29 Things to do in Australia before You Die ...

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Where do you start with the things to do in Australia before you die?

More to the point, where do you end?

This amazing continent-sized country is full of amazing beauty and natural wonders, vibrant cities and the most laid back people on the planet.

You could probably make a list of 29,000 things to do in Australia, unfortunately, I’ve had to go with much fewer.

Here’s my pick of 29 things to do in Australia before you die, and I can’t wait for our Aussie readers to chip in with all those they would have included.

1. Get the Hump in Broome

Get the Hump in Broome

There are so many beaches to visit that could easily make the list of things to do in Australia before you die, so I had to find you something that combined a stunning beach and a unique activity.

There are many more camels in Australia than you probably imagine, and one place where they have a home is Cable Beach in Broome, on the northern coast of Western Australia.

It is a magical experience to traverse some of the 22 miles of golden sand on the back of a camel while drinking in the views of a magnificent sunset.

2. Do Some Jail Time at Port Arthur

Do Some Jail Time at Port Arthur

Port Arthur in Tasmania is one of the most evocative places to visit in Australia before you die if you really want to get a sense of just how hardy the first settlers were.

Port Arthur is a huge prison that the deported convicts actually had to build themselves, and the cells eventually held up to 12,500 inmates.

The convicts were also put to work building the rest of the settlement.

3. Make like a Tourist in the Margaret River Valley

Make like a Tourist in the Margaret River Valley

The Margaret River runs through ancient forests into the Indian Ocean in Western Australia.

The valley floor is lush with wineries and fine agricultural produce, making a delight for oenologists and gourmets alike.

You can sample wines, eat fine foods before lunch and then head out to chill on a gorgeous beach for the afternoon or even visit the longest jetty in the Southern Hemisphere at Busselton (which also has an underwater observatory).

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