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Looking for a vacation that fills your adrenaline seeking needs? Whether it’s jumping out of a plane, bungee jumping or diving 100 feet into the deep blue ocean, the world is full of amazing adrenaline filled destinations. Here are 5 epic destinations for adrenaline junkies!

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No better place to jump out of a plane than breathtaking New Zealand – Photo by

Queenstown, New Zealand 

Queenstown is often referred to as “The Adventure Capital of the World.” Not only is it ridiculously stunning, it is also home to a ton of adrenaline activities. In fact, bungee jumping was born here, thanks to AJ Hackett opening the first commercial bungee jump off the Kawarau Gorge Suspension Bridge (141 feet) right outside of Queenstown in 1986. AJ has since opened up The Nevis (440 feet) for adrenaline seekers looking for even more height.

If jumping off of things isn’t your thing, try jumping out of a plane at 15,000 feet. Skydiving in Queenstown is among the best in the world, with gorgeous views of the city and the Remarkables mountain range. Other activities worth checking out in Queenstown include hang-gliding, SHOTover jet boating, the Skyline Queenstown luge, whitewater rafting, canyon swing, river surfing, snowboarding, skiing and many other hair-raising adventures.


Come face to face with your fears in Cape Town – Photo by

Cape Town 

All of the destinations on this list include bungee jumping, but only Cape Town has caged shark diving. Jump in a cage in the middle of the ocean, while fresh bait is thrown in all around you to draw the attention of great white sharks… Your heart will be pumping for sure. Another only-in-Cape Town adrenaline activity is the tallest rope in the world. Strap yourself in at the top of the 2010 World Cup stadium in Cape Town and get ready for the ride of your life. Once you step off the platform you’ll begin to fall 288 feet toward the turf and then swing across the field.

Other adrenaline activities in Cape Town include skydiving, bungee jumping, helicopter tours, zip lining, paragliding, sandboarding, surfing and many more.

Related Post: Go cage diving with Great White Sharks in South Africa!


Victoria Falls is an adrenaline filled wonder of the world – Photo by

Victoria Falls 

Live life on the edge—literally—at Devil’s Pool. During the drier months in Zambia, typically mid-August to mid-January, you can literally walk/swim along the edge of Victoria Falls. Over the thousands of years, rock pools have formed, one of them right at the edge of Victoria Falls forming what’s now known as the “Devil’s Pool.” Victoria Falls spans 5,600 feet across with a drop of over 360 feet. Devil’s Pool is the most epic (and completely natural) infinity pool in the world. You can only access it from the Zambia side of Victoria Falls. Another unique feature around the falls is a microlight flight, where you basically strap yourself into a giant fan with wings. These miniature planes take flight over the falls for a one-of-a-kind experience.

Other top Victoria Falls activities include bungee jumping from the Victoria Falls Bridge 364 feet above the crocodile infested waters, paragliding, helicopter tours above the falls and through the gorges, white water rafting, abseiling, walking with lions and many more activities.



Soaring above the emerald colored glacier lakes in Whistler, B.C. – Photo by

Whistler, Canada

Whistler was home to a portion of the 2010 Winter Olympics and is jam-packed with adrenaline rushing activities year round. Many people think of Whistler as only a winter destination—wrong! When you can’t ski or snowboard down Whistler Blackcomb you can mountain bike down it or ride ATVs, ride the fastest bobsleigh track in the world (75 miles an hour to be exact!) and zip line 600 feet above the ground on the Sasquatch—the longest zip line in the USA and Canada (2 kilometers at speeds over 60 mph).

Other adventure things to do in Whistler include skydiving, bungee jumping and taking a seaplane above the glaciers and peaks.



Vegas from above after dark is nothing short of amazing – Photo by

Las Vegas, NV

Once you’ve had your fill of gambling take all your winnings and head to the top of the Stratosphere hotel, not for more gambling but to jump off of it! Leap off the 108th floor 829 feet above the strip. After jumping, take to the skies again in a night helicopter tour over the Strip and buzz by the Stratosphere again. If you’re still game for more adventure, hook yourself up to the Slotzilla zip line that has you literally flying over Fremont street in downtown Vegas.

Other heart throbbing activities in Las Vegas include skydiving, bungee jumping, and you can even operate heavy machinery like bulldozers while in Sin City.

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Hannah & Adam | Getting Stamped Bloggers
Hannah & Adam are travel writers & photographers who have called the road home since 2013. Their passion for adventurous travel has brought them to 60 countries and counting. They blog about their adventures on their travel blog

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