We’ve compiled the ultimate list of places to visit for extreme sports – from sparkling underwater caves to snow-capped mountain peaks and even the barren side of an active volcano, you’ll find only the best, most heart-palpitating (and some outrageous) excursions here. Warning: not for the faint-hearted!
- Skydiving in Byron Bay, Australia
What could be better than plummeting at 200 km/h over the idyllic and pristine landscape of Byron Bay, Australia? The jump from 10,000 feet is sure to get your heart racing!
- White Water Rafting on the Zambezi River, Zambia
The Zambezi River is the birthplace of this extreme sport, and spectacular five grade rapids can be found below Victoria Falls. Be sure to add this one to the bucket list.
- Bungee Jumping off the Macau Tower, China
The Macau Tower in China is home to the biggest commercial bungee jump, at a staggering 233 metres. New Zealander Alan John Hackett made this spot famous when he earned a Guinness world record for a bungee jump in 2007.
- Freshwater Cave Diving in Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula
A novel take on scuba diving, freshwater cave diving allows you to explore the mysteries of subterranean water systems. The waters of the Yucatán Peninsula are crystal clear and bordered by vast jungle, which makes this one of the most scenic spots for a dip
- Volcano Boarding down the Sierra Nevada volcano
There are few things more exhilarating than speeding down the side of an active volcano at up to 90km/hr on a plywood toboggan, and an Australian traveller discovered this first hand when he was the first person to try it.