10 Adventure Experiences in Asia Pacific to Add to Your Bucket List

10 Adventure Experiences in Asia Pacific That Should Be On Your Bucket List

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With borders around the world reopening and with the year-end holidays just right around the corner, there’s no better time to plan your 2022 year-end getaway than now. Whether it’s a long-awaited island vacation in Bali or visiting a magical winter wonderland in Japan, it’s high time to fall in love again with the thrill of travelling. 

However, instead of just sticking to the usual activities and experiences from previous years, why close out the year with a bang? We’ve curated a list of the top adventure experiences in Asia Pacific plus the best places to stay at to help you reignite your wanderlust. Check them out! 

Also read: Travel Goals 2022: Sample The Best Experiences in Asia Pacific Before The Year is Over!

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1. Challenge Singapore’s only treetop obstacle course at Forest Adventure

Think of Singapore and most likely, you’ll envision the bustling roads of Orchards, the glitzy buildings along Marina Bay, or the iconic Supertrees of Gardens by The Bay. While The Little Red Dot is indeed a paradise for urban explorers seeking hidden gems between busy streets, there are also some experiences here that will rekindle your love for adventure. 

Take, for example, Forest Adventure, Singapore’s largest treetop adventure park! As the name suggests, Forest Adventure is a treetop obstacle course that promises fun for the whole family. After a safety briefing, you’re off to explore the area on your own, walking across wobbly crossings amongst the trees, and even ziplining across Bedok Reservoir! Talk about getting your adrenaline pumping whilst surrounded by verdant greenery! 

Where to stay: Ramada by Wyndham at Zhongshan Park

While exploring Singapore, you’ll want to stay at a hotel where it’s easy to catch a ride on public transport and places you close to Singapore’s famous street food. To that end, we recommend a stay at Ramada by Wyndham next to Zhongshan Park. 

The hotel’s strategic location (on Balestier Road) puts guests close to some of the top eateries in Singapore, including Newton Food Centre of Crazy Rich Asians fame. Apart from that, guests can look forward to modern amenities, homey rooms, and a delightful view of Zhongshan Park in the morning. 


2. Go skydiving along the Gold Coast in Australia

Without a doubt, Australia is one of the top countries in the Asia Pacific region where travellers can experience a whole host of adventures and thrilling activities. In Queensland, one of the top things to do is to go diving at the Great Barrier Reef. Indeed, But Queensland isn’t just a good place to discover beautiful coral reefs. If you’re headed there this year, why not switch out the view and go diving in the sky instead?

After all, the Gold Coast is famous for its white sandy beaches and alluring hinterlands. Just imagine the scenery that you get to see while free-falling (strapped to a professional of course!) from 12,000 feet! You’ll experience waves of excitement mixed in with awe-inspiring views! If you’re wondering where to fulfill this bucket list dream, look no further than Gold Coast Skydive, one of the most reputable skydiving service providers in the area! 

Where to stay: Wyndham Hotel Surfers Paradise

While fulfilling your childhood dreams of adventure at the Gold Coast, complete your vacation with a relaxing stay at Wyndham Surfers Paradise, a contemporary abode with serene vibes that match the ambience of the beaches in the area. 

Located in the heart of the tourist district, the hotel is just a short distance away from the best attractions, eateries, and (most importantly) beaches! 

The hotel comes with plenty of essential amenities and facilities, such as an onsite restaurant, a fitness centre, a relaxing open-air pool, and even a wine bar. Some of the rooms also come with impressive views of the city! 


3. Explore the Waimak River in New Zealand on a jet boat

Thanks to the country’s natural beauty, New Zealand has no shortage of natural wonders that will leave visitors at a loss for words. If you’re not satisfied with just admiring New Zealand’s alluring scenery from afar, then why not head to Christchurch and go jet boating on the Waimak River?

The Waimak River stretches 126km from the Southern Alps in New Zealand all the way to the Pacific Ocean. The river is famous for its crystal clear waters, which allow you to see the vibrant biodiversity that lives beneath surface, including salmon and rainbow trout. Meanwhile, the shoreline is dotted with verdant scenery ranging from rolling hills to lush forests. 

As you jet boat (think of a sailboat, only faster) along the river, you’ll even be able to spot some rare species of nesting birds! 

Where to stay: Wyndham Garden Christchurch City

The classy Wyndham Garden Christchurch City lies just 10km away from Christchurch International Airport and is surrounded by some of the top bars and restaurants in the city. What’s more, many local attractions, like the Riverside Market, Quake City, and Cathedral Square are just a stone’s throw away from the hotel. 

The rooms at the hotel emit a homey ambiance that reminds travelers of a private studio, complete with all the necessary amenities you’d come to expect of a reputable hotel. Some rooms even come with a simple kitchenette so you can get a taste of New Zealand’s famous fresh produce. 


