Three-time Cliff Diving World Series champion Rhiannan Iffland has explored the beautiful Panorama Route ahead of the opening of the 2019 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series.
Alongside Iffland was seven-time World Series winner Gary Hunt.
As both divers went along the journey, one place that peaked their interest was Bourke’s Luck Potholes in their quest for untouched take-off spots.
“It was just incredible. To come here, to experience the culture, to go on a safari and to come and dive at this mind-blowing location, it's something special and it's really something that I’m going to remember,“ the Australian said.
The pair soar into the jade coloured water basin around Bourke’s Luck Potholes, which is a series of cylindrical rock sculptures, that now adds to the country’s natural attractions.
Before the seven-stop world tour kicks off in the Philippines on April 13, the sport’s most decorated athletes seized the cliff diving safari to gain confidence for their acrobatic free-falls from up to 27m at speeds in excess of 85km/h.
For the Nords Wharf native, the goal for this World Series is to be more consistent and build bigger dives.
While Iffland will be trying to defend her title, she is hoping to enjoy the adventures that come with the competitions.
“Each new location is new and exciting and it makes cliff diving feel brand new. Every time you step up to a new place like that is a challenge and you just never know what to expect,“ the 27-year-old said.
“That's something I really love, to come out into exotic places like this and just explore and really challenge myself as a diver.”