3 Audacious Aussie adventures every true ‘Stralyin must tackle
Australians are renowned for their adventurous spirit.
Take Steve Irwin, for example.
The zookeeper, conservationist and television personality was as ‘Stralyin as they come. He was famous, of course, for crocodile hunting—an activity he was so passionate about that he and his wife actually spent their honeymoon trapping crocs.
In all seriousness, Irwin’s often hairy encounters with wildlife (including his premature death) are perfect examples why Australians, despite being a little crazy, are held in such high regard around the world.
But YOU feel decidedly boring in comparison to the great Steve Irwin.
Despite being a red-blooded Aussie, your adventurous streak is almost non-existent. In fact, the most daring thing you’ve done in the last 10 years is weekday boozing—and even then, you regret it for days afterwards.
Something has to change.
To spice up your life and help you channel a little of Irwin’s lust for adventure, we’ve put together three Aussie escapades that every true ‘Stralyin must tackle. From outback adventures, the best surf, and wildlife encounters … take a look.
3 Audacious Aussie adventures
1. Parachilna, South Australia
There’s nothing Aussies like more than a good drink—and where better to sink a few cold ones than in the Prairie Hotel? This spit-n-polish outback pub is a real revelation if you’re of a gentler persuasion (and even if you’re not), with its eclectic clientele combining to provide an unforgettable night.
It’s more than cold beer, though. The Prairie Hotel has an epic kitchen that serves up some incredible chow, while its accommodation is much more than a dusty shack with a bed: there are four-star suites, for crying out loud!
Pro tip: If you’re flying from Melbourne Airport to SA, be sure to pre-book your parking online before you go. The airport parking comparison service Looking4.com can help you to find the best deal.
2. Red Bluff, Western Australia
If you’ve never set foot on a surfboard, you might want to skip this section. Still here? Great … let’s talk about Red Bluff. It’s on the southern point of Ningaloo Reef, around 1,000km north of Perth, and offers some of the most stunning surf anywhere.
The great thing about Red Bluff is that because it’s fairly remote, you’re unlikely to be fighting your way through a crowd of surfers to ride the left-hand barrel the place is famous for. Check it out—it’s an absolute must-see.
3. Port Lincoln, Southern Australia
Ever fancied diving with sharks? Nah, us either. But for those who are so inclined, Port Lincoln is the place to do it. From there, thrill seekers can head to the Neptune Islands to get up close and personal with the toothiest and most fearsome of ocean predators, the great white.
Diving with sharks may not be for everyone. It’s certainly a story to tell the grandkids about the time you went nose-to-nose with one of the deadliest creatures on earth—and lived to tell the tale. Time and time again …
Are there any other Aussie adventures we should include? Please let us know in the comments section, we’d love to hear from you.