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The Aussie top 100 bucket list

Post by SA_ParrotHead » 31 March 11 3:55 pm

I see today in news.com that Australian Traveller magazine have put out a bucket list.

It states "100 Things To Do Before You Die features destinations picked by a panel of well-known and well-travelled Australians, including Lonely Planet founder Tony Wheeler, George Negus and Catriona Rowntree."

Looking through the list I couldnt help but wonder if there is a cache at each location and thinking it would make a great geocaching list.
I also got a reasonable score out of 100. Although I hadnt thought about attending an Australian open I have done Freddo's Lleyton's Gates does that count?

http://www.australiantraveller.com/comp ... 2011-index

1 Visit Lord Howe Island
2 Fly over the Bungle Bungles
3 See Lake Eyre in flood
4 Walk our most beautiful beach at Wineglass Bay
5 Take a year off and drive around Australia
6 Go back to nature in Kakadu
7 Explore ancient Arnhem Land
8 Visit the Australian Antarctic Territory
9 Cross the country both ways by train
10 Soak up the spectacular Flinders Ranges
11 Drive the Great Ocean Road
12 Hike the Overland Track to Cradle Mountain
13 Meet the dolphins at Monkey Mia
14 Eat your way around King Island
15 Cruise the Kimberley in the wet season
16 Swim with whale sharks on Ningaloo Reef
17 Sail the Whitsundays
18 Take the Manly ferry
19 Go walkabout in the Land of the Never Never
20 Snorkel Rowley Shoals Marine Park
21 Join a cattle drive in The Outback
22 Walk the rim of Kings Canyon
23 Explore Sydney Harbour’s Beaches
24 Spot a platypus in the wild 
25 Visit Remarkable Rocks
26 Complete the Uluru base walk
27 Reach Australia’s northernmost point at Cape York
28 Tick off all the Luxury Lodges of Australia
29 Trek to the Bay of Fires
30 Eat at Tetsuya’s
31 Road-trip the Savannah Way
32 Conquer the sand dunes of the Simpson 
33 Camp on Lady Musgrave Island
34 Hire a van and drive around Tassie
35 See the little penguins on Phillip Island
36 Dive the Great Barrier Reef
37 See Tassie devils in the wild
38 Whale-watch in Hervey Bay
39 Traipse through the Tarkine
40 Find a pearl in Broome
41 Visit an Aboriginal art community
42 Take a hot-air balloon flight over the Red Centre
43 Look into our convict past at Port Arthur
44 Treetop Walking in Lamington National Park
45 Marvel at the wildlife on Kangaroo Island
46 Watch the sunset from Steep Point 
47 Rejuvenate in Victoria’s Spa Country
48 Rev yourself up on the Outback Trailblazer
49 ‘Climb’ Mt Kosciuzsko
50 Go underground at Coober Pedy
51 Hire a houseboat on the Hawkesbury
52 Pootle down the Murray on a paddleboat 
53 Uncover bones at the Age of Dinosaurs Museum
54 Kayak on Coles Bay
55 Visit Europe without a passport in the Barossa 
56 Stay on an outback cattle station
57 Drive the Gibb River Rd
58 Go to the Birdsville Races
59 Take a seaplane to Whitehaven Beach
60 See in the New Year on Sydney Harbour
61 Tackle the ‘tracks’ by 4WD
62 Explore the unknown on the Torres Strait Islands
63 See the Australian Ballet perform
64 Climb the Harbour Bridge
65 Find a waterfall by chopper 
66 Ride in a camel train along Cable Beach
67 Experience Karijini National Park 
68 See Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly series 
69 Go to the Melbourne Cup
70 See something big at the MCG
71 Be the first in Australia to see the sunrise
72 Have a barbie with friends on the beach
73 Walk in the wilderness of Maria Island
74 Hike the Larapinta Trail
75 Go to the Tamworth Country Music Festival
76 Eat fresh lobster in Robe
77 Drive across the Nullarbor Plain
78 Go to the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame 
79 Trawl Melbourne’s laneways 
80 Marvel at The Pinnacles
81 Go to the annual Outback Festival in Winton
82 See the oldest man-made structures in the world
83 See a performance at the Opera House
84 Take the family to a Great Barrier Reef island
85 Join the dawn service at the Australian War Memorial
86 Go jungle surfing at Cape Tribulation
87 See the flood plains of the Mary River wetlands
88 Experience Mt Isa
89 Dig deep into Hill End’s rich gold and art history
90 Be at the finish line of the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
91 Stay at a real Aussie pub
92 See the Devils Marbles up close
93 Grab a seat at the Australian Open
94 Have a picnic into the night at Tropfest
95 See where the rainforest meets the sea in the Daintree
96 Cruise Tasmania’s Macquarie Harbour
97 See the outback sculpture in Broken Hill
98 Help protect our country’s flora and fauna
99 Go to the Tiwi Islands’ annual footy day
100 Get stranded on Wilson Island

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Re: The Aussie top 100 bucket list

