Ways To Adventure Travel Australia And Explore By Many Means

Long journeys and adventure travel Australia make holidays exciting. Virtually any means of transport can be incorporated to add some adventurous excitement along the way.

The main ways of transport are driving, flying, rail and by coach or bus.

Driving is the most popular as you really experience and appreciate the stunning landscapes, towns and views. You can stop, explore and discover amazing places and things anytime. You can drive your own vehicle or hire a car or camper.

Flying has the advantage of you getting to destinations faster which allows you more time to explore that city, region or area and attractions.

Travelling by rail is another way to adventure travel Australia. There are several popular long rail journeys that travel north/south and east/west.

Bus or coach tours have regular services between cities and regional areas, also organised tourist tours are available throughout Australia.

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Great birdseye view of a riverside town



Different Ways To Adventure Travel Australia

Experiencing different ways to adventure travel Australia on your holiday can be exciting as there is a huge variety. Consider going on a day bus tour to a unique location, taking a ride on a steam train, take off in a hot air balloon or have a joy flight or helicopter ride over stunning landscapes.

Enjoy a cruise on a river or a charter boat ride on the ocean, ride a camel, go walking or hiking in a National Park, enjoy a four wheel drive adventure tour, go for a lap around Uluru on a Harley, try snorkelling where there is an abundance of coral and marine life and so much more.


Driving and Tours

A self drive journey or road trip across Australia has to be the most magical experience ever. Also you can take a guided tour as your complete holiday or incorporate one or more short guided tours within your adventure holiday so you see and experience even more.

There are plenty of four wheel drive destinations perfect for the adventurer. If you have a four wheel drive vehicle and want to travel with a group join a tag-a-long organised tour.

If you are looking for more adventure take a hot lap in a V8 Super Car, go rally driving, have fun on quad bikes, learn stunt driving, drive Go Karts, take a thrill ride in a Hummer or drive a world war 2 tank, there is something for everyone.


Flights and Air Sports

For the more adventurous, scenic flights and helicopter rides are available so you can get a birds eye view of Australia's unique spectacular sights.

Imagine flying over the Bungle Bungles, Lake Eyre and along Australia's coastline. How about trying an extreme air sport experience like an aerobatic flight, skydiving, hot air ballooning, bungy jumping or paragliding.

flight of buccaneer archipelago horizontal falls the kimberley

Flying over the Buccaneer Archipelago Horizontal Falls
in the Kimberley Western Australia

"This photo was taken when I was on a joy flight flying over the Buccaneer Archipelago islands near Derby and Broome in the Kimberley Western Australia - an amazing experience! Before we started our road trip we all decided we would do a special experience so while we were camping at Cape Leveque some of us went of this charter flight.

The Buccaneer Archipelago is a group of about eight hundred islands which are found north of Derby and Broome in the 'Kimberley' region of Western Australia. You may have seen the 'Horizontal Falls' featured on TV, it where the ten metre tide gushes through very close rocks that creates a waterfall everyday when the tide goes in and out. Truly Spectacular!"


Rail and Train Journeys

For a special adventure travel Australia holiday experience 'The Ghan’ rail journey which travels North and South from Adelaide to Darwin through Central Austalia and return.

The ‘Indian Pacific’ rail journey travels East-West from Sydney to Perth and return. The name is made up from the 'indian' ocean on the west coast and the 'pacific' ocean on the east coast. The journey is over 4000 kilometres with a great list of spectacular highlights.

You can also travel on the historic steam train the 'Puffing Billy' which runs daily in the Dandenong Ranges in Victoria, on the Pichi Pichi Railway in the Flinders Ranges South Australia, the Tasmania's west coast Wilderness Railway at Strahan and also enjoy a train ride at Lithgow and admire the Blue Mountains scenery on the Zig Zag Railway.


Bus or Coach Tours and Day Trips

Bus or coach tours are available throughout Australia, be shown the best views and attractions with the advantage of travelling with tour guides that have local knowledge of how and where to adventure travel Australia.

Be shown the amazing sights of the Kimberley, enjoy a Hunter Valley wine tour, tour the Blue Mountains, get back to nature with a eco tour.

