Chills and thrills

by Elisa Parry

Experiences that will help you fight the urge to hibernate.

The temperatures have taken a turn and sometimes it’s hard to fight the urge to retreat to the nearest fireplace… However, there are plenty of reasons to still enjoy the great outdoors this winter. From hiking adventures to horse riding or whale watching cruises, these experiences are worth rugging up for.

Hiking in the Grampians
Take a hike

No matter where you are in Australia, chances are you’re not far away from an epic hiking trail. So, lace up your boots and get out there! Need some inspiration? Browse our range of bushwalking and hiking tours.

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People watching a whale from a boat
Go whale watching

The whales have begun their migration north. You can see them all up and down the coast of Australia, so pop on your winter woollies, book a cruise and experience the wonder of seeing these magnificent creatures up close!

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Horses gathered in a mist
Try horse riding

Horse riding is a great activity all year around. However, it’s always nice to take on longer trails in the cooler months. Never ridden a horse before? No worries, you can find an experience to suit all levels of ability, even seasoned professionals.

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Two girls in a hot air balloon
Go on a sunrise adventure

Sunrise starts in winter mean you get to spend longer in bed! From sunrise, hot air balloon flights to photography workshops or even kayaking adventures, you get to experience the best part of the day and still have a sleep in. It’s a win-win!

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Man standing in front of V8 race car
Hit the race track

Always wondered what it’s like to sit behind the wheel of a V8 race car? Treat yourself and tick a bucket list item off your list with a driving experience guaranteed to get your heart racing. V8 is just the beginning, there’s also the chance to try quad biking, rally car driving, stunt driving or off-road racing. Pssst: driving experiences make for great gift ideas for dads, brothers or husbands.

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Woman indoor skydiving
Indoor skydiving

Interested in skydiving, but the whole “jumping out of a plane” part freaks you out a little? Experience the free fall sensation with an indoor skydiving experience. The best bit? You can go rain, hail or shine.

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