Besides being celebrated as one of the sunniest countries, Australia is also a rapidly growing economy and a popular destination for international students. But along with that, Australia is like the Mecca for beach lovers and offers ample opportunities to indulge in adventurous activities across its exquisite landscape.
As a matter of fact, Rebecca, who recently shifted to Australia for her Master’s studies, told us that she had been hitchhiking across the country in her semester break and she found Australia to be much more than just beaches and cuddly Koalas. From trekking amidst the breathtaking mountains to skiing in the Australian Alps, this place has a lot to offer and you’ll be surprised to know them.
In this article, we have compiled a list of Sports and Adventure Activities for Students in Australia.
Snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef
Being a home to a diverse marine life, the Great Barrier Reef packs adventurous and thrilling experiences under the water. The reef also offers you a one of a kind opportunity to find calm in the laps of mother nature. At the reef, you can relax at sumptuous tropical islands like Hayman or Lizard, or you may even Trek the ancient Daintree Rainforest.
The place still packs quite a lot of opportunities for those on a budget. The place is filled with Maccas to fetch quick bites and cuppas. With the money you save on food, you can spend it on exploring exquisite tropical landscapes or even go island-hopping.
Crossing through the breathtaking rapids, white water rafting is truly something that would make you feel the adrenaline rushing through veins. Australia makes just the perfect destination for this sport as well. All one needs is to tuck into the protective gear and gather some voyager courage to sail the raft through the stormy rapids. Rebecca, the one who spent her semester hitchhiking across the country, says that Rafting brought her closer to herself and allowed her to gain a profound respect for nature. It was a mind-bending experience for her. So when you’re in Australia, you might as well make hay while the sun shines.
Popular places for White Water Rafting includes Queensland, Franklin River and Mitta Mitta River.
Diving with Dolphins
Daniel, a Senior at the Melbourne University, thought that nothing could beat swimming with the white sharks until he took a snorkel with the Dolphins. It was his lucky day at the Island that he got the opportunity to make friends with 20 Dolphins at once.
Dolphins are pretty smart and express human-like emotions. You can bond with them in no time and they’ll adorable faces would definitely steal your heart. What adds to the experience is observing them and listening to their SONAR like noises that they make to communicate with each other.
While Bungee Jumping is not something exclusive to Australia, it is still good to have options, isn’t it? An arousing jump from vertigo triggering heights may be just the thing to rekindle that spark in your life. It’s quite easy to get here though, just fasten your ankles with the bungee rope and enjoy a mind-blowing free fall to the depths of thrill and adventure.
While you’re at it, you may record a video with the go pro that comes in the Bungee Jump package and flaunt your feet on Instagram.
What can be more adventurous than living like a caveman? Back then, life was hard, every moment was no less than adventure. Adventure Caving is a unique sport and an experience exclusive to Australia. Adventure Caving allows you to explore the depths of the underground civilisation. The haunting vibes of the cave, friendly snakes and un-invited crawlers all add up to make a fulfilling adventure experience.
Popular Places: Mammoth Cave Capricorn Caves, and Jenolan Caves.
With rugged peaks, gigantic mountains and extensive monolithic rocks, Australia make a wonderful destination for climbers. This might be the time to test the muscle you’ve been making at the gym. At the core of it, core strength is what matters when climbing these difficult rocks. Availability of quality instructors and the appropriate gear for the adventure makes it safe and enjoyable.
Are we even talking about Australia if we are not talking about Surfing? Adrianna, on her return from a four-day surf camp, had nothing but a big smile on her face when we asked her about her time at the camp. “We watched and learned from the qualified instructors and before we could know it, we were riding the waves like a boss.” Out of the camp they all had a rather bizarre quote on their tongues. “Surf, eat, Surf repeat”.
Well, looking at her experience, we can only say that surfing is definitely something that you should consider doing in Australia. While surfing is good for your mood, having someone to make your video while doing it is absolutely amazing for you Instagram.
That was all for this blog mates. Australia is a great place to be at. The country offers invaluable opportunities to explore the wildest and the truest side of yourself. We hope you make the best of your stay in the country and take some time out to get in a little adventure every now and then.