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Hitting you guys up with a classic bucket list – Aussie style. Here it is, the big ol’ list of must do’s in sunny down under. If you go to Aussie and don’t tick these off as you go then did you even really go to Australia?

  • Best places to meet the local wildlife
  • Get involved in the Aussie lifestyle
  • Secret spots
  • The iconic locations you can’t miss!

Australia is full – and I mean full – of bucket list opportunities.

We’re always blabbering on about ‘this is defo a bucket list experience’ and ‘make sure to add this to your bucket list’…of course sky diving and snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef are mega bucket list activities (and well worth it), but this post is focusing more on the things that you can do day in day out when you’re travelling around.

When you return back home, it would be interesting to see how many of you end up doing all of these – we can already guess you’re going to be drinking goon more than once and hitting up a load of BBQ’s wayyyyyyyyy, let’s go!

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Take a kangaroo selfie

This has to be top of the list – how epic – meeting a real life kangaroo!!

Places you can get up close and personal with these incredible creatures:

  • Horizon kangaroo sanctuary in Agnes Water
  • Australia Zoo, an hour outside of Brisbane on the Sunshine Coast
  • Lone Pine, in Brisbane

Try the local food and drink

You’ve got to try Vegemite – I mean, it’s just gotta be done right!

But will you love it or hate it – warning! It’s pretty different to Marmite, so you can’t cop out and claim you already hate Marmite.

And to those of you that have NO idea what Vegemite or Marmite is, its a savoury spread that is best sampled on toast with butter… loved by many, hated by more! Vegemite is an Aussie fave and don’t be tricked into trying it by the spoonful!

You also can’t go to Oz without trying some goon. For all of you who have no idea what we’re talking about – goon is what the Aussies call boxed wine…very classy (not).

The stuff is cheap and cheerful and will for sure guarantee a fun night!

You’ll most likely be offered your first cup of goon at a hostel social event – enjoy!

 

Swim in a sea pool

You’ll find a sea pool on most of the beaches along the East Coast.

They’re the perfect place to cool off if you’re not a fan of the actual sea itself.

Our fave sea pools:

  • Fairy Pools, Noosa
  • Manly Fairy Bower Pool.
  • Sydney Icebergs

 

Have a beach BBQ

You heard it here first! Most beaches in Australia have BBQ’s that are FREE for public use (they’re usually located on the grassy park area behind the beach).

So grab your burgers and buns and head on down to the beach at sunset for a delish feast!

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