Australia has a lot of “bucket list” experiences to select before you turn thirty, from the scaling of Sydney Harbor Bridge to cage plunging with Great White Sharks. While some are crazier than others, each experience will make you respect Australia’s culture and natural landscapes and make you understand them more fully.
- Watch a match of football
- Climb Q1 – Tallest Building in Australia
- Byron Bay is a great place to unwind.
- Swim alongside whale sharks.
- A journey along the Great Ocean Road
- Investigate Arnhem Land
- Great White Shark Cage Dive
- Visit Uluru, which is awe-inspiring.
- Bondi Beach is a great place to catch a wave.
- Pose for a Selfie with a Quokka
- Immerse yourself in the Great Barrier Reef.
- A Crocodile should be greeted with a smile.
- Ascend the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
1.Watch a match of football
AFL is a major part of Australia’s culture, played between March and September, particularly in Melbourne where the sport was founded in 1896. The Australian Football League comprises 18 clubs which fight in 23 rounds, culminating in the annual MCG Grand Final. The Sporting Stadium MCG is the largest in the world.
2. Climb Q1 – Tallest Building in Australia
Surfers Paradise is the tallest building in Australia at 322,5 metres above sea level on the Gold Coast. On level 77 of the residential building, there is an observation deck as well as a SkyPoint Climb. Not for the weary, Australia’s highest external construction climb is an exhilarating 90-minute guided adventure, with 298 escalators leading up the spiral. Day, dusk and evening climbs are available.
3. Byron Bay is a great place to unwind.
Byron Bay is one of the best-known destinations on the east coast of Australia, and attracts backpackers, surfers and yogis. The city is situated in the north of New South Wales. There is plenty to be done in Byron Bay from community markets to sanitary retreats, surfing lessons and beach kayaking. Byron Bay Lighthouse – Australia’s easternmost point – can also be visited. Dance at Cheeky Monkey’s in the evening as sun goes down.
4. Swim alongside whale sharks.
Visit Ningaloo Coast, a World Heritage site, in Western Australia, for a truly humiliating and memorable experience. These soft giants gain a huge length of 12 metres and are the largest fish in the world when gathered in the region between March and August. Several tour operators are operating from Exmouth, even humpback whales, dugongs and manta rays can be seen.
5. A journey along the Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road is one of Australia’s most emblematic road trips, covering 234 kilometres along Victoria’s harsh coastline. From Torquay, the highway leads through a variety of major attractions, such as Bells Beach, Split Point Lighthouse, the Otway Ranges, the Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, London Arch and the Grotto. The road goes through the streets.
6.Investigate Arnhem Land
Take a dive into Australian indigenous culture at the remote, untouched corner of Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory. The Yolngu people who lived there for 60,000 years have the oldest live culture in the world. Arnhem Land offers indigenous and natural experiences such as the spectacular National Park of Kakadu. Here, the Yolngu people live. Australia has a lot of “bucket list” experiences to select before you turn thirty, from the scaling of Sydney Harbor
7.Great White Shark Cage Dive
Go to Port Lincoln, in South Australia for your morse-drawn experience – one of only a few places around the world where you can dive in cages with large white hairs. This thrilling submarine experience, known for its high visibility, takes place off Neptune Islands and allows the ocean’s top predation to be safely met from within cage security. There are several tour operators, but the eco friendly Adventure Bay Charters are recommended for Culture Trip.
8.Visit Uluru, which is awe-inspiring.
Uluru is a 600 millions year old sandstone rock formation, which is 348 metres high and has a range of 9.4 km, and is situated within the Northern Territory. Uluru is known also as Ayres Rock. In recognition of its unique geological and cultural importance held by the local indigenous Australians known as the Anangu, Uluru not only holds one site but two UNESCO world heritage lists. Uluru is best seen on a walk with an aboriginal guide or on a helicopter from above.
9.Bondi Beach is a great place to catch a wave.
The most important stretch of sand in Australia, Bondi Beach welcomes more than 1,000,000 visitors every year. Bondi is an iconic surfing destination with protected waves only 30 minutes from Sydney and is suitable for all levels of experience. Many places are available to rent boards in Bondi and surfing schools like Let’s Go Surfing that offers lessons for adults and children.
11. Pose for a Selfie with a Quokka
There are many reasons for visiting Rottnest Island off the coast of Western Australia every 20 years but quokka is the number one reason. These smiling marsupials are nature curious and just love to welcome visitors to their island; they will even smile like a selfie. Just make sure you don’t feed or handle the animals, since you can be fined.
11. Immerse yourself in the Great Barrier Reef.
The Great Barrier Reef covers 344,400 kilometres square and consists of 2,900 reefs and 900 islands. One of the world’s seven natural miracles.Scuba dive and snorkel in the pristine turquoise waters of tropical fish are the best way to see the coral reef. There are plenty of tours to meet any budget or level of experience, from day tours to overnight charters, glass-boats and scuba expeditions.
12. A Crocodile should be greeted with a smile.
Take a dip at the Crocosaurus Cove of Darwin and face the monstrous Saltwater Crocodiles from Australia. Cage of Death is an experience of fifteen minutes where you and a friend are reduced to a crocodile pen for a heart-rushing meeting. When overwhelmed, you’ll see some prehistoric residents of the park, including Chopper, Axel and William & Kate.
13. Ascend the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Summit the iconic Sydney Harbor Bridge, located 134 metres above sea level, and enjoy a unique view of Sydney at 360 degrees. Since 1998, the bridge has been crossed by more than 3 million people with over 4 000 marriage offers recorded. Choose between dawn, day, creep and evening climbs – all about three hours. Or take the BridgeClimb Sampler for an exhibit.