Travelling is something we do to escape. We allow ourselves to become immersed in different cultures and explore places of the unknown living life off the beaten track. However, most of the time we find places further away to be more appealing when we don’t even know what’s in our own backyards.
Australia is a large continent with so many different places to discover. When it comes to typical tourist attractions, we don’t have a shortage of places to suggest.
This being said, sometimes the most exciting thing can be to leave the big cities and explore the hidden treasures.
With this in mind, here’s a guide of places around Australia that shouldn’t be underestimated.
Wilsons Promontory National Park
Located in Melbourne, Wilsons Promontory is a crowd favourite with those who have had the pleasure of exploring it. It’s a national park located at the southernmost tip of victoria looking out at the Bass Strait and is one of Melbourne’s hidden treasures.
The park is home amazing scenery including mountains, forests and beaches all in the one place. With a range of bush and coastal walks to explore and native wildlife to observe, Wilsons prom is the perfect place to get in touch with nature and discover your adventure side.
Magnetic Island is located just off the North Queensland Coast next to the city of Townsville. Accessed by ferry, the trip takes only 30 minutes and makes you feel secluded from the hustle and bustle of the main land.
The island is unique, as it not only possesses beautiful beaches but also national park areas and rainforests. Here you will find over 24kms of walking tracks through the parks and rainforests to discover but also wildlife that that is native to the area.
With the island surrounded by sandy beaches, there is copious opportunity to relax and take in the sun while lounging in front of the ocean.
This island is one to explore if you’re looking for somewhere with the best of both worlds.
Less than two hours from Sydney by train, the Blue Mountains is one of Australia’s most spectacular natural parks. With breathtaking views and photogenic scenery you’ll see why this one’s made the list as soon as you arrive.
Named after the blue haze that the eucalyptus trees produce as you look out over the valleys, the park covers a large area encompassing waterfalls, gorges and bushland.
With lots to discover including aboriginal history this world heritage site is beautiful and won’t disappoint.