One day in Lucknow


I had never explored much of Uttar Pradesh. And Lucknow had always been in my bucket list. I had always known people who hailed from Lucknow and I had heard so much about the city and the food. So last year, I decided to visit this city for just one day and explore as much … Read more

King Khan at Indian Film Festival

Shah Rukh Khan

My story of seeing King Khan at Indian Film Festival (IFF) 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. Context Okay, let me give you a context. Last … Read more

A weekend at Port Fairy

Port Fairy

My first solo travel ever was to a place called Port Fairy in Victoria state of Australia. 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 … Read more

A day trip to Sovereign Hill

sovereign hill

It was my initial Melbourne days. I was exploring all the places to see and visit around Melbourne and that is when I stumbled upon the Sovereign Hill. It was a place that looked very different and ancient. I had never seen a place like this before and the pictures looked beautiful. Instantly the place … Read more

Hike to Mt Bishop summit in Wilsons Prom National Park

Mt Bishop summit (Wilsons Prom National Park)

Mt Bishop Summit walk is one of the very few walks or hikes I have done in Victoria state of Australia. Even though it is a steep walk to the summit, hiking Mt Bishop is totally worth it. The views are spectacular and breathtaking from the summit. Wilsons Promontory National Park Wilsons Prom National Park … Read more

A day trip to Phillip Island

The Philip Island Penguins

One of the must things to do around Melbourne is to visit the Phillip Island. If you are an animal lover like me, then this is the place to be. I was super excited when I realised that we could go and see these amazing cute little penguins. My mother was visiting me in Melbourne … Read more

My “Australian” bucket list

My Australian bucket list

While browsing through my old pictures, I found my notes that had the bucket list items I wanted to cover in Australia. This included visiting some places and experiencing some activities. I had created this list probably about 9 years ago before I arrived in Australia. Yes that’s how old this bucket list has been.

For top 10 things to in this beautiful country, refer to my post “10 things to do in Australia“.

My "Australian" bucket list - tick tick tick!

I thought why not publish my bucket list so people can use and get some inspiration out from mine to create their own bucket list for Australia.

Note: This list will be updated and altered once in a while when I come back and revisit the post.

