There is so much to see and do in Australia! From the rugged Outback, cute bouncing kangaroos, and some of the best surfing in the world you are bound to have an amazing time on your vacation.
To help you plan your next trip here are 16 bucket list things to do that will make you want to drop everything and visit Australia!
See A Kangaroo
While in Australia you need to see their national animal the kangaroo. In the wild some of the best places to see these adorable animals are at Lucky Bay, Hamilton Island, Flinders Ranges, Bells Beach, Jervis Bay, or Kangaroo Island!
Another fantastic spot to see kangaroos is at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary on the Gold Coast, where you can get the chance to get feed kangaroos!
Go For A Swim At Bondi Beach
No trip to Australia would be complete without a day at the beach. Near Sydney, you can find one of Australia’s most famous white sand beaches – Bondi Beach. While here make sure to visit Bondi Icebergs which is a gorgeous pool located right beside the ocean.
Hug A Koala
While it is rare to see a koala when visiting in the wild, at some spots in Australia you can snuggle one! At several animal sanctuaries across Australia like the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Cleland Wildlife Park you can get the chance to hug a koala.
Go Snorkelling In The Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef, is Australia’s natural wonder. Here you can find hundreds of types of coral, and countless fish, turtles, whales, dolphins and sharks. One not to miss experience is to go snorkelling or scuba diving in the reef to see the abundant colourful fish.
See A Pink Lake
You won’t believe your eyes when you come across one of the many bright pink lakes in Australia. In Western Australia, you can find several bright pink lakes, with the most famous being Lake Hillier.
Visit The Sydney Opera House
The Sydney Opera House is one of Australia’s most iconic landmarks. Located at Sydney’s harbour, you can enjoy the view from near the water, or buy tickets to one of the many shows that take place at the opera house each day.
Meet A Quokka
Another cute animal you’ll want to meet when in Australia is the quokka. To see these super cute miniature wallabies, head to Rottnest Island, which is accessible via a ferry from Perth.
Visit Whitsunday Islands
For the perfect day at the beach go to Whitehaven Beach which is known for having some of the whitest sand in the world! Here the crystal clear turquoise water and pure white sand mix together to create stunning designs that can be seen when flying over from the mainland.
Find The Twelve Apostles
One of the most scenic drives in Australia is along the Great Ocean Road, which will take you past limestone pillars known as the 12 Apostles. Despite the name, there currently are only eight massive pillars along the coast that are an impressive 45 metres tall!
See A Bioluminescence Beach
For a truly magical sight, head to Australia’s beaches at night. There are several bioluminescence beaches around Australia with one popular one being Jervis Bay where the plankton glows bright blue.
Ride A Camel
Did you know there are more than a million camels that roam Australia’s outback? At Cable Beach in Western Australia, you can ride a camel across the beach for the most picturesque view of the sunset.
Explore The Outback
When visiting Australia, you need to escape the city and head out to the Outback. The Outback refers to the unpopulated spaces, and one fantastic spot to experience the Outback is Uluru-Kata Tjuta, National Park. For the best experience, book overnight accommodations so you can spend the day enjoying the stunning landscape.
Take A Bath At Thalia Haven
For a truly unforgettable experience, you need to take a bath at the beautiful secluded retreat Thalia Haven. Located in Tasmania, the bathtub overlooks Great Oyster Bay.
Explore The Lancelin Sand Dunes
For a truly unique experience, you can explore the Lancelin Sand Dunes. Located 85 minutes outside of Perth, the dunes are a popular spot for people to try sandboarding.
Australia is a famous surfing destination, so while visiting you need to visit the beach and try surfing. Some of the best beaches for surfing include Bondi Beach, Byron Bay, Noosa Heads, and Snapper Rocks.
Go-Wine Tasting In The Barossa Valley
Wine lovers need to visit Australia’s famous Barossa Valley. This area is known for producing bold Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. While here make sure to visit some of the local vineyards and go wine tasting.