If you’re on the hunt for the trip of a lifetime, look no further! Adreno is more than just the World’s largest spearfishing, scuba diving and surfing megastores. For the past 15 years we’ve been working hard (really hard, we swear!) exploring the World’s top scuba diving and spearfishing locations so we can start taking our adventurours community on bucket list trips, showing them the very best of the underwater world.
Upcoming Scuba Diving Adventures
Fiji – Beqa Lagoon Trips July 15-22, 2017 Beqa lagoon offers one of the most widely acclaimed shark dives in the world! Diving consists of coral encrusted walls, memorable night dives and the famous Beqa Lagoon Shark Dive. 8 different species of shark call Beqa Lagoon home including whitetip, blacktip, nurse, lemon, grey reef, silvertip, bull and tiger sharks and over 300 species of fish. All-inclusive Cost: $2,735 pp including return flights, dives, tours, accommodation and more.
Papua New Guinea – Rabul Trips
May 06-14, 2017 Imagine your very own beach hideaway with pristine coral right at your doorstep and endless WWII dive sites within arms reach. This is the spectacle that you can expect when you arrive at Kabaira Beach Hideaway, Rabaul! All-inclusive cost: $3,445 pp including return flights, dives, tours, accommodation and more .
The Solomon Islands - Gizo
September 01-08, 2017 Surrounding Gizo Island there are endless blue lagoons, coral cays, volcanic and crystal bays. Gizo offers fantastic diving with warm, crystal clear waters, impressive coral formations, steep coral encrusted walls and fantastic Marine life, from macro critters to curious pelagics! All-inclusive cost: $3,310 pp including return flights, dives, tours, accommodation and more.
Upcoming Spearfishing Adventures Tonga
July 20-26 2017 August 24-30 2017 Explore the incredible Kingdom of Tonga and enjoy the luxury of 2 in water guides, plus a dedicated skipper - you’ll never have to go boaty, and the experienced guides will work the burly, flashers and help you land the fish of your dreams. 6 days of diving, 1 rest day. Includes meals and accommodation. Target species include: Dogtooth Tuna, Sailfish, Wahoo, Dolphin Fish, Trout, Mangrove Jack, Trevally, Cod, Red Bass and MUCH more! Cost: $2,995 pp + flights (4 divers per trip + 1 rep)
February 25 - March 3 2017 October 9 - 15 2017 The Pinnacle of Australian diving is the Coral Sea! 5 days in the water on a beautiful, well-equipped liveaboard. 8 spaces available. 2 x 5m tenders. Full-time boaties so all you need to do is shoot fish! Stewardesses to cook and clean — all meals provided. Ribbons Reef diving, venturing to the Coral Sea — weather permitting. Target species include: Dogtooth Tuna, Wahoo, Spanish Mackerel, Dolphin Fish, Yellowfin Tuna, Job Fish, various emperor species, trout, Mu, Maori Sea Perch and other exotic reef species - you never know what you’ll encounter there! Cost: $2,500 per person (8 people per trip + 2 Adreno reps)
Why join Adreno? Adreno is the World’s largest dive store with Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and online megastores stocking the biggest range of spearfishing equipment and scuba diving gear, as well as wetsuits for every watersport. At Adreno, we are passionate about the exploration of the unknown. Our expert staff really do “Live it, Breathe it, Dive it” – not only can we gear you up for your next adventure, but we can take you there too! For the past 15 years we have explored every (underwater) corner of the globe, and now we’re ready to share the experience with you!
Want to get into diving or spearfishing? We now offer scuba diving and freediving courses at all of our stores! If you’d like to join a trip one day but need to learn all the basics, we’re here to help any time!
Get in touch! If you’re interested in joining a trip email james@ adreno.com.au for more info!
Take a deep breath of fresh air, and prepare yourself as you’re immersed into an underground world like no other. Australia’s mining background is intriguing and exploring a gold mine is one way in which you can truly experience this amazing part of our history.
The Long Tunnel Extended Mine in Walhalla, Victoria, was operational from 1865 until 1911 and leads into the side of a hill for 300 metres. There were 8.5 kilometres of tunnel, reaching almost 1 kilometre the underground. Follow the tunnel along before you reach a cavern-like chamber which was originally built to house the machinery that worked the mine.
