Saturday, 7 May 2016

100 things to do whilst backpacking around the world

So it's just over a week to go until I check in my backpack and step onto my one way flight out of England and of course, I am painfully unprepared. Whilst I may not have even thought about packing yet, and let's not mention the sorting out important travel documents because well, I don't want too okay, what I have been busy doing, is putting together a bucket list of everything I want to do in my year away.

Who needs insurance when you have a bucket list, hey? (I am joking of course mum, I do have my insurance sorted).


1. Walk up Table Mountain
2. Visit Robben Island
3. Paraglide off Lion's Head or Signal Hill
4. Take a walk along the canopy walkway above freetops of Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
5. Visit Cheetah Outreach centre
6. Go on the SA Forest Adventures zipline
7. Go wine tasting in Stellenbosch

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8. Watch the sunset at Camps Bay
9. Explore Rhodes memorial and the abandoned zoo at the foot of Devil's Peak in Table Mountain National Park
10. Ride on the Cape Town Red Bus
11. Visit Truth Coffee, named one of the best coffee shops in the world
12. Go whale watching on the southern coast of Africa
13. Visit the penguins at Boulders beach and Cape Peninsula
14. Go to Cape Point
15. Go swimming with sharks in Cape Town
16. Go on the Langa Township Tour
17. Eat sushi at Willoughby and Co at the V&A Waterfront
18. Do the Cape Canopy Tour
19. Go horse riding somewhere along the Garden Route

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20. Visit the Tsitsikamma National Park - Storms River Village
21. Eat dinner at The Fat Fish in Plettenburg Bay
22.Visit the Rastafarian village in Kansa
23. Have a drink or two at the semi-open air rooftop bar in Maboneng
24, Visit the Apartheid Museum
25. Go on a cycle tour of Soweto
26. Ride on the hop-on hop-off bus tour in Joburg
27. Visit the Addo Elephant Park
28. Stroll along the public Route 67 in Port Elizabeth
29. Clim Mt Batur in Bali for sunrise
30. Drink cocktails with a view at Rock Bar, Bali
31. Take a boat out at sunrise in Lovina and watch the dolphins
32. Visi the Gili islands

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33. Watch the sunset in Seminyak
34.Go to the Potato Head Beach Club in Seminyak
35. Eat seafood in Jimbaran Bay
36. Have a massage in a spa in Bali
37. Do yoga in Ubud
38. Climb the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge
39. Visit Natural Rock, Mahon Pool, Wylies Baths and Figure Eights Pools in Sydney
40. Have food and drinks at The Opera Bar
41. Walk from Coogee beach to Bondi beach
42. Wine and dine at the 360 bar in Sydney
43. Visit Surrey Hill

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44. Watch the sunset from Mrs Macquaries Point
45. Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef
46. Drink wine at Hunter Valley
47. Watch tennis at the Australian Open
48. Visit Fraser Island
49. Sail the Whitsunday Islands
50. See Melbourne's famous street art
51. Kayak on the Yarra river
52. Relax on Kilda beach
53.Take a trip to Philip Island to see the famous penguins
54. Visit the Cairns zoo
55. Take the Kuranda scenic railway up the Macalister Range to the rainforest town of Kuranda

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56. Watch a game of cricket at the MCG
57. Zipline through the forest canopy at the Daintree Rainforest
58. Spend a day at the Crystal Cascades water falls
59. Chill on Airlie beach
60. Relax in Byron Bay
61. Take a ferry to Manly
62. See the local wildlife at the Sydney Aquarium and Wildlife Park
63. Sip cocktails at The Rocks
64. Get holiday snaps at The Opera House
65. Spend New Year's Eve in Sydney
66. Go to the Melbourne Cup
67. Go along the Noosa National Park coastal walk

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68. Try some of the best wines in the world in the Swan Valley, Perth
69.Visit The Majesty's Theatre
70. Visit Rottnest Island
71. Take a walk around Perth's Kings Park
72. Go to an All Blacks rugby game
73. View Auckland from the top of the Sky Two
74. Drink wine on Waiheke Island
75. Skydive the Bay of Islands
76. Hike the Tongariro Crossing
77. Hang out on quirky Cuba Street in Wellington
78. Ride the Wellington Cable Car
79. Cross the Cook Strait by ferry
80. Kayak in Abel Tasman National Park

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81. Swim with Hector's dolphins in Akaroa
82. See Mount Cook
83. Go on the Cape Reinga tour
84. Visit Te Papa Museum
85. Go on the Milford Sound cruise
86. Hike around Lake Tekapo
87. Relax at a natural mud and sulphur spa in NZ
88. Visit the Hot Pools at Lake Take
89.  Spend a day at the Waterbom Bali water park
90. Relax on Kuta beach in Indonesia

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91. Visit the Tehara Dharmayana Kuta temple
92. Visit the Kuta Sea Turtle Conservation site
93. Go to the Ground Zero memorial
94. Fly over the Franz Josef glacier on the South Island of NZ
95. Relax at Lake Wanaka
96. Go 'Fishing with Gerry' in Kaikoura
97. Play frisbee golf in Queenstown
98. Go on the Milford Sounds trip
99. Eat at Ferg Burger in Queenstown
100. Chill out by Nelsons Lake

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