There are so many adventurous things to do in Australia largest city that it’s hard to know where to start. From zipping between the trees on flying foxes to exploring marine life deep under the sea, here are 5 of the best Sydney activities that are sure to give you an adrenaline rush:
Skydive Over the Hunter Valley
There is nothing more exhilarating than free falling 15,000 feet from the sky. The scenic plane ride to height is incredible, offering views of the Hunter Valley, Barrington Tops and the Newcastle coast. The Tandem Skydive lasts up to 60 seconds after which the parachute opens. No experience is necessary as you will be in safe hands of a skilled instructor, who leads you to the landing area.
Wild Ropes at Taronga Zoo
The wild ropes at Taronga Zoo offers a unique opportunity to see Australian animals like koalas, emus, kangaroos and wallabies, while you fly swiftly through the air on a flying fox. As you soar through the air, you can also see stunning views of the most iconic Sydney attractions, like the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. This Sydney activity is perfect for families, team events, school groups, or anyone looking for a quick adrenaline fix.
Thunder Jet Boat Sydney
A ride on the Thunder jet boat is one of the most exciting things to do in Sydney. There are two great rides to choose from, including the, ‘thunder twist ride’ and the, ‘extreme adrenaline ride.’ The Thunder twist is 30 minutes long and offers full 360-degree spins. The, ‘Extreme Adrenaline’ is a slightly longer ride, and takes you on a thrilling journey past the Opera House, Harbour Islands, the suburbs of Watson’s Bay and Rose Bay, and then onto the Sydney Heads. On return, the jet boat takes you past top Sydney attractions like Taronga Zoo and under the harbour bridge near Luna Park Sydney. A ride on the Thunder jet boat is a great way to experience the natural beauty of the city.
Trees Adventure is Australia’s leading adventure park. The park features Flying foxes that zip you through the tree canopy at high speed, while you’re faced with challenging obstacles along the way. The challenges become more difficult as you climb higher into the tree canopy, so you can start from a level that suits you and work your way up. Each platform is built on over 70 Sydney Blue Gums that borders both sides of the Grose River.
Sydney Underwater Scooter Tour
The Sydney Underwater Scooter Tour takes you above and below the pristine waters of Gordon’s Bay, where marine life such as octopus, stingrays, sharks, groupers, and squid are frequently seen. With top quality equipment provided and experienced instructors by your side, all you need is a basic swimming ability. Using the underwater scooter, you can try a range of tricks, like backflips, spins, dives and barrel rolls. Depending on your confidence, you can choose to go deep below the surface or simply cruise along the top to look at marine life. The 90-minute tour caters to beginners, extreme adventure enthusiasts and everything in between.
About the Author
Alex Bond looks after Digital Marketing at Zuji, one of Australasia’s largest online travel agents, offering cheap flights to Sydney and other top destinations around the globe. With over a decade spent in the travel industry, he loves to explore new locations and promote spectacular destinations throughout Australasia. When not traveling or hard at work, he dedicates his time to reading and product design.