Reasons Why Australia Should be on Your Travel Bucket List

One place on my travel bucket list is Australia.  I have longed to visit Australia ever since I was a child. I have many reason I want to visit.  Here are a few! 

The Sydney Opera House is a  beautiful piece of architecture. It opened in 1973 and is located in New South Wales, Australia.It is an iconic landmark. 


Visit the Outback.  I want to see the rocks, the kangaroos and all of the wildlife.  Being able to to visit this land and see all of its beauty would be an amazing adventure.

Australia has 65 wine regions.  Australia AND Wine, this is my kind of trip! Australia has over 100 grape varieties that go into making wine,  I am sure I could tour a few wineries and gets some great samples along the way.

Since Australia is an island, there is miles and miles of coastline and beautiful beaches.  I have seen some beautiful  pictures that take my breath away.

The Great Barrier Reef is another reason I want to visit the island of Australia. The Great Barrier Reef, off the coast of Queensland in northeastern Australia, is the largest living thing on Earth, and even visible from outer space. The 2,300km-long ecosystem comprises thousands of reefs and hundreds of islands made of over 600 types of hard and soft coral. It's home to countless species of colorful fish, mollusks and starfish, plus turtles, dolphins and sharks. I think this would be a wonderful experience to see.  I live on the East coast of the United States and I love it. I can only imagine being able to live or visit the Great Barrier Reef.  

There are so many places to visit in Australia, and I love the land and culture I do know about.  Australia will remain on my bucket list.

One place I would love to visit is The Wheeler Centre in Melbourne. The Wheeler Centre is Melbourne’s home for smart, passionate and entertaining public talks on every topic. 


Across 230+ events each year, and a unique collection of videos, podcasts and original writing, you’ll find some of our finest local and international writers and thinkers sharing their expertise, their imaginations and their ideas. Here is a little about the Wheeler Centre.


Like many great stories, their's began with a blank sheet of paper and an ambitious idea;  an idea that was born from the observation that while every great city has its grand cultural institutions – art galleries, theatres, museums and concert halls – there was a place for a unique institution that would provide a hub for the discussion, debate and practice of writing and ideas. Such a cultural centre would enhance and consolidate our city’s reputation as a world leader in this arena.
From inception, the idea grew with the passion, belief and support of the Victorian State Government, gaining unstoppable momentum. In 2008, Melbourne was designated a UNESCO City of Literature, and this heralded the establishment of the Centre of Books, Writing and Ideas – a vibrant new hub for a diverse range of literary- and ideas-based organisations and activities. The aim: to provide a home and important focal point for the conversations that matter to Victoria, and indeed, Australia. As the Centre itself took its physical shape within a newly renovated and dedicated wing of the State Library of Victoria, our position was secured ahead of the official opening with the commitment of our patrons, Maureen and Tony Wheeler of Lonely Planet. From that day, the Centre of Books, Writing and Ideas became the Wheeler Centre.

They want everyone to participate, in whichever way suits them: over eighty percent of our events are free and our digital publishing arm produces original video and audio of our events, plus original writing, whereby seventy percent of the events become available online – reaching regional, national and international audiences.There’s nothing we’re not interested in: Our events foster conversations on a broad range of topics, including literature, art, social responsibility, politics, ethics, copyright, urban planning, sports, Indigenous storytelling and public affairs. Make sure to check out Andrew Charlton.

Let me know in the comments if you have visited Australia or plan to visit.






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