If you have read my 40 before 40 blog post you might have seen that one of the places I want to visit before I turn 40 is the Great Barrier Reef. I would love to learn to snorkel or scuba dive so I can see the beautiful animals and coral but there are also so many other areas I would love to visit and things I would like to do on a trip to Australia.
So today I’m sharing my Australia Bucket List and the things I would most love to see and do whilst holidaying in Australia. If you’re planning a holiday to Australia then take a look at Flight Centre where you can find things to do in Australia, learn more about the country and book the holiday of a lifetime.
1. Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge
What an amazing way to take in the breathtaking sights of Sydney than from the Harbour Bridge. I would love to climb the bridge and enjoy the sights of Sydney from the amazing vantage point of the harbour bridge.
2. See the southern lights
Seeing the northern lights is on my 40 before 40 bucket list but in all honesty, I didn’t know there was such a thing as the southern lights until recently. Whilst in Australia I would love to see the beautiful southern lights dancing in the sky, there’s nothing more beautiful than a sky illuminated with beautiful colours.
3. Visit Wave Rock
There’s so much natural beauty in Australia and that includes the world famous Wave Rock. It’s a 15-metre tall natural granite rock formation which looks like a breaking ocean wave – the perfect photo opportunity.
4. Visit Bondi Beach
Bondi Beach looks so beautiful, white sandy beaches, blue seas and of course it’s the location for the famous TV show Bondi Beach, so a visit to the beach would be a must for me. I would also visit nearby beaches such as Bronte, Freshwater and Camp Cove. I would love a surfing lesson or two whilst I was visiting, after all, what better place to learn than in one of the surf capitals of the world.
5. Snorkel or scuba dive at the Great Barrier Reef
This is high on my bucket list because I think it would be an amazing experience to see the animals swimming freely in their natural habitat and to enjoy the unspoilt beauty of the reef. I already have my eye on a full face snorkelling mask from Simply Scuba, they look fantastic for enjoying the underwater scenery.
6. Dive with great white sharks
Diving with great white sharks is definitely a once in a lifetime memorable experience and one that I would love to experience on a holiday to Australia. There are boat tours where you can cage dive with these amazing animals of the deep and this would be one of my first stops on a trip to Australia.
7. Watch the sun rise or set over Uluru (Ayers Rock)
Initially, I thought climbing Uluru would be an amazing experience but I learnt that the location is sacred to aboriginals who have asked people to not climb the iconic landmark. As of October 2019, climbing the landmark will be banned to protect the area. Instead, I think it would be a beautiful experience to watch the sun rise behind Uluru with its beautiful red colour.
8. Enjoy an authentic Aussie barbecue
We all know Australia is the nation of barbecue food, there’s nobody who does it better, which is why I would love to enjoy an authentic Aussie barbecue. Even better would be a barbecue on the beach!
9. Visit Rottsnest Island
Rottsnest Island is home to some very cute creatures – the Quokka. To visit Rottnest Island you will have to take a ferry to the island and back again but it’s worth the trip because it’s one of the very few places you can see Quokka in their natural habitat. I’m a huge animal lover and a trip to see these adorable animals would be amazing.
10. Bungee jump at Cairns
Skydiving is on my life bucket list but bungee jumping isn’t, for some reason it scares me more than the thought of skydiving but it’s something I would like to do once in my life so why not whilst surrounded by so much beauty.
I would love to know what would be at the top of your bucket list on a trip to Australia?