Lord of the Fries

Do you love hot chips (fries) as much as I do? Then ‘Lord of the Fries‘ is the place to be for amazing and delicious hot chips. I think they make the best chips in the World. They are everywhere in Australia, but Melbourne has many stores and they are available everywhere. They have different dips/sauces that can be bought …

King Khan

9 August 2019 Melbourne ‘Did I actually see him in person?’ ‘Or was I dreaming?’ ‘Really?’ I have all these questions today as I recollect last night’s event. It all seems so unreal and dreamy. Okay, let me give you a context. Last night was the awards night at Palais Theatre in St Kilda, Melbourne. This awards night was hosted …

Hosier ‘street art’ lane

Hosier lane is a lane in Melbourne Central Business District (CBD) dedicated to street art. It is so colourful and is a great spot for amazing pictures with the graffitis. Every time I have visited Hosier lane, the street is filled with different street art. Every art painted changes and each artist overwrites the previous artist’s work. It is great to …

A weekend at Port Fairy

Port Fairy is very special to me. My first solo travel was to Port Fairy in Victoria. I was alone living in Melbourne and I wanted to travel. It is difficult to find travel buddies when you are living all by yourself in an unknown country. So, I decided to take the step and decided my first solo travel. Port …

A day trip to Sovereign Hill

Sovereign Hill is a very interesting tourist attraction in Australia. It is set in the 1850s and it depicts Ballarat’s first ten years during the gold rush. It is 90 minutes drive from Melbourne city. What is Gold rush? The Gold rush was a period in the history of Victoria, between 1850s and 1860s. There was a huge rush for …

Mt Bishop

A steep and narrow track to Mt Bishop summit in Wilsons Promontory National Park in Victoria is definitely worth hiking. The views are spectacular from the summit. The hike is challenging but worth it.   Logistics: Starting point: Lilly Pilly Gully Carpark Ending point: Lilly Pilly Gully Carpark Type of walk: return Distance: 3.7 kilometres Time required: 1.5 – 2 …

One day tour to Phillip Island

One of the must do things to do while in Melbourne is to visit the Phillip Island. Phillip Island is about 140 kilometers (90 minutes) from Melbourne and is a popular day trip. It is the place where one can watch the little penguins return home after a day of fishing in the ocean. The viewing of penguins is known …

My “Australian” bucket list – tick tick tick!

While browsing through my old pictures, I found my notes that had the bucket list I wanted to cover in Australia. This included visiting places and the experiences that I wanted to have. I had created this year probably 5 years ago before I arrived in Australia.

I have now decided to dedicate a post that has this list and cross them as and when I tick them off.

Note: This list is being constantly updated and altered.

