Going to Australia for the first time for a wedding at the end of November/beginning of December. We're from Canada so this will be a once (hopefully twice)-in-a-lifetime trip. We will be flying to and leaving from Melbourne. Trying to put together an exciting itinerary for this amazing trip.
Are there suggestions for must-sees in Australia? Looking for active and adventurous activities: snorkeling in the Great Barrier reef, natural rain forest treks (anything other than Gold Coast, as it looks really commercial), Outback adventures, places to see koala bears, echidnas etc. in their natural habitat (not in a sanctuary or facility), skydiving (if there are marvelous views), New Zealand? No kids and we're definitely up for anything that has to do with animals, especially exotic species (snakes and insects too) only found in Australia.
Any suggestions would much appreciated, as we're not familiar with Australia at all. Thank you for all your kind help!
Best of everything and take care.