It seems like the Australian lifestyle has changed enormously in recent years, with more people than ever starting to live a digital life. Whether it be through streaming video or mobile apps, Australians are embracing new technology and new ways of getting content delivered to their door for free.
Being a nation of people who love sport, outdoor activities, and entertainment, there’s no doubt that the best pastime for us Aussies is still going outdoors and enjoying our natural landscape.
Here are some ideas on exciting pastimes:
1) Play the tables
In the online world, you can play a wide variety of table games for free. There are a lot of options out there that people should consider playing, including poker and sports betting. It’s not too difficult to find the best online casinos for Australians. Simply search on Google.
There are plenty of sailing opportunities in Australia, from weekend cruises to sailing competitions. With different formats and locations, there’s always a sailing opportunity for you. You can even combine a great holiday with some time on the water!
Australian skydiving centers are becoming increasingly popular thanks to their high levels of safety and world-class facilities. Experienced parachutists will tell you this is the best way to appreciate our stunning country from the air and that it offers a meditative experience as well as an adrenaline fix.
4) Skydiving…with a twist
Perhaps you don’t want to go skydiving, but you still want to experience being in the air. As a result, you might enjoy tandem skydiving. This is when you and a friend jump together and slowly float down (at about 100 km/h). So not only will you get to fly at around 120km/h, but you’ll also have the opportunity to see some of Australia’s stunning scenery from above.
This is a very popular pastime for Aussies. It is generally considered to be the water sport version of snowboarding. As you have a cable under the board and pull yourself along, this can be quite tricky to master, but it’s worth it once you get the hang of it.
6) Wakeboarding…with a twist
Perhaps wakeboarding isn’t your thing, but you can still enjoy it with loved ones on the weekend. For example, learn together at an Aussie wakeboarding school before competing in buddy races.
7) Scuba diving
For the ultimate cool thrill, scuba diving is the pastime for you. Australia has some of the best dive locations in the world and it’s possible to see a whole host of marine life such as sea turtles, sharks and octopuses. Plus there are more wrecks to explore than you’ll know what to do with!
Play paintball with your family or friends and fair play to those with the best kills/wins ratio. This is a very popular sport in Australia thanks to its military-style tactics and fast-paced combat.
9) Paintballing…with a twist
Many people say paintball is Australia’s best pastime and it’s certainly one of the most popular. Now that you have the basics down you might be ready to try an extreme version of paintball called ‘speedball’. Covering distances as short as 15 metres, this is a very fast-paced, high-pressure game that requires quick reactions and strategic thinking.
These are some of the many pastimes that people can enjoy in Australia. There are likely others as well, so always make sure you check out the local resources before you start preparing. Happy playin’!