Though a remote location, Australia is a one of a kind continent that attracts a lot of visitors worldwide. A truly exotic part of the world with vast landscapes, beautiful beaches, world’s largest coral reef conglomeration and extraordinarily unique wildlife- Australia’s palate is so appetizing that it doesn’t disappoint even the most mundane traveller. So, stay pepped as we begin to explore an Australia bucket list for the first time ever in our blog.
This country is a travellers’ gaze and what makes it even more worthy of vacationing, is the fact that the continent isn’t much crowded. Although it might be a little expensive to travel and put up in Australia, since the taxes are quite high there, but it’s all definitely worth the pleasure and leisure.
Secret fact here, an Australia bucket list can be created on a budget too with just the right amount of information and mindful planning. Right from camping, scuba diving and skiing to relishing some classic coffee- Australia has got it all enveloped in its exotic air. A flat white coffee, soaking in the sun at the beach and attending music gigs at Melbourne, all awaits you in the land of the Aussies!
Australia offers visitors with some of the most breath-taking landscapes and worth visiting locations that you will be ruminating over for years to come.
Ever heard about the ‘three sisters’ rock’ formation? One of the most famous attractions in Sydney, the Blue Mountains are nestled toward the west of Sydney in South Wales and is much talked about due to its captivating scenic beauty. Once here, you get to treat your eyes with massive cliffs, dense forests, gushing waterfalls, and even charming villages- all at one place. Hike to the ‘Echo point’ to enjoy a purely magnetic view of the the three sisters’ rocks and the whole landscape.
While Sydney and Melbourne are the two major attractions of Australia, very few of you might know that the best Australian beer is actually found at the heart of Perth, the capital of Western Australia. Perth really spoils you with its huge list of attractions- pretty blue beaches, lovely gardens, desert adventures, breweries & wineries of Swan valley and crazy wildlife encounters! In fact, this city humbly features the world’s largest ever city park. Oh yeah, I could gabble on endlessly!
Located in South Australia, the Flinders Ranges are the largest mountain range out there and makes for a perfect sunset spot, naturally attracting a lot of nature lovers. If you are a photographer or a writer, this is the place to be if you lacking some inspiration lately. Besides, this 600 million years old landscape is a great destination packed with rich aboriginal history, great walking trails & endearing wildlife.
We have all seen it in the cinema, the television, but seeing it in person is an altogether another experience. The Sydney Opera House with its remarkable architecture is truly something to gawk at. While in the city, take a walk in the beautiful Harbour Bridges and stroll through the vast Royal Botanical Gardens. If there are kids on the trip along with you, then the botanical gardens is a good catch for entertaining them.
If you are essentially looking for some good time at the beach then Gold Coast should be a must in your Australia bucket list. There are several resorts and spas here which will give you an experience of a lifetime. Water babies can enjoy world class surfing, sailing and swimming times at the beaches of the Gold Coast.
The world’s largest coral reef conglomeration, made up of 2900 reefs and around 900 islands, is so gigantic that it is visible from outer space making it one of the most enigmatic structures of the living world. Truly something worth NOT missing!
We all are fond of indulging in different adventure sports, and similarly we have our own definitions of what our leisure time would be. Here is a bucket list of activities, that irrespective of your personal preferences, you should at least try to include in your Australia bucket list, when in the land of Australia.
Sprayed and splashed in all kind of dazzling shades, these grafitti walls are indeed mesmerising and worth instagramming. Just look at these pictures!
If you want to experience the everyday Aussie culture at its best, shopping at the Queen Victoria market is the absolute idea. Placed in Melbourne, the market square gives you an enthralling experience into the continent’s lifestyle and habits. Either ways, it makes for a decent day out if you have some time to spare and chill.
Quite a hit for its coffee culture, Melbourne should be your pick if you are desperate for some good times at some really cool cafes. You should know coffee is an integrated part of the Australian culture and the Aussies are pretty serious about it.
As a matter of fact, Australia is world famous for its espresso-based-drip style coffee that may fall quite strong on a traveller’s palate. An impressive feature about the coffee houses in Australia is that they brew their coffee fresh and individually for each customer. Not something every country can boast of about their ‘macchiato’ really. Cool enough thing to make it to your Australia bucket list.
If you are in Australia and you haven’t scuba dived yet, you are committing the greatest sin of all. Being home to the world famous ‘Great Barrier Reef’, the largest coral reef on planet earth, scuba diving at this incredible destination is a truly one time opportunity!
Diving at the Barrier Reef gives you a taste of the best ocean life that tirelessly spans across a stretch of 2300 kms. While you are here, opt for a three days dive trip where they take you all through Cairns to the Inner Barrier Reef up to the entire length of the Reef.
If you love snow and sports together, add this one to your Australia bucket list. Mount Kosciuszko is one of the most frequented Australian locations by skiers and also your best pick to swoop down the snow with professionals to guide you if you happen to be a first timer.
While in summers, you can hike up the mountains, winters make it more interesting in terms of the view. Christmas is celebrated here with lot of fervour, so, this might just be the right time if you are aiming for an exotic time next Christmas!
A flat white coffee– Melbourne offers solace to all coffee lovers visiting Australia with this head on drink. The flat white is a signature drink of this city that’s basically brewed from milk and espresso without the foam. If caffeine is what drives you through the day, Melbourne is here to calm your nerves whenever the going gets tough. Heard of deconstructed and bulletproof coffee? Not making any of these up, really!
The beetroot experience- somehow beetroots are the go-to ingredients of salads, sandwiches, toppings, and practically most of the dishes. Although they are good for one’s health, there is no compulsion under which you are liable to eat them. Even if beetroot isn’t mentioned in the ingredients of what you are ordering, be specific to tell the one serving that you don’t want it, if you actually don’t!
Almost all Australian pubs have poker machines. So, if you always wanted to give the game a try, maybe Australia will bring you good fortune. But make sure you do not get into blind bets!
You wont really find any Australian addressing someone as hi sir or hey ma’am, etc. so get used to hearing the much more friendlier term ‘mate’ when in the country.
If these three things make your living worthwhile, then you may happily look forward to your Australia bucket list. Apparently, Australian spices and cheese are of supreme quality. And, so is the bacon and chocolate here. So all those cheese maniacs, feel free to go bonkers!
Your amazing Australia bucket list would be stained if you don’t manage to attend at least a couple of gigs and concerts in Australia. To get started with a few, Melbourne international jazz festival, Falls festival, Byron Bay blue fest and Womadelaide welcome the best crowds and of course the best in entertainment.
If you happen to enjoy golf, Australia will reward you with some of the finest golf courses in the world, not to mention stunning looking- golfe4rs in particular is something you would fall in love with. You can also visit the Tanuda Pines in South Australia, Barnbougle in Tasmania, or the Moonah Links in Victoria for some really boasting experience.
So you see, Australia demands a traveler’s attention like no other country, probably due to its varied scenic, adventurous and of course delicious ingredients that truly makes Australia for what it is. Hit in whenever you can find the time!