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5 things to tick off your bucket list this October long weekend


By Holly Royce
We all have a list of things we want to try in our life, some more radical than others.
And while travelling takes up a vast majority of most people's lists, time and money aren't always on our side. You don't have to travel very far to tick a few of these dream activities off your bucket list.
With the October long weekend fast approaching, why not try swimming with dolphins or zipping through the sky at new heights?
Here are five things to tick off your bucket list this October long weekend.

1. Try Australia's highest zipline

Afraid of heights? So much the better!
Challenge yourself by taking the plunge on what is officially the highest zipline tour in Australia at the Illawarra Fly Zipline.
Soar through the treetops while admiring views of the pacific ocean. Lead by a tour guide, you'll be swinging between a series of platforms suspended between trees.
When you're finished flying, there is also a treetops walk to check out.
This one is great for the whole family.

2. Dive the Great Barrier Reef

There are way too many Australian's who have never seen our beautiful, World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef.
Beyond the dive itself, there's always the option to fly over the iconic Heart Reef and search the famous figure 8 reef.

3. Take a dip under a waterfall

Don't listen to TLC, chase those waterfalls.
This is an easy one, no matter your level of adventure-appreciation.
Have your very own Twilight moment at Lamington National Park, home to breathtaking Morans Falls.

4. Kayak with dolphins

Don't just kayak, kayak with dolphins!
The Dolphin Kayak Tour in Byron Bay is said to be a life-changing experience, anyone as young as 5-years-old can kayak.

5. Hot air ballooning at sunset

Hot air ballooning over Canberra is the perfect way to take in the nation's capital.
It's a once in a lifetime experience, and Balloon Aloft experiences conclude with a champagne celebration and, if you choose, you can also complete the morning with a delicious gourmet breakfast.