The Ultimate Guide to travelling in Australia — the 100 Things You Can ONLY Do In Australia.
In this, the third instalment of our “100 Things” series, we set ourselves the greatest challenge yet. A double challenge, really. First, we set out to present for you 100 amazing things you can only do in Australia – be it marvelling at a geological oddity, interacting with a critically endangered species or any one of a number of one-of-a-kind experiences. That’s not as easy as it sounds. But through the research process we found that Australia holds a remarkable number of world records for the biggest, widest, tallest, densest, fattest, shortest, fastest, slowest, most and rarest what-have-yous . . . gather all these together and you’ve got the beginnings of a truly valuable document designed to inspire people to see their own country and appreciate just how lucky we have it in Australia.
The second challenge was to ensure that this 100 could stand on its own two feet. Therefore, we were determined to exclude anything we’d covered in previous instalments – the 100 Things To Do in Australia Before You Die and the 100 Great Things To Do In Australia You’ve Never Heard Of – unless we could profile it with a genuinely new twist.
Yep, before we’d even started we’d declared 200 truly amazing and fantastic experiences to be off limits. The search for our new 100 had just become a lot harder. But we figured there was more value for readers this way. And now you can consider this issue – in conjunction with the two previous ones – as a comprehensive, three-tiered travel bible that may never be topped. At least, that is, until next year.
But one last thing before you write in to tell us all the things we overlooked this time around (which, by the way, we enthusiastically invite): remember – this list is in no particular order. We’re not suggesting, for example, that No. 04 (catching a wave on the world’s biggest surfboard) is better than No. 55 (witnessing the world’s largest gathering of Utes). Each entry carries just as much weight as any other. And nowhere in the world but Australia can you see, do or treasure these 100 amazing things.
Hopefully that alone will be enough to make you want to start right away. So, as always . . . see you out there,
The Australian Traveller Team
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This article appeared in Issue 20 of Australian Traveller.
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