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Our Great Australian Bucket List

Truth be told, Australia is a beautiful country with a lot of places to visit and experiences to be had.  From vast landscapes and beautiful beaches, there’s a lot to see and do in Australia. Any travelling enthusiast has visited Australia at least once or twice and has their Australian Bucket List prepared before their arrival. If your lucky like us to live in the country, its an awesome place to live, work and explore.

As we are in the early planning stages of our goal of Road Tripping Australia in 2019 we are making a Bucket List of the places we want to see in Australia. We have seen a significant amount of Australia already so you may find our list doesn’t have some key places, that is because we may of already visited them however there is a high chance we will visit them again.

Now lets break it down to state by state for our Ultimate Australian Bucket List. if there is something we have missed that you reckon we should check out, hit us up:)


Tour the Aradale Lunatic Asylum at Ararat

See the Sound and Light show at Soverign Hill

Soak up the Mineral Springs at Hepburn Springs

Take the Victorian Goldfields Railway from Maldon to Castlemaine

Visit the Mornigton Peninsula and take a ride on Arthurs Seat.

Drive and Explore the Great Alpine Road in the High Country and pay a visit to Bright Brewery

Camp and Explore Mount Buffalo during the Warmer Months

Head to Belgrave to catch a train ride on Puffing Billy

Do the 1000 Steps Walk in the Dandenong Ranges

Explore Wilsons Promonitory National Park and take a walk on Squeaky Beach

Do the Lap around Phillip Island

Take the Queenscliff to Sorento Ferry and explore these coastal towns



Experience the Cape and drive to the Tip of Australia

Discover more of the Daintree Rainforest

Spend more time at beautiful  Karumba and go on a fishing charter

Visit the Undara Volcanic National Park to see the Undara Lava Tubes

Explore Lawn Hill National Park, everyone tells us its up there in the places to visit in Australia!

Discover more of the Atherton Table Lands. Pay a visit to Barron Falls and Milla Milla Falls

We fell in love with Paronella Park back in 2011, we can’t wait to revisit this magnificent place again

Have a cold one at the Birdsville Pub and if we can attend the Birdsville Races or Big Red Bash that would be pretty memorable too!

Visit the town of Winton and explore the Waltzing Matilda Centre

Read about the History of Qantas at Longreach

Stay and drive on the iconic Fraiser Island

Visit the Julia Creek Artesian Bath House.

Get the sand in between our toes on many of the famous beaches along the Queensland Coastline


New South Wales/Australian Capital Territory 

Get a Picture with the Big Banana

Visit the Outback Cameron Corner Store for a Beverage

Check out alternative towns of Byron Bay, Lennox Head and Ballina

Climb the iconic  Sydney Harbour Bridge & Get a photo at the Sydney Opera House

Go Hiking, Camping and Exploring in the Blue Mountains

Visit the Royal National Park and take the 3 hour hike to see the Figure 8 Pools

Camp and Explore the Barrington Tops National Park

Take a visit and tour of Parliament House

Stay at the iconic Silverton Hotel that we loved & Visit the Silverton Historic Day Dream Mine

Visit Dubbo Zoo and stay at Zoofari Lodge

Visit the Kiama Blow Hole in Kiama

Hike and Camp our way around  Kosciuzko National Park

Explore  Mungo National Park




Take the Spirit of Tasmania and explore mainland Tasmania

Explore, Camp & Hike Cradle Mountain

Visit Liffey Falls in the Liffey Falls State Reserve

Get to the Summit of Mount Wellington

See the iconic Tasmanian Devil in a wildlife park

Explore Historic Port Arthur

Discover the Bay of Fires

Visit Wineglass Bay known for its word class beach.

Get a photo of the Richmond Bridge

Checkout the Nut Summit by taking the chair lift to the top



South Australia

Take the time to explore more of Coober Pedy. We have pitched the tent underground, lets dine underground too!

Camp, Hike &  Explore Wilpena Pound as well as the entire Flinders Ranges

2 years in a row we tried to do the Oonadatta Track, hopefully this time around we will be able to do it!

If there is water in Lake Eyre, lets take a plane ride over it

We don’t drink wine but we can sample the beers in the beautiful Barossa Valley.

Take a ferry to Kangaroo Island and explore this incredible popular island

See the Big Blue Lake at Mount Gambier

Marvel at the Umperston Sink Hole in Mount Gambier

Walk through the Narcoorte Caves

Sample the Seafood and Nature at Coffin Bay

Feel the rush of Shark Diving at Port Lincoln

Walk underground at Princess Margaret Rose Cave.

Visit the Head of the Bight and take some epic Drone Footage along the Nullarbor Plain



Northern Territory 

Experience and see the specacular Field of Light at Uluru

Bike our way around Uluru- The 10km track

We only did 1 of the Walking Trails at The Olgas, lets finish off the rest!

