62 Comments

  1. Kristen
    September 8, 2018 @ 11:12 am

    What a great list. I unfortunately only got to do one of these experiences while I was working in Melbourne, Aus for a year. But it’s a good excuse to go back!

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    • dankiteski
      September 9, 2018 @ 2:19 pm

      Definitely, Kristen. There’s always next time 🙂

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  2. Sheena
    September 8, 2018 @ 8:12 pm

    This is great! My family goes to Australia quite often to visit friends and relatives and this post has definitely given me some ideas for our next trip! Thanks for sharing!

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    • dankiteski
      September 9, 2018 @ 2:24 pm

      I’m glad you could get some cool suggestions here, Sheena. Thank you for commenting.

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  3. Sarah - Borders & Bucket Lists
    September 8, 2018 @ 8:45 pm

    I’d be so down for all of these! But also, that underground town? Like what?! I’m definitely going there when I finally make it to Australia.

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    • dankiteski
      September 9, 2018 @ 2:19 pm

      Yup, that was the most shocking one for me too. It’s in the middle of nowhere but definitely worth it 😀

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  4. kasia
    September 8, 2018 @ 11:46 pm

    oh wow! I’m not even sure which one I would want to start with! They all look so good.

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    • dankiteski
      September 9, 2018 @ 2:20 pm

      I know, right? 🙂

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  5. Ee Sing
    September 8, 2018 @ 11:56 pm

    I stayed three years but I never knew that there were so much things like this to do! I been to 4 only. I really hope to go back one day and definitely do all these!

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    • dankiteski
      September 9, 2018 @ 2:20 pm

      Australia has so much to offer that even this list doesn’t cover everything but hey, there’s always next time 🙂

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  6. Katie
    September 9, 2018 @ 6:44 am

    Wow i had no idea there was an aurora australis! Would love to visit all of these places, I’ll have to get saving!

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    • dankiteski
      September 9, 2018 @ 2:21 pm

      I didn’t know this until my first visit either. I just happen to be at the right place in the right time 🙂

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  7. Monica
    September 9, 2018 @ 7:51 am

    It is a dream to go to Australia! So many interesting things to do! I would love to check all of them, especially to dive and see the amazing nature! Thank you for the inspiration! I am saving this post for the time when I go there! 💗

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    • dankiteski
      September 9, 2018 @ 2:23 pm

      Thank you for your comment, Monica. I hope you get to visit soon and experience all of these and many more 🙂

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  8. katerina
    September 9, 2018 @ 11:06 am

    The landscape in Australia are amazing and the coastline seems to offer incredible views! Great photos

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    • dankiteski
      September 9, 2018 @ 2:24 pm

      Definitely, Katerina. Thank you for your commment 🙂

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  9. Chandni
    September 9, 2018 @ 11:31 am

    I’m planning a trip to Australia next year and saving this post! Will definitely experience all that you have mentioned!

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    • dankiteski
      September 9, 2018 @ 2:21 pm

      I’m glad you found this helpful, Chandni. I hope you get to experience all of these 🙂

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  10. Céline
    September 9, 2018 @ 6:59 pm

    I would love to do a road trip in Australia! It looks absolutely gorgeous. Would love to Sail the Whitsundays and dive in the Great Barrier Reef in particular!

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    • dankiteski
      September 10, 2018 @ 9:52 am

      It’s an amazing experience, Celine!

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  11. Lisa
    September 9, 2018 @ 9:23 pm

    You’ve mentioned so many awesome experiences that I want to see in Australia! I really want to sail the Whitsundays and see the Great Barrier Reef, the photos are amazing. Hopefully I get to visit soon!

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    • dankiteski
      September 10, 2018 @ 9:52 am

      Thank you, Lisa. I hope you get to visit soon and start ticking some of these off the bucket list 🙂

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  12. Timo Travels
    September 9, 2018 @ 10:59 pm

    Great list! I know Australia has an endless to do list but this is a great start. Planning to do Australia early next year so I’m hoping to tick at least one of these off my list!

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    • dankiteski
      September 10, 2018 @ 9:51 am

      Definitely, Timo. I hope you get to tick some items off the bucket list 🙂

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  13. anshul
    September 10, 2018 @ 8:26 am

    Out of everything you listed, I never knew about Aurora Australis. I it really fascinating. Ofcourse the wildlife of Australia is something that I will really like to see and click.

