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Five Ways to Start Planning Your Bucket List Australia Trip from Home

Dreaming of your next escape? Here are five steps to kickstart planning your next Aussie adventure from home.

Create your Australian bucket list

South East - Albany - Little Beach, Albany, WA © Tourism Australia

Australia is a unique country, bursting with incredible experiences and dreamy must-see spots, from sapphire blue coastlines and tranquil islands, to lush national parks and world-class wineries. Whether you’re a laid-back ocean-lover or an outback adventurer, there’s an epic trip waiting for you down under. With so many experiences on offer, picking your favourite is no small task. First, explore Australia by map and decide where you want to go.

Save your favourite spots from @Australia

Cape Leveque, WA- Licensed drone © Tourism Australia

If you’re more of a visual person, take a scroll through the @australia Instagram account to uncover Australia’s beautiful off-the-beaten-track spots and incredible experiences. Think swimming with whale sharks in Western Australia, cuddling a koala in Queensland, or taking a dip in one of the beautiful ocean pools found on the New South Wales coast. Create your own wanderlust board with your favourite saved posts. Hit ‘saved’ in your Instagram settings, create a new folder, and start saving your favourite posts by clicking the bookmark icon next to the post.

Speak to an expert

Indian Head Fraser Island, QLD © Tourism Australia

Once you’ve got a short-list of experiences, it’s time to speak to an Aussie Specialist. Experts on all things Australia, these specialists can support you with everything from weather forecasts, what to pack, and how to join in with the locals. They’ll even take care of your booking, making for an Aussie-style stress-free experience.

Get the local know-how

Seafood Seduction, Hobart TAS © Tourism Australia

One of the best ways to travel is by recommendation. Get to know the lesser-known attractions and experience Australia like a local with these local recommendations. From the best coffee in Melbourne to the top whale watching spots along the coast, these hidden gems will be sure to make the bucket list.

Join the dots on a road trip

Eyre Highway, Nullarbor, Eyre Peninsula SA © Greg Snell

What better way to explore Australia than by setting off on the open road? Choose from one of the many inspiring road trip itineraries that Australia has to offer and in no time you’ll be driving through lush green landscapes, soaking up dramatic coastlines and discovering the multitude of enchanting towns along the way. When planning your route, use Google Maps to help with scale and timings.

Original full article published on Tourism Australia’s Australia.com

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