A sport or adventure trip to Australia is ideal for those who love nature, animals and contact with the local people.

Australia is a state of Oceania, characterized by an extremely varied territory: mountains, very large cities, forests, a wonderful sea with a spectacular coral reef and completely desert areas.

Sports and adventures

Here are the sports and adventures we recommend in this destination.

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  • Australia boasts the presence of one of the most wonderful coral reefs in the world, so that it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is worth taking a trip just to dive among corals, tartles, manta rays, sharks and tropical fish.
  • In Sydney and Brisbane, you can climb some bridges to admire the city from a different point of view.
  • Numerous national parks offer bushwalking or hiking trails.
  • Otherwise you can rent a bike or a mountainbike and access the network of streets that runs throughout the country.
  • Surfing is the national sport, so you should definitely ride a wave in one of the most famous spots in the world.
  • Although Australia is a rather dry country, there are several places to canyoning and rafting and have lot of fun.
  • Hang gliding is also a popular sport in Australia, so much so that world championships are held here.
  • The balloon experience is very suggestive, especially if you have the opportunity to do it over forests or over the sea.
  • Can you imagine how fun it can be orienteering in the bush? Of course with the right guides. Read also “Bush-craft – the art of living in the woods“.


Here are some of the unique and exciting experiences you could live in this destination:

  • If you are a wine lover, taste the local wine and then stroll along the country roads in the shade of rubber trees.
  • Especially in South and Western Australia you can explore caves, visit villages and get in touch with the local population.
  • You will often find stretches of beach closed for surfing competitions. Stop and watch them, because sometimes it’s really impressive how high the waves are.
  • In some periods of the year and in some areas it is possible to spot wales.
  • It’s exciting to see unique animal species, which you would not see anywhere else in the world. After a while you will no longer notice the numerous kangaroos and koalas, but you can also spot dolphins and seals, crocodiles and cassowaries, penguins, wombats and platypuses, kookaburras, whales, turtles, not to mention the extremely dangerous species of which it is ” invaded ”Australia, like snakes and spiders, but also fish.
  • Guided tours to learn about indigenous culture, religion and traditions.
  • Tour in the rainforest.
  • Off-road tour in the Outback

What to see

In addition to the sports and adventures mentioned above, Australia offers wonderful locations that are absolutely worth visiting, including:

  • Sydney for its beaches, clubs and the Opera House
  • Melbourne for art
  • Brisbane, creative, refined and adventurous
  • Adelaide, surrounded by greenery and culture
  • Perth for its endless beaches and its gastronomic offer
  • Canberra, extremely rational, modern, liveable
  • Darwin, one of the sunniest cities in the world, with its tropical climate.


  • One of the most evocative places in Australia is Uluru (Ayers Rock), a rocky hill covered with red sand in the middle of nowhere, a sacred place for the indigenous Anangu. It is located in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a UNESCO heritage site, where you can walk along paths and above all admire the thousand shades of colours throughout the day. Excursions by Harley Davidson and helicopter are also possible, but before you go there, visit the Cultural Center and join a tour organized by the anangu to understand why it is so important to them.
  • The Daintree rainforest, a UNESCO heritage site within the Daintree National Park, offers a landscape rich in ferns, mangroves, white sand, tropical orchards, birds, frogs, crocodiles, and insects. You can explore it at night, along mountain trails, or in canopy, off-road vehicle, horseback, kayak or boat.
  • In Port Campbel National Park (Victoria Region) along the Great Ocean Road, you can admire the Twelve Apostles, rocky facades shaped by the erosion of the wind and the sea.
  • If you want to see a true tropical paradise, you can find it at the Withsundays Islands, an archipelago of 74 islands that are actually the tops of a series of mountains that emerge from the sea.
  • Among the most beautiful or most typical beaches, we recommend Byron Bay, an icon of the “Aussie” culture, popular with all types of sea lovers, from families to surfers, attracted by the restaurants, by the various activities and naturally from the sea; Bondy Beach, in Sydney, popular with surfers, models, skaters, backpackers, surrounded by amaazing restaurants and ideal for surfing; Hellfire Bay, in Cape Le Grand National Park, in the middle of nowhere with its powdery white sand;

Food and Wine

What you could eat and drink in this country

Due to its vastness and the influence of many different cultures and techniques, Australia offers a very varied cuisine, called Mod Oz (Modern Australian):

Fish is the undisputed star, but also beef, lamb and chicken for rich barbecues, Italian and Greek food in Melbourne, coffee everywhere, prawns in western Australia, meat and products from the bush in the Northern Territory.

Australia is an important producer of both red and white wines. You can taste robust red wines and riesling in the South, shiraz from Barossa Valley, semillon from Hunter Valley, souvignon blanc from Tasmania.

When to go

Australia is so huge that it is not possible to define unique climatic characteristics. So, we will divide it by areas:

The central inner and western area has a desert climate, with very little rainfall. Temperatures often reach 40 ° C in summer and up to 50 ° C in December and January. During the winter, between June and August, temperatures are around 30 ° C with significant temperature variations between day and night.

The North has an equatorial climate, sometimes tropical. There is a humid, hot and rainy season especially between December and March, and a hot dry season especially between May and September. Temperatures in the north rise throughout the year between 20-25 ° C and 30-33 ° C.

The East has a tropical climate. Temperatures drop by a few degrees compared to the north. Rainfall increases from November to April, with a maximum peak between the end of December and the whole of March.

The South has a temperate climate, with cool, rainy winters and hot, sunny summers, except on the central southern coast much closer to the desert. The rains are more abundant between late April and mid-October.

Summer runs from December to February, while autumn runs from March to May, winter from June to August and finally spring from September to November.

So, if your itinerary touches different parts of Australia, the best time to go is during spring or autumn, with certainly milder temperatures.


Language: English

Currency: Australian Dollar – AU$ – AUD

Capital: Canberra

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Some tips

If you want to have an authentic experience with animals, look for them in parks and not in zoos.

Take out good travel insurance.

Be a thousand times more careful than normal and don’t touch animals and plants you don’t know, because in Australia they can be deadly.

Find out about the closing times of the restaurant kitchens, you could stay fasting after 7 pm.

Beware that you drive on the right 😉

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