AUGUST ADVENTURES: CLIMBING… AND MORE
Tired of dull day to day life? Seeking some outgoing adventurous activities? You should consider some of the fantastic Ecotourism Australia certified tour providers who specialise in climbing and adventure!
Riverlife Adventure Centre - QLD
Located just outside the heart of the Brisbane CBD at Kangaroo Point, Riverlife Adventure Centre runs instructed abseiling and rock climbing activities for young and old. For anyone living in or visiting Brisbane this is a great opportunity to get into cliffside rock climbing and abseiling with great views of Brisbane city. Rock climbing can be undertaken during the day or at night on weekends with the Riverlife Adventure Centre lighting up the cliff side with vibrant colours and spotlights.
Raging Thunder Adventures – QLD
Comprising of abseils, rappels, rock slides, cliff jumps and ziplines, Raging Thunder Adventures’ Ecotourism certified Cairns canyoning tour is a half day adventure through the Crystal Cascades waterfall series and is a great introduction to Australian canyoning only a 25 minute drive from Cairns city. This one is a little more adventurous than your typical climbing experience as canyoning is the process of travelling through canyons by utilising climbing techniques and riding natural waterfalls. Be prepared to get a little wet with this one! No prior experience is needed, and the tour is open to children over the age of eight.
Cradle Mountain Canyons – Tas
Another great Ecotourism Australia certified canyoning experience can be found in Tasmania. Cradle Mountain Canyons has two Nature Tourism certified canyoning tours that can cater to first timers and experienced canyoners. The Lost World Canyon tour is a great introduction to canyoning suitable for children aged eight and up, with all obstacles being optional. Strong swimming skills are not needed to complete this tour, so it is perfect for first timers. The Dove Tail Canyon tour is for more experienced travellers, where, while no canyoning experience is necessary, there is a minimum requirement of being at least 15 years old with reasonable swimming skills and decent fitness levels. This is their most popular tour and features six waterfalls which require a mix of sliding, climbing and abseiling to overcome. A great adventure for anyone seeking something different!
K7 Adventures - NWS
Now this is where the “and more” come into this article! Outside of offering eight different rock climbing and abseiling tours catering to both beginners and experts, K7 Adventures brings some truly unique and adventurous experiences to the table for those seeking something a little off the beaten track. K7 Adventures offers winter season mountaineering tours and courses that include ice climbing, snow climbing and an avalanche skills course that is both Advanced Ecotourism certified and accredited by the Canadian Avalanche Association who set the standards for avalanche education best practice. While some of these activities might not be for everyone, they offer a unique experience for anyone up for a challenge.
With so many great climbing adventures out there, now is a great time to book in a tour to plan your next adventure!
[All photos retrieved from operator websites and social media]