The Most Unusual Activities to Participate While on HolidaysMonday, February 04, 2013 Mary Anne Velasco
In a country where the landscape is harsh, dramatic and ever-changing, it may seem surprising that Australian’s are renown world-wide for their laid-back attitude and their intrinsically quirky sense of humour. This is reflected in the incredible range of activities on offer, so here is a list of the most unusual activities to participate in while on holidays in Australia.
● Swim with the Giants
The stunning setting of Ningaloo Reef acts as a backdrop for a truly unique Australian experience, swimming with Whale Sharks. These magnificent creatures are one of the true giants of the ocean, and the opportunity to swim alongside them is a thrilling yet humbling experience, and is highly recommended for all visitors to the area.
● Camel Racing
Australia has always had a taste for the unusual, and none more so than outback camel racing. Go along to the Lasseter’s Camel Cup in Alice Springs to see all of the temperamental, unpredictable and hilarious thrills of the annual race. Aside from the main event, there are plenty of other activities to keep everyone entertained, including the famous rickshaw races, and the ‘new husband’ race. Definitely worth the trip if you’re looking for a laugh and a good day out in traditional laid-back Aussie atmosphere.
● Get Close to a Crocodile
Due to the diligent hard work of the late Steve Irwin, crocodiles have once again become a feature of interest to people holidaying in Australia. His charisma and passion for these magnificent creatures was legendary, and thanks to his wife and family, the team at Australia Zoo continue to provide the most exciting and educational crocodile show in the country. Getting close to these giant reptiles is certainly an unforgettable experience. Make sure you plan a full day to visit, as the unusual activities aren’t just restricted to seeing the crocs: you can meet the zoo’s snakes, endangered birds and many of Australia’s most iconic mammals.
● Barossa Valley Ballooning
For something a little more sophisticated, why not take a hot air balloon ride over the picturesque region of the Barossa Valley. This peaceful trip will give you plenty of time to soak in the landscape of rolling hills and scenic stretches of vineyards. When you touch down, take a winery tour and discover why the Barossa has such a great name for fine wines.
● Race Your Own Roach
Every year on Australia Day, the iconic Story Bridge Hotel in Brisbane plays host to a most unusual event. With a collection of the heaviest cockroaches in the world, visitors are encouraged to race their very own cockroach during a highlight of the day’s many fun and uniquely Australian activities.
There are so many unusual activities that you can do while holidaying in Australia. To find out more information on what’s available, take a look at the various Australian tours [http://www.lostinaustralia.com.au/] that will let you discover the many truly unique experiences that you can have in this incredible country.
The Author: Luke is a Tour Guide from Australia. He says that Australia has some of the most unusual activities and experiences in the world recommends these five for something truly unique. For more unique experiences, Luke recommends visiting the Lost in Australia website.