Think you’ve seen and explored everything that Australia has to offer? If not, then by all means, travel more!

 

Here are 15 Aussie adventures to add to your bucket list.

 

1.  Seal Bay, Kangaroo Island, SA

 Seal BayPhoto: Quokkafan

 

Go on a guided tour and walk amongst hundreds of adorable sea lions resting on the beach in Seal Bay, Kangaroo Island. It’s best to go on Twilight tours and be captivated as they sunbathe under the beautiful amber sky. Seal Bay is a safe haven for the endangered sea lions and the third largest sea lion colony in Australia.

 

               

2.  The Twelve Apostles, Great Ocean Road, VIC

  

12 ApostlesPhoto: wildflower1555

 

Go on a scenic drive along the Great Ocean Road to the spectacular and majestic Twelve Apostles in Victoria, Australia. These limestone stacks along Victoria’s coastline were formed by erosion which began millions of years ago. Today only eight remain because of further erosion from the waves. 

 

3. Camel Rides, Cable Beach, Western Australia

 

Cable BeachPhoto: Australian Traveller

 

Hop on the back of a camel while watching the glorious sunset at Cable Beach in Broome. Strolling down the gorgeous beach on this friendly creature is definitely one of Western Australia’s most iconic experiences. 

 

4.  Peninsula Hot Springs, Mornington Peninsula, VIC

 

Peninsula Hot SpringsPhoto: Peninsula Hot Springs

 

Bathe into the natural hot mineral spring pools and experience overwhelming tranquillity at the Peninsula Hot Springs in Victoria. Indulge in this relaxing oasis of health and well-being with its Bath House and Spa Dreaming Centre. Its thermal mineral water which contains sulphur, calcium, magnesium, potassium and many others has therapeutic benefits.

 

 

5.  Bridestowe Lavender Estate, Tasmania

 

BridestowePhoto: plus_belle_photo 

 

Walk amongst the fields of lavender in bloom and bask in its amazing beauty.  Smell their sweet perfume on the cool summer breeze. Eat lavender ice cream or buy local produce from lavender oil to lavender soap. With over 260 acres of lavender fields, Bridestowe Lavender Estate in Tasmania is believed to be the largest commercial plantation of lavender in the world. The best time to visit is in December and January when flowers are in full bloom.

 

6.  Aurora Australis in Tasmania

 

Aurora AustralisPhoto: Sophie Fazackerly

 

Treat yourself to a magical sky lights show called the Aurora Australis or the Southern Lights! This spectacular phenomenon will leave you in awe as the sky is brightly illuminated with dancing lights of greens, violets and reds.  It happens when burst particles from the sun and the earth’s magnetic field collide.  As it does not run on schedule, you can get Aurora alerts customized for your location so you can catch this amazing light spectacle.

 

 

7.  Hyams Beach, Jervis Bay, NSW

 

Hyams BeachPhoto: Colourfultrips

 

Rock your swimsuit and head out to the turquoise waters of Hyams Beach on the Jervis Bay in New South Wales. It is reported as having the whitest sand in the world by The Guinness Book of Records. With powdery soft sands and clear waters, it is also one of the most beautiful beaches in the country. Go swimming, kayaking, diving, snorkelling and paddle boarding. It is the perfect summer destination.

 

8.  Mt Kosciuszko, New South Wales

 

KOSCIUSZKO NATIONAL PARKPhoto: thefalconhaslanded_

 

Ride on a chairlift to the top of Australia’s tallest mountain (7,310 ft) Mt Kosciuszko and take in the breathtaking views of the snow-capped peaks and Kosciuszko National Park below. You can also hike to the summit and admire Australia’s highest mountains, historic huts, weathered snow gums, wildflowers and rock formations along the way.

 

 

9.  Swimming with whale sharks, Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia

 

Swimming with Whale SharksPhoto: buzznick.com

 

Swim and snorkel with whale sharks in the pristine waters of Ningaloo Reef. These harmless, gentle giants are the biggest fish in the world and every year from March to August, they congregate along crystalline waters of Ningaloo Reef, a 260 kilometre long coral reef abounding with turtles, tropical fish, manta rays and of course whale sharks.

 

 

10.  Lancelin Sand Dunes, Western Autralia

 

LancelinPhoto: curated by cammi

 

Go sandboarding, quad-biking or 4 wheel driving on the sand dunes of Lancelin, Australia’s premier sandboarding destination. With over three stories high of pure white sand dunes, it’s the perfect playground for those who love adventures.

 

11.  Cruise on a Yacht in the Whitsundays, Queensland

 

WhitsundaysPhoto: instagram.com/whitsundaysqld

 

Charter a yacht and explore the tropical paradise of Whitsundays. Enjoy the cruise with swimming, snorkelling and sunbathing. Delight in the breathtaking views of secluded coves and sandy beaches. Whitsundays are made up of 74 islands located on the beautiful tropical coast of Queensland and right in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest reef system. 

 

 

12.  Minjin Jungle Swing, Cairns, Queensland

 

Minjin Jungle SwingPhoto: ajhackettt.com

 

For the ultimate adrenaline rush, swing through the jungle with the Minjin Jungle Swing, the world’s fastest jungle swing and the only multi-person swing in Australia. It involves a 3.5 second vertical drop from 45 metres down to 1 metre, reaching speeds up to 120km per hour. It has no minimum age restrictions.

 

13.  Canoeing on Katherine Gorge, Northern Territory

 

Katherine GorgePhoto: Wayoutback

 

Paddle on your canoe and discover every bend of the spectacular Katherine Gorge. Marvel at the beautiful wildlife and breathtaking views- the rugged sandstone cliffs, dramatic waterfalls and lush rainforest as you drift along the gorges of Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park.

 

 

14.  Crocodile Diving, Darwin, Northern Territory

 

Crocodile DivingPhoto: Crocosaurus Cove

 

Get up close and personal with some of the deadliest predators of Australia's Northern Territory at Crocosaurus Cove in downtown Darwin. Experience the “Cage of Death” for fifteen minutes as you are left swimming around in the water, a metre or so from a crocodile.

 

15.  Wilpena Pound, Flinders Ranges, South Australia

 

Wilpena PoundPhoto: southaustralia.traveller.com

 

Take a scenic sunset flight over the breathtaking Wilpena Pound in the heart of Flinders Ranges National Park. Marvel at the magnificent aerial view of Wilpena Pound’s immense size and beauty. This remarkable crescent-shaped natural amphitheatre covering nearly 8000 hectares is encircled by jagged quartzite ridges with 8 kilometre-wide elliptical crown. It also traverses some of the most beautiful country in the Flinders Ranges and has become popular area for bushwalking.