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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.