Camp at Kings Canyon Station

Visit the Henbury Metorite Craters

Explore more of Alice Springs, especially the Old Telegraph Station

Swim and Stay at Mataranka Springs

Camp & Explore Gemtree

Get a pass to  explore Arnehmland

Take time to explore,hike and camp at Litchfield National Park

Refresh our memories of Kakadu National Park

Visit the Middle Beach Markets at Sunset and take some epic sunset shots

Walk through the World War 2 Oil Storage Tunnels in Darwin


Western Australia

Take some time out at the Bungle Bungles and catch a Chopper Ride over them

Visit the Wolfe Creek Crater and walk 400m to the top of the Crater

Attend Australia’s only Outback Bush Race Meeting with Station Horses and Station Riders competing at Derby

If we save our funds, experience the thrill of Horizontal Falls in the Kimberley

Take a Sunset Cruise on Lake Argyle

The Gibb River Road and all it entails- Home Valley Station, El Questro, Tunnel Creek, Windjana Gorge, Mitchell Falls

See the sunset at Cable Beach & Take a Camel Ride along the Beach

Go Glamping and Exploring at Karajini National Park and tackle the Class 5 Hancock George Walk.

Fall in love again with the amazing Coral Bay

Relive our Memories of our time living in Karratha & Geraldton

Get a ride over to Rottnest Island and get photo with a Quokka

Walk the entire length of Busselton Jetty

Love a bit of  Chocolate, can’t wait to get to the Margaret River Chocolate Factory

Catch some Waves at Wave Rock. No really just visit Wave Rock is all we need!

Do the Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk at Denmark

Visit the Replica Stonehenge near Esperance

Go Fossikcing at Kalgoorlie



More On The Great Australian Bucket List 

Nothing says outback like driving 1100km on Unsealed Dirt Roads, and thats one of our plans to Drive the Great Central Road between Western Australia and Northern Territory. We also want to tackle the Tanami Track from Alice Springs to Wolfe Creek Crater.

We want to compile a list of Outback Aussie Pubs, there is some icons out there and they are high on the list. Some that spring to mind are the Camerons Corner Pub, Birdsville Pub, William Creek Hotel,Innaminka Hotel,  Whim Creek Hotel, Iron Clad Hotel & Pub in the Paddock spring to mind. We have already visited Silverton Hotel & Daly Waters Pub but we will certainly go back there for a cold one!

We want to take take the journey and drive Victoria to South Australia along the Murray River.

Who’s has Zip Lined before? We want to experience Zip Lining at an amazing location! Any top suggestions where??

A Hot Air Balloon ride is high on the bucket list experience. Maybe in the Barossa Valley. Not sure where as yet but its got to be somewhere good!

Drive the Savannah Way from Broome to Cairns

Australia is often referred to as the land of Oz. And rightly so. It is a land that holds insurmountable beauty, rare wild animals and breathtaking beaches complimented by blue water is a land that you do not want to miss out on. And neither do we. Explore Australia with us. One magnificent town and place after another, it makes for a magnificent story later.


Did you notice we missed some key places?

Some of Australias Most Iconic Places like the Daly Waters Pub, Kings Canyon, West MacDonnells, Silo Art Trail, Great Ocean Road are missing? Want to know why?  Well its because we have already explored these amazing places! We certainly loved them and if we do come across them again on our journey around Oz, we will explore them again..

Shout Out to Aussie Bloggers

We also want to give a shout out and give thanks to the following people for letting us use their amazing photography on this post;

Galways Go Round

Meet Adam and Sharon, high school sweethearts and their 3 children. Ticking off their bucket list, one trip at a time. Road Tripping Oz since July 2017.  Follow the Galway Family on Facebook, Instagram and check out their Website

Chloe from Hike Seek Repeat

Follow Chloe on Instagram as she hikes magnificent mountains around Australia and Overseas.

Four Hands in a Tin Can

Meet the family of 4 behind Four Hands in a Tin Can. These guys have been road tripping Australia since 2016, sharing all their stories on their Facebook, Instagram & YouTube. Check out their website for full details on this travelling family.

The Wayfinders

Meet Amy, currently road tripping Oz  for 12 months with her family sharing her families journey through the vast and beautiful country that is Australia. Follow on Facebook and check out their Website

Where the Wind Takes us

Follow Anji and her travelling family around Australia. Sharing their honest account of life in a Caravan with 2 Kids. Pay a visit to their Facebook Page.

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18 thoughts on “Our Great Australian Bucket List”

  1. I will keep everything here in mind. My daughter moved to Melbourne as an immigrant last year and we’ve done half of your Victoria items but we certainly are going to do after that the drive to South Australia and the Outback experience! That or the New South Wales experience first.

  2. Australia is definitely on my bucket list – and there’s sooo much to do so I’m super excited for when I visit! I feel like to check things off the list, I’ll be there for quite some time!

  3. What an exhaustive list this is <3 The mineral springs at Hepburn is on my list too. Learned some cool stuff to do in Victoria especially camping at Mount Buffalo and the ferry to the lesser known coastal towns Squeaky beach! Whoa what is that?! Queensland looks like a forest lovers dream with the Daintree forest and the Undara volcanic national park! Totally away from the chaos!! This is absolutely an epic list!!

    1. Thank you!! Squeaky Beach is for real!! When you run or walk on the beach it squeaks!! How cool is that!! Thats why we want to visit these unique places 🙂

  4. How long are you going for?? It’ll be so much fun trying to tick all these things off, but might take you a little while as Australia is ENORMOUS! I’m hoping to visit Tasmania at some point fairly soon so will be stealing your Tasmania list when I go! 😉

    1. Hi Emma, we are planning to take 12 months off to travel and work Australia. Everyone tells us how good Tasmania is, however we will only go in the Summer when its warm. We hate travelling in the cold 🙁

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