15 Reasons Australia Should Be on Your Travel Bucket List

North Sydney Olympic Pool, 15 reasons Australia should be on your travel bucket list

North Sydney Olympic Pool, NSW

Kennett River Koala Walk Great Ocean Road Australia

Kennett River Koala Walk, Great Ocean Road, VIC

There’s nowhere else quite like the land down under so here’s 15 reasons Australia should be on your travel bucket list. Preferably right at the top of it, actually. I hear you; it’s far from home, it’s expensive and it’s a long old journey to get there.

If this post doesn’t convince you that you need to get saving and planning (here’s how I saved £4K toward my travels purely by cutting spending!) then I’m not sure anything will…

You’ll find beaches that rival the Caribbean in Western Australia

15 reasons Australia should be on your travel bucket list, Little Beach, Two People's Bay, Esperance WA

Little Beach,  Two People’s Bay, WA

You can swim at the world’s most iconic ocean pool overlooking Bondi Beach

Sydney Icebergs, NSW, Australia, 15 reasons Australia should be on your travel bucket list

Sydney Icebergs, Bondi Beach, NSW

You’ll get up close and personal with incredible wildlife like kangaroos, koalas, dolphins, stingrays and sea turtles

Hamelin Bay Stingrays, WA, Australia

Hamelin Bay, WA

Go on the road trip of a life time along the East Coast

Retro campervan VW Byron Bay

Byron Bay, NSW

Stop off in Byron, a laid-back surfers paradise where you’re sure to find some zen

Byron Bay Light House, Most Easterly Point of Mainland Australia, 15 reasons Australia should be on your travel bucket list

Most Easterly Point of Mainland Australia, Byron Bay, NSW

You can hike up in the Blue Mountains and enjoy stunning views

Blue Mountains, Pulpit Rock, NSW, Australia

Pulpit Rock Look Out, Blue Mountains, NSW

Drive along the world famous Great Ocean Road

15 reasons Australia should be on your travel bucket list, 12 Apostles sunrise, Great Ocean Road

12 Apostles, Great Ocean Road, VIC

Take a photo in front of Sydney Opera House

Sydney opera house, backpacking tips Australia, 15 reasons Australia should be on your travel bucket list

Sydney Opera House, NSW

Drink wine in the Barossa Valley

must see on the Great Ocean Road, Barossa Valley, cellar door, rose, South Australia vineyards

Cellar Door, Barossa Valley, SA

You can go scuba diving on the world’s most famous site; the Great Barrier Reef

Scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns, Australia

Great Barrier Reef, Cairns, QLD

You’ll find natural marvels like South Australia’s Blue Lake

must see on the Great Ocean Road, Blue Lake Mount Gambier South Australia

Blue Lake, Mount Gambier, SA

Wake up in paradise in the Whitsundays

Whitsundays Palm Cove breakfast in paradise

Whitsundays, QLD

Explore the lanes in Melbourne

Melbourne, VIC

Then watch the penguin migration at dusk from St Kilda’s

Photo Credit: Andrea’s Passions

You’ll soon be Googling visa requirements…

Lucky Bay, WA

Small Biz Shout Out: RatPack Travel

Whether you’re in the early planning stages of your awesome Australia trip or you’ve already booked the flights and it’s time to nail the nitty gritty stuff, I cannot recommend highly enough that you get in touch with Sammy from RatPack Travel.

He’s the King of Campervans – promising a dreamy discount that will beat any other quote and providing first class personalised support – and he also arranges trips to must see hotspots like the Whitsundays and Fraser Island. If you’re crazy enough to want to jump out of a plane or driving isn’t your thing and you want to hop on a bus tour, he’s got that nailed too.

The reason I keep shouting about him so loudly is because he’s offering a service that the travel industry so desperately needs: a real, normal person who isn’t interested in simply making a quick commission like the rip-off high street agents, but rather tailoring every detail specifically to you. It’s the human to human (and traveller to traveller!) element I so deeply love about RatPack and is why I always choose to use them above anyone else (like for my New Zealand trip which you can read about here!)

Drop Sammy a WhatsApp on +61450381801 to get discussing your upcoming trip, download an epic (free!) travel calendar here, or if you’ve already got flights nailed and you need a rad campervan ready for your roadie then pop in your dates here and he’ll take all the hard work out of your hands. 

15 reasons Australia should be on your travel bucket list, camper van life, Lucky Bay, WA

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2 Responses

  1. Hey beth. You’ve totally changed my feelings about Australia. Have loved following your content. Maybe it’s on my bucket list now, Judith

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