Ultimate Travel Bucketlist: Oceania

Oceania is somewhere I'm desperate to go... maybe because it's as far away from this damp little island as you can get! Have a look at what I've put on my Ultimate Travel Bucketlist for Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and beyond!

Okay so I am literally jumping with joy to make this because I’m planning on going on a crazy YOLO backpacking extravaganza to Australia this time next year, that I literally decided on today. After spending some time in Europe I remembered how much I love travelling and realised how I really really really really REALLY don’t want to stay in Brighton another year to do a teaching degree. I can’t lie to myself anymore, I would literally be such a shite teacher.

So here we are, I’m gonna start with all the other countries in Oceania and finish with Australia (it’s big man, it’s gonna be a long list). As per, please comment anything I might have missed!

American Samoa

Ultimate Travel Bucketlist: Oceania
via B C on Flickr


via Stephanie Yoder on Trover
  • Visit one of the smaller islands
  • see the fire-walking festival at the Mariamma Temple
  • Sawa-i-Lau Caves
  • Go paddle boarding
  • Go canoeing
  • Go on a forest zipline
  • Stay in the underwater resort

French Polynesia

via Kevin Hogue on Trover
  • Visit Bora Bora
  • Visit Tahiti
  • Collect some white sand
  • See some turtles
  • Go snorkelling, kayaking etc
  • Drink from a coconut (I am such a stereotype)


Via Taka Soyama on Trover


via Claire Martin on Bloomberg
  • Go to Christmas Island
  • See the red crab migration

Marshall Islands

Via Anton Du Preez on Flickr
  • Go paddle boarding or canoeing or kayaking
  • Fly over Bikini Atoll

New Zealand (another pipe dream favourite)

via Stoked for Saturday on Trover


via As Her World Turns on Trover
  • See the Rock Islands
  • Go snorkelling
  • Swim in jellyfish lake
  • Learn how to dive/go diving
  • Ngardmau falls

Papua New Guinea

via Scuba Mami on Trover


via Eugene Human on Flickr

Soloman Islands

via Yuriy Horovyy on Trover


via 27mm on Flickr


via Bhaskar Rao on Flickr


via Meagan McDowell on Trover

Australia (Brace yourselves)

via Swiss Nomads on Trover
  • Visit Sydney
  • See an opera in Sydney Opera House
  • Learn to surf
  • Learn to scuba dive
  • Dive in the great barrier reef
  • Fly over the great barrier reef
  • Visit Brisbane
  • Visit Melbourne
  • Visit Gold Coast
  • Natural Bridge, Springbrook National Park
  • Visit Byron Bay
  • See Ayers Rock
  • Road trip around the outback
  • Go without seeing a snake (I can only dream)
  • Road trip along the west coast
  • Road trip along the east coast
  • Visit that sticky out bit in North Queensland with all the cool town names and rainforests
  • Dive with great white sharks
  • Visit Karijini National Park
  • Hike Claustral Canyon in the Blue Mountains
  • Hold a koala
  • See a kookaburra
  • See a kangaroo
  • See an aligator
  • And literally loads more
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Liz Wilson


  1. Haha, go you! What an awesome trip! You can teach those kiddos about life on the road if you ever decide to go back to teaching! 🙂
    I LOVE bucket lists. I’m absolutely obsessed with mine. So naturally I enjoyed reading yours as well!
    I spent 6 months in Australia as an au pair. Aaaaand I’m happy to say I didn’t see any snakeks. Yay! I’m terrified of them, so I’m really happy I managed to avoid them!
    Have fun on your journey.

  2. ARG!!! This list is amazing! I just came back from Australia and already wanna fo back to Oceania to discover all these places 🙂 Oceania has so many treasures! ^^ Cheers!

  3. I have never been to Oceania so I really enjoyed reading this bucket list! So many new ideas for places to add to my own never ending list. My New Zealand list is just as long as yours. I am definitely looking forward to visiting the LOTR locations as well. I think I”m more excited than the kids.

  4. I wish one day I will reach that part of the world, especially Tuvalu and Bora Bora. I am a backpacker but hey, let’s face it, a nice relaxing break in Bora Bora or in Maldives would be a dream for anyone, right? 🙂

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