Top 5 Adventures Destinations for Thrill Seeker Families

Top 5 Adventures Destinations for Thrill Seeker Families
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A family vacation is a wonderful time to bond with loved ones and create memories that will last a lifetime. If your family loves a good adrenaline rush, there are many exciting ways that you can up the level of excitement. From white water rafting in New Zealand to bungee jumping in Canada and kayaking in Australia, here are the top adventures for thrill-seeker families.


New Zealand

Lake Wanaka | Photo by Kuno Schweizer on Unsplash


New Zealand promotes itself as a haven for adrenaline junkies, making it a perfect destination for families seeking thrilling adventures. It’s especially ideal for families with adult kids who enjoy the thrill of quad biking, bungee jumping, kayaking, or white-water rafting.

For families with little kids, take them to go biking along New Zealand’s cycle trails. The country has invested a lot of money into developing excellent cycling trails catered to bikers of all levels. Some of the best ones are the Otago Central Rail Trail, Dunes Trail, and the West Coast Wilderness Trail. If you would rather have fun in the water, white water rafting is the perfect activity to try. Given its wealth of scenic rivers, New Zealand offers some of the most fantastic white-water rafting opportunities. Aside from the thrill that it gives, rafting is the best way to access some of the most remote parts of the country. 

Lake Wanaka is a great place to visit for families of adventurers. It’s one of the largest lakes in New Zealand and sits among the mountains of the Southern Alps, and should be definitely there on your New Zealand Travel Itinerary. The lake offers all the adrenaline activities that this country offers, from rock-climbing to jet-boating, river-sledging, and skydiving!



Niagara Falls | Photo by Sergey Pesterev on Unsplash


As one of the largest countries in the world, Canada offers plenty of Instagrammable Locations and a wealth of opportunities for thrilling family adventures. With superb cities, towering mountain ranges, crystal clear lakes, and world-class ski resorts, the country has no shortage of activities for action-packed family holidays, regardless of the time of the year.

For most families heading to Canada, Niagara Falls is the first thing on their Canada Bucket List, and is often the first place they will visit. Straddling along Canada’s border with the US, it is the fastest-moving waterfall in the world. Another reason why Niagara Falls is a popular destination is that it offers a vast array of fun activities. During summer, you can bike around the winding parkway through quaint towns lined with cosy shops and boutiques. 

But for families who prefer more thrilling adventures, experience the Great Canadian Bungee in Chelsea, Quebec. Located along the edge of a cliff, the 200-foot drop will take you into the deep aqua blue lagoon at the bottom. After falling back to Earth, relax on a hidden beach in Wakefield to slow that heart rate down.



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Being surrounded by the vast African wilderness will make your family adventure holiday truly unforgettable. On your holiday to Botswana, you will visit a range of habitats, from game reserves to marshlands rich in wildlife. You’ll encounter a variety of wild animals, even staying overnight in a camp. 

What better way to explore Botswana’s spectacular wildlife than on family-friendly luxury Botswana safaris? You’ll head out early in the morning or late afternoon with an experienced guide by your side to be on the lookout for wild animals. Another fun and thrilling way to explore Botswana’s wildlife is on a boat. As your boat glides along the waters of The Okavango Delta, an intricate network of winding channels and glassy lagoons, you’ll enjoy great sightings of water birds, such as colourful bee-eaters, herons, owls, and kingfishers.

For older kids who like to stretch their legs, get them walking into the bush for an animal tracking experience with a local guide. It’s not only about identifying footprints of big animals but also about recognising signs left behind by smaller animals. This excursion is fun and informative and a great way to explore Botswana’s wilderness safely.



Pinnacles Desert | Photo by Tobias Keller on Unsplash


Australia is a great destination for families seeking thrilling adventures with its stunning beaches, bustling cities, and tropical rainforests. Here, you can go from exploring the Outback to hanging out with some of the world’s most fascinating animals!

The Australian Outback is the best destination when it comes to thrilling adventures. You and your little ones can explore ancient lava caves, kayak through remote gorges, or hunt for dinosaur bones. If you’re looking for a history lesson that will fascinate your little adventurers, head to Undara Volcanic National Park. It’s home to the oldest standing lava tubes on Earth, where you can step beneath the surface and into the lava caves. 

During your visit to the Outback, make a stop at Lara Wetlands. Let the kids play in the cool pool of wetlands. Observe the birdlife or go on a kayak to explore some more. One day may not be enough to enjoy all the fun activities here, so consider staying overnight in a camp with views overlooking the scenic water.



Iguazu Falls | Photo by Thiago Sanchez on Unsplash


Only a few places match Brazil’s natural diversity, varied landscapes, and exotic wildlife. As a family holiday destination, it’s ideal for those wanting to give their kids a trip that offers much more than just hanging out at the beach. But given its more than 6,000 km of coastline, there’s no shortage of beautiful beaches here if that’s what you prefer.

Don’t miss one of the best places to visit in Brazil – the lively Rio de Janeiro, which is known for its lovely beaches and breathtaking natural surroundings, which you can best appreciate on a hike to Sugarloaf Mountain. Check out the Iguassu Falls, one of the most popular landmarks of Brazil. For older kids, consider venturing into the Amazon rainforest. Taking boat tours along the river is also well worth considering. For the best animal-viewing experience, head to the lesser-known Pantanal wetlands, which features a more open landscape.  

Going on a road trip to explore Brazil’s vibrant cities is highly recommended for families with kids. Schedule your visit to Brazil during the F1 Race, and if you plan on watching the race, book one of the F1 ticket packages. It already includes the tickets, hotel accommodations, and airport transfers.


Bonus: Romania

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Here’s a surprise suggestion for you! Nestled in Eastern Europe, Romania is a treasure trove of natural wonders waiting to be explored. The Romanian Mountains called the Carpathians stretch across the country and offer families an array of hiking trails with incredible views, dense forests, and the chance to spot wildlife such as bears in their natural habitat.

To the East by the Black Sea you’ll find the Danube Delta. As Europe’s second-largest river delta, it’s a paradise for kayaking and wildlife enthusiasts. Glide through its intricate channels, surrounded by lush vegetation, and witness a diverse range of bird species in this pristine wetland.

And the best part? Romania is also very affordable compared to other European destinations! And while you’re exploring the country’s natural attractions make sure to also include a trip to Bran Castle aka Dracula’s Castle to your Romania Travel Itinerary – your kids will love it!