our aussie bucket list

This is our work-in-progress bucket list. A combination of the places we’ve been and things we have done and things will still need/want to conquer….. We are forever changing it up and finding new exciting places to add. We would love for you to add your suggestions and ideas in the comments below!!


  • Cape York by the Old Telegraph Track
  • Camp at Old Cork Station
  • Have a beer at the Birdsville Pub
  • Cruise the Daintree
  • Tour Lark Quarry
  • Camp at Carnarvon Gorge
  • Eat fish and chips at Normanton
  • Fossick in Central Queensland
  • Lawn Hill, Adel’s Grove
  • Mount Isa to Karumba
  • Visit all three ‘corners’
  • Cairns
  • Townsville
  • Hughenden 
  • Walk on plane wings at Longreach
  • Visit the Stockman’s Hall of Fame
  • See the bilbies in Charleville
  • View the stars in Charleville
  • Camp at Fraser Island and explore by 4WD
  • Attend the Birdsville Races
  • Stay on the Noosa River
  • Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef
  • Sail in the Whitesundays
  • See Whitehaven Beach

New South Wales:

  • Follow the Darling River Run on both sides of the river
  • Yarrangobilly Caves
  • Tibooburra
  • Milparinka
  • Have a drink at Silverton Hotel
  • Camp on the edge of Menindee Lakes
  • Mungo National Park


  • Camp on the Murray
  • Houseboat holiday on the Murray River
  • Mallacoota
  • Billy Goat’s Bluff – High Country
  • Go to the Melbourne Cup
  • The Great Wall of China
  • Mt Pinnabar 

South Australia:

  • Visit the mouth of the Murray
  • Explore every inch of the Flinders Ranges
  • Ride on the Pitchi Ritchi Railway
  • Stay at the Parachilna Hotel
  • Explore Arkaroola
  • Heritage trail in Burra
  • Visit a winery in the Barossa Valley
  • Eat a German feast in Hahndorf
  • Fly over Lake Eyre
  • Have a drink at Mt Dare Hotel
  • Canoe the Murray
  • Headings Cliffs


  • Cradle Mountain
  • Stay at Pumphouse Point
  • Hold a Tassie Devil
  • Climb the Nut
  • Visit King Island
  • Visit the Huon Valley
  • Climb Cradle Mountain

Northern Territory:

  • Visit Uluru in the pouring rain
  • Complete the Kings Canyon Walk 
  • Fish in the Daly River
  • Explore Arnhem Land
  • Hike the Larapinta Trail
  • Explore Kakadu
  • Explore Katherine Gorge
  • Visit the MacDonnel Ranges – East & West 
  • Have a drink at the Daly Waters Pub
  • Conquer the Sandover
  • Eat fish and chips at the Darwin Wharf

Western Australia:

  • Snorkel at Coral Bay
  • Kennedy Range National Park – to see the rock formations
  • Explore Karijini National Park
  • Cross the Gibb River Road
  • Watch a sunset together at Cable Beach
  • Camp at Camp Leveque
  • Sail the Swan River in Perth
  • Carnarvon
  • Geraldton
  • Onslow
  • Sink some wine in Margaret River
  • Explore the beaches of Margaret River
  • Conquer the Gunbarrell Highway
  • Surveyors Pool – Gibb River Road
  • Fish Walcott Inlet – WA
  • Mitchell Falls
  • Horizontal Falls by boat
  • Touristy cliché but – camel ride on Cable Beach

Australian Capital Territory:

  • Visit Parliment House
  • Australian War Memorial 
  • Paddle on Lake Burley Griffin

Accomplishments (not state specific): 

  • Cross the Simpson West to East
  • Live in a stock camp
  • Cross Coopers Creek by Ferry (Birdsville Track)
  • Drive the Birdsville Track
  • Visit all 3 corners of the corner country: Poeppel, Haddon and Cameron
  • Climb to the top of Big Red in the Simpson
  • Work on a cattle station
  • Work at a road-house
  • The Savannah Way
  • The Hay River Track
  • Hold a bilby
  • Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • Sail on Darling Harbour

19 thoughts on “our aussie bucket list

  1. You guys are living the dream! Well done. When you travel the Gibb River Rd, do remember to include the side trip to Mitchell Falls and Surveyors Pool. Both are remote and stunningly beautiful.

    1. Hi Rhonda, Thank you for stopping by! We will add them to the old bucket list. We LOVE remote and stunning places and the Gibb is on our list for sure. 🙂

    1. Yes have head Tibooburra is a good place to see! We will add to to the bucket list. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  2. Love the list, you are totally living the dream! As well travelled as you are this is probably not necessary to say however I would highly recommend avoiding Fraser Island in peak season … but go, definitely go.

    1. Yes a proper Fraser Trip is on the cards. We have both been over there but not together. Peak season is never fun however, sometimes can’t be helped but we will try and swing it that way!

  3. Canarvon Gorge is amazing a easy walk across stepping stones in a wide creek, which leads to a made pathway with directions along the way to fantastic attractions. You mostly have to climb up stairs and around rocks go get to the attraction : an open cave/ aboriginal art on rocks.
    There are many attractions and it may take a few days and a long hike to see them all.
    Take all provisions as food/ drinks quite expensive.

    1. Hi Lyn,

      Thank you. We have Carnarvon Gorge locked in for later this year. We cannot wait. The walks we’ve been told are amazing! Thanks again for stopping by.

  4. Ps sorry meant to add: no free camping and look at cost…we camped on powered site for two nights. Lovely camp grounds and good facilities. Better not to travel at evening/ early morns due to wild- life crossing roads….like anywhere in outback.
    Nindigully Hotel in the middle of nowhere has free camping in front of hotel along the creek. Offers free toilets & hot showers free behind the hotel.

  5. We plan to do the Darling River Run in April next year. Follow the Murray across then turn north and follow the Darling all the way to Queensland. You will enjoy Lawn Hill when you get there. Make sure you complete the trip over to NT, that’s something we will have to go back for.

  6. We recommend swimming with the whale sharks at Exmouth on the Ningaloo Reef. It’s a once in a lifetime experience and one you’ll never forget. Absolutely awesome!

    1. We love Ningaloo. We have been multiple times. We haven’t managed to swim with the whale sharks yet but would love too.

    1. Noosa River is a top spot make sure you check out the national park and the everglades…. AMAZING!

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