Australians are an intrepid bunch and love nothing more than seeking out a new adventure. But increasingly, we\u2019re staying closer to home to get our thrills. And why not? It\u2019s quicker and easier than ever before to hop on a plane and visit another part of the country or venture slightly further afield, and experience a new culture altogether.\r\n\r\nWhilst the Goldie may have lost its sheen and Bali has been done to death, there are still places close to Australia where you can get your adrenaline pumping without pumping your bank account.\r\n\r\nJust over three-hours from Sydney, Vanuatu is one such location and is quickly becoming a place of choice for those looking for an action-packed weekend, with incredible activities to do in the day and stunning locations to sink a few beers in the evenings.\r\n\r\nDon\u2019t believe us? Check out the five reasons below this should be your next weekend adventure!\r\n\r\n\r\nYou\u2019ll also like:\r\n10 Best Frequent Flyer Point Hacks\r\nCity Guide: 48 Hours in Honolulu\r\nWe Visited Mike Tyson\u2019s $27k Per Night Hotel Suite in Dubai\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nDiving SS President Coolidge\r\nFancy diving at a genuine piece of World War II history? Good news then, as Espiritu Santo is the resting home for the SS President Coolidge. Originally a luxury ocean liner, it was turned into a troop carrier during the Second World War. On a routine mission to receive orders from Noumea in the French territory of New Caledonia, it hit some mines and quickly sunk to the bottom of the sea.\r\n\r\nThis is one of the best, and biggest, wreck dives in the world and a bucket list dive. Be prepared to get up close and personal with incredibly well preserved human artefacts and military weaponry, from decorative porcelain statues to unopened bullet boxes.\r\n\r\nAnd as it usually does, life found a way to turn catastrophe into an opportunity, converting the site into the home of an amazing artificial reef boasting a wide variety of marine life.\r\nCheck it out\r\n\r\nZip Lining in Port Vila\r\nTop of the list for the wannabe Tarzans out there is zip lining in Port Vila \u2013 the capital of Vanuatu. But it\u2019s not your usual urban jungle\u2026in fact it\u2019s mainly just a jungle! Offering six zip lines and two suspension bridges that navigate the breathtaking views that overlook the ridgeline down to Mele Bay.\r\n\r\nClimb the suspension bridge to get a true Indiana Jones feeling (minus the crocodiles awaiting below) and fly across an 80m canyon and back over the top of amazing waterfalls.\r\nCheck it out\r\n\r\nBuggy Fun in Port Vila\r\nBuggies are fun \u2013 there\u2019s no denying it. Whether on the golf course, the sand dunes (bunkers don\u2019t count) or tearing through a dirt track \u2013 there\u2019s something about four-wheel ATVs that bring out the child in all of us. On the Buggy Tour of Vanuatu you\u2019ll discover the streets of Port Vila, stunning remote villages and, of course, a couple of dirt areas for a doughnut or two. There\u2019s no better way to experience the island of Efate than by going off the beaten track.\r\nCheck it out\r\n\r\nMillennium Cave Tour\r\nSituated in south central Santo, the Millennium Cave Tour is a physically demanding trek through lush tropical jungles, expansive and dark (really dark) caves that reach 50m high and all before finding your way to stunning waterfalls. Not for the faint hearted, this will test your mettle as you traverse bamboo bridges, narrow jungle pathways and river torrents. But for your efforts? Memories of visiting the very heart of Vanuatu.\r\nCheck it out\r\n\r\nBreak Some Fishing Records\r\nYou can lead a man to water, but good luck dragging him out if he has a rod and beer in his hand. Vanuatu is well known for its deep-sea fishing and the chance to catch everything from wahoo, yellow fin tuna\u00a0and\u00a0marlin\u00a0to swordfish\u00a0and\u00a0dorado. What, no Nemo?\r\n\r\nSports and game fishing has also seen a big surge in recent years, so whether you enjoy simply dropping a line in and relaxing or you\u2019re\u00a0looking to reel in the biggest catch, Vanuatu offers some of the most unforgettable fishing experiences.\r\n\r\nAnd if you fancy trying to break a record, maybe give Crusoe Fishing a go as they that have won five world records and over 50 Vanuatu records.\u00a0Go big or go home!\r\nCheck it out\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nYou\u2019ll also like:\r\n10 Best Frequent Flyer Point Hacks\r\nCity Guide: 48 Hours in Honolulu\r\nWe Visited Mike Tyson\u2019s $27k Per Night Hotel Suite in Dubai\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nHave you subscribed to\u00a0Man of Many? You can also follow us on\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Twitter, and\u00a0Instagram.