  1. Abseil – √
  2. Attend a cricket match at the MCG
  3. Attend a State of Origin match
  4. Attend an AFL match
  5. Attend an ANZAC Day Dawn Service
  6. Attend the Royal Easter Show
  7. Become a zoo keeper
  8. Bush walk – √
  9. Cage dive with crocodile – √
  10. Camp at Lake Mckenzie
  11. Camp under the stars – √
  12. Canyoning
  13. Click the Milky way – √
  14. Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge – √
  15. Cuddle a koala– √
  16. Dip in a hotspring
  17. Dive with Great White sharks – √
  18. Dive with sharks – √
  19. Drink wine in Margaret River region
  20. Drive in Tasmania – √
  21. Drive on Australia’s longest road – Eyre highway, Nullarbor
  22. Drive on Great Ocean Road
  23. Drive on the coastline – √
  24. Drive to Broome
  25. Eat a Tim Tam biscuit – √
  26. Eat vegemite sandwich – √
  27. Experience aerobatic flight
  28. Explore Daintree rain forest – a 110 million years old rain forest- √
  29. Explore the convict story at Port Arthur- √
  30. Feed a kangaroo – √
  31. Get clicked at Blue Lake, Mount Gambier, South Australia
  32. Get clicked at Pink Lake, Esperance
  33. Get clicked with a giraffe – √
  34. Get kissed by a dolphin and a seal – √
  35. Glamping
  36. Go camping in Carnarvon Gorge
  37. Go on wine tours – √
  38. Go on world’s fastest jungle swing – Minjin Swing
  39. Go sandboarding – √
  40. Hike Ruined Castle – √
  41. Hike the Cradle mountain- √
  42. Hike the tallest mountain – Mount Kosciuszko – √
  43. Hike up to Wineglass Bay lookout- √
  44. Hold a baby crocodile – √
  45. Hold an owl – √
  46. Hot air ballooning at Byron Bay
  47. Jenolan Caves – √
  48. Kayaking at Katherine Gorge
  49. Kokoda War Memorial (1000 Steps) – √
  50. Learn to ski – √
  51. Learn to snowboard
  52. Learn to surf
  53. Paraglide
  54. Party at Gold Coast – √
  55. Pat a cheetah – √
  56. Puffing Billy – √
  57. Raft on Franklin River
  58. Ride a camel on Cable beach
  59. Ride in a helicopter
  60. Ride the skyrail rainforest cableway- √
  61. Sail on romantic Whitsundays – √
  62. Sandboarding – √
  63. Scuba dive in Great Barrier Reef – √
  64. Scuba dive in Port Douglas- √
  65. See a concert at Sydney Opera house- √
  66. See a nemo under water (wild)- √
  67. See fireworks at Sydney Opera house on New Year’s eve – √
  68. See humpback whales – √
  69. See the Heart reef – √
  70. See the Three sisters – √
  71. Six foot track – √
  72. Sky dive – √
  73. Stay at Crooked river wines
  74. Stay at Frazer island- √
  75. Stay at Thredbo during the snow season – √
  76. Swim with minkie whales
  77. Swim with seals and dolphins – √
  78. Swim with whale sharks
  79. Take a picture with Horsehead Rock- √
  80. Take a selfie with a Quokka on Rottsnest island
  81. The Ngaro Sea trail
  82. The Twelve Apostles – √
  83. Touch a tortoise – √
  84. Tree surf at Mornington Peninsula
  85. Tulips festival at Canberra – √
  86. View Milky way – √
  87. View sunrise and sunset on Uluru – √
  88. View sunset at Broome
  89. View sunset at Darwin – √
  90. Visit 6 states and 2 territories – √
  91. Visit Arnhem land
  92. Visit Bridestowe Lavender estate (lavender farms) – √
  93. Visit Caves beach  – √
  94. Visit Christmas island
  95. Visit Fairy pools at Nooda national park
  96. Visit Giant Tingle tree in Walpole
  97. Visit Kangaroo Island  – √
  98. Visit Karinji national park
  99. Visit Kiama Blowhole – √
  100. Visit Little beach
  101. Visit Lord Howe Island
  102. Visit MONA in Tasmania- √
  103. Visit Moreton Island- √
  104. Visit Nan Tien Temple – √
  105. Visit (any) nude beach – √
  106. Visit Philip Island – √
  107. Visit Pinnacles – √
  108. Visit Sapphire Coast
  109. Visit Seal bay at Kangaroo Island – √
  110. Visit the beautiful coastline – √
  111. Visit Toowoon Bay
  112. Visit Wave rock
  113. Visit underground town – Coober Pedy
  114. Volunteer at an animal rescue shelter- √
  115. Walk on the white sand beach – Hyams beach – √
  116. Walk on Whiteheaven beach – √
  117. Walk the Jellybean walking track in Blue mountains – √
  118. Watch a match at Australian Open – √
  119. Watch cute penguins return home – √
  120. Witness Aurora Australis
  121. Witness a snowfall – √
  122. Witness sea turtle hatching season at Heron Island
  123. Zip line – √

FERNWEH

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