Summer might look a bit different this year, but that doesn’t mean it has to be any less fun! With over 25,700 kilometres of coastline spanning the South Pacific, Indian and Southern Oceans, Australia has no shortage of waterside activities and coastal landscapes for you to uncover. Whether you’re looking to explore the beauty of your own backyard from the land, sky or sea, we’ve rounded up 10 must-do summer experiences in partnership with Tourism Australia so you can make the most of the warm weather and create memories with your loved ones.

Swim with wild dolphins Port Stephens
NSW: Swim with wild dolphins

Has swimming with dolphins forever been on your bucket list? Make your childhood dreams come true with this 4 hour dolphin cruise and swim experience in Port Stephens. You’ll be immersed in the breathtaking world of bow-surfing wild dolphins as you’re gently pulled through the water amid their pod.

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Scenic flight over the Whitsundays
QLD: Whitsundays scenic flight and sunset cruise with bubbles

Experience the best of the Whitsundays from the sea and sky! This unforgettable adventure begins with a scenic flight over famous sites including Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet and Heart Reef before cruising along the coastline at sunset.

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Flyboarding experience Penrith, Sydney
WA: Jetpack and flyboard combo experience

Calling all adventure seekers! Gear up and take flight in 2 of the world’s most epic water activities, jetpacking and flyboarding. The session includes training with an experienced instructor so you can soar above the water and dive under it like a dolphin.

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Horse Riding Byron Bay
NSW: Byron Bay forest to beach horse trail ride

Take in the natural serenity of Byron Bay’s hinterland and coastline on this 90 minute horse ride. You’ll be guided through beautiful sub-tropical woodlands before trotting along the secluded shoreline of Belongil Beach.

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Private bathing experience at Peninsula Hot Springs
VIC: Hot springs bathe and private bath

Treat yourself and a loved one to some much-deserved pampering at the award-winning Peninsula Hot Springs. Enjoy 45 minutes of bliss in your own private bathing pavilion surrounded by nature and make the most of all-day access to the Spa Dreaming Centre.

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Rottnest Island glamping tent
WA: 2 night Rottnest Island deluxe glamping stay

Escape to your own slice of paradise with this 2 night glamping getaway on Rottnest Island. Explore the amazing underwater world of fish and coral, relax by the resort pool and set off on bike or foot to find the world-famous quokka.

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Kayak tour Brisbane River, Queensland
QLD: Brisbane kayak tour

Experience Brisbane from a unique perspective during this 90 minute kayak tour. Take in everything the city has to offer as you glide leisurely down the Brisbane River, passing under Story Bridge or by the picturesque South Bank.

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Yoga in Bondi
NSW: Private yoga by the sea in Bondi

Find your zen as you unwind to the soothing sounds of the ocean. Suitable for beginners through to lifelong yogis, this private yoga session overlooking Bondi Beach is completely personalised to your experience level and preferred style of practice.

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White water rafting Yarra River
VIC: White water rafting on the Yarra River

Challenge yourself and step out of your comfort zone as you take on the raging torrents of the Yarra River. This supercharged grade 2 adventure will have you paddling through valleys, gorges and pristine bushland, with the chance to spot an array of wildlife along the way.

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Perth sunset cruise
WA: Sunset sparkling wine cruise by catamaran

Experience the magnificent west coast sunset from the ocean and watch Fremantle, the port and harbour come alive with a kaleidoscope of colour as you sail off into the sunset. A glass of sparkling wine and shared antipasto platter tops off the evening.

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