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Shae Killey3 years ago

Tick these crazy activities off your bucket list

Are you an adrenaline junkie? If you're not scared when it comes to heights, and extreme speeds are water off a duck's back, then perhaps it's time you truly test yourself. You've watched all your friends' skydiving videos and are itching to scratch it off your bucket list. Well carpe diem folks, today is the day! Whether you'd prefer to jump out of a plane and feel the thrill of freefall or jump in a fighter jet and battle some G forces, we've found the perfect day of high-octane activities in Wollongong for you. Not crazy about heights? Face your fears head on and you'll be rewarded with once-in-a-lifetime views and a feeling of accomplishment.

With a big day ahead, you’re going to want to make sure you’ve got plenty of energy. We’ve found a Wollongong cafe for that morning pick-me-up, along with a pub to celebrate your achievements afterwards.

Fuel up

Ice Caffe

perfectly blended coffee, Ice Caffe, Wollongong
Perfectly blended coffee, Ice Caffe – Wollongong

Set in the suburbs of Wollongong, settle your pre-jump nerves with a tasty breakfast and delicious coffee from the team at Ice Caffe. Open Monday to Friday 7am until 3pm, take a seat and browse over the versatile menu. If you’ve got some butterflies in your stomach, settle them with a delicious big brekky which includes: eggs, sausage, bacon, grilled tomato, a hash brown and toast. Perhaps you’re running late for your booking? You can still get a delicious latte to go from the friendly staff at Ice Caffe.
Where: 98 Auburn St Wollongong NSW


Brace yourself

Skydive the Beach & Beyond

Freefalling fun, Skydive the Beach and Beyond Sydney-Wollongong - Wollongong
Freefalling fun, Skydive the Beach and Beyond Sydney-Wollongong – Wollongong

It’s hard to describe the bizarre yet liberating feeling of jumping out of a plane at 14,000 feet. You’ll just have to experience it yourself by booking in at Skydive the Beach and Beyond. If you’re a first timer, the experienced staff will take you through every step of your tandem jump and make sure you are as comfortable as possible while falling 200 kilometres an hour for 60 seconds. If you’re an experienced jumper, the drop zone at Skydive the Beach and Beyond includes insane views of Wollongong and the entire Southern Sydney coastline. Stop putting it off and book a jump today for the ultimate thrill.
Where: Stuart Park North Wollongong NSW

Top Gun Australia

Be a maverick, Top Gun Australia - Wollongong
Be a maverick, Top Gun Australia – Wollongong

Ever wondered how Maverick and Iceman felt in Top Gun? If heights aren’t enough to get your hairs standing on the back of your neck, combine it with breathtaking speed and gut wrenching G forces at Top Gun Australia. Flying out of Illawarra Regional Airport, can pick between a range of jet and flight packages to suit your budget. However, you really can’t put a price on the feeling of spinning 5000 feet in the sky at earthshaking speeds. Be sure to book in early, as generally bookings are needed two to three weeks in advance; but who knows you may get lucky if you want to fly as soon as possible, give the team at Top Gun Australia a call today!
Where: Illawarra Regional Airport Albion Park Rail NSW


Relax & celebrate

Charles Hotel

Relax and unwind, Charles Hotel - Wollongong
Relax and unwind, Charles Hotel – Wollongong

So you’ve just completed your day of heart-stopping action, now it’s time to celebrate with a few beers and a great tasting meal from Charles Hotel. The Wild Moose Cafe located inside, offers a great range of South African inspired meals with a modern Australian twist. If you’re with friends, pick a meal from their versatile menu and spend the evening talking about the amazing experience you just had in the cosy atmosphere at Charles Hotel. If you’re more interested in the beer, you can detour straight to the bar and enjoy some sport on the TV, a game of pool or opt for the beer garden for some fresh air. If you’ve travelled a long way to skydive or fly on a jet, you can even stay the night at the affordable student accommodation.
Where: 98 Princes Hwy Fairy Meadow NSW


Are you a budding daredevil? Let us know if we missed any of your favourite activities to get the blood pumping

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