the ultimate australia bucket list


So, I'm here for a few years (read more about why here), and I'm sharing what's on my Australia bucket list with all of you! You know me... I need a plan for everything. This will give you have a starting point of what to research or how to create a bucket list of your own. Regardless of whether you decide to come on holiday for 2 weeks, a sabbatical for 3 months, a year on the Working Holiday Visa, or are moving here permanently, you should have a plan of attack to see this MASSIVE country, because trust me, you're time will be gone in a flash. Did you know Australia is the same size as the US? If I only have a limited time here, I want to see as much as possible, and it's already been 8 months of living here for Joe and me, and the time has FLOWN by so far.

I'm sharing my list below, with the ones that have been completed highlighted in The Urbanite Insight Blue (only viewable if you're reading from a desktop, but clickable even from mobile for those that have posts already!). I have a long way to go! Stay tuned on this page (or pin it!) to see updates as I go checking more items off

So here's what's on my list:

1. Make it to every state & capital city

  • Sydney (June 2017)

  • Melbourne (January 2018)

  • Adelaide

  • Brisbane

  • Darwin

  • Canberra

  • Hobart (October 2018)

  • Perth

2. See Uluru/Ayer’s Rock (July 2019)

3. Do an outback trip to the Kimberly's

4. Scuba dive in:

5. Sail in the Whitsundays (April 2019)

6. Learn to surf in Byron Bay (November 2017)

7. Go wine tasting in:

  • Hunter Valley (July 2018)

  • Yarra Valley

  • Clare Valley

  • Margaret River

8. Go dune bashing on a 4WD tour at Fraser Island (July 2018)

9. Visit the Blue Mountains (March 2018)

10. See Kangaroos in the wild (January 2018 in Jervis Bay!)

11. Hold a Koala (April 2018 in Cairns)

12. Ski in Kosciusko National Park

13. Backpack the Coastal Track in Royal National Park

14. Do a bush walk in the Daintree Rainforest (April 2018)

15. Visit Port Douglas (April 2018)

16. Visit Rainbow Beach (July 2018)

17. Drive the Great Ocean Road & see the 12 Apostles (September 2018)

18. Visit Christmas Island

19. Do the Harbour Bridge climb

20. Walk across the Harbour Bridge (February 2018)

21. Do the Bondi to Coogee coastal walk (June 2017)

22. Do the Spit to Manly coastal walk (April 2018)

23. Swim in the Bondi Icebergs (January 2018)

24. Do the Bold and Beautiful swim from Manly to Shelly with the crew at 7 AM

25. Kayak the Katherine Gorge

26. Spend a day at Whitehaven Beach (April 2019)

27. Cage dive with Great White sharks

28. See the seals & kangaroos at Kangaroo Island

29. View the Aurora Australis

30. See the penguins at Phillip Island

31. Watch the camels at Cable Beach

32. See a Pink Lake in SA or WA

33. Snorkel with whale sharks at Ningaloo Reef (WA)

34. See the whitest sand in the world at Hyams Beach (January 2018)

35. See the Bay of Fires (October 2018)

36. Go to an AFL (aussie rules) game (May 2018)

37. Go to a rugby union game

38. Go to a rugby league game (April 2018 -- Manly Sea Eagles)

39. Go to a cricket match (January 2018 -- Sydney Sixers at the Sydney Cricket Grounds)

40. Swim with whale sharks

Do you think I can get through all 40 items in the next couple of years? Catch me if you can...

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