Australian Adventures That Should Be On Your Bucket List

Everyone’s idea of an adventure is different.
It could be a leisurely holiday sipping cocktails on the beach, it could be a road trip across Australia, and it could be shark cage diving or even skydiving.

If your definition of an adventure is similar to any of these things, read on!

Real Aussie Adventures aim’s to cater for as many different adventurers as we can, so the list below is sure to have something that will make your venture one to remember.

“Australia is perfect for the Adventure Traveller” Real Aussie Adventures

Sky Diving

Jumping out of a plane at 14,000ft sounds like fun, right? Of course it does! Especially when you have amazing views over Byron Bay of white sandy beaches, blue water, and green mountains all in one. Sky diving is one that is on many peoples bucket lists, so get outside your comfort zone and make 2022 the year to start ticking off the list! 

Our One Day Byron Bay Skydive Tour is perfect to get you inspired!

Great Barrier Reef

With all the activities in Cairns, it could very well be labeled the adventure capital of Australia! The Great Barrier Reef adventures are just the beginning. There are so many different types of cruises, day trips, and snorkelling or scuba diving trips there will definitely be one to fit into your routine and definition of adventure. There are so many species of unique sea life to see at the Great Barrier Reef, turtles, tropical fish, rare coral and if you’re lucky – whales and dolphins! Check out our 1 day Great Barrier Reef trips.

Swimming with Whale Sharks

Keeping with the theme of snorkelling, swimming with Whale Sharks off Ningaloo Reef is a must! These incredible creatures can grow up to 12.5m and really are gentle giants. Whale Sharks are no threat to humans so you can swim freely with them in the water and still feel safe. Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia, is one of the best places in the world to view these creatures as they migrate north, so don’t miss the opportunity between April and July. Also keep your eyes out for humpback whales, dugongs, manta rays and dolphins, which are common to see on these trips.

Whale Shark, Ningaloo Reef, WA
Tropical Topless Car Hire, Magnetic Island, QLD


If you want the most unique way to see Uluru, here it is! A camel ride through the red sandy desert at sunset is sure to be your most interesting travel story to tell. Wander through the native flora and red sand dunes on your camel as the sun sets and the sky changes colour for a beautiful view. Don’t forget your camera for these amazing photo opportunities, and to make all your Facebook friends jealous. The best part? Afterwards you get to relax with some traditional food and freshly made damper. 

If you need any more convincing, here you go.

Sailing the Whitsunday Islands

This one may be for the more relaxed adventurers, but an amazing experience nonetheless. The views are second to none throughout this sailing getaway. White sandy beaches, crystal clear blue water, colourful sunsets, and a chance to meet like-minded travellers all make for a good holiday in my books! Don’t forget your waterproof camera and snorkel; you will want to remember the views and this experience forever! 

Our Whitsunday Island sailing trips can be found here.

So there you have it, thrill-seeking, adventurous, exhilarating, heart pumping reasons to travel all around Australia and start ticking the things off your bucket list you promised yourself you would do last year.

Get out there and make memories!

Real Aussie Recommendations

  • Camel Ride at Uluru 
  • Dive on the Great Barrier Reef 
    • Deep sea divers den fish

      1 Day Great Barrier Reef Premium Day Tour

      Join us on our luxury dive and snorkel vessel from Cairns.  Visit the best dive and snorkel locations on the Great Barrier Reef and the outer reef of Norma and Saxon Reefs.
      Trip Styles:Budget

    • 4 Day Budget Padi Open Water Dive Course

      Cairns is the best place to learn to dive! Where better to learn to dive than on the Great Barrier Reef with our professional dive instructors and amazing coral reef.
      Trip Styles:Budget

    • Turtle Great Barrier Reef

      1 Day Reef Quest Day Tour

      You are provided with unrivalled comfort on this day tour as you visit some of the best dive and snorkel locations on the Outer Great Barrier Reef at Norman, Saxon and Hastings Reefs. These reefs are on the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef approxim…
      Trip Styles:Comfort

    • Ocean Free Awesome

      1 Day Ocean Free Green Island and Great Barrier Reef Day trip

      Ocean Free sails you leisurely to Pinnacle Reef, an exclusive mooring on the eastern lee of Green Island.
      Trip Styles:Comfort

    • Have a great day snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef

      1 Day Ocean Freedom Upolu Cay and Outer Edge Reef Cruise

      Experience the beautiful marine life at one of the most amazing places in the world – The Great Barrier Reef. A perfect mix of nature, relaxation and swimming with an extremely passionate crew who will treat you like friends as they aim to give you the…
      Trip Styles:Comfort

    • Diver with Nemo

      4 Day PADI Open Water Dive Course

      Start your new life today, let SCUBA introduce you to all that is beautiful, its in our backyard! 4 days to learn to dive in Cairns including 2 days of classroom and pool training and 2 days on a live aboard boat doing training dives. If you are thinki…
      Trip Styles:Budget

    • oceanquest liveaboard Great Barrier Reef

      3 Day Great Barrier Reef Liveaboard Snorkel and Dive Trip

      Take some time to enjoy the Great Barrier Reef with 3 days on this live aboard dive trip from Cairns, Australia. Eat, sleep, and dive or snorkel – no need to worry about anything else.
      Trip Styles:Comfort

    • Deep Sea Divers Den

      2 Day Great Barrier Reef Liveaboard Dive and Snorkel Trip

      If you are a keen diver then this is the trip for you to maximise your dives. Day and night dives are possible in two days on this live aboard vessel ‘Ocean Quest’ at various locations off the coast of Cairns on the Great Barrier Reef
      Trip Styles:Budget

    • Passions Of Paradise

      1 Day Passions of Paradise Outer Reef Cruise

      Sail, snorkel and Dive the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns. On this trip we sail to an exclusive mooring points on the Great Barrier Reef. Sheltered calm waters allow you to snorkel or dive (optional) and see the rich variety of corals and fish life.
      Trip Styles:Budget

    • Sailing on Kiana Whitsundays

      3 Day / 2 Nights Kiana Whitsunday Islands and Outer Reef

      Our small number vessel in the Whitsundays that ventures to the ‘Outer’ Great Barrier Reef with only 14 passengers
      Trip Styles:Comfort


      Reef and Whitehaven Scenic Flight from Whitsunday Airport

      It’s easy to understand why the Great Barrier Reef is one of the seven natural wonders of the World on this scenic flight. On our Reef and Whitehaven Beach flight, see the ultimate view of the Whitsundays. Sights include Shute Harbour, Hamilton Island,…
      Trip Styles:Comfort

    • Great Barrier Reef

      1 Day Quicksilver Outer Barrier Reef Tour

      Take a trip out to the Great Barrier Reef from Port Douglas to Agincourt Reef, a renowned underwater wonderland, on a wave piercing catamaran vessel for a great day trip to snorkel or dive which you won’t easily forget.
      Trip Styles:Comfort


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