When most people think about visiting Australia, they typically think of our great beaches, or seeing the Sydney Harbour Bridge, or visiting Uluru, and while all of those things are great, there are also some lesser known tourist attractions in Australia that should be on your radar.
In this post I’m going to talk about 5 attractions that you might not have heard of, or at least aren’t as popular, and are spread out all over the country, so let’s get into it.
1) See the Bay Of Fires, Tasmania.
The Bay of Fires is a stretch of 50 kilometres (~31 miles) on the East coast of Tasmania that consists of white sandy beaches and clear water. There are plenty of campsites to choose from, and while all are great, the Cosy Corner rarely lets people down.
The weather can get cold in Tasmania so it’s probably a better idea to visit during the warmer months, and you should also check out the Bay of Fires Lodge Walk.
2) Explore the Arnhem Land Region
The Arnhem Land Region is located in the North-East of the Northern Territory and has been home to indigenous Australians for at least 60,000 years, and it’s also the birthplace of the didgeridoo.
It’s a very diverse part of the country with beaches, rainforests, islands, and many different kinds of wildlife. If you’re interested in the history of Australia, then this is certainly a great place to visit.
3) Visit the Beaches of Esperance
Although it’s not the easiest place in Australia to get to, Esperance, which is on the Southern coast of Western Australia and about 720 kilometres (~450 miles) from Perth, is home to many great beaches.
Specifically, you can take the 40 kilometre (~25 mile) Great Ocean Drive with plenty of options to stop along the way at various beaches. Additionally, while in the region you should definitely consider taking the 45 minute drive to visit the Cape Le Grand National Park
4) Undara Volcanic National Park, Queensland
The Undara Volcanic National Park is located in North Queensland and is famous for it’s lava tubes which were caused by a massive volcanic eruption almost 200,000 years ago.
Instead of telling you more about it, here’s a short 90 second video that will give you a glimpse into the park:
5) Visit Gunlom Falls, Northern Territory.
The Gunlom Falls are in Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory and it’s essentially a giant swimming pool with a waterfall above it. Even though it will get super busy during the peak months, it’s quite a large area so you won’t have to stray too far to find a quieter bit of it all for yourself.
The hike up to the top is somewhat steep so make sure that you’re prepared. That said, it shouldn’t be too difficult for most people, and the views and the relaxing swim once you get there will be a good reward.
Lastly, that part of the country is very much home to crocodiles so make sure to pay attention to warnings keep an eye out for signage, but as long as you’re sensible you’ll be fine.
Have you been to any less talked about places in Australia you think people should look out for?