Many of us have a bucket list – that list of things we want to do or achieve before we die, or “kick the bucket” so to speak. There are many different things that show up on people’s bucket lists, many of them being to visit or see certain places.
What’s on your bucket list? Is it to see the 7 Wonders of the World? Maybe it’s to visit Europe, or go on a safari in Africa. Well, before you complete that bucket list, definitely don’t forget about Australia.
Here are the top 7 must see’s in Australia to add to your bucket list:
1. Great Barrier Reef
Going to visit the Great Barrier Reef is something that everyone must have on their bucket list. The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef system in the world (it’s more than 2,000 kilometers long!), and it can even be seen from outer space. You must see its 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands, with all of the sea life and beauty that they possess, in your lifetime.
2. Staircase to the Moon
The staircase to the moon is another attraction that you must add to your bucket list. The staircase to the moon happens in Broome, Western Australia, between March and October, when the combination of the rising full moon, exposed mudflats, and abnormally low tides create an illusion of a grand staircase leading up to the moon. The beauty of this natural marvel draws spectators from all around the globe, and there are even small fairs with food, crafts, and performers, held each night that the Staircase occurs.
3. Aboriginal Art in the Kimberley
The Kimberley is a large wilderness area in Western Australia, covering almost 423,000 square kilometers. The Kimberley is a perfect area to visit for any outdoor enthusiast; a perfect place for hiking, camping, etc. But the aspect of the Kimberley that you must fit into your bucket list is seeing the aboriginal art in the Kimberley. In the Kimberley there is the oldest Aboriginal rock art in Australia. The Bradshaw paintings, which are said to be up to 60,000 years old, are over five times older than the Egyptian pyramids.
4. Kangaroo Island
When people are in Australia, kangaroos are one of the things that they feel they must get a chance to see. And kangaroo island is the best place to see kangaroos, koalas, sea lions, penguins, and more interacting in their natural habitat. Kangaroo island will give you one of the best opportunities to see the wildlife of Australia. You will never forget seeing the koalas dozing off in the eucalyptus trees, or the penguins making their way to the shore, or the sea lions at Seal Bay.
Sydney is a city that everyone must visit in their lifetime. Sydney is one of the most popular cities in the world; in fact, it has been voted the “best city in the world” more than once. Sydney, with its pristine beaches, harbor attractions, beautiful parks and gardens, great nightlife, museums, and more, is a city that everyone must get the chance to visit at least once.
6. Antony Gormley Sculptures
The Antony Gormley Sculptures make up the largest outdoor art gallery on the planet. This gallery, which spans across 10 square kilometers, houses 51 large black chromium steel sculptures by world-renowned artist Antony Gormley. This amazing outdoor art exhibit will leave you speechless, and it is an experience you will never forget.
Lastly, make sure to add seeing the wildflowers to your bucket list of something to do while in Western Australia. These wildflowers aren’t just your run-of-the-mill little field; the wildflowers of Western Australia are actually acclaimed and known worldwide as one of the grandest displays of wildflowers in the entire world, including over 12,000 different types of plants, 60% of which aren’t found anywhere else on the planet.