5 Extreme Sports That Will Get You High

What better way to cure acrophobia than conquering the fear itself? There is nothing more fulfilling than taking that leap, making that jump or climbing that gigantic rock—overcoming the fears you will now leave hanging in the past. And for all you adrenaline junkies out there, it’s time to take your adventures to greater heights. Check out these awesome extreme sports activities around the country that will get you high… literally!

Hang Gliding

It’s no one but you and the open sky. The beachside cliffs of Bald Hill at Stanwell Park south of Sydney is the best way to go hang gliding and at same time, enjoying a panoramic view of the sea and the Grand Pacific Drive. Full instruction courses are available that will have you flying on your own with your official pilot’s license as soon as you’re ready. You can also try the 30-minute introductory tandem flights before you choose your course.

Bungy Jumping

There is no way to go but down. It’s either you jump, or regret the fact that you didn’t for the next few days or perhaps, your entire life. It’s either you hang on for dear life, or JUMP for dear life! It might sound crazy, but once you do it, you’ll come back for more. The Cairns Bungy Tower is the perfect place to try it with majestic views reaching out to the Great Barrier Reef.

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Sky Diving

If you’ve grown out of the bungy cord, then get on a plane, take the ultimate dive, and let the air cradle you back down to the ground as if you were only drifting on a cloud. Still, nothing beats that exhilarating (and frightening) rush than knowing you are about to jump out of the plane door to embrace the open sky. For first timers, a tandem skydive is the best way to experience and learn the fundamentals of skydiving.


Jet Fighter Flights

Let your dreams of becoming a Top Gun pilot take flight! Be a jet fighter pilot for a day and fly your own Jet Fighter Adventure Joy Flight with the longest running adventure jet operator in Australia.  Among the best jet fighter pilots are on standby to escort you in this once-in-a-lifetime adventure. So buckle up and enjoy exhilarating acceleration in the air! You can go from zero to 600km/hr in less than 20 seconds!


Abseiling & Rock Climbing

Abseiling, also known as rappelling is a controlled descent down a rock or a high place with the use of a rope. This is one of the essential skills in rock climbing because it is also used in critical situations and industries such as search and rescue, film shoots, construction sites, science and research, and the military. Aside from its many useful applications, it’s also an exciting sport for everyone to enjoy. There are lots of thrilling climbs in the Grampians National Park, Mount Stapylton at the park’s northern end, and Mt. Rosea which is south of Halls Gap.