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    • dankiteski
      September 10, 2018 @ 9:51 am

      Actually I didn’t either until I visited lol 🙂 I just had the luck to be there when it happened

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  14. Kylee
    September 10, 2018 @ 9:27 am

    We have been to Australia back in 2007, but didn’t do a lot of these things on the list. Great post and pictures! Thank you so much for sharing, I guess we will be heading back DOWNUNDER!! 🙂

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    • dankiteski
      September 10, 2018 @ 11:40 am

      Thanks for the comment, Kylee. Surely, you’ll cover some more of these during your next visit:)

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  15. Alex Trembath
    September 10, 2018 @ 9:38 am

    Great article! We spent a few weeks in Australia earlier this year and we got through four of your list of 14 (Fraser Island, Whitsundays, diving on GBR, and the Great Ocean Road). Unique experiences like this are what makes travelling so special. We’ll be back to Oz again for sure to tick a few more off this list 🙂

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    • dankiteski
      September 10, 2018 @ 11:40 am

      That’s a great start, Alex 😀

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  16. Valerie W.
    September 10, 2018 @ 9:56 am

    I never would have expected Australia to have the largest fish market. And, the Aurora lights? I thought I had to go North for those! This is so insightful… thanks for giving me a desire to get to Australia!

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    • dankiteski
      September 10, 2018 @ 11:41 am

      Thank you for your comment, Valerie! I’m really glad to hear that

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  17. Verena
    September 10, 2018 @ 9:58 am

    Australia is an amazing country! I’ve been there twice and always loved it. But next time I definitely want to visit the Whitesundays and the Great Ocean Road!!

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    • dankiteski
      September 10, 2018 @ 11:42 am

      Indeed it is, Verena. Also, the Great Ocean Road and the Whitesundays are amazing

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  18. Purvi Kamaliya
    September 10, 2018 @ 10:18 am

    I had never heard of a massage in the salt caves, that is interesting and I really would like to try it out. Thanks for sharing this wonderful list, this would be by checklist for Australia.

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    • dankiteski
      September 10, 2018 @ 11:43 am

      It’s a very interesting experience, Purvi. I encourage you to try it 🙂

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  19. Sarah
    September 10, 2018 @ 10:21 am

    What a great list! Wish I had seen this before I went to Australia. I would have loved the massage in a salt cave, not sure I’d be brave enough to dive with white sharks though!

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    • dankiteski
      September 10, 2018 @ 11:44 am

      Thank you for your comment, Sarah. I’m really glad you liked it. Indeed, diving with sharks is a hell of an adventure!

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  20. Lance
    September 10, 2018 @ 2:45 pm

    Wow! What a lot of fun things to do Down Under. I had no idea that Australia had the world’s oldest fossils or the only evidence of a dinosaur stampede. My kids would enjoy visiting both of those spots. And of course, they would love a trip to kangaroo island. I would enjoy seeing Fraser Island and the Great Ocean Road. And we would love having a massage anywhere, but especially in a salt cave.

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    • dankiteski
      September 10, 2018 @ 2:47 pm

      Indeed it does, Lance. Also, I’m pretty sure I’m missing a few things on this list as the Land down under always has something new in store for enthusiastic explorers 🙂

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  21. Rio
    September 10, 2018 @ 5:15 pm

    What an incredible list of experiences. I didn’t even know about half of these. Diving the great barrier reef is still on my bucket list; I will do it someday 🙂

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    • dankiteski
      September 11, 2018 @ 9:43 am

      Thank you for your comment, I’m glad to hear you liked the article 🙂

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  22. Esther
    September 10, 2018 @ 5:49 pm

    Wow , Australia is a beautiful country. So many amazing things to do there. I can definitely see myself having a salt massage and hanging out on that beautiful sand island.

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  23. Mohana and Aninda
    September 11, 2018 @ 10:24 am

    Great list and the photos look absolutely magnificent. Some of my friends stay in Melbourne and when I come around I’ll surely look forward to experience some of these that you have mentioned, especially Coober Pedy, the salt caves and Uluru. Bookmarking this 🙂

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    • dankiteski
      September 11, 2018 @ 1:06 pm

      Thank you for the comment, guys! I’m glad you could get some travel inspiration from this post 🙂

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  24. Lauren Pears
    September 11, 2018 @ 12:32 pm

    Wow, I never knew you could see an aurora from Australia! I’ll definitely have to make an effort to see it when I go back. I loved Fraser Island and The Whitsundays – absolutely beautiful places. Great list!

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    • dankiteski
      September 11, 2018 @ 1:09 pm

      Thanks, Lauren. I’m really glad to hear you liked it

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  25. Yukti
    September 12, 2018 @ 3:17 pm

    Wow, what a great and informative list, as some of the places I never knew off. I have gone through scenic Great Ocean Road drive but rest are in my bucket list. I would love to explore that underground hidden town, watch for Southern Lights and splendid sunsets over Uluru. Really Australia has so many wonders which is yet to be discovered.

