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Travel Bucket List: Australia

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6 reasons I want to visit Oz

Ever since I was a child I’ve wanted to go to Australia.  I’m pretty sure it originated from my Grandparents having Australian friends who would very occasionally visit and I became intrigued by their accents and the fact they were from the other side of the planet.  By this point I’d never been abroad so the thought of Australia fascinated me. 

As a teenager and young adult I’d tell people I wanted to live in Australia, or even that I was going to.  Pretty silly really considering I’ve never even holidayed there!   If I'm looking to move there as an adult with children and a husband  I’d consider Lendlease housing for family living which is perfect for an outdoorsy lifestyle and safe community.  Their house and land packages look like a dream!

Australia is still somewhere I’d very much like to visit one day and it’s high up on my bucket list.  As it’s so far away it will be something we’d do when the children are older.  I’m imagining a three week break in the summer holidays, though that would be their winter!

Here are 6 reasons I want to visit Australia:

 Koala picture from blog post Travel Bucket List Australia 6 reasons I want

The Weather

Even in their winter temperatures are much warmer than here in the UK with many websites saying there are highs of 16 or 17 degrees Celsius and lows of only around 10 degrees.  This sounds like my kind of winter!  The summer averages 26 degrees which is ideal.  As their seasons are the opposite to ours it would be great to visit over Christmas one year.  I’ve always wondered what Christmas is like on a beach with a BBQ.

National Parks

Australia has over 500 national parks according to Wikipedia.  That’s pretty incredible considering the UK has only 15.  Their national parks contain beaches, waterfalls, rainforests, Aboriginal culture and even snowy mountains!

The Islands

Tasmania and Kangaroo Island perhaps appeal more to me than anything.  I’m not a big city person and much prefer the countryside with less people and beautiful views.  The wildlife, rugged landscapes and stunning beaches look like a dream to me away from the hustle and bustle of the cities.  Plus who doesn’t love a boat trip?

Outback Adventure Tours

These Australia Safari Tours look awesome!  Luxury remote camping and exploring some of the vast Australian outback in off road vehicles sounds like a once in a lifetime must do adventure to me.

Wildlife

I read somewhere that more than 80% of Australia’s plants and animals are unique to them.  They are nowhere else in the world, well unless they’re in a zoo.  Seeing koalas and kangaroos in their natural environment would be incredible.  Australia is also home to some of the world’s most deadly reptiles so I’d be keen to avoid these!

Laidback Lifestyle

Australians are famed for having a relaxed laidback way of life, probably helped by their great weather which promotes an enjoyable outdoors lifestyle.  I always wonder if we’d all be way happier in the UK if we had great weather all year round!  They’re also supposed to be super friendly and welcoming with a great sense of humour.  They sound super positive and way happier than us moany complaining Brits!  I’d love to learn a thing or two from their way of life.

Have you been to Australia? Let me know what you think of Oz in the comments!

If you enjoyed this blog post, take a look at the other blog posts in my Travel Bucket List series:

A Luxury Family Villa in Sicily

Why I’ve added Ireland to my bucket list

 

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  1. Vicki D

    Great post! I'd also love to visit Oz and your post just makes me want to go there even more. Definitely a destination at the top of my bucket list.

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  2. Susan B

    Australia is a huge and diverse country. One of my favourite things is their preservation of native wildlife.

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