me, was charging down a rapid with the instructor shouting, ‘Back paddle, back paddle!’ We would bump into rocks and plunge down the rock face below us. It was an exhilarating blast of fun, and I would wholeheartedly recommend it to everyone!” – Max.

Also read: Make The Most Of The Great Ocean Road

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