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9 Fun Outdoor Activities to Enjoy In Your Spare Time

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It’s no secret that global lockdowns have taken their toll on people all around the world. Initially staying home didn’t seem so bad, did it? For some people though, the joy of continuously staying at home has run its course.

People are eager to get out. Whether it’s a trip to the Rockingham golf course or a couple of days of white water rafting, Australians are excited to finally be out and about. If you’re looking for something outdoorsy to do for the next few weekends, then this article is for you! We’ve compiled a list of fun outdoor activities for you and your family to try out.

Fun Activities to Keep You Busy After Lockdown

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1. Bungee Jumping

Are you eager to literally take a huge leap into adventure? Bungee jumping is the ideal activity for you. If you’ve never been brave enough to tackle this sport, it’s as simple as fastening your ankles with an elastic rope. The next step is to take a free fall from a high platform, providing you with an absolutely thrilling experience. It’s the ultimate way to get your heart racing!

Common bungee jumping venues:

  • Gold Coast
  • Brisbane
  • Cairns

2. Golfing

If you’re already an avid golfer, it might be time to dust off the clubs and head out to your local golf course. Golfing is relaxing and allows you the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors without facing crowds of people. It’s even a great way to enjoy some alone time if that’s still what you need!

Common golf venues:

  • The Metropolitan Golf Club
  • The Rockingham Golf Course
  • Barnbougle Dunes
  • Cape Wickham Golf Links
  • The Kennedy Bay Golf Course
  • The National Golf Club

3. Adventure Caving

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When jumping off of high cliffs or platforms is a bit extreme for your first few days out, there’s always adventure caving. As the name suggests, this activity allows you to turn exploring underground caves into an adventure sport. Armed with just a torch, you can walk or crawl through miles of exquisite caves.

Common adventure caving venues:

  • Jewel Cave
  • Mammoth Cave
  • Capricorn Caves
  • Jenolan Caves
  • Carey’s Cave

4. Canoeing

Crawling around in caves might have too many lockdown vibes and you might be looking for an activity more in the open. In that case, canoeing might be what you’re after. It’s a wonderful opportunity to spend a day in the sun and the water. Canoeing also provides you with a great workout!

Common canoeing venues:

  • Ningaloo sea reef
  • Wollemi Wilderness Area
  • Hinchinbrook Island

5. Camel Riding

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When you’re considering the most adventurous activities to get you out of the house, camel riding might not have made it to your list. The good news is, that several guided tours will take you to a ranch or a beach where you can experience a camel ride and simultaneously enjoy the beautiful Australian sunset.

Common camel riding venues:

  • Uluru (check for availability)

6. Cliff Camping

Here’s another activity for the brave and truly adventurous. Cliff camping is truly not for the faint-hearted and involves an overnight stay in a portaledge suspended over a towering cliff. To be clear, you’ll be dangling over the edge of a cliff, sitting in a small triangle shaped tent that’s open on two sides! On the plus side, the view from that height is probably the most picturesque you’ll ever see.

Common cliff camping venues:

  • Red Cliffs
  • Mt Buffalo (New South Wales)

7. Jet Boating

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The beautiful beaches and exotic blue waters are the perfect settings for another adrenaline-filled activity. Jet boating is fast, wet and a great way to enjoy a fun day in the outdoors.

Common jet boating venues:

  • Sydney Harbour

8. Skydiving

Another ultimate adventure experience for many Australians involves jumping out of an airplane, hundreds of miles above the earth. Skydiving has always been one of the most adventure-filled sports in Australia. If you’re feeling brave, it might be time to join the many Australians who regularly take advantage of the adrenaline rush that skydiving offers.

Common skydiving venues:

  • Queensland
  • Gold Coast
  • Western Australia
  • Sydney
  • Melbourne

9. Blue Mountains Trekking

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If you’d rather go backpacking across the beautiful mountains of Australia, then the picturesque Blue Mountain Trekking experience is worth looking into. Enthralling waterfalls, adventurous treks, and rugged terrain is the ideal way to find some tranquillity in your soul.

Common Blue Mountain venues:

  • Blue Mountains National Park
  • Three Sisters
  • Katoomba Scenic World
  • Leura Cascades Picnic Area

Final Thought

Getting some fun in the sun away from home is the ideal way to rid you and your family of any residual cabin fever you might be experiencing after months of being inside most of the time. Some activities will be equally fun when you include your family!