From surfing and snorkelling the most stunning coastlines to snow skiing Australia’s Alps, there are countless opportunities to raise your adrenaline and make a dent in your bucket list. With a passion for sport that runs in the nation’s blood, it’s also a great place to be a spectator.
Home to world-famous sports stadiums such as the Melbourne Cricket Ground and host to international sporting competitions of every calibre, Australia is a nation that loves to play. Adventure lovers can skydive over Uluru, learn to surf at Bells Beach or catch a match between the world’s greats at the Australian Open. Whatever your interest, there is an immersive experience that will have your heart pumping.
The Snowy Mountains
Every year the Snowy Mountains in southern New South Wales transforms into a winter wonderland and a playground for thousands of people who flock to the many resorts nestled along the highest mountain range on the continent to enjoy some of the best skiing Australia has to offer. Once the snow melts the region attracts adventure lovers of another kind, with the alpine region offering plenty of outdoor activities including mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing, abseiling, horse riding, water skiing and more.
The Ningaloo Marine Park – a World-Heritage listed area home to a 260km coral reef located half way up the West Australian coast - is a breathtaking natural phenomenon brimming with marine life of all kinds, including tropical fish, turtles, manta rays and humpback whales. But one of the most unique and unforgettable experiences on offer is swimming with the world’s biggest fish, the majestic whale shark. Ningaloo is the only place on the planet where large numbers of the docile creatures are known to visit every year from April to July, so close to the coast.