Now that travel restrictions are easing, it is time to push the resume button for your bucket list journey.
Whether you want to explore the vibrant cities of Australia and New Zealand, or hit the tropical waters of Indonesia, there are endless adventures to build a memorable 2022.
Here are 10 exciting activities to add to your bucket list.
Bucket List Activity 1: Climb Australia’s highest external building on the Gold Coast
The Gold Coast in Queensland is not just famous for its world-class beaches, surfing culture, and bustling restaurants. It is also home to thrilling adventures that will leave you in awe. See the Gold Coast from a different point of view with SkyPoint Climb, an open-air adventure atop one of Queensland’s most recognised landmarks – the iconic Q1 Resort Building. Following an experienced guide, the climbers will have regular stops to savor the unparalleled views of the city.
Stay: Wyndham Surfers Paradise
Bucket List Activity 2: Visit Australia Zoo in the Sunshine Coast
Sunshine Coast in Queensland is known for its golden beaches and water activities. But if you’re travelling with family, it’s best to take them to the world-famous Australia Zoo. Also known as the “Home of the Crocodile Hunter,” the 105-acre zoo features over 1,200 animals like koalas, kangaroos, Sumatran and Bengal tigers, chameleons, red panda, ring-tailed lemurs, giant Aldabra tortoises and so much more. The zoo also has interactive shows, so kids will enjoy getting up close and personal with their favorite animals.
Bucket List Activity 3: See Melbourne’s street art and hidden secrets
Melbourne is rich in history, art, and culture. This vibrant city is constantly evolving and full of hidden gems and discoveries for curious minds. Melbourne’s street art is the most concentrated of any city in the world. Hosier Lane is a good starting point to see spectacular murals and graffiti by local and international artists. Walk through alleyways and learn about the history of these sites before exploring the next area. Also, don’t leave Melbourne without checking out its hidden bars. There are many discreet watering holes offering great food, whisky, wine and cocktails. Some are located in basements, like the Gin Palace, some are down a tiny laneways, such as Loch and Key which is a secret bar, hidden up a rickety staircase behind a bookshelf in the Captain Melville Bar.
Stay: Wyndham Hotel Melbourne
Bucket List Activity 4: Explore the Great Otway National Park in Torquay
There is so much to see and explore in the Great Otway National Park. Located in one of the most scenic parts of Victoria, the park stretches from Torquay through to Princetown and up through the Otways hinterland. Whether walking or driving through the Great Otway National Park, you’ll be amazed by the natural beauty and wildlife. Follow winding tracks to hidden glades filled with colourful wildflowers, and explore rugged coastlines, sandy beaches, and rock platforms. The park is home to many species, including koalas, kangaroos, and endangered hooded plovers. Be sure to visit Erskine Falls, one of the most beautiful cascades in the Otways.
Stay: Wyndham Resort Torquay
Bucket List Activity 5: Take a scenic walk at Cape Woolamai in Phillip Island
The stunning coastal scenery of Phillip Island is home to some of the most popular walks in Australia. Cape Woolamai is the highest point on Phillip Island and a great spot to start a scenic walk. Explore the full Cape Woolamai Circuit, a combination of all three Cape Woolamai walking tracks, or try something shorter. Walk along pristine beaches, feel the relaxing coastal breeze and take in views of the iconic granite Pinnacles.
Bucket List Activity 6: Try Sandboarding at Stockton Sand Dunes
Stockton Sand Dunes is a must-visit in Port Stephens. Take your sandboard to this pristine and untouched area for a thrilling time. The dunes have been formed from wind-blown sand deposits built upon a granite base over thousands of years. It is the longest moving sand dune in the southern hemisphere. The sand dunes stretch for more than three kilometers with stunning ocean views from high and low points. The sand dunes are located just over a 5-minute drive from Nelson Bay and offer a massive variety of sandboarding terrain as well as epic quad bike safaris. Stockton Sand Dunes can cater to all ages and skill levels. For the adventure travelers, this is one activity that cannot be missed on your bucket list.
Bucket List Activity 7: Immerse in Maori culture
Maori culture is at the heart of Rotorua, New Zealand. This exciting region abounds with historical sites and traditional activities to immerse yourself in this rich indigenous culture. Take excursions to traditional Maori villages to meet their locals, who are delighted to share their culture with you. You may also see demonstrations of their dances, arts and crafts in action, witness traditional ceremonies and learn more about the culture, including the Haka (war dance), moko (tattooing), and waka ama (outrigger canoeing).
Bucket List Activity 8: Go on a Musi River Cruise in Palembang
The Musi River is the longest in South Sumatra and divides Palembang into two regions. Taking the Musi River tour is a must for visitors who wish to know the Palembang of the past. This river has an incredible history, dating back to prehistoric times when it was a vital part of the people’s livelihoods. Along the trip, guests will see a lot of interesting things, such as beautiful scenery of orchards and rural villages along both banks of the river, floating markets, museums, and a crocodile farm.
Bucket List Activity 9: Take a yoga class in Bali
Take a yoga class and experience the ancient art of meditation in Bali. Enjoy the relaxing environment and feel one with nature as you learn yoga and start your spiritual journey. Looking for a place in Bali to begin your yoga class or connect with fellow yogis? Ubud is known as the Southeast Asian Mecca for yogis and yoginis. The little town’s lush nature and tranquil surroundings make it a perfect location to embrace the mindful practice and spiritual vibes. You can learn the basics from open-air classes to ocean-view shalas (yoga studios) or become certified to take that knowledge back home with you and continue practicing your newfound skill.
Bucket List Activity 10: Hike Mt. Bromo in Eastern Java
Mount Bromo is a scenic active volcano located in the far east of Java, Indonesia. It lies just a short distance from the Indian Ocean and has become a popular excursion spot for visitors to Surabaya. The magnificent Mt. Bromo will not disappoint with its spectacular views and dramatic landscapes. At 2,392 meters tall, Mt. Bromo is not among the tallest of Indonesia’s mountains, but its stunning beauty lies in its incredible setting. The majestic volcano has three peaks, with one crater filled by a small turquoise lake and fanned by sulfur vapors. It’s time to add this hike to your bucket list.
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