Best Road Trip Destinations for Thrill Seekers
Australia is known for its white sandy beaches, laid back lifestyle and word class food however, there is so much more than meets the eye. From skydiving to scuba diving and everything in between, there is something for everyone here 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.
South East Coast
Swim With Whales on the Sunshine Coast
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.
Abseiling in Brisbane
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 fear of yours, this thrill seeking activity is not only exciting but visually stunning.
Jet Boating on the Gold Coast
Jet boating is the epitome of a thrill seeking activity and what better way to have fun than on the Gold Coast. Located 1 hour south of Brisbane, this place is a beach lovers heaven. There are many activities to try here 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 oceans for the time of your life. Jet boating is a fast moving, high speed boat that is full of action. This is not for the faint hearted and is full of excitement.
North East Coast
in The Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is world famous for a reason - the stunning reefs, sea life and crystal water is a must see on your North East 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 in 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 which 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 and everything you need plus lunch.
Bungee Jumping in Cairns
With viewing platforms, decks, live bands and a bar means that 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 welcomed here. Their 50 metre tower is sure to impress where the scenic views here are breathtaking - you can even see all the way out to the Great Barrier Reef it's that high up. If you are looking for a new experience that will get your heart racing, this is it. Psychologists call it sensation seeking when we search for new experiences and when we try new things like bungee jumping. This is because we get an endorphin rush when we do these sorts of activities, which makes us happy. People rave about what it's like to bungee jump - and if you can do it in this amazing location, you're onto a winner.
Could we really make this 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.
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 7 different species of sharks, the largest stingray in the world and the opportunity to get up close with beautiful sea life.