Australia has a stunning array of landscapes that are impressive enough from the ground, but become even more mind blowing from thousands of feet up in the air. Ranked as one of the best places to sky dive in the world, Australia isn’t short on places to take the plunge with sites ranging from pristine beaches and coral reefs, to mountains, deserts and more. Each place has its own merits and all are guaranteed to get your adrenaline pumping, but where should you choose? These are just some of our all time favourites.
Great Ocean Road, Victoria
The Great Ocean Road is well known for being one of the most spectacular drives in the world, but from above this breathtakingly beautiful coastline really comes into its own. Only a birds eye view can allow you to take in the enormity of the Southern Ocean waves crashing onto the rugged coastline, the many weird and wonderful rock formations that line the coast as well as the lush green forests and soaring cliffs that travellers from all over come to see. The 360 degree view also takes in the pretty towns that line the coast, as well as the famous surf spot of Bells Beach, the beautiful sweep of Port Philip Bay and the sky line of Melbourne in the far distance. There are a few sky diving spots in Victoria but none that match the iconic splendour of the Great Ocean Road. She’s a beaut.
Uluru, Northern Territory
The enormity of Uluru can never really be fully appreciated until you see it from above. The circumference of Uluru comes in at just under 6 miles, and her sheer size and awe inspiring presence rising out of the barren desert landscape like an eerie monolith is breathtaking. Depending on what time of day you decide to dive here, Uluru’s myriad colours could be anything from red to orange to earthy brown, and everything in between. This iconic, much revered rock is somewhere that should be on every traveller’s itinerary and seeing it from above gives a completely different perspective. Highly recommended.
Rottnest Island, Western Australia
“Rotto” is one of the most beautiful islands in the whole of Australia, and the only island you can skydive in Western Australia. Just off the coast of Perth, this quintessential island paradise is fringed by white sand beaches, bays of turquoise waters and bears a not dissimilar resemblance to one of the Greek islands. Western Australia’s coast is as wild and untouched as its interior, with Ningaloo Reef to the north with its amazing marine life and corals and Rottnest to the south. Skydiving over Rottnest allows you to see how the deeper ocean waters turn from rich, dark blue to light green as it shallows towards the shore, and witness the reef that borders the island in its full glory. Just a short ferry ride from Perth and a doddle to get to, Rottnest Island is one of the most unique dives you can do in WA, and the country.