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The Ultimate Australian Bucket List

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My time in Australia was chock full of continuously surreal experiences. How can you not see a kangaroo in real life or learn the lingo? As I reflect back on my time in Australia and plan a future trip, I’ve created the ultimate Australia bucket list of the experiences you can’t visit Oz without doing. Download your own copy of the Ultimate Australia Bucket List at the bottom of this post!

australian bucket list

Animal Encounters

Hug a koala.

Feed a wallaby.

Swim with crocs at Darwin’s Crocasaurus Cove.

Ride a camel in the Outback.

australian bucket list

Extreme Experiences

Sky dive over the Great Barrier Reef.

Go scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef.

Bungy jump over the Cairns rainforest.

Do the Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb.

Sleep underground in Coober Pedy.

australian bucket list

Culinary Challenges

Eat a piece of Vegemite toast (and keep it down!).

Enjoy a classic meat pie, preferably from Harry’s Cafe de Wheels.

Try kangaroo, whether grilled or in sausage form.

Indulge in the famous coffee culture.

australian bucket list

Aussie Lifestyle

Partake in an authentic Aussie BBQ.

Perfect the Sunday Session.

Sing “Khe Sahn” in karaoke.

Learn to surf.

Celebrate holidays like ANZAC Day, Australia Day and New Years Eve.

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City Walks and Road Trips

Walk across the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Wander Melbourne’s lane ways.

Drive the Great Ocean Road.

Drive a car on the other side of the road.

Track down as many “big” things as you can (Big Merino, Big Mango, etc.).

Travel by camper van.

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Great Outdoors

Camp out on Fraser Island.

Sleep in a swag in the Outback.

Catch an Uluru sunrise or sunset.

Do the Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk.

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Party Time

Go on a wine tour in one of Australia’s wine regions.

Check out the “alternative” cultures of Byron Bay and Nimbin.

Party like a rock star on the Gold Coast.

Sail the Whitsundays.

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What’s on your ultimate Australian bucket list?

6 Responses to The Ultimate Australian Bucket List

  1. Victoria January 27, 2014 at 12:22 am #

    Hi Caroline,

    Great post as ever which I will get back to later on in the day!

    I nevertheless, just wanted to give you a head’s up that I’ve nominated you for the Dragon’s Loyalty Award. I’ve also written a few words about you and your blog. Feel free to take a look. Thanks!

  2. Peter Parkorr January 27, 2014 at 8:06 am #

    Hey Caroline, good timing, I’m off to Oz next week for a few months! Props for making your post downloadable – I think that’s a great idea and I’ve been meaning to do something similar for a while. Also good for Pinterest I’d imagine! :) Have fun with the travel planning.

  3. Jayne January 27, 2014 at 9:26 pm #

    Perfect timing. Just realized I have 7 months left in Australia and not nearly enough time to do all that I want because of working.

  4. Ken - US nomad on Cairns holiday vacation (first time) November 18, 2015 at 9:57 pm #

    my eyes almost popped out with your Australia bucket list…then i realised it’s the “ultimate” list so understandable lol. excited with my first Cairns trip and looking for things to do and crossed over your site. lovely! had even more. thanks! great post!

  5. Gary October 24, 2016 at 2:23 am #

    Do the whole round OZ trip by motorcycle. Amazing the people you will meet. Done it 3 times over a 30 year period and each trip was like a brand new adventure.

  6. Sarah November 20, 2017 at 9:53 pm #

    Must try Bungee jumping over the Cairns rainforest.

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