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25 October
WRITTEN BY Sophie

Top 10 Experiences in Australia

Aussie is the home of EPIC adventures and experiences that you'd never experience in your day to day life... ready to be inspired for your backpacking trip around the land down under?

 

The RatPack crew have been based in Aussie since 2012 and between us have seen some UNREAL places and ticked off a lot of our bucketlist.

Read on to find out 10 of our favourite experiences in Australia and apply RatPack10 at the checkout for 10% off ANY trip on our website, we gotchaaaaaaa…

 

Sail the Whitsundays

Ever wanted to visit of of the worlds best beaches? Well here in the Whitsundays you can!

Whitehaven Beach is the hotspot of the Whitsundays and can be explored on a sailing trip from Airlie Beach. You’ll kick back on a sailing boat or catameran for a few days, relax, snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef, watch incredible sunrises and sunsets, have a drink under the stars and be looked after by the crew.

Check the link below and apply RatPack10 at the checkout for 10% discount saving you heavy cash.

 

Atlantic Clipper - 2 Days 2 Nights - Sailing



Explore the worlds largest sand island by 4wd

Fraser Island is a beaaaaaauty just off the coast of Queensland, north of Brisbane. The world largest sand island is home to the dingo (keep away from these bad boys), freshwater lakes, tea tree lakes, massive sand dunes, shipwrecks and rainforest.

This spot is best explored by 4WD on a tagalong tour with DropBear Adventures or Nomads. Spend 3 days camping under the stars with a group of legends!

 

Drop Bear Adventures - 3 Day 2 Night - 4WD Fraser Camping Adventure



Scuba Dive the Great Barrier Reef

Up there on most backpackers bucketlists! One of the great wonders of the world the Great Barrier Reef is a beaaaaauty and best explored by scuba diving!

Not scuba dived before? No problem, all of the tour boats offer introductory dives with a guide and we can get these at a great deal. Check out the corals, sharks, turtles and a massive array of fish.

 

Passions Of Paradise - Full Day Great Barrier Reef Tour



Meet the Quokkas on Rottnest Island

Seen pictures of these little smiley dudes? Part of marsupial family, you’ll find these guys on Rottnest Island just off the coast of Perth.

Hire a bike to cruise the island and try and get a selfie with them, we reckon that they are probably one of the most photogenic creatures you’ll ever meet!

 

Roadtrip the Great Ocean Road

Get your crew together, get a campervan or car, get your playlist ready and hit the road RatPack Roadie style and explore the Great Ocean Road! This trip is insane and one of our favourites.

Head from Melbourne along the coast with your last spot being the 12 Apostles for sunset, you’ll visit some amazing beaches, great view points and stop off at Kenneth River to spot Koalas and parrots.

 

Great Ocean Road - 3 day 2 night - Starting in Melbourne



Swim with Whale Sharks on the Ningaloo Reef

A once in a lifetime experience over in Western Australia and one NOT to be missed. Whale Sharks are incredible mammals and only found in a few spots around the world, head on a swimming tour with one of the ethical companies in Exmouth.

Did you know only 1 in 8 million people have done this? The RatPack crew have done this and can safely say it was one of the TOP experiences in the world, not just in Aussie. Head on a West Coast tour from Perth to Exmouth with a guide to see it in all its beauty!

 

Exmouth Explorer - from Perth Return



Visit the red centre - Uluru

The heart of Australia and a unique rock formation like no other! This huge red rock will leave you baffled as its right out in the outback of Aussie and is a deep red!

Head here on a tour with a guide where you’ll be sleeping under the stars in swags and seeing Uluru at sunset/sunrise. A true Aussie outback experience!

 

The Rock Tour - Alice Springs to Uluru (Return to Alice Springs) - 3 Days/2 Nights



Skydive over the Great Barrier Reef with a beach landing

Mission Beach is the HOME of beach landings, a unique way to make your skydive that little bit more intense (as if it didn’t need making more intense).

Jump from 15,000ft and see the Rainforest, the Great Barrier Reef and land on the sand! A feeling like NO other, yewwwwwwww

 

Skydive Australia - Mission Beach Tandem Skydive up to 15,000ft



Surf in Byron Bay

We might be biased because this is the home of RatPack Travel, BUT the bay is the heart of all things Aussie beach life. Beaches for days, unreal views, dolphins (and sharks) every where, and the music scene is awesome!

You might have seen the Hemsworth boys posting about their lifestyle here in the bay and we can confirm its legit.

Learn to surf here with the legends at Black Dog surfing, they are legends and will get you up standing in NO time.

 

Visit a Kangaroo Sancatuary

Did you even go to Australia if you didn’t get a picture with a Kangaroo??

Obviously you can see these guys in the wild but we don’t recommend hassling Roo’s in the wild! Get yourself to one of the Sanctuarys, either Horizon in Agnes Water or Lone Pine in Brisbane to get up close to Kangaroos that are being looked after.

 

I hope our tips and tricks encourage you to add some of these spots to your own Aussie bucket list. You're gonna have the time of your life! Yewwwwwwwwwwwwww Holly (RPT Blog Writer) - Stay Tuned for my next piece…

Ready to book some trips?

Fancy getting some of these experiences booked and ready to go or want to know how to add them ALL to your Aussie itinerary? Drop us a message on WhatsApp +61450381801, email info@ratpacktravel.com, click the button below to fb message us or click on the little message box to the right of the website and one of the crew will help you out!




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