At Condé Nast Traveler, we believe adventure comes in many forms—and that adventure, no matter which way you slice it, can be found in every nook and cranny of the world. That being said, there are certain countries that have a little more of an advantage in the adrenaline department, thanks to a combination of natural resources. With this in mind, we polled Traveler staff and dug into data from U.S. News and World Report to identify just which countries were best for adventurers.
With more than 30,000 miles of spectacular coastline, the Outback, a different sort of wild, wild west, and a little place called the Great Barrier Reef, Down Under is ripe with adventure opportunities. Bonus: Given that its population to land ratio is so low—it’s one of the least crowded countries in the world—you’ll even feel like you have huge stretches of it to yourself.