Guest Post: 5 Unconventional Things to do in Australia

Whether you’re a local or someone just visiting Australia, conventional trips can sometimes become boring. It’s not all about the museums, zoos, and architecture, there are other things in Australia to experience. Here is a list of five unconventional and fun activities you can try in Australia. Take a look!

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Sydney is a beautiful city to explore, and what a better way to do so than up from the sky. Soak up a 360-degree panoramic view of Sydney that you’ll remember for a long time. On your journey to the top or the bridge, you’ll be able to get glimpses of the city until an amazing view hits you at the top of the bridge. You can climb during the morning, day, twilight or night. By night, Sydney assumes a whole new look, making the BridgeClimb experience hard to describe. Every climber gets a photograph, a BridgeClimb hat, a certificate and a pass to The Pylon Lookout. This journey is worth every penny.

Jet ski to Whitsunday Islands

Take a jet ski tour of the Whitsunday Islands and experience an unforgettable adventure in this tropical paradise. From Airlie Beach, book a tour that best suits your interests. For example, take a short tour of Pioneer Bay in the morning and visit two islands in a longer adventure or spend your afternoon in Daydream Island Resort and Spa. Your guide will teach you many things about coves and beaches of the region as you soak up the picturesque scenery. Grab your gear and take a tour through this UNESCO site in Whitsunday Islands.

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Trekking or hiking (popularly called “bushwalking” Down Under) is getting more and more popular in Australia. It’s not a surprise because Australia has so much to offer to hikers with its untouched forests and shrubs. Best time for bushwalking varies from location to location. Winter (June-August) offers best bushwalking conditions up north, and if you want to hike in the south, it’s best to choose a period from December to March. You can bushwalk through many national parks that are the real treasure of Australia. You can get a guided walk along Larapinta Trail that also includes trail maintenance and bush regeneration events on Aboriginal outstations.

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Australia and especially Sydney is an amazing place to golf.

Australia’s courses offer amazing views- from spectacular beaches all the way to bushland.

On Long Reef, you can find one of the most lavish golf courses in Sydney that will take your breath away with their scenery and dramatic coastal views. Golfing is a perfect way to soak up the sun, get your blood flowing and catch up with your friends. Another good thing about golfing is that you can always quickly come back to civilization or enjoy a nice beer in the golf club when you think you had too much action.

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If you want to experience Western Australia, you better learn to stand up paddle. Locals say anyone can learn paddle board, and if you want to save yourself some frustration, make sure you get an instructor to teach you how to do it. Go to the Shoalwater Marine Park where an instructor can teach you the basics of balance, paddling and steering the board, and then you can practice by yourself while enjoying the beauty of this amazing view.  Stand up paddling is a great workout and a way to get yourself familiar with Australian nature and wildlife.

These were five nontraditional things to do in Australia, so make a bucket list and start crossing them off.

Let the adventures begin!

About the Author: Roxana Oliver  me.jpg

Roxana is a travel enthusiast and lifestyle consultant from Sydney and she loves to write about her adventures. She is all about the healthy lifestyle, loves to run with her husband and dogs and has fun cooking exotic meals for her family. Being a typical Aussie, she often hits the waves and loves beaches and sunshine! You can find out more about her writing on her websites and  Also be sure to follow Roxana on twitter.


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