Australia

The ultimate Australia bucket list

February 25, 2017

In my previous blog post, I told the story of how I left everything to travel to Australia and taste a life that is completely different from the one that I used to have. Australia itself has been a dream come true for me, and just the mere decision to come here is something that I will remember for the rest of my life. However, there are certain things, places and activities that have made this experience even more wonderful, and now I want to share them with you. This is my ultimate Australia bucket list.

Diving at the Great Barrier Reef – check!

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I did this last year in Cairns and it was my first time diving. Highly recommend!

Seeing Sydney Opera House – check!

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It is beautiful in daylight but more stunning during the night.

Visiting Australian bush – check!

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My ultimate Australian bush experience was doing my 3.5 months of farm work on a rural zucchini farm in Northern Queensland.

Drinking the best coffee in Melbourne – check!

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Melbourne is definitely the coffee capital of Australia – maybe even of the whole world. Melburnians take their coffee really seriously, even to a point that making a perfect cup of coffee is considered to be some kind of an art form.

Doing a hot air balloon ride over Yarra Valley – not yet 

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There cannot be a better way to start your morning.

Visiting all the states and territories – not yet

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Nearly there though! Only Western Australia left and next month I’m heading there!

Visiting the capital of Australia – check!

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Unfortunately, it’s pretty boring.

Experiencing the hippie atmosphere of Byron Bay – check!

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Seeing Uluru during sunset and sunrise – check!

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I loved this so much that I’m doing it again next month!

Travelling East coast – check!

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Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Byron Bay, Noosa, Cairns, Mission Beach, Townsville, Harvey Bay…. Your Australian experience isn’t complete without a classic East Coast adventure.

Sleeping in a swag – check!

Under the stars in Yulara!

Seeing kangaroos and koalas in the wild – check!

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Doing a tour around Tasmania – check!

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In a relatively small land area you can see exceptional beauty.

Going on a wine tasting – check!

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Done many times 😀

Experiencing The Great Ocean Road – check!

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I’ve also done this four times already. If you ask me, this is the day trip to do if you’re in Melbourne or somewhere else in Victoria. If possible, combine with a trip to the Grampians.

Seeing Blue Mountains – check!

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Seeing the Three Sisters rock formation was a dream come true.

Chilling on a boat in the Whitsundays – not yet

When I did East Coast last year, I didn’t have enough money to do this so I haven’t been able to tick this out yet.

Walking the Sydney Harbour Bridge – check

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Going on a camel drive on Cable Beach – not yet

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Maybe I’ll do this during my West Coast adventure in April.

Hiking to Cradle Mountain – check!

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Hiking to Mt Kosciuszko – not yet

Mt Kosciuszko is the highest mountain in Australia.

Traveling with the Ghan train from Adelaide to Darwin – not yet

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With ticket prices starting from almost 2000 dollars, this is still waiting for me becoming a millionaire (or at least not a poor backpacker).

What’s on your bucket list?

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