Is your bucket list got its enough shares of cobwebs? Why not start sorting them out again and so you can check off each item one at a time before this year ends!
Like for example, what do you like to do this summer? According to current studies, most Aussies reveal that their top ‘to-do’ list includes having a fit and active lifestyle, visiting an exotic island, learning a new skill, among many others.
But with your crazy work schedule and a million other chores every day, you cannot actually get around doing it – like what many Australians would agree.
So to refresh your memory, we’re helping you out with your top 10 most pressing goals for this year.
- Get fit and fab.
No more excuses. No more banging the alarm clock or cheating on your mid-morning snack or spending more hours in front of the TV instead of your treadmill. Get in shape and get it done starting today!
- Road trip along the Great Ocean Road
This Australian National Heritage is considered as one of the world’s most scenic coastal drives for no small reasons. So why not do yourself a favour and call Virgin Australia to grab its $480 return airfare (from Sydney) deal. They’ll throw you in a three nights’ worth of accommodation too. If you want, you can get family holiday vouchers available at Queenscliff starting $397.
- See Uluru and experience the Northern Territory
Flight Centre offers one-way ticket from Sydney starting at $199 while Ayers Rock Resort has a $578 deal package of return airfares and transfers plus two nights’ accommodations. Jetstar, on the other hand, will let you stay at Voyages Emu Walk Apartments for three nights starting at $582.
- Get up close and personal with dolphins
Take it from Terry Howson, Rockingham Wild Encounters’ founder, for ticking off one of the items on his bucket list – swimming with dolphins. About 45 minutes south of Perth, you can find Rockingham, where dolphin swimming trips cost $205 (it comes with a dolphin guarantee). At Sea World on the Gold Coast, a $629 value offer is up for grabs for any group who wish to live this dream adventure program. But the first operator on the east coast to offer wild dolphin swimming is Dolphin Swim Australia. For $269, you’ll enjoy some quality time with these beloved creatures at Port Stephens, NSW.
- Snorkel along the Great Barrier Reef
The most spectacular coral and marine life on the face of the planet – right before your very eyes – how can you say no to that? So you can choose any of these valuable options: Hamilton Island package, courtesy of Virgin Australia, goes for $942 which includes five nights’ accommodation, return airfares and hotel transfers. Meanwhile, Groupon offers $1199 for a four-day Cairns Great Barrier Reef getaway, as part of its Summer Bucket List promotion. You’ll get a reef tour as well as Skyway trip with this deal.
- Watch fireworks on the Harbour at New Year’s Eve
That night before the start of the year has already passed us by but if you want to tick it off your bucket list, book in early. Captain Cook has NYE harbour cruises from $590 while the Island Lounge NYE at Clark Island offers $440 for ferry transfers, entertainment and food and drinks.
- Speak a different language.
Across Australia, the Spanish cat offers international language courses starting at $195. Or, if you want to go cheap, just pick up a Lonely Planet phrasebook and brush up on your Italian or Chinese or whatever it is you fancy.
- Experience an African safari.
Before everything gets itself on the endangered species list, explore the wonders of South Africa while you still can. There are so many animals that are worth seeing that you’d probably need more than several memory cards for your DLSR during the trip. Botswana has an incredible diversity while the great Zambezi River is home to a plethora of wildlife creatures.
- Book a seat at the Opera House.
Flight Centre offers $289 for a two-night accommodation at a four-star hotel including flights. If you only need accommodations, grab the summer saver deal at the Sir Stamford at Circular Quay hotel for only $259.
- Go on a hot air balloon ride
Get a bird’s eye view of some of the most fantastic places around the country. For example, grab any of the stay-and-fly packages of Hunter Balloon Rides in NSW starting from $605. Groupon can let you enjoy Victoria's Yarra Valley for only $159.
What's on your bucket list? You don’t have to start right on top of the list if it is still not yet possible but the important thing is that you start somewhere. Good luck!