Post by covert » 31 March 11 5:06 pm

Only 100 !!!!!! narrow minded people

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Re: The Aussie top 100 bucket list

Post by If » 31 March 11 8:52 pm

The panel of judges obviously don't get out much :P
Not one mention of "Geocache Your Way Around Australia" :(
And where are "Paddle a kayak down the Murray", "Ride a pushbike between two capital cities" ?
Too hard for our celebs I suppose :(

The "Tick off all the Luxury Lodges of Australia" listing at number 28 should indicate the 'elitist' nature of the bucket list !!
It is nice what you can do if you work for a company that pays for it all \:D/

And what ever happened to "Visiting" places ?
"Doing" them sounds so matter of fact, like you didn't really enjoy yourself and were just ticking boxes [-X

Tonite I am enjoying camping out in the bush and watching the spectacular lightning show occurring offshore of Wooli, NSW.
I'll bet you are all jealous :mrgreen:

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Re: The Aussie top 100 bucket list

Post by Bronnie_1990 » 31 March 11 9:48 pm

18 of them? I think i did most of them whilst i was on a school excursion :)
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Re: The Aussie top 100 bucket list

Post by blossom* » 31 March 11 9:51 pm

If wrote: Tonite I am enjoying camping out in the bush and watching the spectacular lightning show occurring offshore of Wooli, NSW.
I'll bet you are all jealous :mrgreen:
Yep, sure am :)

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Re: The Aussie top 100 bucket list

Post by Pesky! » 01 April 11 10:27 am

Let's see...
Ticks for 3,10,11,12,18,23,24,34,35,37,41,43,45,49,51,55,60,72,83,89,91,96,97.... only 23..
do i get extra point for "83. see a performance at the opera house" - I have actually performed at the opera house! twice!

and my stay at a real aussie pub was not planned, I Once broke down in the middle of no-where and was rescued by the locals on thier way to the pub. I had a meal, stayed the night ,and they salvaged my vehicle the next day! pretty cool!

What do they mean by . tackle 'the tracks' if they mean ... Strezleki, Oodnadatta, Birdsville, etc, Ive done one! does that count?

And what is the oldest man made structure they mention in # 82?

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Re: The Aussie top 100 bucket list

Post by blossom* » 01 April 11 10:35 am

Pesky! wrote: And what is the oldest man made structures they mention in # 82?
I reckon that'd be overseas stuff like the pyramids. So how come it's the Aussie top 100 then?

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Re: The Aussie top 100 bucket list

Post by Yurt » 01 April 11 11:24 am

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Pesky! wrote: And what is the oldest man made structures they mention in # 82?
I reckon that'd be overseas stuff like the pyramids. So how come it's the Aussie top 100 then?
I think there's some sort of fish traps in a creek somewhere they reckon are a trillion or so years old. Not exactly the pyramids though.

It's a bit wankerish in places especially the luxury resorts bit. I've been to about 20% of the listed places I think.
Lord Howe Island is probably my favourite - no geocaches there though, possibly Earthcaches though.

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Re: The Aussie top 100 bucket list

Post by Pesky! » 01 April 11 1:57 pm

a bit of googling birngs up several different "worlds oldest man made structures"
Many mention Adams Calendar, in south africa as being 75-160 thousand years old. other mentions temple like structures in Malta at 6,000, and a few mention a cave in greece at 23.000 years
it doesnt look good well for Australian 'oldest structures' ....Although there are cave paintings and such from 4,000 years ago in NW AUS! so maybe there are structures aswell.

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Re: The Aussie top 100 bucket list

Post by Hoojar » 01 April 11 2:09 pm

Pesky! wrote:And what is the oldest man made structure they mention in # 82?

http://www.australiantraveller.com/comp ... -the-world

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Re: The Aussie top 100 bucket list

Post by blossom* » 01 April 11 2:13 pm

Brewarrina's aboriginal stone fish traps are supposed to be over 40,000 years old:

Apparently the oldest man made structures that exists on Earth, these stone fish traps are reportedly evidence of engineering skill, knowledge of river hydrology & fish biology, these represent typical Aboriginal traits both spiritual & practical that binds them to the land whom which they believe is sacred. The local Ngemba people have been the age old custodians of the fish traps & their descendants manage the Aboriginal fisheries centre on the riverbank above the site.

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Re: The Aussie top 100 bucket list

Post by Philipp » 01 April 11 2:15 pm

Hmm let's see what I achieved in the past 2 years being here:

