Adventure excursions remain to become an invincible element within the travel and tourism industry. From trekking and mountaineering to rafting, zip-lining and bungee jumping combined with unique cultural histories, these 5 destinations have just about anything an adventure traveler could ask for.
Most known for its majestic mountains, New Zealand becomes an adventure lover’s paradise with trekking, climbing, white water rafting, and in their summer, skiing, snowboarding, heli-skiing, snowmobiling and ice climbing all being very popular. The New Zealand coast is a great place to partake in surfing, water skiing, sea kayaking and sailing.
Croatia is famous for offering world class rafting rides. On the water, sailing, diving, kayaking and canoeing are the favorites. Inland, mountain biking, climbing, hiking, adventure racing, camping, horseback riding, hunting, skiing, fishing, white water rafting and spelunking are popular among tourists and residents alike.
South Africa boasts both the highest abseil (112 meters high on Table Mountain) and the highest commercial bungee jump in the world (an exhilarating 216 meter drop off of Bloukrans Bridge). Other alpine excursions include rock climbing, sand boarding, hang gliding, mountain biking, horseback riding and hiking.
Some amazing marine life can be explored in Australia and water sports such as surfing, kayaking, windsurfing and white water rafting to jet skiing, speed boating and sailing are king in the land of kangaroos. To add to this, there are many inland things to do too, such as overlanding the Outback, biking, hiking, spelunking and climbing at Ayers Rock and the Blue Mountain.
Home to the largest peak Mt. Everest and 7 of the tallest peaks in the world, Nepal stands as the undisputed leader when it comes to mountain climbing. Trekking, mountaineering, climbing and mountain biking, jungle safari are the most popular tourist activities; however rafting, bungee jumping, motorcycling, hot air ballooning, paragliding and mountain flights are also readily found.