Over time, it became the fifth richest mine in Victoria – it produced around 14 tonne of gold! If you are keen to experience a tour, the Walhalla Board of Management runs tours every day (except Christmas). The tour will take you the 300 metres to the chamber, and your experienced and knowledgeable guides will introduce you to the mine’s history and features. General tours last around 50 minutes, or you might choose to take a 2 hour technical tour (held the first Sunday of the month by appointment) if you want to learn more about mining and haulage methods used in deep quartz reef mines.
Whatever tour you choose, you’ll find it is informative, interactive and a lot of fun. Tours are suited to all ages, and if you suffer from a little claustrophobia or you’re a little afraid of the dark, you don’t need to worry. The mine is well lit and well ventilated, so you can explore without any worry. Walhalla itself is location just near Baw Baw National Park and was founded as a gold-mining community in 1862.
If you’re travelling to the Walhalla region of Victoria, this is one attraction you don’t want to miss.
The Great Ocean Walk takes you where the Great Ocean Road can’t!
From Apollo Bay to the 12 Apostles the Great Ocean Road travels far inland leaving an epic 100 kilometre trail next to the ocean just for hikers - the Great Ocean Walk. Hike 2 Camp is a small local business providing a unique experience along the Great Ocean Walk. Stay in the ocean view “hike-in hike-out” campsites exclusively for Great Ocean Walkers. It has become a “must do” experience in recent years, taking you through tall forests, coastal heathlands, wild rocky shores, river estuaries, remote beaches and windswept cliff-tops. You’ll have the opportunity to get to know the local wildlife and relish the beauty that is Australia.
Hike 2 Camp provides a stress free way to experience this walk in 5 or 6 days, or part of it, with 2 and 4 day options. Tours include camping fees, transfers, tent (which is set up for you), self-inflating mat, sleeping bag, pillow and headlamp; all food and drink during the tour, including snacks; and everything else you might need, such as a poncho, First Aid Kit, Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) and information brochures.
Depending on the tour you choose, highlights include ocean view camping, koala spotting, Aire River sanctuary, Cape Otway Lightstation including lunch at the cafe, kangaroo spotting at dusk and dawn, Castle Cove, Ryans Den, lunch at Princetown Café, shipwrecked anchors at Wreck Beach, Devils Kitchen and the renowned 12 Apostles.
Hike 2 Camp strike the perfect balance between dependent and independent hiking. They take your bags for you, give you a briefing and away you go. You’ll meet them again at the next campsite along with other fellow campers with your tent already set up for you and dinner not too far off. In the morning, simply wake up, pack your bag enjoy a hearty breakfast and off you go again.
Hike 2 Camp turn a big trek into an easy and enjoyable experience. If you want to know more, visit their website or give them a call today!
Chasing the ultimate outdoor adventure in northern Victoria? Adventure Guides Australia operates in and around the Mount Buffalo region of Victoria and the business has been offering amazing adventure experiences for more than 30 years. They have regular advertised half day caving and abseiling experiences or you can book a private full day adventure.
The Mount Buffalo National Park stretches across 31,000 hectares, with cliffs, granite tors, waterfalls and amazing flora and fauna providing an ideal backdrop for a range of adventure activities. Adventure Guides Australia offers activities all year round, including abseiling, caving, climbing, skiing, kayaking, snow shoe and cross country ski lessons and tours, crevassing and bushwalking. Take a tour with Adventure Guides to the edge of the Mount Buffalo gorge, where you have the opportunity to abseil between 10 metres and 300 metres (depending on your age, experience and preferences). They also provide abseiling adventures, ideal for beginners, gold panning and aboriginal art site tours in nearby Beechworth. If you prefer getting an insider’s view of the scenery, caving is an experience you won’t want to miss. Choose from a caving experience in the underground world of Mount Buffalo in a granite boulder infill cave; or a family adventurer in Burston’s Crevasse.
Adventure Guides also provide abseiling adventurers for young children from 4 to 6 years with a family friendly 4 and 6 metre abseil site. When you want to take to the waters, white water kayaking down the Ovens River is a great experience; while Lake Catani on the plateau of Mount Buffalo is nice and relaxed kayak and stand up paddle board destination.
With the colder weather upon us, you might be thinking a snow tour is on the cards. Adventure Guides have cross country ski lessons and tours, plus snow shoe hikes taking you through the snowfields, toboggan and snow shoe hire through their Mount Buffalo Ski School. The ski school is based out of the warm and friendly Dingo Dell Cafe. With tours to suit all ages and groups, when you’re looking for adventure, Adventure Guides Australia are waiting to take your call: 0419 280 615 www.adventureguidesaustralia.com www.mountbuffaloskischool.com.au