Four wheel drive day trips and longer tours are available to the spectacular Fraser Island, the Flinders Ranges and Lake Eyre, many destinations in Central Australia, the Blue Mountains, the High Country, northern Queensland and just about everywhere else.


Horse or Camel Rides and Treks

Go on short or long adventure safaris riding a camel and explore interesting and scenic parts of Australia like the Simpson Desert, Alice Springs, around Uluru Ayers Rock, Bourke New South Wales, there are camel farms in many parts of Australia that have short camel rides or the longer camel safaris.

Horse riding treks are another way to adventure travel Australia which can be done in many spectacular places. Like the High Country, along the beach in stunning Cape Tribulation or be a Jillaroo or Jackaroo for a few days on an Outback station.

camels on cable beach

The famous camel train parade on Cable Beach at Broome



Cruises, Ferries and Charter Tours

Ferries are scheduled regularly from the mainland to many islands including our biggest ferry ‘The Spirit of Tasmania’ which runs a passenger and vehicle service daily from Melbourne to Devonport in Tasmania.

Go on a charter cruise and experience the beautiful Whitsundays, see Australia’s largest wild fur seal colonies on a Phillip Island cruise, see Sydney Harbour at high speed in a jet boat or go whale watching at many locations along Australia's coast.


Walking and Hiking For Great Views

Walk and explore our cities and towns, shops, galleries, beautiful parks and gardens. There are many organised guided walking tours in the cities to make it easier for you to explore and find your way around. Walking or hiking is an excellent way to adventure travel Australia in small sections and really expereince everything you pass up close.

For more extreme walking try the Sydney Skywalk at Centrepoint Tower, climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge and see the most amazing views of Sydney Harbour. Instead of driving on the Great Ocean Road take a walk along the Great Ocean Walking track which is about one hundred kilometres long of stunning scenery to take plenty of photos of.

Walk or go hiking on one of the many walking trails in our National Parks and enjoy nature at it’s finest. Hiking is a great way to adventure travel Australia, try hiking in the Blue Mountains, the Grampians National Park in Victoria, at Cradle Mountain in Tassie, Daintree National Park in north Queensland and any of the other scenic parks in Australia.


Scuba Diving, Swimming and Snorkelling Experiences

Learn to scuba dive and go diving around a shipwreck and discover marine life and a variety of corals that are spectacular. Snorkel and see the beautiful colours of marine life, go swimming with the very appealing dolphins and seals. For the really adventurous you can get in a cage and swim with sharks and crocodiles in Darwin.

The Great Barrier Reef is well known for it’s beautiful underwater scenery for snorkelling and scuba diving. There are also many other locations to explore like Ningaloo Reef in WA, Port Phillip Bay and the nearby coast near Melbourne, south east Tasmania including Bruny Island, in Sydney Harbour and some of the beaches along the nearby coast. Australia has an abundance of beautiful marine life and shipwrecks to explore.


Paddling and Sailing Adventures

Canoe, Kayak, Raft or Sail on many of our waterways. Canoe down beautiful rivers like Katherine Gorge, the Murray River, the Derwent River in Tasmania. Try sea kayaking in the Whitsundays or at Noosa, Cairns, Melbourne or Sydney.

Learn to sail on a majestic tall ship, enjoy a family pirate ship cruise, also try kayak sailing and ocean paddling at Noosa and other locations.

canoeing in katherine gorge

Our friends canoed on the beautiful Katherine Gorge
while we waved and cruised past.

Motorcycling and Cycling On the Roads

Riding motorbike road trips or tours are hugely popular, you can plan your own itinerary or there are organised group tours that plan everything for you.

If you don't have a motorbike you can go on a day trip on a Harley or the bike of your choice and go on an amazing ride at locations like around the Mount Tamborine area or a ride along the Great Ocean Road, around the Dandenong Ranges, around Uluru, along the Sydney coastline and many more stunning locations.

You will find there are mapped cycling and bike paths in cities, towns in parks that take you past attractions, cafes, great views that you can stop at and admire anytime you like. The bike trails can vary in length, can be easy to challenging depending what suits you.


That’s an example of the main ways to explore and adventure travel Australia on your next holiday. There is an amazing range of experiences available to include in your holiday to make extra special memories.


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