When in Queensland and looking for some exciting adventure sports, not to worry, this place has a lot to cater for your preferences. Be it sky, land or water this place has it all. This, the second largest state of Australia, is all set to please who ever comes to pay a visit and never leaves anyone disappointed. Here is a list of 10 sports we would like you to experience when in Queensland.
- Brisbane Story Bridge Day & Night Climbing
Brisbane’s iconic Story Bridge will give you 360-degree panoramic views from the summit, taking in Moreton Bay, the Glass House Mountains, Mt Coot-tha, Lamington National Park and the Brisbane River. Here you’ll learn about the colourful history of the Story Bridge and discover things about Brisbane that a lot of local residents may not know. It takes 2 hours to climb the bridge and the climb departs every 20 minutes from base headquarters at Kangaroo Point. The climb pace is relaxed, people of all ages can do it, you don’t need a fitness level to complete it.
- Reef and Rainforest Tandem Skydive in Cairns
There is no better place to throw yourself out of a plane than the Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage Rainforest which gives you spectacular bird’s eye view. Soaring to a height of up to 14,000 ft, the drop zone is located between the reef and the rainforest for the best aerials views of Tropical North Queensland. To the north lies the ancient Daintree Rainforest, to the west the Atherton Tablelands. The blue water of the Coral Sea lie to the east, with Great Reef Barrier Islands including Green Island and Fitzroy Island visible just off the coast. There is no better way to see all the beauty at once in short span of time.
- Gold Coast Helicopter Flight and Jet Boat Ride
Get ready for an exhilarating 55 minute jet ride through the Gold Coast’s broadwaters as you enjoy the sights of waterfront mansions, the beautiful hinterland, sandbanks and pristine beaches. The fun continues tothe 10 minutes scenic helicopter flight, from the air you will see the beautiful views of Gold Coast as you fly over Royal Pines, Jupiter’s Casino, the impressive Q1 building and the Broadbeach. you will also experience the sights of the north including the foreshores of the Surfer’s Paradise, Main Beach, Seaworld and South Stradbroke Island. So embrace yourself for the breath taking experience.
- Skydive Mission Beach
Skydive Mission Beach has Australia’s most beautiful drop zone. Skydiving here is an exhilarating, adrenalin pumping adventure one can ever have. From upto the height of 14,000 ft in the air, the mesmerizing views of 14 km of pristine white beaches, lush rainforest, the Great Barrier Reef and tropical islands will give your eyes a treat you will remember your entire life. This not only gives you a thrilling adventurous experience, but also a beautiful serene view to spell bound.
- Cairns Bungee Jump and Minjin Swing
Leap into a breathtaking, adrenaline pumping experience of bungy jumping or minjin swing at the Cairns Bungy Tower perched above the gorgeous pool of clear, crisp mountain water surrounded by waterfalls and lush rainforests. The view from above of the Great Barrier Reef and the Coral Sea will make you skip a heartbeat. This 164 foot (50m) leap is totally safe and is performed under the watch of professionals. So go and take this life time opportunity.
- Daintree Rainforest Zipline and Wildlife Habitat Day Trip
A trip to Wildlife Habitat will give you chance to explore the unique habitats of three different natural environment: the wetlands, rainforest and grassland. Wander through the wetlands and see its fascinating biodiversity and native Australian icons-Kangaroo and Koalas. Spot crocodiles, birds and other wildlife as you journey through the mangroves On a Daintree River Cruise through the Daintree National Park. The Zipline will give you bird’s-eye view by stopping on five platforms to lure yourself with the views of treetops, cascading streams and the Great Barrier Reef on beyond.
- Cairns Skydive, Great Barrier Reef Helicopter Tour and Cruise
Start your journey of this breathtaking experience by boarding Cresco 750, Australia’s fastest skydive plane and soar from the height of 11,000 feet, enjoy 30 seconds freefall before the chute is released. Thrill doesn’t end here, head to the heliport for a 30 minute scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef. There is indeed no better way to see this amazing ecosystem. Swim amongst colourful schools of fish or you can take an informative glass-bottom boat tour to see and learn about the delicate Coral Reef ecosystem.
- Blokart Mission Beach
Blokarting is like sand sailing, low-to-the-ground karts have a sail that propels you along the beach. These fantastic power wind karts need a breeze of around 15 knots and hard sand to run the karts. When the wind hits the sail and the kart flies through the wet sand, it gives you an adrenaline fuelling experience of a life time.
- Riverlife Adventure Centre
Housed in Brisbane’s Heritage listed Naval Stores, Riverlife is an adventure centre on the Kangaroo Point of Brisbane in Queensland, providing leisure activities. Enjoy a short ferry ride from Brisbane’s Central Business District into its window of geography, history and culture. You can thrill yourself with rock climbing or abseiling at Kangaroo Point Cliffs or take a leisurely kayak on the Brisbane River. This place is a complete combo for some adventure and leisure.
- Thorsborne Trail
Thorsborne Trail is a 32 km trek along the eastern coast of Hinchinbrook Island in the foot of the rugged Mt. Bowen. It takes 3 nights & 4 days to complete this trek, weather conditions play a role too. This trail is considered one of the best trails for backpackers. Mesmerising mountains, rainforests, spectacular beaches and a dive into the wildlife are the add ons of this trail. This trail can be walked by 40 people at a time giving heart pumping experience to seasoned walkers and a challenging experience to inexperienced ones.