Australia has always been on our travel dream list, but for some reason we haven’t made it there yet. So many people have told us about the amazing experiences to be had there, but we just keep missing it. We were supposed to go to Australia on our first trip, after Indonesia, and we were hoping to buy a motor home and travel it for our second world trip, but it just hasn’t happened yet.
Here are 5 reasons why I really want to go to Australia:
1. The Sydney Harbour: Definitely the most iconic views in all of Australia are found in the Sydney Harbour. The Opera House glistening over the South Pacific Ocean with the Harbour bridge towering in the background. I would love to stay in a room with a view over this amazing harbour.
2. Uluru: Okay, so far it doesn’t sound like I’m much of an off the beaten path traveller, going to all of the major tourist hot-spots, but I still need to see this massive red rock. Definitely the most recognizable, geographical feature in all of Australia, Uluru would certainly be on our itinerary.
3. Buying A Camper Van: This has been a dream of ours for a long time. The Goats love to be on the road and what better way to experience a country than sleeping in tents and travelling the whole thing by land. One day you will find blogs on GOTR about our epic over-lander trip through Australia, but it probably won’t be for a couple of years yet.
4. Meeting Up With Friends: We have met quite a few cool Australians on our travels, so it would definitely be cool to meet up with them in their home country. Sure it’s nice to stay in beautiful hotels if you have the budget for it, but there is no better way to witness the local way of life than through the eyes of a person who’s lived there. Travel is all about meeting new people with different ideas and views, and capitalizing on these connections by meeting up with them in their home town is a definite must.
5. Seeing/Eating Kangaroos: I’ve always wanted to see some Kangaroos hopping around the outback, but I recently found out that their actually quite delicious. I’ve never tried roo so I’d definitely dig in and give it a try! I wouldn’t be devastated if I didn’t get to eat one, but if I go to Australia and don’t see one (probably unlikely), then I’ll be very disappointed.
I don’t know why Australia continues to evade our travel Itinerary. It has everything that we love, outdoors, beaches, diving, desert and wildlife. We’ll definitely make our way there soon, but for now I only have this travel wishlist, just like all travellers have… an endless list of must see places.