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Domestic bliss: 12 Australian alternatives to international bucket list experiences

By Maeve Galea

According to the ABC, Australians cancelled an estimated $10 billion dollars worth of holidays in 2020. While that figure represents hundreds of thousands of travel dreams slashed, you needn’t wait for international borders to open to tick off your bucket list. Here we round up the best at-home alternatives to some of the most enviable travel experiences across the world. And while they may not replace the real thing, they’re each pretty spectacular in their own right…

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Go Trekking in Patagonia

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The overland track, Tasmania

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Road Trip up california's Pacific Coast Highway

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The Great Ocean Road, Victoria

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Relax in the onsens of Japan

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the Japanese bath house, Blue Mountains, New south wales

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See the mountain of 7 colors, peru

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Wave Rock, Western australia

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Explore the marine life of The Galapagos Islands

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scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland

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Go on a Sand Dune safari in Dubai

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The Stockton Sand Dunes, New south wales

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Eat noodles at one of Hong Kong’s famous night markets

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the weekly Friday Night Markets in Sydney’s Chinatown, New south wales

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Sleep amongst the wildlife of the Amazon Rainforest

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the Daintree Eco lodge, Queensland

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Rub shoulders with cool, creative types in Williamsburg, New York

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Hope St Radio at Collingwood Yards, Victoria

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be awe-inspired by niagara falls, canada

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Kakadu National Park, Northern territory

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See the impressive rock formations of the Yosemite valley, california

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Karlu Karlu (AKA The Devils Marbles Conservation Reserve), Northern territory

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Ride camels through the Sahara Desert

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a camel safari in Broome, Western australia

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