Top Exciting Activities That You Should Try On The Australian Coastline


Are you planning your dream trip to Australia and want to make the most out of it? Or maybe you’re an Aussie looking for some new things to fill your time with or an adrenaline jump to get you recharged and restore your energy?

Whichever it is, Australia is the best place you could choose to experience some of the craziest, most exciting activities that you won’t find anywhere else. Here are some of those activities that you could try out and won’t regret.

  1. Skydiving

A way you can have both an adrenaline-inducing activity while still enjoying the beautiful Australian coastline in an unusually exhilarating way is going skydiving. The thrill of throwing yourself off of a plane and free-falling into a golden beach will give you an unforgettable experience.

Just make sure you prioritize safety and choose a trusted skydiving center. Popular skydiving areas in Australia include Queensland, Gold Coast, Rottnest Island in Western Australia, or Byron Bay in New South Wales.

  1. Surfing

Another exciting activity you should try on the Australian coastline is surfing; an essential Aussie tradition that is part of any coastal citizen’s life. The Australian stereotype of long-haired surfers who are usually laid back, riding waves all day is, in fact, partly accurate. However, it’s not that simple, you’ll need the necessary equipment and knowledge before you hit the waves! That’s why surfers at recommend prioritizing learning how to surf before you get too adventurous; using the right board of course. The most popular spots in Australia for beginner surfing are Bondi Beach, the Gold Coast, and Surfer’s Paradise.

  1. Swimming with Sharks & Dolphins

Want to do something really crazy? Like swimming or diving right next to sharks? Or maybe a creature a little less scary, like dolphins? The Australian coastline is the best place to experience these exciting activities; several spots crawl with friendly dolphins or great white sharks. There’s cage diving with sharks from Port Lincoln for the brave.

However, if you don’t want a rerun of The Shallows movie, you can always head to Baird Bay or Port Stephens and get up close and personal with a group of dolphins; and marvel at the way they interact and play with each other.

  1. Snorkeling

It doesn’t have to be just swimming with dolphins or sharks, why not go underwater and discover the ecosystem underneath, with all its creatures and curiosities? An activity you just cannot miss out on is snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef; you can see all the soft, colorful corals, whales, tropical fish, huge clams, and, if you’re lucky, you can even catch a shipwreck! Other great snorkeling spots are the Low Isles, Lady Elliot Island, Heron Island, Moreton Island in Queensland, Port Douglas, and Cairns.

  1. Four-Wheel Drive on Fraser Island

Fraser Island is one of the must-visit destinations in Australia, it’s a World Heritage-listed site, the planet’s largest sand island, and features plenty of exciting adventures. One of the best activities there, however, is a classic 4WD cruise down 75 Mile Beach.

Just imagine being just yourself, your family, or loved one, and a beach that is almost never-ending with thrashing waves and wind in your hair! You’ll have plenty to see along the way too, like the Maheno shipwreck, the red-streaked cliffs of the Cathedrals, and dodge dingos on the beach. It’s a one-of-a-kind experience that is totally exhilarating and unforgettable.

  1. Go Rafting!

One of the most thrilling water sports in Australia is white water rafting; it’s something you should definitely experience for yourself! You can either go for a one-day raft on the King River or make it a whole thing with an 8 or 10-day raft and camping adventure on the Franklin River!

Speaking of the Franklin River, it’s Tasmania’s ravishing Word Heritage Area and you have to admire its wildness and beauty with a raft trip and appreciate the activists who led campaigns to protect it from being dammed. Slicing through the entire river usually takes 5-10 days and runs the entire 125-kilometer length of it all the way to the Gordon River, passing through enchanting forests, pools, and rapids.

There you have it, these are just a few of the amazing activities you can do on the Australian coastline to make some unforgettable memories. If you’re an adrenaline junkie, we recommend trying all of them if you’re on a one-time trip to Australia.

All you need to do is organize the time you have and book trips with reliable companies to have things run smoothly. Don’t let the thrill make you forget about your safety, however, and follow any instruction you’re giving so you can ensure having a good time without any accidents or feelings of anxiety.

by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.