This is how every person's bucket list is formed – a list of things that you do not usually get to do on a daily basis. They are usually acts that can not be accomplished in one place alone but it seems that perception is about to change. Ever thought about the news of crashing out a lot of things in your bucket list just by visiting one island? Well, negate no more because such notification is indeed possible.
Most tourist spots are usually limited to a few adventure trips. It's very rare for tourist spots to have multiple extreme and out-of-the-usual activities to offer at once. There is always the usual boundary that you are only able to do a few things in a given place at a given moment. However, that thought is about to change.
Two words: Hervey Bay. Also known as the jewel in Queensland's crown, the place is named as the Whale Watch Capital of the World. Approximately a four-hour drive from the north of Brisbane, Hervey bay is an easily accessible holiday destination. If you're wondering about the things to do when you get there, well just prepare your bucket list and see how much you can accomplish.
You often see such adventurous air / water transportation only on movies but upon reaching bay, you get the option to see it in the flesh. This transportation is not only for the eyes, it's also a transport you can use if you sign on to their adventure tours. There are lots of packages to choose from but each gives you the opportunity to go around whichever part of the bay you prefer. You can even go to Fraser Island, should you wish to.
This has to be the most thrilling, adrenalin pumping activity you'll ever experience. Jumping off the plane at either 12,000 or 14,000 feet, you get to feel the intense rush of free falling combined with the breath taking scenery of Fraser Island and Hervey Bay. Such breathtaking scenery and experience will definitely be cherished in your memories for the rest of your life.
Whale Watching (touching)
The whales in Hervey bay are the absolute attraction. It's mainly the reason why it's hailed as one of the World Heritage site and coined as the Whale Watch Capital of the World. You get to see in your own eyes the live migration of the 6th largest whale of the world, the humpback whales.
Ride a helicopter
After experiencing the rush of riding a sea plane and a plane that will drop you off thousands of feet above sea level, you can now opt for go for a helicopter tour in Fraser Island. There is just a huge difference when you compare riding a plane and riding a helicopter. For people who already experienced it, they say a helicopter ride is wilder and more thrilling.
Snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef
If you were able to watch the visual joy of a movie entitled Finding Nemo, then you already have a picture image of the Great Barrier Reef. The ocean is full of beauty and wonders especially when you get to see the aquatic environment taking its full course – the colorful reefs, the lively fishes and the sea turtles. There is just no other exemplary water scene as beautiful as that. Part of the Great Barrier Reef can be seen at the west of Fraser Island wherein you can go snorkeling in.