Travel “Wish List” :: Australasia

Australia Whenever I chat to people about their travels, I am inspired of new places to go to. “Yes, I’ve just gotten back from Croatia”, they say. ‘Oooh, Croatia is on “my list”‘, I think. “Mmm, I just spent last month in Canada”, they say. ‘Yep, Canada is definitely on “the list”‘, I think.

My mental list is getting too long. In my desire to finish uni, I’m filling it up with useless rubbish (who really needs to know about partial differential equations?!) and forgetting important things – and so I have created this page, my wish list of places to go. I’ll be adding to it as I think of new places/am inspired by others’ travels. And I’ll be updating it after I’ve been to some of these places, with my thoughts and opinions. This list is mainly for me – so I can keep tabs on where I want to go, but it’s also for others, looking for some travel inspiration. Enjoy!

Australia

  • William Bay National Park, WA
    This park and its waterholes look so inviting.
  • Stargazing from Alice Springs – DONE
    Located in the middle of the largest land area without lights on earth, so the view of the Milky Way is unmatched unless you’re on a dark boat in the middle of the ocean.
  • Uluru – DONE
    Formerly known as Ayers Rock, Uluru is one of the symbols of Australia. In 2008 a girlfriend and I managed to score $22.50 return tix to Alice – bargain! I wasn’t expecting how incredibly awesome the sunrise and sunset over Uluru to be. Stunning.

New Zealand

  • The Nevis Arc
    160 metre high swing in Queenstown – what else can I say?!
  • White Island Volcano
    Still active volcano in the Rotorua area, able to walk up to the main crater.
  • Wai-o-tapu Thermal Wonderland
    A hot spring theme park with a stack of mud pools, geysers, volcanic lakes and more.
  • Lake Tekapo
    Photos look amazing – a beautiful blue green lake, perfect for an afternoon lunch.
  • Canyoning in Glenorchy
    Climbing through dark tunnels and jumping, sliding, abseiling/rappeling and zip lining through some of the most amazing natural settings New Zealand has to offer.

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