The Ultimate Australia Bucket List

The Ultimate Australia Bucket List

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Posted 2016-06-07 by Emma C follow


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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