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Bucket list your way around Amazing Australia
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Bucket list your way around Amazing Australia

Bucket list your way around Australia


Creating a bucket list can be exciting and scary at the same time, but it makes life so much more incredible, I promise you that! I’m Jess, and this is my bucket list adventure that I want to share with you in the hope that it inspires you for the new year. I began my bucket list back in 2017 after a whirlwind of personal events, and decided to focus on the positives and surround myself with goals I aspired to tick off in life!


Writing down goals that you truly want to achieve can be an overwhelming task. After writing about 20 bucket list items, I kind of froze and had to really have a huge shift in my priorities and really sit and figure out…….what else do I want to do in my life? What makes me happy? What makes me excited? It can take weeks/months to really sit there and figure out what you want to do in your life and in this instance, it took me 3 weeks to write out 92 bucket list items (and that was focusing on this task every single day).


One of my bucket list items was to ‘go on a travel nursing rural and remote contract’ as I was inspired by recently talking to an R&R nurse from HCA who had just returned home from a contract. From that moment, taking that one step towards that goal, opened an incredible journey for me. I have now lived the nomad life for 4 years doing contracts across NSW, QLD and Tasmania, and honestly felt like my life was a constant holiday. It’s the way I wanted to design my life and I got to tick off so many bucket list items (such as climbing Sydney harbour bridge, driving a golf caddy, going inside a prison and listening to a prisoner’s stories, getting a tattoo, work in Thursday island, go to Tasmania etc), and we urge YOU to do the same.


HCA began the journey of ticking off my bucket list items and before I knew it, I had completed over 20 of my 92 of my personal goals. If this is inspiring you, we urge you to take the leap. Look at areas/activities around Australia that you have always dreamed of going/doing, plan, and Healthcare Australia can help you along this journey. But how? We are the leading healthcare agency across Australia. We have work, and contracts in EVERY SINGLE STATE! The perks are, free travel (win-win), free accommodation in around 90% of our contracts (some places such as WA have a small fee, but it’s honestly tiny), agency wage (which is a lot higher than a normal nursing/AIN/midwifery/doctor position), weekly pay, an education allowance bonus and best of all………THE MOST INCREDIBLE MEMORIES!!


Here is a little snippet to get the ball rolling with YOUR own personal bucket list, with some ideas for each state:


Western Australia

Margaret River
Skydive at Rottnest island

Get a selfie with a quokka

Visit Cable Beach and ride a camel

Visit coral bay and swim with the fish

Visit Matsos brewery in Broome and have a ginger beer

Look through the natures window in Kalbarri and get the epic photo

See stingrays at Hamelin bay

Visit the pinnacles


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New South Wales

Skydive at Byron Bay or Skydive at Wollongong (both stunning locations)

Climb Sydney Harbour bridge

Visit Lord Howe Island

Hike Mount Kosciuszko

Visit the second-largest canyon (by width) in the whole world – Capertee Valley and stay in a bubble tent

Get a classic photo with the Big Banana at Coffs Harbour

See humpback whales at Jervis bay (known as humpback highway)

Visit the blue mountains

Drink wine in the Hunter Valley


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South Australia

Shark cage diving with great white sharks

Go on a guided sea lion dive

Drive through the famous Lake Mcdonnell and see the pink and blue lake

Hot air balloon across Barossa valley
Visit Kangaroo Island – dine at the Enchanted Fig Tree

Visit the wine train experience and drink award-winning wine

Eat oysters straight from the ocean at coffin bay


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Northern Territory

Go into the cage of death and swim with the crocodiles

Visit Kakadu National Park

See Uluru at sunset – they also do VIP experiences

Visit the Uluru light installations FIELD OF LIGHT

Indulge in a four-course fine dining experience with ancient indigenous flavours

Visit the Katherine hot springs

Go to the Mindil Beach Sunset Markets

Eat delicious Laksa in Darwin – yes, it’s a thing!

Go to Litchfield National Park


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Skydive at Mission beach or Airlie Beach

Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef

Walk along the strand in Townsville

Go humpback whale watching in Hervey Bay

Visit the Whitsundays

Go to Gold coast and explore Dreamworld

Explore the Daintree rainforest
Stand at the “tip” of Australia in Cape York

Go onto the Kuranda scenic railway

Relax at a yoga retreat at Mission beach


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Visit Bruny Island and eat all the delicious cheese

See wild echidnas, wombats, platypus’s and pademelons

Climb cradle mountain summit

Explore Freycinet national park

Visit the Bay of fires and Binalong bay

Shop at Salamanca market in Hobart

Visit the MONA museum

Walk along the gorge in Launceston

Explore Port Arthur

Wait till sunset to see penguins coming in from the beach into their nests

Visit Maria Island to see wild wombats in their natural habitat


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We hope this has gotten you excited to create your very own bucket list, and just remember that Healthcare Australia can make those goals become a reality.

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Jess – HCA Brand Ambassador

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