Extreme travel is the new way to see the world. Extreme travelers do not want to spend their days idling by the pool or the beach. Well, they do, but they want something more from their vacations. They want to push the limit and challenge themselves. An extreme traveler is not overly concerned about accommodations. They are looking for opportunities to raft down raging rivers, fly on a zip line over the rainforest, or jump out of perfectly good airplanes. Perhaps no other place in the world caters to the extreme traveler like Cairn’s Australia.
There is nothing like jumping out of a perfectly good airplane to get the blood flowing. In Cairns, there are several spectacular jumps from which to choose. Cairns is the perfect place to skydive. It is warm year round, and it never gets too chilly to jump. For the first time or new jumper, there are tandem jumps available either over Cairns or nearby Mission Beach or Brisbane Beach. For the experienced and certified jumper, there are fun jumps that leave the ground regularly throughout the day. Skydiving is a fantastic way to see the world in an entirely new way. From 10,000 feet, you can see the rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef spread out below you as you freefall to earth.
What better way is there to see the Daintree Rainforest than by flying down a zip line? Known as jungle surfing, these zip line tours allow you to see the entirety of the Daintree Rainforest in one day. These guided tours take adventure travelers across the length of the rainforest by way of a network of zip lines and platforms. Tours begin at nearby Cape Tribulation and incorporate stops at the world famous Daintree Wildlife Habitat and the Alexandra Lookout. Jungle Surfing allows you to experience the rainforest in a way that most people never do. You will be above the oppressive heat of the jungle and traveling at speeds in excess of twenty miles per hour.
Whitewater Rafting is a rush. There is nothing quite like flying down a river, bouncing off rocks, and launching over waterfalls. The Tully River outside of Cairns is considered one of Australia’s premiere whitewater rafting destinations. The tropical conditions mean that the river is open for rafter 365 days out of the year. Half day, day, and multi-day trips are available. The Tully River offers up to grade 4 rapids. How wild a time you have is entirely dependent on your choice of rafting guide. Some guides can take you the easy way. Other guides prefer the extreme way. The choice is up to you. If you are looking for a way to beat the heat and get an adrenaline rush, white water rafting the Tully River is the perfect option.
There is a reason Cairns is considered the ideal destination for the extreme or adventure traveler. Their clement weather means that you can indulge in extreme sports year round. The town’s tourism industry is built around the extreme traveller with most Cairns accommodation properties offering discounted tours and extreme activities as part of their service. No matter what your preference, you can find your adventure in Cairns.