1 Visit Lord Howe Island
2 Fly over the Bungle Bungles
3 See Lake Eyre in flood
4 Walk our most beautiful beach at Wineglass Bay
5 Take a year off and drive around Australia
6 Go back to nature in Kakadu
7 Explore ancient Arnhem Land
8 Visit the Australian Antarctic Territory
9 Cross the country both ways by train
10 Soak up the spectacular Flinders Ranges
11 Drive the Great Ocean Road
12 Hike the Overland Track to Cradle Mountain
13 Meet the dolphins at Monkey Mia
14 Eat your way around King Island
15 Cruise the Kimberley in the wet season
16 Swim with whale sharks on Ningaloo Reef
17 Sail the Whitsundays
18 Take the Manly ferry
19 Go walkabout in the Land of the Never Never
20 Snorkel Rowley Shoals Marine Park
21 Join a cattle drive in The Outback
22 Walk the rim of Kings Canyon
23 Explore Sydney Harbour’s Beaches
24 Spot a platypus in the wild
25 Visit Remarkable Rocks
26 Complete the Uluru base walk
27 Reach Australia’s northernmost point at Cape York
28 Tick off all the Luxury Lodges of Australia
29 Trek to the Bay of Fires
30 Eat at Tetsuya’s
31 Road-trip the Savannah Way
32 Conquer the sand dunes of the Simpson
33 Camp on Lady Musgrave Island
34 Hire a van and drive around Tassie
35 See the little penguins on Phillip Island
36 Dive the Great Barrier Reef
37 See Tassie devils in the wild
38 Whale-watch in Hervey Bay
39 Traipse through the Tarkine
40 Find a pearl in Broome
41 Visit an Aboriginal art community
42 Take a hot-air balloon flight over the Red Centre
43 Look into our convict past at Port Arthur
44 Treetop Walking in Lamington National Park
45 Marvel at the wildlife on Kangaroo Island
46 Watch the sunset from Steep Point
47 Rejuvenate in Victoria’s Spa Country
48 Rev yourself up on the Outback Trailblazer
49 ‘Climb’ Mt Kosciuzsko
50 Go underground at Coober Pedy
51 Hire a houseboat on the Hawkesbury
52 Pootle down the Murray on a paddleboat
53 Uncover bones at the Age of Dinosaurs Museum
54 Kayak on Coles Bay
55 Visit Europe without a passport in the Barossa
56 Stay on an outback cattle station
57 Drive the Gibb River Rd
58 Go to the Birdsville Races
59 Take a seaplane to Whitehaven Beach
60 See in the New Year on Sydney Harbour
61 Tackle the ‘tracks’ by 4WD
62 Explore the unknown on the Torres Strait Islands
63 See the Australian Ballet perform
64 Climb the Harbour Bridge
65 Find a waterfall by chopper
66 Ride in a camel train along Cable Beach
67 Experience Karijini National Park
68 See Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly series
69 Go to the Melbourne Cup
70 See something big at the MCG
71 Be the first in Australia to see the sunrise
72 Have a barbie with friends on the beach
73 Walk in the wilderness of Maria Island
74 Hike the Larapinta Trail
75 Go to the Tamworth Country Music Festival
76 Eat fresh lobster in Robe
77 Drive across the Nullarbor Plain
78 Go to the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame
79 Trawl Melbourne’s laneways
80 Marvel at The Pinnacles
81 Go to the annual Outback Festival in Winton
82 See the oldest man-made structures in the world
83 See a performance at the Opera House
84 Take the family to a Great Barrier Reef island
85 Join the dawn service at the Australian War Memorial
86 Go jungle surfing at Cape Tribulation
87 See the flood plains of the Mary River wetlands
88 Experience Mt Isa
89 Dig deep into Hill End’s rich gold and art history
90 Be at the finish line of the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
91 Stay at a real Aussie pub
92 See the Devils Marbles up close
93 Grab a seat at the Australian Open
94 Have a picnic into the night at Tropfest
95 See where the rainforest meets the sea in the Daintree
96 Cruise Tasmania’s Macquarie Harbour
97 See the outback sculpture in Broken Hill
98 Help protect our country’s flora and fauna
99 Go to the Tiwi Islands’ annual footy day
100 Get stranded on Wilson Island

hmmm 18 ... cool

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100 Things To Do With Your Remaining

Post by pjmpjm » 01 April 11 3:04 pm

Good ideas for cache sites.

I'd leave a fair few of these things off my own personal 'do before dying' list and add others instead.

I suppose it all depends on how much time you have left! And the 'rich and famous' judging panel no doubt have their own slant.

If I were only 20, I'd sure take a different view . . .

Once you're over 60, seeing the world's oldest fish traps fails to excite!

Thanks for sharing this list. Very interesting indeed.

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Re: 100 Things To Do With Your Remaining

Post by blossom* » 01 April 11 3:08 pm

pjmpjm wrote: I'd leave a fair few of these things off my own personal 'do before dying' list and add others instead.
Once you're over 60, seeing the world's oldest fish traps fails to excite!
What about "world's oldest trig station"? How would that excite you? :D

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Re: The Aussie top 100 bucket list

Post by SA_ParrotHead » 01 April 11 3:47 pm

Well the Parrots sort of rate about 38 for this as I am going to claim the tracks one (61) because I think 2 out of 3 is a pass mark. There is no chance we will do all this list as we will never do number 28. I also think our cruise across Cable beach at Broome in a Pearl Lugger sipping wine and nibbling cheese watching the sun set beats their Camel ride on the beach.
Still I have ticked off a lot of these since starting geocaching in 2004.

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