4. Zipline across to Nami Island in South Korea

It’s safe to say that South Korea is one of the top destinations on many avid travellers’ lists, thanks to the massive popularity of Korean pop culture. However, apart from living out your K-drama dreams, South Korea also offers some unforgettable adventure experiences in Asia Pacific. 

One activity we highly recommend is visiting the famous Nami Island…by ziplining across from an 80-metre-high tower! The zipline course from the tower to Nami Island stretches almost 1km, so you’ll have plenty of time to experience the thrill of zooming through the air before landing on the beautiful island, famous for being the filming location of plenty of K-drama classics! 

Once you’re there on the island, feel free to explore the popular location, taking plenty of pics for your Instagram feed along the way. We recommend renting a bike to explore the island for an even more memorable experience. 

Where to stay: Howard Johnson By Wyndham Incheon Airport

A stay at Howard Johnson by Wyndham Incheon Airport means you’re unlikely to ever miss your flight or feel the rush-hour panic on the day you’re scheduled to take off. After all, the hotel is just a few minutes away from South Korea’s busiest airport. 

More importantly, the hotel is close to plenty of public transportation options that can take you to the top destinations in the country, including Gyeonggi Province, where Nami Island is found. After your day of adventure, you can look forward to returning to a homey abode with warm colours and a relaxing atmosphere to help you recharge for the day ahead. 


5. Join an ATV tour in Phuket, Thailand

The beautiful island of Phuket, Thailand is arguably one of the most beautiful locations in Asia Pacific, especially when it comes to island vacations. That said, while the beaches of Phuket are indeed mesmerising, the main town and surrounding areas also house plenty of hidden gems to thrill and excite. 

One of the best, underrated adventure experiences in Phuket is simply to explore the island by joining an ATV tour! As you ride around in your robust, open-air vehicle, you’ll be able to visit some of the harder-to-reach locations in Phuket. You’ll be able to traverse untamed rainforests, visit local villages and farms, and even discover hidden natural wonders! 

Where to stay: Zenmaya Oceanfront Phuket, Trademark Collection by Wyndham

The Zenmaya Oceanfront Phuket, Trademark Collection by Wyndham is truly an idyllic stay that matches the blissful vibe of Phuket. Located on the west coast, the hotel overlooks Patong Bay and boasts five infinity pools facing the Andaman Sea. Add to that the onsite restaurant and bar, and what you have is the perfect staycation option in Phuket. 

The rooms themselves are decorated in a way to exude a calming atmosphere, with soft linen beds to help guests recharge after a long day of exploration. Some rooms even come with an outdoor jetted pool for some much-deserved pampering and relaxation. Popular locations like Patong Beach lie just a few minutes away from the hotel.


6. Go kayaking on the famous Halong Bay in Vietnam

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In our opinion, Vietnam is one of the very best destinations in the Asia Pacific region to visit for stunning natural scenery. While most tourists only visit Hanoi or Ho Chih Minh City, there are plenty of adventure experiences just waiting to be discovered beyond the city streets.

One example is Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is famous for its stunning limestone formations and crystal clear waters. One of the most common ways to admire the beauty of Halong Bay is to set sail on a cruise. However, instead of doing that, we recommend hopping on a kayak and exploring the many hidden caves in Halong Bay! Who knows what secrets you may find!  

Where to stay: Ramada Hotel & Suites By Wyndham Halong Bayview

Ramada Hotel & Suites by Wyndham Halong Bayview offers the best of both worlds when it comes to accommodation in the Halong Bay area. On the one hand, this non-smoking hotel offers comfortable, well-furnished rooms with modern amenities and even an outdoor pool. 

On the other hand, the hotel offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and ocean and is located just a short distance from Sun World Ha Long Complex, Vincom Plaza Halong City, and other essential attractions in the area. Truly, if you want a relaxing place to come back to at the end of your day, this is perhaps one of the best accommodation choices you have in Halong Bay. 


7. Trek to the top of Mount Batur in Bali, Indonesia

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Much like Phuket, Bali is one of the top island destinations in the Asia Pacific region. In fact, you could even say that this world-famous island is THE place when it comes to pristine island getaways. Apart from sandy beaches, Bali is also home to historical temples, verdant rice fields, and plenty of Insta-worthy locations that will make you say “wow!”. 

For an adventure experience in Bali that comes with a once-in-a-lifetime view, we recommend embarking on an epic sunrise trek to the top of Mount Batur. To put it simply, Mount Batur is an active volcano that stands more than 1.7km above sea level. Despite being an active volcano, thrill-seeking adventurers flock to Mount Batur to hike to its summit. 

That’s because the sunrise at the top, coupled with the surrounding view of lush rainforests, is a sight that words can never do justice. You’ll just have to see it for yourself! 

Where to stay: Ramada Encore By Wyndham Seminyak Bali

Located on the western coast of Bali, Ramada Encore by Wyndham Seminyak Bali boasts spacious rooms that lull guests into absolute bliss, be it solo travellers, couples, or families. Guests will also be excited about the massive outdoor swimming pool where they can swim to their heart’s delight. 