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    • dankiteski
      September 12, 2018 @ 10:39 pm

      Thank you, Yukti. I’m really glad you liked the article. Australia is indeed an amazing place to visit for enthusiastic explorers 🙂

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  26. Catherine Salvador Mendoza
    September 13, 2018 @ 4:06 pm

    I always thought of seeing Kangaroos and Koalas in Australia as they’re top most common. Never knew there’s more! How about that
    Isolated Underground Town or Largest Island Entirely Made of Sand! That was wonderful! And of course, how would not anyone know about Australia’s stunning beaches and islands?

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    • dankiteski
      September 14, 2018 @ 11:58 am

      Australia definitely has much more to offer than kangaroos and koalas, even though these activities are amazing too.

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  27. Dallas Prevost, MD with Glam Vacays, LLC
    September 13, 2018 @ 10:04 pm

    I absolutely loved this post, Daniel! This a comprehensive and helpful list.

    I love a good challenge and as a cruise planner/experience maker, your Australian bucket list certainly was one. With the exception of Arnhem Land and the Hamelin Pool Marine Nature Reserve, anyone on a cruisetour vacation of Australia and easily include any of the off-the-beaten track destination you mentioned, even those in the outback. There are cruises to Port Arthur, Tasmania, but not in September which, as you mentioned, is the optimal time to glimpse the Southern Lights or Aurora Australis.

    Depending upon the cruise line, some destination, such as Whitsunday Island, Kangaroo Island, Fraser Island are already included in the itinerary, others, such as the Great Ocean Road, can be arranged as a cruise shore excursion through local operators who work with cruise lines on a regular basis. Then others, such as a visit to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, an UNESCO World Heritage, and Coober Pedy would require either a pre- or post-cruise extension in Adelaide or Sydney, both of which are cruise ship ports of departure where you can begin and/or end your cruisetour vacation. From there you can either fly from Adelaide to Coober Pedy or from Sydney to Uluru, then rent a car and explore on your own. I would recommend one of popular The Ghan Holiday Packages between Adelaide and Darwin (also a port of departure) offered through the Great Southern Rail. Regarded as one of the world’s greatest rail journeys, The Ghan delivers so much more than an extended train ride.

    Daniel, I’ve already pinned this post to share with my clients considering a Australia cruisetour vacation. I’ll also share it in my Facebook group. Thanks for making my job easier! Best wishes and happy travels!

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    • dankiteski
      September 15, 2018 @ 7:43 pm

      Thank you for your comment, Dallas and for providing additional useful tips for our readers. I’m glad you could get some useful suggestions from my article. Thanks for the pin and for sharing the article too. Have a great week ahead 🙂

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  28. Aswathiashok Unnikrishnan
    September 14, 2018 @ 12:47 pm

    Wow that’s an amazing bucketlist experience.Makes me want to go to Australia like right now.I’ll definitely subscribe to your blog to hear more from you.Thanks for sharing! Loved reading it😍😍👌

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    • dankiteski
      September 15, 2018 @ 7:44 pm

      Thank you so much for your nice words. I’m really glad to hear that 🙂

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  29. daniele
    September 14, 2018 @ 4:46 pm

    Oh my, I don’t know that there was an aurora australis! I would love to see al these places 🙂

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  30. Parnashree Devi
    September 14, 2018 @ 6:26 pm

    OMG I didn’t know a lot of things. I am completely amazed. I am hooked to this list of things in Australia. The Fraser Island and the Uluru are on my list for many years. The underground town is so fascinating. Thank you for sharing it. I am saving it for my visit. Excellent post.

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    • dankiteski
      September 15, 2018 @ 7:45 pm

      Thank you for your comment, Parnashree. I’m glad you could learn some new things and get some cool suggestions for your trip 🙂

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  31. lisa
    September 15, 2018 @ 6:56 am

    Wow I found this post really interesting! Some of the things here you mentioned I have never even heard before and your photo’s are amazing. I would love to drive the Great Ocean Road, I love photography too so I can just imagine the incredible photo’s you can take. Never been to Aus but would love to.

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    • dankiteski
      September 15, 2018 @ 7:52 pm

      Thank you for your kind words, Lisa, I really appreciate it 🙂

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  32. WanderlustBeautyDreams
    September 16, 2018 @ 3:56 pm

    I’m dying to visit Australia and you’re post makes me want to go as soon as possible! Thank you for sharing these suggestions.

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    • dankiteski
      September 16, 2018 @ 6:59 pm

      I’m glad to hear that! Thank you for commenting

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