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
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
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
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 bodies.it 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.
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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