The Great Bucket List: Australia edition
Building your travel bucket list and need some inspiration? You’ve come to the right place!
In this guide, you’ll see a bucket-load of bucket list ideas from all around Australia. What’s more, you’ll learn how LifePoints can help you save on travel. From diving the Great Barrier Reef to witnessing Uluru’s ever-changing colours, you’ll be ready to embark on your bucket list travel adventures once you’re done reading.
So, what are the top Australian bucket list ideas?
- Check the Great Barrier Reef off your bucket list, Australia edition
- Road trip along the Great Ocean Road
- Climb Sydney's Opera House and Harbour Bridge
- Add watching Uluru's changing colours to your bucket list
- Discover the unique wildlife at Kangaroo Island for a memorable bucket list experience
- Add some adventure to your bucket list and visit Alice Springs in the Outback
- Add some art and culture to your bucket list and head to Melbourne
- Swim with Whale Sharks in Ningaloo Reef
- Trek the Overland Track in Tasmania
- Add seeing Indigenous Cultures in the Daintree Rainforest to your bucket list
1. Check the Great Barrier Reef off your bucket list, Australia edition
Diving to see the Great Barrier Reef is more than a bucket list activity. You get to marvel at nature's most colourful and beautiful creatures. Scuba dive to your heart's content, experiencing everything the world-famous reef offers.
The Great Barrier Reef goes beyond diving and seeing marine life. Towns around the reef, like Cairns, offer so much, such as beaches, culture and restaurants. So don't wait any longer and add it to your bucket list today.
2. Road trip along the Great Ocean Road
Add a sense of adventure to your bucket list and road trip along the Great Ocean Road. The winding coastal journey weaves through some of Australia's most picturesque landscapes. You'll see dramatic cliffs, ancient rainforests and the iconic Twelve Apostles. Explore hidden beaches, charming small towns, and photo-worthy lookout points along the way. Whether you're going solo or in a group, the Great Ocean Road is a brilliant Australian adventure.
3. Climb Sydney's Opera House and Harbour Bridge
The Sydney Opera House is one of the most famous buildings in the world. Stroll along Circular Quay, staring in awe at the sail-like structure of the Opera House. Or, for a more ariel experience, climb the Harbour Bridge for a panoramic view of the Opera House and the rest of Sydney. Australian landmarks need to be on your bucket list, and the Opera House is as iconic as any.
4. Add watching Uluru's changing colours to your bucket list
Uluru, which you may know as Ayers Rock, holds a special place in Australia's heart. During sunrise and sunset, the rock shifts colours. It goes from light orange to deep red as the sun rises. Watching the colours change is a moment that helps people connect with nature and reflect on the craziness of everyday life.
5. For a bucket list memory, explore Kangaroo Island's unique wildlife
Kangaroo Island is a place full of wildlife and natural beauty. It offers you the opportunity to interact with Australia's most iconic creatures. You'll come face-to-face with kangaroos, cuddly koalas, and curious sea lions.
The island's protected landscapes and pristine beaches provide a sanctuary for native wildlife. This lets you see the animals in their natural habitats. From wildlife sanctuaries to coastal viewpoints, Kangaroo Island is one of the most unique ideas to add to your bucket list.
6. Add some adventure to your bucket list and visit Alice Springs
Alice Springs is a fantastic idea for your bucket list if you want to escape your city. The Red Centre's ancient landscapes and Indigenous culture intertwine for a unique experience. As you explore the MacDonnell Ranges, you'll experience a fully authentic Australia. Alice Springs is often considered the gateway into the Outback, and for good reason. You'll see ancient rock formations, desert landscapes and rich cultural encounters.
7. Add art and culture to your bucket list and visit Melbourne
Melbourne offers so much as a city. From hidden laneway art to world-class museums, Melbourne is an art lover's dream. You can attend a show at the theatre, see street art or indulge in culinary adventures. As you delve into Melbourne's arts and culture, you're not just checking an item off your bucket list. You're experiencing one of the world’s best art and culture scenes.
8. Swim with Whale Sharks in Ningaloo Reef
This bucket list item is only for true thrill seekers. Snorkelling with whale sharks offers a face-to-face look at these magnificent creatures. And the Ningaloo Reef's annual whale shark migration is the perfect opportunity to see the whale sharks. Not only does the experience let you see the sharks, but it also focuses on conservation awareness. Experts will teach you the importance of protecting marine ecosystems and how you can help. So, you'll be ticking an item off your bucket list and helping to protect Australia's shores at the same time.
9. Trek the Overland Track in Tasmania
If you're a nature enthusiast, add the Overland Track in Tasmania to your bucket list. It's a physical and mental challenge, but an incredibly rewarding one. As you trek the Overland Track, you'll navigate alpine meadows and ancient rainforests. As you take each step, you'll immerse yourself in the untamed heart of Australia.
Gaining an appreciation of Australia's history is a fantastic bucket list idea. In the Daintree Rainforest, you can learn about the ancient ways of Australia's first people. Indigenous guides will take you through the lush forest on a fascinating tour. On the tour, they'll show you how they gather food and share the stories that are at the centre of their culture. You'll learn how to throw a boomerang and learn about their dances. This is a special chance to learn the history and traditions of the land's original caretakers.
Let LifePoints help you cross these items off your travel bucket list
All of these ideas are perfect for your bucket list, but bucket list holidays can get expensive. That’s where LifePoints comes in.
Once you’ve signed up for LifePoints, you’ll be able to take surveys. For each survey you complete, you get points, also called LifePoints. When you have enough LifePoints, you can exchange them for over a dozen free gift cards from our list of rewards.
Look out for IKEA gift cards, eBay gift cards or PayPal cash, among others. PayPal is like cash, and depending on the gift card, you can buy things for your trip such as travel snacks or sunscreen. Whatever bucket list adventure you go on, LifePoints has a reward that can help.
For even more ways to save on your bucket list travel, check out our 7 Proven Tips to Plan a budget holiday guide.
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