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Best road trip destinations for thrill seekers

Road trips for thrill seekers

Australia is known for its white sandy beaches, laid back lifestyle and word class food but there is so much more to the country than meets the eye. From skydiving to scuba diving and everything in between, there is something for everyone in Australia. If you are looking for things to get that heart pumping, VroomVroomVroom has put together a list of our best road trips for thrill seekers to get that adrenaline junkie in you excited. To get the best out of what Australia has to offer, don’t forget to hire a car with VroomVroomVroom.

East Coast

Swim with whales on the Sunshine Coast

Swimming with whales. Image Credit: Migration Media
Swimming with whales. Image Credit: Migration Media.

Swimming with whales is one of those surreal experiences that will stay with you forever. The great thing about this tour is that it is 100% on the whales terms. What this means is that once whales are sighted, you are able to go into the ocean and experience them in their natural habitat. Whales are also known to be very curious — they may come over to you or just swim by. The great thing is that no harm is being done and you are experiencing something natural and life changing.

Sunreef Mooloolaba: Shop 11 & 12, The Wharf Mooloolaba, 123 Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba, Queensland 4557

Abseiling in Brisbane

Abseiling at Kangaroo Point. Image Credit: River Life
Abseiling at Kangaroo Point. Image Credit: River Life.

If you are wanting to get your heart racing, you can’t beat abseiling. Kangaroo Point is one of the best locations in Australia because of the stunning views. With the city and Brisbane River in the background, this experience will be a memorable one. Whether you are just looking for a fun time or to conquer a personal fear, this thrill seeking activity is not only exciting but visually stunning.

River Life Brisbane: 29 River Terrace, Kangaroo Point QLD 4169

Jet boating on the Gold Coast

Jet boating is nothing short of thrilling. Image Credit: Paradise Jet Boating.
Jet boating is nothing short of thrilling. Image Credit: Paradise Jet Boating.

Jet boating is the epitome of a thrill seeking activity and what better way to have fun than on the Gold Coast. Located one hour south of Brisbane, this place is heaven for beach lovers. There are many activities to try and a stand out is jet boating. Main Beach is the place to be for this epic activity, where they take you out into the beautiful Queensland waters for the time of your life. Jet boating uses a fast moving, high speed boat and the trip is full of action. This is not for the faint hearted and is full of excitement.

Paradise Jetboating: Shop 7B, Mariners Cove Marina, 60 Seaworld Drive, Main Beach. Gold Coast QLD 4217

Scuba diving at the Great Barrier Reef

Scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef. Image Credit: Quicksilver Cruises.
Scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef. Image Credit: Quicksilver Cruises.

The Great Barrier Reef is world famous for a reason — the stunning reefs, sea life and crystal water is a must see on your Queensland road trip. Scuba diving down into the magical water and immersing yourself in the vibrancy and world that is tucked away in the reef is exhilarating. The vastness of the ocean and the mesmerising colours make you feel like you are in another world. This day trip is perfect for first timers because you don’t need a diving licence or any previous experience to do their introductory course, however there is an option for certified diving as well. If scuba diving isn’t for you, snorkeling is the next best thing and it doesn’t require a license. We recommend going on a diving day tour to experience the Great Barrier at its finest. There are many different tours, so the choice is yours. They usually supply the equipment along with everything you need including lunch.

Quicksilver Cruises: 44 Wharf Street, Port Douglas, Queensland. 4877

Bungee jumping in Cairns

Bungee jumping. Image Credit: AJ Hackett Cairns.
Bungee jumping. Image Credit: AJ Hackett Cairns.

With viewing platforms, decks, live bands and a bar, this is probably the coolest thrill seeking place out there. AJ Hackett is the world’s first purpose-built bungy tower. From beginners to seasoned pros, you will feel welcome here. Their 50 metre tower is sure to impress and the scenic views are breathtaking — you can see all the way to the Great Barrier Reef if the weather is clear. If you’re looking for a new experience that will get your heart racing, this is it. People rave about what it’s like to bungee jump — and to do it in this amazing location, means you’re onto a winner.

AjHackett: 2 McGregor Rd, Smithfield, Cairns QLD 4878

West Coast

Skydiving in Perth

Skydiving is an unforgettable experience.
Skydiving is an unforgettable experience.

Could we really have a list of thrill seeking activities without mentioning skydiving? It is the ultimate thrill seeking activity without a doubt. From the adrenaline of flying up in the plane, preparing to jump out and then the feeling of falling are just some of the reasons this sport is a must try. If it is your first time or you are a seasoned pro, it is such a life changing experience. Tandem skydiving in Rockingham is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Did you know that you can free-fall for up to 60 seconds? Like all activities of this nature we highly recommend booking online.

Skydive: Shop 3, 14-16 Kent St, Rockingham, Western Australia 6168

Snorkel with sharks in Perth

This, but with sharks, stingrays and more.
This, but with sharks, stingrays and more.

This isn’t your ordinary type of snorkelling — this experience includes swimming with sharks, stingrays, turtles and fish — how epic! For two hours you can enjoy the amazing experience of swimming with seven different species of sharks, the largest stingray in the world, and the opportunity to get up close with other beautiful sea life.

Agwa: Main reception, AQWA, 91 Southside Dr, Hillarys WA 6025

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