Oxford English Dictionary Defines adventure as:
1. An unusual and exciting or daring experience.
Well if that start doesn’t take you back to high school, I hope your excitement for adventure does.
I think Far North Queensland defiantly takes the top prize for adventure in Australia.
You can do it all up here from new sports like River Boarding with Rapid boarders, Fly Boarding, SUPing(Stand up Paddle boarding).
To the old time favorites like Hiking, Mountain biking, Quad biking, Bunjy jumping and sky diving.
Hell we even have a JetSki croc spotting tour!!!!!!!
Seriously the list could just go on, any adventure you think you could do outdoors or even the odd indoor adventure, chances are you can do it in Cairns. I will rack my brain and try to get a full list bellow. JUST NO SNOW!!!! that stuffs too cold anyway!
Many have based them selves in the area purely for the adventure aspect; many travel to the region for their adventures. Either way it’s definitely the place to be if adventures are your thing. So much so that Far North Region has held or will hold many world class adventure events. This year alone Cairns will host the 2017 UCI World Championships (mountain biking), and in 2018 Tully will be the home of the Rafting World championships.
I would probably class my self as an adventure newbie really, it hasn’t always run though my veins. It all started back in 2010, I completed my first Bungy, sky dive and raft trip all in about 6 months and from that point on I think I was hooked. I have been river boarding for fun for about 4 years(defiantly not as much as I would like). I love hiking, and through working with them I’m now in love with Hot Air Ballooning.
With the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest literally at our doorstep, adventure tourism is such a HUGE part of Far North Queensland. We love showing it off and we do so in some of the most adventurous fun ways possible. We don’t need fancy parks or man made rivers we have natural playgrounds. I have been working in adventure tourism for the last 4 years with Rapid Boarders and also Hot Air Ballooning. The best thing about it is seeing people accomplish things they may have never even thought possible in places that they are simply amazed by. These tours cater to your every adventure need, you don’t need to bring/own your own equipment or even have experience you simply sign up and show up.
I believe some of the best adventures come from wild ideas, random exploring and pure craziness, they can be spontaneous or planned it doesn’t really matter, what matters is that you keep having them, you keep exploring, and you pass on that adventure sprit to every person you meet. If that means taking your kids for a hike, or passing on some information about something awesome you just did.
We as adventures just need to keep living and Far North Queensland is defiantly the place to do it!!!