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Where To Try Skydiving

Forget hang-gliding and paragliding – there’s nothing like the rush of jumping from a plane at 12,000ft. Just about anyone can tandem skydive, but sky surfing, wingsuit surfing and BASE jumping are best left to pros. Where to try it: choose an idyllic natural setting like Byron Bay, Australia (try Skydive Australia), the Swiss …

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Tahune Airwalk, Tasmania, Australia

After bush fires ravaged Tasmania in early 2019, the Tahune Airwalk was fortunately spared enough to be able to reopen at the end of the year. Guests observe this Unesco World Heritage area from almost 100ft (30m) above the forest floor and 165ft (50m) above the Huon River while traversing 2030ft (619m) of walkway (which …

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Daintree Discovery Centre Aerial Walkway, Queensland, Australia

Given the sensitivity – and sometimes deadliness – of the oldest continually surviving rainforest in the world, there’s no better way to explore the Daintree in Queensland than from above. Some 26ft (11m) above the ground, guests with any level of mobility can look for cassowaries and tree-kangaroos knowing they’ve made the sustainable decision to …

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How to see the southern lights ?

While travel to and from Australia and New Zealand seems likely to be limited in, at the very least, the early stretches of 2021, residents there can plan to catch a different aurora. The aurora australis – or southern lights – are the same phenomenon on the other side of the Earth. With less landmass …

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Sydney best ocean pool: Bogey Hole

South of Newcastle Beach, below King Edward Park, is Australia’s oldest ocean bath, the convict-carved Bogey Hole. It’s an atmospheric place to splash about when the surf’s crashing over its edge, but be wary at high tide.

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Australia, Sydney best ocean pool: Bondi Icebergs Pool

Sydney’s most famous pool commands the best view in Bondi, and is one of its more community-oriented spaces. There’s a sauna and a cute little cafe. The saltwater lapping pool is regularly doused by the bigger breakers, but there’s a more sheltered pool for kids. It closes on Thursdays so they …

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