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!
Hug a koala.
Feed a wallaby.
Swim with crocs at Darwin’s Crocasaurus Cove.
Ride a camel in the Outback.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.