13 Super Fun Things To do in Australia this Summer!

13 Super Fun Things To do in Australia this Summer!

It’s been a long winter and many people are glad to see the end of it. Aside from long, lazy days on the beach, Australian locals and tourists alike are looking for something fun to do this summer.

The activities you decide on will depend largely on your definition of fun. You might consider a day at the Port Kennedy golf course as the perfect way to spend a hot summer day. If you’re not a golfer, you could simply accompany friends to the golf course. Or, read on for the best tips for your to do list.

Fun Ways to Keep Yourself Busy in Australia

Whether you’re a local or just visiting, the wonderful Australian weather makes you want to get outside and do something fun. In such a vast country, it might be difficult to decide where your adventures should start.

One thing’s for sure though, there’s something for everyone, irrespective of your definition of fun.

1.     Golfing

Many would agree that one of the most relaxing ways to spend a long hot day is to play golf. The good news is, you aren’t spoilt for choice when it comes to exquisite golf courses. Australia houses some remarkable courses which include:

  • The National Golf Club
  • The Kennedy Bay Golf Course
  • The Metropolitan Golf Club
  • Cape Wickham Golf Links
  • Barnbougle Dunes

2.     Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge

If you’re looking for something not quite as relaxing as a game of golf, you can always climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge. To date over 3.6 million people have climbed this picturesque landmark. If you enjoy exotic photos, this is the perfect opportunity!

3.     Swim With Whale Sharks

Ningaloo is notorious for its whale sightings. Since it’s regarded as one of the world’s largest reefs it’s the perfect place for snorkelling and swimming with whales.

4.     Ghost Tour Through the Rocks in Sydney

If you’re more of a history buff or even enjoy spooky landmarks, you might enjoy taking a ghost tour through The Rocks in Sydney. As Australia’s oldest district, The Rocks is filled with history and bizarre sightings!

5.     Wine Tasting at Mornington Peninsula

According to the locals, Mornington, southeast of Melbourne, houses some of the country’s best wines. The area’s made up of 60 boutique winemakers and they’re well known for their Pinot Noirs. It’s a treat every wine connoisseur shouldn’t miss!

6.     Enjoy a Concert in the Vines in Hunter Valley

Another area well known for its quality wines is Hunter Valley. Aside from exquisite wines, Hunter Valley has become a venue for international musicians to perform. Depending on how you plan your visit, you might end up seeing a top international celebrity as well!

7.     Ride a Mechanical Dolphin in Byron Bay

While a visit to America will allow you to ride a mechanical bull, Australia has taken this fun experience a step further. In Byron Bay, you can hop onto a mechanical dolphin which has a cruising speed of 22km/h above water and 14km/h below.

8.     Kayak at the Gold Coast

If a mechanical dolphin isn’t adrenaline enough for you, there’s always kayaking on the Currumbin Creek. With lagoons, soft surf breaks and picturesque jungle surrounds, it’s easy to see why this is a popular choice for a hot summer day!

9.     Watch Movies in the Pale Moonlight

In various cities across Australia, you’re liable to find the Moonlight Cinema open-air movie program. You can hire bean beds, enjoy a few drinks and watch some of the classics under the stars. It’s a great way to round off a busy day!

10.  Shower in a 104-meter High Waterfall

If you’re in the Byron Bay area, The Minyon Falls Flora Reserve is a must-see. You get to walk on a 50-meter boardwalk that offers scenic lookouts and designated walking trails. The waterfall creates enough splashing water to give you a cool shower!

11.  Jump Out of an Aeroplane in Gold Coast

For the ultimate adrenaline rush, you might consider a jump out of an aeroplane at 4,000 feet! Don’t worry if you’ve never skydived before, you can tandem jump with an expert. You’ll not only have a phenomenal experience, but you’ll also land on the Gold Coast’s stunning long, white coastline.

12.  Enjoy a Day at the Beach

When it gets hot in Sydney the number one place to go to is Bondi Beach. Not only can you enjoy the beach, but the grassy knoll at the northern end of the beach houses coin-operated gas barbecues for you to enjoy a gold old-fashioned picnic!

13.  Stay Over at the Sydney Zoo

One of Sydney’s top tourist attractions has to be the Taronga Zoo. You can camp in luxurious safari tents and enjoy a whole host of local meals and drinks. Not only will you experience up-close animal encounters, but you’ll also see spectacular views of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House!

Final Thoughts

Make sure you don’t get stuck indoors this summer. No matter how you want to spend your summer days in Australia, there’s always something fun and unusual activities to do!

John Norwood
John Norwood is best known as a technology journalist, currently at Ziddu where he focuses on tech startups, companies, and products.