Outdoor Activities to Try This Spring

29 Sep 2022

As the weather slowly but surely heats up across the country, there’s nothing better than getting outside and soaking in some sunlight. From adrenaline-inducing adventures to water sports to Indigenous-led experiences, here are some of Australia’s best outdoor activities to try this spring.

Adventure Sports

Skydive Australia - jump over Byron
Byron Bay skydiving experience from Skydive Australia

For the adrenaline junkies, Skydive Australia offers tandem skydiving over some of Australia’s most beautiful locations throughout New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia, and Victorie. Offering tandem jumps from 15,000 feet, Skydive Australia boasts the highest skydiving altitude in the country. After free falling for up to a minute, you will glide over scenic Australian destinations and soak up the sun from the sky!

Treetops Adventure
A ropes course offered by Treetops Adventure

You can also catch some sun from a slightly lower elevation with Treetops Adventures. With locations across Australia, Treetops Adventures lets visitors experience Australia’s native wildlife from a series of ropes courses, ziplines, and treetop nets. Each destination offers a unique experience guaranteed to wow adrenaline chasers and nature enthusiasts alike.

Water Sports

Ocean Rafting
An adventure through the Whitsundays with Ocean Rafting

If you’re looking to get your feet wet, Jetski Hire Melbourne and Jet Ski Safaris Gold Coast offer rentals for jetskis so you can embark on your own ocean adventure. For a guided ocean adventure, Queensland has a lot to offer. Try a thrilling day-long adventure through the Whitsunday Islands with Ocean Rafting, where you can explore Whitehaven Beach, snorkel through the reefs, and take a walk through the island bush. Take a whale watching tour with Freedom Whale Watch and Charters in Hervey Bay and watch the humpback whales make their Southern Migration. Here, the whales rest and play in the Bay, making it the best place to see whales in Australia. Further south, Hobart Yachts can take you for a tour, take you out for a yacht race, or treat you to a twilight dinner with Tasmanian refreshments.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Led Experiences

Daintree Cultural Experience
A full day cultural experience in the Daintree Rainforest

Alternatively, consider getting out of doors with Welcome to Country, a not-for-profit organisation listing experiences offered by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander operators across Australia. Each experience assists in creating jobs and economic development outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Offerings include camping experiences, walking tours, 4WD adventures, dining experiences, and more.

However you want to get outside this spring, there is a GALTA member ready to meet your needs! For more ideas check out our full list of experiences.

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