Third edition of Adrenaline Junkies is here! If you’re seeing this series for the first time here’s what awaits you; we have picked out adrenaline filled activates from all around the world and compiled them into separate articles. This issue covers some of our favourite thrilling experiences you can find in Oceania. Make sure you also read our previous editions on Europe & North America, and whether you are an adrenaline junkie or prefer to be in the audience watching, we hope you enjoy this series and let it inspire you to plan some adventurous trips with your family and friends in the future.
Massive Swing – New Zealand
Queenstown in New Zealand is home to the Nevis Swing - one of the biggest and craziest swings in the world. You will experience a thrill like no other as you walk onto the platform over the Nevis Canyon and are strapped into a similar harness as with bungy jumping, but more padded and set into more of a seating position. You can choose to take on the swing in any style – forwards, backwards, upside down or even in a pair! You will then be lifted off the platform and plunged down on the swing 300 meters across the canyon.
Jet-ski Safari – Whitsunday Islands Australia
The Whitsunday Islands are home to one of the most spectacular and beautiful scenery in Australia, the beaches are pearl white and waters crystal clear. If you decide to take on any of the many offered Jet-ski adventures starting from Airlie Beach you are in for a treat and picturesque paradise, so don’t forget your action cameras! You can take guided tours that cover coves, beaches, the Pioneer Bay, South Molle scenic waterways, and Daydream Islands. Doesn’t that sound like the most wonderful and yet adrenaline filled trip? Tours range based on skills, therefore the easier ones are alright for complete beginners and those who are more adventurous can choose from longer and more technical routes.
Pilot a Stunt Plane – New Zealand
Who’s ever dreamt about becoming a pilot? Probably a lot of people, but not many actually get to accomplish it. Well, if you’re in New Zealand you might be a step closer to at least trying. In the South Island at the Wanaka Airfield you will get to pilot your own stunt plane and perform stunts high up in the air, while being supervised by a professional pilot. You will learn to do loops and rolls in lessons tailored to exactly what you want to try or even learn to perfect. So why not jump aboard and accomplish that childhood dream of yours and pilot a plane for the first time! This experience is definitely due to bring you an adrenaline high and send your heart pumping away!
Let us know in comments below how did you like out top 3 picks for adrenaline filled trips in the Oceania! Also, if you’ve done any other trips share them with us! Last but not least, don’t forget to check out our previous pieces on Adrenaline Junkies in Europe & North America! See you soon with the 4th edition from Asia!