So it’s time to create the bucket list you’ve always dreamed of, but where do you begin? We’ve made it easy by collecting a few breath-taking places to see before you die. So back your bags, renew your passport, and hit the open road!
1. The Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Spanning over 2200km, the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland Australia is the largest collection of coral reefs in the world.
So large that it can be seen from space, it’s one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World and offers a most unforgettable diving experience.
2. Pyramids of Giza, Egypt
The Pyramids of Giza are one of the few Seven Ancient Wonders of the World which are largely still intact, making it well worth a visit.
As the tallest man-made structure for over 3,800 years, the Great Pyramid of Giza dates back to 2,560 BC.
3. Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia
The Salar De Uyuni is the largest salt flat in the world, spanning over 10,580km2 and was formed by several ancient lakes.
It becomes so reflective in the rainy season that it is used to calibrate satellites, effectively making it the world’s largest mirror. Spellbinding!
4. Antelope Canyon, USA
Carved out by water millions of years ago, the crevices of the Antelope Canyon in Arizona is something that needs to be seen to be believed.
The angles at which the crevices were formed, coupled with the way in which light hits each wall, makes the rock appear to be different colours. No matter how distracting pokies online are, you will likely have trouble focusing on your favourites while visiting this magnificent site.
5. Easter Island, Chile
Much like Stonehenge in Amesbury, England, no one quite knows the truth behind the 887 Easter Island ‘moai’ statues.
Even so, true adventure awaits with a visit to Easter Island. Enjoy hiking, scuba diving, and guided tours of the magnificent statues.
6. Reed Flute Caves, China
The 240m-long cave system in Guangxi, China is illuminated by multi-coloured lights, turning the Reed Flute Caves into a mind-bending, beautiful, and surreal experience.
Once you’ve set your eyes upon the glistening stalactite, stalagmite, and pillar formations, you’ll quickly understand why it has remained one of China’s most noteworthy attractions for over 1,200 years.
7. The Great Blue Hole, Belize
A giant marine sinkhole which measures 318m across and 124m deep, the Great Blue Hole can be found just off the coast of Belize and was formed during several episodes of quaternary glaciation when sea levels were much lower.
Forming part of the larger Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, the Great Blue Hole is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
8. Yellowstone National Park, USA
Spanning 8,983 km2 over three states – Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho – the Yellowstone National Park is home to a collection of hot springs and geysers and a number of different types of ecosystems, of which the subalpine forest is the most abundant.
The most popular attractions in the park include the Old Faithful geyser and the Mammoth Hot Springs area.