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The Ultimate Australia Bucket List

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by Emma Crameri (subscribe)
Editor of the Brisbanista website * Awesome things to do for Brisbane residents * brisbanista.com.au/
Published June 6th 2016
Here is some inspiration for your own bucket list
The Ultimate Australia Bucket List


We are blessed to live in a country with a diverse landscape and a wide variety of activities to do. Writing down your own bucket list is a great way to discover what you want to do with your life, no matter what your current age.

Here are ideas to get you started.

Abseil down the Kangaroo Point Cliffs, Brisbane
Admire the view from Durras Mountain at Murramarang National Park
Attend the annual Birdsville races in September
Attend the annual Seventeen Seventy Festival
Attend the Sunday Markets at Port Douglas
Be entertained inside Sydney's Opera House or outside by buskers
Browse the Eumundi Markets and then eat at one of the people watching cafes at Noosa
Bushwalk along Forts Walk on Magnetic Island
Buy something from the Queen Victoria Markets
Camp at Eighty Mile Beach
Camp at Wilsons Promontory the southernmost tip of the mainland
Celebrate New Year's Eve in Sydney
Charter a house boat down the Murray River
Climb Cradle Mountain in Tasmania
Climb the summit of Mount Feathertop, Victoria
Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge and admire the 360 views
Climb to the top of Australia's oldest lighthouse at Cape Otway
Complete the Uluru Base Walk, Northern Territory
Cruise along the Swan River to Fremantle
Dip in the natural hot springs at Peninsula Hot Springs
Dive with great white sharks in Port Lincoln
Drive 243km along the iconic Great Ocean Road stopping to walk the Great Ocean Walk and taking a photo of the Twelve Apostles
Drive along the Great Alpine Road
Drive to the wineries in Clare Valley including Sevenhill Cellars
Eat fresh seafood from Eyre Peninsula
Eat some authentic Italian in Lygon Street, Carlton, Melbourne
Enjoy a gourmet meal at the Lake House restaurant on Lake Daylesford
Enjoy a long weekend exploring Fraser Island and hire a four-wheel drive
Experience an authentic outback cattle-station at Kings Creek
Explore Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory
Explore the Aboriginal rock-art galleries at Mount Borradaile
Flower press wildflowers from Western Australia
Go alpine skiing at Thredbo or Perisher resorts
Go bird watching at the Fleurieu Peninsula wetlands
Go birdwatching off Cape York Peninsula
Go bushwalking around Grampians National Park
Go for a dip or sun bake at Bondi Beach
Go glamping at Alure, Stanthorpe
Go glamping at Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge
Go horse riding along an ocean beach
Go on a ferris wheel ride at Luna Park
Go on an indigenous-led bush tucker tour
Go on humpback whale watching cruise
Go sand tobogganing on Moreton Island
Go shopping at the Adelaide Central Markets, the largest fresh produce markets in the Southern Hemisphere
Go snorkelling at Whitehaven Beach, North Queensland
Have a romantic picnic with wine from the region near Fitzroy * Falls in Morton National Park
Hike around Bruny Island and climb to the top of Truganini Lookout
Hike Mount Gower on Lord Howe Island taking home only photos
Hike to the swimming hole at Emma Gorge, El Questro Wilderness Park
Join a scenic flight over Lake Eyre
Join the nightly ghost tour through Port Arthur
Kayak around the Freycinet National Park
Kayak down the Margaret River and celebrate with a glass of Leeuwin Estate wine.
Learn about Australia's deserts at the Alice Springs Desert Park
Learn about pearls at the Willie Creek Peal Farm, Broome
Learn the second half of the national anthem
Learn to dive off The Whitsundays
Learn to surf at the Gold Coast
Learn to throw a boomerang
Place a poppy at The Australian War Memorial
Sail the Whitsundays, Queensland
Sample your favourite wine at the iconic Brown Brothers Winery
See the bottlenose dolphins at Monkey Mia
See the fossilised dinosaur footprints near Winton
See the fur seal colony on Kangaroo Island
See the Melbourne Cup live in November
See the stunning four-tiered Mitchel Falls, Mitchell River National Park
See the sun set at the Devils Marbles
Shop at the Salamanca Place markets
Snorkel to see clownfish at Ningaloo Reef and swim alongside whale sharks
Soak in the natural hot springs at Elsey National Park
Spend a week exploring Boodjamulla National Park (Lawn Hill)
Spot a quokka on Rottnest Island
Stay at Karijini Eco Retreat
Stay at the Aboriginal-owned Kooljaman wilderness camp
Stay at the Mary River Wilderness Retreat
Stay the weekend at one of the Spicers health retreats
Swim at the bottom of a waterfall at Katherine Gorge National Park
Swim in the natural pool at Mossman Gorge in the Daintree Rainforest
Swim with the resident dolphins in Port Phillip Bay
Take a ferry ride from Sydney Cove and admire the riverside properties
Take a four wheel drive from Cape Tribulation to Cooktown
Take a glass bottom boat tour over the Great Barrier Reef
Take a hike in Torndirrup National Park
Take a photo of the country music artists featured in the Hands of Fame at Tamworth
Take a scenic flight over the Flinders Rangers
Take a selfie in front of the Big Banana and then have an ice cream banana split with chocolate sauce
Take a ski class at Falls Creek
Take a tour of the Long Tunnel Extended Gold Mine at Walhalla
Take a winery tour in the Yarra Valley
Take a yoga class on the beach at the crack of dawn
Take the scenic skyway across the Blue Mountains
Take the Trans-Australian Railway across the Nullarbor
Take your binoculars to Lake Ballard and see how many birds you can spot
Take your photo cuddling a koala
Taste freshly made cheese at the Bega Cheese Heritage Centre
Taste the cheese at King Island
Travel on the Ghan from Adelaide to Darwin
Visit Australia's oldest operating brewery at Cascade in Hobart
Visit Maggie Beer's shop in Nuriootpa
Visit Taronga Zoo at night time
Visit the Barossa Farmers Markets and go on a picnic with the local produce you just bought
Visit the cultural centre at Uluru then take a Harley-Davidson motorcycle tour around the base
Visit the impressive Aboriginal rock art sites at Billimina Shelter
Visit the Kimberley region
Visit the National Sports Museum in Melbourne
Visit the rock art at Kakadu National Park
Visit the street where they film Neighbours
Visit the Umoon Opal Mine and Museum at Coober Pedy
Walk barefoot along Hyams Beach, Jervis Bay
Walk through the Carnavon National Park to see the rock-art galleries
Walk through the treetops in Lamington National Park, Queensland
Walk up to the Byron Bay headlands to see if you spot any dolphins or humpback whales
Watch a game or concert at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
Watch a movie at the open-air Deckchair cinema on Darwin Harbour
Watch the crocodile show at Australia Zoo
Watch the nightly penguin parade on Phillip Island
Watch turtles hatch at Mon Repos, Queensland

Do you have any other ideas for your own bucket list?

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Your Comment
These are awesome ideas! Some I can add to the list :)
One that is a good'n aswell, is Crocosaurus Cove in Darwin where you can swim (safely) alongside big crocs!
by Chloe Doyle (score: 3|1349) 768 days ago
I've done 12 of these. I'm working on some more.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|6149) 767 days ago
wonderful!
by phyll (score: 0|9) 767 days ago
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