The Adventure Buddy Challenge

by Elisa Parry

Do you and your best mate enjoy an adventure? Are your weekends spent on road trips or camping getaways? Are you the kind of people that love a good challenge, especially if it pushes you outside your comfort zone? Our Adventure Buddy Challenge is for you. We’ve pulled together a list of 8 of our most heart-racing experiences. If you need some inspiration for your next adventure, this list should keep you busy.

Two men jumping out of a plane while skydiving
1. Skydiving

Let’s not muck around. Skydiving is the biggest adrenaline rush you’ll ever experience. Think about it, you are willingly throwing yourself out of a moving plane from 1400ft in the air. On paper it’s crazy, in real life it’s also kind of crazy – but well worth it! Rip off the Band-Aid and put this one at the top of your bucket list.

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Bungy Jumping off Cairns Tower
2. Bungy jumping

Much like skydiving, bungy jumping is the kind of experience that will push you well outside your comfort zone. Have you got what it takes to face your free-falling fears and launch yourself off the Cairns Bungy Tower? If so, you’re in for an epic 50-metre drop! For those who think they can handle it, you can choose the unlimited jump option for a full day of adrenaline!

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Two people Shark Diving at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium
3. Shark diving

Grab your wetsuit and jump in the shark tank! The best bit about this experience is you don’t need scuba experience to dive with sharks in the aquarium (so you can stop hiding behind that excuse now). Sharks are incredible creatures and swimming beside them is pretty amazing. Steel your nerves and book a shark diving experience today!

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Man jumping off a waterfall
4. Canyoning

Can you see yourself abseiling down a waterfall? How about swimming in sparkling freshwater pools or scrambling over boulders? Canyoning could just be your new favourite hobby! The best bit? There are so many incredible places across Australia where you can put your new skills to the test.

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5. Jet fighter

Sure, skydiving is scary – it’s got the free fall factor and everything. But a jet fighter? We’re talking about experiencing a series of high ‘G’ combat manoeuvres at speeds of up to 910km/h! That’s not slow! This is edge-of-your-seat, ride-of-a-lifetime kind of stuff. This is a great experience to go in with people and gift someone for a milestone birthday.

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Young woman climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge
6. Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb

While this mightn’t seem on the same level as shark diving or a jet fighter flight, don’t underestimate just how high you’ll climb on your journey over this iconic Australian landmark. Once you make your way to the top of all those stairs (yep, it’s a great work out for the quads) the view is 100% worth it!

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Woman flying over the water with a jet pack
7. Jet pack or fly boarding

This is the closest you’ll get to feeling like a superhero. It’s also the most fun you’ll ever have. Imagine emerging from the water with your feet strapped to a fly board only to find yourself soaring above the surface. It’s a truly surreal experience and one you might just get addicted to. Channel your inner Superman and launch into the sky!

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Couple white water rafting down a rafting
8. White water rafting

Forget about lazy river cruises – this is next-level. Think paddling through boiling rapids, crossing fast-flowing white water and even surfing waves. White water rafting certainly gets the heart pumping. Be prepared to get soaked, if you’re not drenched, you’re not doing it right.

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