Built from a renegade history in the wild outback, it is no wonder Australia boasts some of the most travel-worthy adventure activities within its ruggedly picturesque landscape.
Any trip to Australia should include at least one day of surfing. Paddle out in any of the great spots between Brisbane and Sydney or take to Byron Bay for a lesson. Visit iconic beaches and check out the incredible coastline, varying swells and local attractions to choose the right beach for you from Bells Beach and Victoria’s Surf Coast to the more challenging tides of Snapper Rocks on Queensland’s Gold Coast.
Get a bird’s eye view of Australia’s breathtaking landscape with the ultimate adventure activity, skydiving. With 18 locations across the country, Skydive Australia provides an array of options for divers to experience. Explore the best of the country’s varying vistas from beginner and fan favorite locale Byron Bay in New South Wales to Mission Beach, Queensland, Melbourne, Victoria and Perth City, Western Australia.
Enjoy the Outback the “Aussie” way with a four-by-four SUV tour through Fraser Island in Queensland, Australia. Drive yourself or join a group through the lush wooded Outback, over sand-covered beaches and along scenic routes through the island’s rugged terrain. Take a long daytrip and see the sights or opt for the full camping package including accommodation options and extended tours.
Slow down and take to the pristine beaches of Broome, Western Australia, on camel back. For a leisure-meets-adventure activity, enjoy camel safari tours extending from 30–60 minutes during sunrise, pre-sunset and sunset tours of Broome’s beach.
Get back on the water for some white-water rafting. The Tully River by Mission Beach in Queensland, Australia, is a tourist favorite. Take to the open rough waters and enjoy some adventure and excitement with friends while paddling through the varying current of the Tully River. After the rafting trip, enjoy the river’s natural beauty and calmer waters with a refreshing dip and rock jumping.
Mana is the life force Tahitians believe connects all things. Feel the mana for yourself on a visit to the islands of Tahiti, and sample some of these activities as you connect with the breathtaking nature of the South Pacific. Fly Air France from the United States to Tahiti in the most convenient and comfortable way and let your holiday start on board.
Dining is an art, and now that applies to both on the ground and at 35,000 feet thanks to Hainan Airlines’ “Hai Chef” Inflight Artistic Chinese cuisine series, a collaboration with Dong Zhenxiang, a Chinese culinary master also known as Dadong.
Quietly on the rise is the cousin of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, known as cannabidiol, or CBD. THC is the more well-known component of cannabis; however, it is illegal in many states, so CBD has risen in popularity as a legal option. Stores selling CBD continue to pop up in major cities and towns.