Hi guys, in this post, I wanted to tell you about the best places to visit in Australia that are on my Australia bucket list. I always wanted to go to Australia. However, I never had a chance to go. The closest I’ve been to visit Australia was back in 2013, when I was studying in Hong Kong (that was a great experience). However, I couldn’t go because of long visa processing times (about a month – more info here).
However, next year, I’m surely going to Australia for the first time and I will try to cross as many items from this Australia bucket list, as possible (I will probably be there just for a week, so it’s not enough time to see most of the spots on this bucket list. However, it’s enough for a first-timer to get a grasp of travelling in Australia).
So, without further ado, let’s get started with the post!
My Australia bucket list: best places/spots to visit in Australia
For some reason, for me, Sydney is the first thing that comes to my mind when I think of Australia. I really dream to set foot on Sydney grounds and go exploring the city. And of course, I want to take a photo in front of the famous landmark – Sydney Opera House!
2. Australian road trip feat. 12 Apostles
Okay, my big dream was buying a cheap car on Gumtree after arriving to Australia and touring this beautiful country straight for 1.5 months. As I work full-time, unfortunately, it’s not possible to escape for 1.5 months anymore, however, a 5-7-day road trip is entirely feasible. Driving all the way from Melbourne to Adelaide visiting the Great Ocean Road and 12 Apostles on our way!
When I was a kid, I was always watching the Tasmanian devil cartoon and wondering, where is this Tasmania. Tasmania actually looks like a paradise and I really want to explore it one day!
Uluru is a sacred Rock formation and I’m 100% sure you’ve seen it in documentaries or somewhere on the Web. It looks so exciting and unique and I would definitely love to see it in person.
5. Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday islands
Another spot in my Australia bucket list is the Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday islands. I would love to go there on holiday (and if it’s allowed, to take some fantastic drone shots with the crystal clear blue water). When I went to the Maldives earlier this year, I fell in love with snorkelling, so that would be the number one activity for me in the Great Barrier Reef!
6. Surfing in Bondi Beach
For me, Bondi beach is some sort of iconic destination, as I’ve heard a lot about it. I never tried surfing in my life (even though I went to a couple of destinations, where it was totally possible to surf – Bali, Gran Canaria, Santander, Spain) – but I don’t know, somehow I never had time to try it (and was always scared to try). However, if I ever get to the Bondi beach in Australia, I should definitely try surfing there!
7. Taking a selfie with a kangaroo & a koala in Murramang National Park
I always wanted to make a photo with a kangaroo and in Australia, it’s very easy to do that! I know that you can meet kangaroos literally pretty much anywhere in Australia, however, there are higher chances to see them in a National park like Murramang NP or in Lucky Bay, for example. For koalas, it’s better to head to Raymond island or even Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.
8. Camping in the Blue Mountains
Another unique spot in Australia is the Blue Mountains in NSW (New South Wales) – the Jamison Valley is especially impressive in the morning. I never camped in my life, so it would be a great spot to do it for the first time!
9. Visit a couple of Australian wineries
Australian wine might not be on the top of my list of wines that I like (sorry, Australia), but I would love to visit a couple of wineries to change that. There must be an Australian wine out here in the world that I like, so I need to embark on a journey through a couple (or maybe 10) Australian wineries to find the perfect wine!
10. Take a photo in front of the Wave Rock
Australia is famous for its rocks. Uluru, Wave Rock… Wave Rock is fantastic for pictures and looks very impressive in the videos, that’s why it’s on this Australian bucket list.
There are hundreds of other exciting bucket list activities (e.g. swimming with sharks, crocodiles, fishes, sea lions etc.), landmarks and just amazing spots to visit in Australia, but I’m just naming the ones that are the top 10 on my bucket list. Have you ever been to Australia? Did you visit any of the places I mentioned in this post? Did you like them? Please comment below if you did ????
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