8 activities to try this summer

by Elisa Parry

Summer is all about sun, salt and sand! So why not start planning some weekend adventures where you can enjoy a beach break or winery escape. Make the most of the summer holidays wherever you are in Australia. It’s time to get out and enjoy the great outdoors!

Tangalooma Wrecks Queensland
QLD: Dolphin Cruise to the Tangalooma Wrecks

Explore the crystal clear waters of Moreton Bay Marine Park by boat. Enjoy a delicious tropical lunch on board and keep your eyes peeled for local bottlenose dolphins along the way. You can even jump in for a snorkel to get a better look below the surface!

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Swim with seals Mornington Peninsula
VIC: Swim with Dolphins and Seals

If you’re spending some time in the Mornington Peninsula region this summer, snorkelling with the seals is a must-do experience for all ages and a great family day out. Enjoy a day cruising the bay in a luxury boat and getting up close and personal with the local marine life.

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Torquay Resort
VIC: Two Night Torquay Getaway with Late Checkout

What’s a summer break without a summer holiday? Pack your bags and enjoy a weekend away in sunny Torquay. You can take a dip at the famous Bells Beach or explore the Great Ocean Road.

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Rainbow Beach horse riding tour
QLD: Rainbow Beach Horse Riding

Get ready for a scene straight out of a romance novel. Horse riding along the beach is a bucket list item for some and a great activity to enjoy this summer.

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Ferry to Rottnest Island
WA: Rottnest Island Ferry from Fremantle with Bike Hire

Rottnest Island is beautiful at any time of year, but especially in summer! Crystal clear waters, white sand and the cutest wildlife around (you HAVE to take a Quokka selfie) – book your ferry trip to Rottnest and spend a day in paradise.

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Bruny Island food tour
TAS: Bruny Island Gourmet Day Tour with Lunch

If you live in Tassie or you’re on holiday in the Apple Isle, it’s a great time of year to enjoy the many delights of Bruny Island. Spend a day taking in the sights and tasting the local produce with a delicious seven course gourmet lunch.

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Kayak tour to Manly and Sydney beaches
NSW: 3 Beaches Kayak Tour with Lunch 

Explore the hidden gems of Manly and surrounds with this three beaches kayak tour. The only tour in Sydney Harbour that takes you from ocean to hill-top, exploring all the highlights of North Harbour.

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Seaplane flight over Bondi Beach, Sydney
NSW: Seaplane To Jonah’s Restaurant For Lunch – For 2

This is a great way to see the sights of Sydney if you’re a little pressed for time. Be mesmerised by panoramic views of the city, harbour and surrounds from the air before landing at the acclaimed Jonah’s Restaurant for a three course lunch.

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Canyoning in the Blue Mountains

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