In terms of location, the hotel is just a short distance away from the popular Kuta Beach, which is popular for breathtaking sunsets. In addition, you’ll find plenty of popular cafes and restaurants at Ku De Ta, so you’ll know you’re surrounded by good food! 


8. Experience whitewater rafting in Malaysia

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Like Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is conventionally considered a destination for urban travellers, boasting ambient cafes, exciting attractions, and mouthwatering cuisine. And yet, beyond the silhouette of skyscrapers of the bustling metropolis are many natural havens waiting to be discovered. 

One of the adventure experiences in Malaysia to try out is whitewater rafting on the Slim River. Cascading down the western slope of Titiwangsa Mountain, the scenic Slim River is one of the top spots in Malaysia for whitewater rafting. The thrilling rapids offer a great deal of excitement, especially when coupled with the verdant scenery of the surrounding dense jungle! 

Where to stay: Days Hotels And Suites By Wyndham Fraser Business Park KL

Back in the bustling streets of  Kuala Lumpur, the ideal accommodation offers quick and easy access to the top spots in the city. Our recommendation? Days Hotels And Suites By Wyndham Fraser Business Park KL

Directly connected to the Chan Sow Lin rapid transit station via walkway, the hotel allows guests to quickly head to the most happening locations in KL, such as the Bukit Bintang District, the Petronas Twin Towers, and KL Sentral. Meanwhile, you’ll find cosy rooms at the hotel and a host of convenience stores and hawker centres in the surrounding area. 


9. Fulfill your freediving dreams in the Philippines

Like Indonesia, the Philippines is one of those destinations in the Asia Pacific region that is blessed with plenty of natural wonders and breathtaking scenery. While there are many destinations in the Philippines to choose from, perhaps the best one for a year-end vacation filled with adventure experiences is the world-famous Boracay Island. 

Famous for its sandy beaches, Boracay island is one of the top island getaway destinations in the region. However, apart from lazing in the sun and playing beach sports, you can also try freediving while vacationing on the island. In short, freediving is diving without an oxygen tank, allowing you to move more freely underwater. 

Unsurprisingly, you’ll need to earn your freediving certification before you can hop into the water. And there’s no better place to earn your freediving license than in Boracay, where you can witness a plethora of aquatic flora and fauna up close. 

Where to stay: Microtel By Wyndham Boracay

One of the best places to stay in Boracay is Microtel By Wyndham Boracay, a modern and warm hotel with all the necessary amenities to make your stay in the Philippines a pleasant one. In addition to comfy linen beds and ambient decor, the hotel also features a lovely outdoor pool to unwind in. 

What’s more, Microtel by Wyndham Boracay is only a short distance from several beaches where you can experience the full beauty of this wondrous island. 


10. Spend a magical winter in Hokkaido, Japan

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At long last, Japan is fully open for tourism! Unsurprisingly, since announcing its plan to allow free and easy travellers to enter, Japan has quickly become the top destination that many avid travellers are looking at. With winter just around the corner, we recommend making Hokkaido your top destination in 2022. 

Being the northernmost tip of Japan, Hokkaido experiences cold weather and plenty of snowfall, which makes it a pristine winter wonderland in the Asia Pacific Region. While visiting Hokkaido during winter, don’t miss the chance to visit the infamous Jigokudani (Hell Valley) hot springs. 

You can walk among the geysers on boardwalks throughout the area (if you’re lucky, you might even see snow monkeys taking a bath) and treat yourself to a dip in an onsen later on. In addition, Lake Toya is another must-see location. This volcanic caldera lake boasts whimsical views during winter and is one of the top Instagram spots in the prefecture. 

Where to stay: Wyndham Garden Sapporo Odori

Mark your return to Japan by staying at the classy Wyndham Garden Sapporo Odori when you visit Hokkaido. This modern hotel, suitable for both business and leisure travellers, is located in the heart of Sapporo city centre, just opposite the iconic Sapporo TV Tower. 

More importantly, the hotel is just a short distance from the Sapporo Teine and Sapporo Kokusai Ski Resorts, where you can experience skiing amongst magical winter scenery! The hotel rooms feature a chic, modern look that’s easy on the eyes and comfy beds. 


Also read: 9 Nostalgic Destinations in Asia Pacific Suitable for Every Type of Traveller

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There you have it: 10 adventure experiences in Asia Pacific that needs to be on your bucket list! Which one are you most excited about?

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Darren Yeoh
Darren Yeoh

Darren enjoys the finer things in life and loves exploring unfamiliar places on foot, guided with nothing but instinct and a good-old fashioned map. He enjoys cultural experiences and exciting adventures and is not a stranger to travelling alone. When he's not putting his travel experiences into words, he's probably sitting behind his laptop, planning his upcoming adventure.