Are you an adventurous thrill-seeker? From thrilling heights to daring underwater activities, these are a must for an adrenaline junkie’s bucket list.
As a kid, I was afraid of EVERYTHING! And even going into adulthood, I was terrified of heights and flying. When I was 22, I did a zipline at the Sziget Festival in Budapest. You could either rock climb to get to the top of the zipline, or you could take the stairs. I chose the stairs. And I did the zipline but I did not enjoy it.
I’m not sure exactly when my fears dissipated but the minute they did, I couldn’t stop! Skydiving, ziplining, walking underwater, walking on glass ledges, you name it. And I’m not done yet.
Are you an adrenaline junkie? If you are, these could be right up your alley!
Table of Contents
- Extreme Activities To Add To The Adrenaline Junkie’s Bucket List
- CN Tower Walk – Toronto
- Walk Underwater – Hoi An, Vietnam
- Dinner in the Sky – Worldwide
- Wing Walking – UK
- Skydiving in Dubai
- Giant Swing – Victoria Falls
- Volcano Bungee Jump – Chile
- Cliff Walk – China
- Swim in an Ice Lake – Finland
- Climb Sydney Harbour Bridge – Sydney
- Zipline – Sun City
- Climb Mount Kilimanjaro – Tanzania
- Cliff Camping – Colorado
- Dunebashing – UAE
Extreme Activities To Add To The Adrenaline Junkie’s Bucket List
CN Tower Walk – Toronto
Enjoy spectacular 360-degree views of Toronto from the top of the CN Tower. Not just the top of the tower, but outside, on a ledge, hands free!
You’ll be encouraged to shuffle your feet to edge of the platform and lean back over the city of Toronto, trusting the harness in the event of a misstep. Next on the agenda is to do the same thing, except facing down staring at all the buildings! Are you up for it?
Walk Underwater – Hoi An, Vietnam
Hoi An is a beautiful beach town on the southeast coast of Vietnam. Famous for its food and night market, Hoi An was by far my favourite place I visited in Vietnam.
Sea TREK Vietnam offers the opportunity to take a boat out to nearby Cham Islands. Before getting to the Islands, they stop the boat and the sea trek begins!
For anyone who hasn’t had the chance to do diving or even snorkelling, this is a fantastic way to experience what goes on underwater.
Usually, you go down in a group of 4 but I lucked out and ended up on my own with the instructor. He took my GoPro and recorded the entire thing for me.
Dinner in the Sky – Worldwide
Why go to a restaurant when you can have dinner in the sky?! You and 21 other adrenaline junkies will sit, leg dangling, hanging from a crane 50 meters in the air while indulging in a luxurious meal. Don’t forget to use the rest room before you go up, as there’s none on board!
Wing Walking – UK
What is wing walking? It’s pretty much exactly what it sounds like. Walking on the wing of a plane. That doesn’t sound too daring, does it?
It does if the plane is flying while you’re doing it!
For this extreme activity, you must first climb up to the wing of a vintage biplane, before getting strapped to a harness (phew!). The plane then takes off with you on top!
Out of all the adrenaline adventures, this is probably one of the most extreme things to do that I’ve come across.
Skydiving in Dubai
Skydiving gives you the ultimate adrenaline rush like no others. While doing a skydive is unbelievable in itself, what if you could do it with one of the most beautiful views surrounding you?
Skydive Dubai offers an incredible experience of jumping out of a plane right over the man-made Palm Jumeirah Island. You can see as far as the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world and watch boats go by in Dubai Marina.
Giant Swing – Victoria Falls
Ooh a swing, that sounds fun! But this is no playground. You will feel an absolute adrenaline rush on this giant swing at Victoria Falls. What’s different about this is that you’re pretty much leaping into a 70 meter freefall of nothingness before the swing takes action.
Don’t think you can do this alone? Don’t worry, you can buddy up in one swing and jump together. Just be sure you can trust your buddy to jump at the same time!
Volcano Bungee Jump – Chile
If you’re looking for an adrenaline rush and then want to multiply it by 1000, this is probably the adrenaline junkie activity for you. Not only are you jumping headfirst, tied to your ankles, but you’re doing it into a volcano. An active volcano at that!
During this adventure, you will take a helicopter to the volcano caldera where you’ll jump 120 meters towards bubbling lava. Nothing out of the ordinary there….
Cliff Walk – China
Walk along a glass bottomed ledge on the Tianmen Mountain in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. Measuring 1.6km long and 300 meters high, the ledge is literally hanging from the side of the mountain!
Swim in an Ice Lake – Finland
Saunas are part of everyday life in Finland. But to experience the traditional customs of the Finnish, you must take a dip in ice water between saunas. This is not for the feint hearted, and not for anyone with serious health conditions.
If you are up for it, it’s a euphoric experience – I did it twice just to be sure!
Climb Sydney Harbour Bridge – Sydney
This is one activity on many adrenaline junkies’ bucket list. Climb over 1000 steps and take in 360 degree views of the Sydney skyline from the top of the Harbour Bridge.
Be careful not to have a wild night the night before – climbers are breathalysed before they’re allowed to continue!
Zipline – Sun City
One of the longest ziplines in the world and an adrenaline junkie’s dream, you can reach speeds of up to 160km an hour flying through the sky.
I’ve done a few ziplines and I’ve got to say the scariest part of it all is when you’re hanging there waiting to go. After that, the feeling is incredible!
Climb Mount Kilimanjaro – Tanzania
If you’re looking for a big adventure and willing to put in some training beforehand, then why not try climbing a mountain? Reaching a height of almost 6000 meters, Kilimanjaro is the world’s highest free-standing mountain. It takes between 6 and 10 days to hike the mountain, camping in tents every night along the way.
Cliff Camping – Colorado
Speaking of tents, would you dare to sleep on a cliff edge in a tent?
You’ll hike, you’ll climb up the edge of the cliff and then you’ll set up camp on the side of the cliff for the night. Be sure to add this to your adrenaline junkie’s bucket list. Just make sure not to do it if you’re a sleepwalker!
Dunebashing – UAE
Dunebashing is basically driving in a 4×4 over sand dunes in the desert. May not sound very adrenaline inducing but take it from me, it is! The cars are going so fast, it sometimes feels as though it’s going to topple down the dune.
I’ve done it 4 times now and every single time I do it, I say I’m not doing it again!
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Have you done any of these, or maybe you have other ideas for an adrenaline junkie’s bucket list? Comment below and let me know!