Afraid of heights but always wanted to skydive or climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge? Halloween is the perfect time to face down your fears. If you’re ready to kiss your comfort zone goodbye here are five hair-raising activities that will have you laughing in the face of your fears…
The fear-factor is pretty high when it comes to skydiving… Even those with nerves of steel will be quaking in their boots in those moments before they willingly jump out of a plane. But for those who are brave enough to take the leap, it’s a wild ride and an experience you’ll remember for a lifetime.
Jaws, The Meg, Sharknado – there are plenty of blockbusters out there that would have you believing diving with sharks isn’t the best idea. Forget about Hollywood, and get up close and personal with these majestic monsters of the deep. You’ve got two options… hop in the tank at an aquarium near you, or go all out and cage dive with great white sharks in Port Lincoln.
Always wondered what it would feel like completing aerobatic manoeuvres 900km/h? Give in to your curiosity and sign yourself up for a jet fighter or warbird flight. You’ll feel like you’re living out a scene from Top Gun.
The thing with bungy jumping is it’s really up to you to take the leap. With skydiving, you’re strapped to another person who knows what they are doing. With bungy, you’re on your own, launching yourself off the platform before free-falling 50 metres down… It’s the ultimate adrenaline rush.
Unsurprisingly, scaling down a very steep cliff face isn’t something that comes easily to most people, especially for those who aren’t partial to heights. However, if you can muster up the courage, abseiling is an awesome way to explore some pretty special areas of Australia from the Blue Mountains, the Glasshouse Mountains or even Cradle Mountain.