6 Little-Known Places You Must Visit In Australia
Some of the best things to see and do in Australia are off the beaten track and in a country as vast as Australia. From unusual rock formations to desolate beaches and a little-known wine region – read to discover 6 must visit places in Australia
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At the bottom end of Western Australian is one of Australia’s whitest beaches and a mind-boggling pink lake. Stretching for 5 kms, Lucky Bay, found in the Cape Le Grand National Park, is one of Australia’s most idyllic and emptiest beaches – you’re more likely to find kangaroos sunbathing here than other people! You can reach the bay via a 40 minute drive from Esperance.
- The Pinnacles
The Pinnacles are some of the most striking rock formations in the Australian desert. Located in The Nambung National Park, a 3-hour drive from Perth, the Pinnacles were practically unknown to the general public until the late 1960s.
Today they are a popular attraction for nature and photography lovers. Dawn and dusk are the best times to visit as the pillars form unusual shadows across the rippling sands and the local wildlife.
- Freycinet National Park
Tasmania has been trending since Lonely Planet named it as one of the world’s top ten regions to visit in 2015 and topping the Tasmanian wanderlust charts is Freycinet National Park. Situated 2.5 hours drive away from Hobart, Freycinet National Park is a glorious example of nature’s splendour. Featuring the pink peaks of the Hazards and iconic golden crescent of Wineglass Bay, Freycinet has a trek for every type of interest and fitness. Take a short scramble up to Wineglass Bay lookout for one of Tasmania’s most photogenic vistas.
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- Lord Howe Island
Lord Howe Island is one of New South Wales best kept secrets. It boasts twin peaks and crystal clear waters, home to the world’s most southern-most coral reef, make Lord Howe Island a world-heritage listed paradise for both divers and hikers. People are outnumbered by fish as over 500 species of marine life, including turtles and stingrays, live in the sparkling bays.
Another little-known gem in NSW is the Mudgee Region, a rural area of endless hills, sun-soaked vineyards and quaint heritage accommodation, 3.5-hours drive from Sydney. Mudgee is all about vineyard hopping and hearty meals.
- The Kimberley
The Kimberley is a vast yet little-known corner of Western Australia, which happens to be larger than 75% of the world’s countries! (How’s that for a crazy statistic!) This is home to rugged gorges, vast desert and dazzling waterfalls.
Some of the best experiences you can undertake in The Kimberley include a camel ride through the desert at Broome and a drive to the beehive-shaped Bungle Bungles of Purnululu National Park.