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Published on May 29th, 2018 | by admin

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Australian and Kiwi Bucket List Items

Australia and New Zealand are far away from almost everything, so you need to make the most of your trip out there when you go.

Above and beyond taking advantage of great NRL Premiership odds in the home of the National Rugby League, you can look forward to exciting outdoor adventures, out-of-this-world landscapes, and some of the most beautiful beaches on earth.

If you’re having a little trouble deciding where to go and what to do, hopefully this article narrows your options down a little, and ticks a few items of your travel bucket list! Wherever your interests may lie, there is sure to be something in this part of the world to tickle your fancy.

Bet in Birdsville

Take a trip out to the remote outback town of Birdsville in Australia, and take part in its annual horseracing weekend.

Frolic in the Purest Water Anywhere

Take a dip in the waters of Lake McKenzie, off Australia’s Fraser Island. This freshwater lake is basically just rainwater, and thus too pure for most fish and plants to be able to survive in.

Go to the Glacier

Take some time to explore the remarkable Franz Josef Glacier.

Go Gloworming

Hop on a boat and go underground to take in the extraordinary sight of the millions of glowworms inhabiting the Waitomo Caves.

Cultivate Some Culture

Have a drink at the Opera Bar before taking in a performance at the world-famous Opera House in Sydney.

Feeling Adventurous?

Queenstown, New Zealand, has laid claim to being the Adventure Capital of the World. Whether you’re interested in bungee jumping, heli-skiing, or skydiving, there’s no shortage of adrenaline-pumping things to do here.

Enjoy a Bird’s Eye View

Get a bird’s eye view of the city of Auckland from the 1 076 foot Sky Tower. You can take in the incredible perspective from the Observation Deck, which features a 360˚ outlook, three restaurants, along with one that actually revolves, and even the option to bungee jump off it!

Get Up Early

Take in a sunrise at the incredible Uluru, a huge sandstone rock formation located in the Australian Northern Territory.

Keep Calm and Have a Glass of Wine 

Go on a wine-tasting tour of Waiheke Island, which is only a 35-minute ferry ride from Auckland, and is considered to be the Kiwi version of the Hamptons and Martha’s Vineyard in the United States.

Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef

Take in the absolutely extraordinary sea life that inhabits the Great Barrier Reef, located off of the coast of Queensland.

Geographical Anomalies Galore

Be sure and check out Rotura, which is one of the most active geothermal regions anywhere on earth. You can enjoy steaming springs, volcanic craters, boiling mud pools, and geysers.

Art Museums to Amaze You

One of the highlights of a trip to the Antipodes is the Tasmania Museum of Old and New Art. It showcases the extraordinary collection of David Walsh, a Tasmanian gambler who became a respected art collector, and left his finds for the rest of us to enjoy.


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