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Australian Bucket list

  1. Abseil DONE.
  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 walkDONE.
  9. Cage dive with crocodile DONE.
  10. Camp at Lake Mckenzie – PARTLY DONE (visited but not camped).
  11. Camp under the starsDONE.
  12. Canyoning.
  13. Click the Milky wayDONE.
  14. Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge DONE.
  15. Cuddle a koalaDONE.
  16. Dip in a hot spring.
  17. Dive with Great White sharksDONE.
  18. Dive with sharks DONE.
  19. Drink wine in Margaret River region.
  20. Drive in Tasmania DONE.
  21. Drive on Australia’s longest road – Eyre highway, Nullarbor.
  22. Drive on Great Ocean Road – PARTIALLY DONE. I have been on road trips on Great Ocean Road before, just that I have not driven there.
  23. Drive along the coastlineDONE.
  24. Drive to Broome.
  25. Eat a Tim Tam biscuit DONE.
  26. Eat vegemite sandwichDONE.
  27. Experience aerobatic flight.
  28. Explore Daintree rain forest – a 110 million years old rain forestDONE.
  29. Explore the convict story at Port ArthurDONE.
  30. Feed a kangaroo DONE.
  31. Get clicked at Blue Lake, Mount Gambier, South Australia.
  32. Get clicked at Pink Lake, Esperance.
  33. Get clicked with a giraffeDONE.
  34. Get kissed by a dolphin and a sealDONE.
  35. Glamping – DONE.
  36. Go camping in Carnarvon Gorge.
  37. Go on wine tours DONE.
  38. Go on world’s fastest jungle swing – Minjin Swing.
  39. Go sand boardingDONE.
  40. Hike Ruined Castle – DONE.
  41. Hike the Cradle mountain– DONE.
  42. Hike the tallest mountain – Mount KosciuszkoDONE.
  43. Hike up to Wineglass Bay lookoutDONE.
  44. Hold a baby crocodile – DONE. NOTE: Even though I did this when I was young and naïve, I will never do this again in my life.
  45. Hold an owl – DONE.
  46. Hot air ballooning at Byron Bay.
  47. Jenolan Caves – DONE.
  48. Kayaking at Katherine Gorge – PARTLY DONE. I haven’t kayaked but I have taken a cruise ride in Katherine Gorge.
  49. Kokoda War Memorial (1000 Steps) – DONE.
  50. Learn to skiDONE.
  51. Learn to snowboard.
  52. Learn to surf – DONE.
  53. Para glide.
  54. Party at Gold Coast – DONE.
  55. Pat a cheetah DONE.
  56. Puffing Billy – DONE.
  57. Raft on Franklin River.
  58. Ride a camel on Cable beach. – Will never do this. I stopped riding animals.
  59. Ride in a helicopter.
  60. Ride the skyrail rainforest cablewayDONE.
  61. Sail on romantic WhitsundaysDONE.
  62. Sand boarding – DONE.
  63. Scuba dive in Great Barrier Reef DONE.
  64. Scuba dive in Port Douglas- DONE.
  65. See a concert at Sydney Opera houseDONE.
  66. See a nemo under water (wild) DONE.
  67. See fireworks at Sydney Opera house on New Year’s eve – DONE.
  68. See humpback whales DONE.
  69. See the Heart reefDONE.
  70. See the Three sisters – DONE.
  71. Six foot track – DONE.
  72. Sky dive – DONE.
  73. Stay at Crooked river wines.
  74. Stay at Fraser islandDONE.
  75. Stay at Thredbo during the snow seasonDONE.
  76. Swim with minkie whales.
  77. Swim with seals and dolphins – DONE.
  78. Swim with whale sharks.
  79. Take a picture with Horsehead Rock- DONE.
  80. Take a selfie with a Quokka on Rottnest island – DONE.
  81. The Ngaro Sea trail.
  82. The Twelve Apostles – DONE.
  83. Touch a tortoise – DONE.
  84. Tree surf at Mornington Peninsula.
  85. Tulips festival at Canberra – DONE.
  86. View Milky wayDONE.
  87. View sunrise and sunset on UluruDONE.
  88. View sunset at Broome.
  89. View sunset at Darwin – DONE.
  90. Visit 6 states and 2 territories – DONE.
  91. Visit Arnhem land – DONE.
  92. Visit Bridestowe Lavender estate (lavender farms) DONE.
  93. Visit Caves beach  – DONE.
  94. Visit Christmas island.
  95. Visit Fairy pools at Noosa national park.
  96. Visit Giant Tingle tree in Walpole.
  97. Visit Kangaroo Island  – DONE.
  98. Visit Karinji national park.
  99. Visit Kiama Blowhole – DONE.
  100. Visit Little beach.
  101. Visit Lord Howe Island.
  102. Visit MONA in Tasmania- DONE.
  103. Visit Moreton IslandDONE.
  104. Visit Nan Tien Temple – DONE.
  105. Visit (any) nude beach – DONE.
  106. Visit Philip Island – DONE.
  107. Visit Pinnacles DONE.
  108. Visit Sapphire Coast.
  109. Visit Seal bay at Kangaroo IslandDONE.
  110. Visit the beautiful coastline – DONE.
  111. Visit Toowoon Bay.
  112. Visit Wave rock – DONE.
  113. Visit underground town – Coober Pedy – DONE.
  114. Volunteer at an animal rescue shelter- DONE.
  115. Walk on the white sand beach – Hyams beach – DONE.
  116. Walk on Whiteheaven beachDONE.
  117. Walk the Jellybean walking track in Blue mountains – DONE.
  118. Watch a match at Australian Open – DONE.
  119. Watch cute penguins return homeDONE.
  120. Witness Aurora Australis. I have witnessed this in New Zealand.
  121. Witness a snowfallDONE.
  122. Witness sea turtle hatching season at Heron Island.
  123. Zip line – DONE.

Closing Notes

Australia is huge and there are plenty of things to do. This is just a subset of things that can be done in this beautiful country that I call home. If you know some of the things that are not in this list, then definitely do let me know in the comments below.

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