Adventure

6 Adrenaline-Pumping Things To Do In Queensland

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Looking for a hit of adrenaline? Feel like flirting with danger? Look no further than south-east Queensland. You might not realise it, but as well as being a stunning stretch of golden sand, Queensland’s south-east is a veritable hub of outdoor adventure.

From Brisbane to the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and beyond, it’s one of the very best places in the country to let loose and get your heart pumping.

With a huge range of extreme activities – from abseiling at Kangaroo Point to tandem skydiving over one of the most spectacular places in the world – it’s the place to be for the budding adventure junkie.

Abseiling At Kangaroo Point

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The vertical world awaits! Prepare to get rigged up and be guided over the edge of the stunning cliffs of Kangaroo Point, one of Brisbane’s most spectacular city vistas. As well as a neat spot for an arvo picnic, Kangaroo Point is also one of Queensland’s most sought-after abseiling spots for beginners and experts alike.

Tandem Skydive


Queensland boasts one of the best-looking coastal regions in the world, which also makes it one of the very best for viewing from above – 12,000 feet above, to be precise.

Never been skydiving? Set off in a small plane from the Sunshine Coast and hurtle hard and fast towards beautiful beaches, or get your tandem on over the awesome views of Brisbane city and beyond. You’re in for a life-changing ride with incredible views to match.

The Gold Coast’s Stunt Academy


It might sound like something straight out of the Warner Brothers Movie World Police Academy show, but the Gold Coast’s Stunt Academy is next-level.

Strap in for a full-day sampler of the world’s most cutting-edge immersive stunt instructions from Hollywood-seasoned trainers, with countless tips and tricks straight out of flicks like Godzilla, Wolverine and Furious 6.

This commando-style course is guaranteed not only to flush your system with adrenaline, but to transform you into a lean, mean, risk-taking machine.

SkyPoint Climb


As Australia’s highest external building climb, the SkyPoint Climb in the iconic Q1 Resort Building is a bucket list must.

Ninety minutes from start to finish, this 270-metre high vertical climb takes in some of the Gold Coast’s most stunning views, with a 360-degree panorama.

It’s an easy way to get the adrenaline flowing, without hefty exertion or risk (plus, it’s a great choice for groups).

The Ultimate Thrill Ride


The name says it all, really. If you’ve ever wanted to feel stomach-rocking G-forces greater than even a jet fighter pilot encounters, then a session on a German-built EXTRA 300 mid-wing stunt plane is certainly for you.

Rating highly on the adreno-meter, the Ultimate Thrill Ride makes for an unforgettable aeronautical experience – hurtle downward and pull out of the dive at over 400km per hour, and enjoy the hair-raising moments forever via playback footage from the in-flight camera. Ultra extreme, and ultra awesome.

Rock Climb The Glasshouse Mountains

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Rock climbing and bouldering have enjoyed a full renaissance in recent years, and it’s not hard to see why.

Throw in one of Australia’s most iconic and revered outdoor locations and you’re on the fast track to a truly memorable and adventure-filled day out.

From Andromeda, Babylon and The Sentinels on lofty Mount Ngungun, to Mount Tibrogargin’s Slider, Half Way House and Summit Cave, The Glasshouse Mountains provide one of the most impressive and challenging rock climbing experiences you’ll find at the Sunshine Coast or anywhere else.

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Set out on an adventure with a little help from RACQ, which offers member discounts on many of south-east Queensland’s most adrenaline-inducing attractions.

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