One man’s dream is another’s nightmare. While some people shun the whole idea of putting their lives at risk in the name of adventure, the adrenaline-junkies long for the thrill it gives them. And there is nothing that can stop them from chasing after that awesome rush to the frightening heights of mountains, to the darkened depths of the oceans. Whether you are on the constant lookout for adrenaline-rush or wish to stay in your comfort zone, here are some adventure holidays that will give you reasons enough to push the frontiers away.
Outback adventure in Australia
Australian Outback is vast – most of which is uninhabited – and rugged with land as red as the fierce flames. Besides the fabulous rugged landscape, the Outback offers an adventure of a kind in its wild countryside. Go on a self-guided Australia adventure tour around the Red Centre and explore the enriching culture of the Aboriginal people. Brumbies, red kangaroos and dingoes are the common sights around here. National parks like Kata Tjuta, Kakadu and Mount Augustus are refreshing sights. So are the Charming Alice Springs and quaint Katherine Gorge. Mount Uluru is a unique spectacle – the monolith standing tall in the middle of desert. While you can go quad biking or dune bashing around the mountain, climbing it is not allowed as it is considered sacred by the Aboriginals.
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Whitewater rafting in New Zealand
New Zealand adventure holidays have long been sought-after among adventure seekers and attracts millions of enthusiasts to indulge in numerous activities in the country. Queenstown is specifically renowned for its extensive range of heart-pounding, pulse-racing activities and this is the place where you can get all the water-drenched action with its promising rafting opportunities. Whether the highly-suited adventure for novice on the Kawarau River or grade IV rapids of Shotover River for the experts, Queenstown whitewater rafting is the best you will ever indulge in.
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Skydiving over Florida
There is no better adventure than jumping off an airplane from an elevation of 15,000 feet above the sea level. The scenery for skydiving usually varies from person to person – some like it over the mountains, some meadows and others cities – but most people prefer to jump off a plane over Sebastian in Florida – it offers the most fascinating scenery from the sky. The dropzone in this area is just over the Sebastian Inlet and Atlantic Ocean on the east coast of Florida. So don’t miss out on a US adventure vacation that will take you to this amazing locale.
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Scuba diving around The Great Barrier Reef
A mecca for divers, it is the world’s largest coral reef system and spans over an area of more than 2,300 kilometres. Diving in this area is a marvellous experience as you get to delight in the most colourful spectacle under the surface that you will ever see in your life. Conveniently located around the Queensland area, this reef system is home to a wide variety of marine life such as barracudas, reef sharks, stingrays, giant clams and seahorse, among others. This is also a great place to see a variety of turtle species including the green sea turtle, hawksbill turtle, leatherback sea turtle, flatback turtle, loggerhead sea turtle and olive ridley.
Sand boarding in South Africa
Located just about 40 kilometres away from Cape Town, the fabulous Atlantis Dunes welcome sport adventurers from around the world to board around the area. With varying shapes and sizes of dunes, the area is great for both professionals as well as novice borders. The dunes are a beautiful white and perfectly formed to offer best boarding opportunities. Apart from that, you get to revel in outstanding views of the surrounding on your exciting South Africa adventure trip.
Jungle walks and caving in Borneo
The biodiversity hotspot in Asia, Borneo is an adventure traveller’s dream come true. Nestling a variety of wildlife, Borneo welcomes enthusiasts to explore the magnificent animals that wander around the jungles. In addition to its rainforests and wildlife, Borneo also boasts some of the largest caving systems in the world. The Gunung Mulu National Park in Malaysian Borneo is famed for unique karst formations and numerous caves, among which the Sarawak Chamber is the largest cave chamber. It can store up to 40 different Boeing 747 airplanes without overlapping at one time. Also explore other caves like Benarat Cavern, Cave of the Winds and Clearwater Cave.
Bungee Jumping over the Victoria Falls
Tied to a platform with a rubber cord and packed with safety equipment, still taking the plunge requires a lot of courage, specifically when it is from the height of 111m. Although not the highest jump – that feat belongs to Bloukrans Bridge in South Africa at 233m – the jump from Victoria Falls in Zambia, nonetheless, is superb. What makes it superb is the gushing river Zambezi flowing under the platform towards which you freefall. It gets more thrilling than this because the river is crocodile infested.
So set off on an adrenaline-pumping journey adventure vacation today.