Australia’s Hidden Gems
You have probably heard of Uluru and may have already put the Great Barrier Reef on your bucket list, but Australia is home to many more of the most pristine and unique natural landmarks in the world. Here are eight you’ve probably never come across that are guaranteed to take your breath away.
Bay of Fires, Tasmania
Pristine beaches, crystal clear waters and granite boulders embellished with orange lichen line the glorious coast line. Stay in a remote eco-lodge at nearby Binnalong Bay and go snorkelling in underwater caves, long walks along the white sand or spend an afternoon exotic birdwatching.
Lake Bumbunga, South Australia
You won’t believe you’re seeing these enormous pink-tinted saline lakes just two hours from Adelaide. If the salt is too much for you, quench your thirst at the nearby Clare Valley wine region.
Carnarvon Gorge, Queensland
This remote park was carved out over millions of years and is even more beautiful as its tall sandstone cliffs are covered in lush flora to lead you to the flowing creek at its base. Try your luck stumbling upon unique wildlife or just lay back and enjoy its open grasslands.
El Questro Wilderness Park, Kimberley, Western Australia
This untouched Kimberley landscape is located at the heart of the El Questro cattle station spanning over 700,000 acres of unexplored land. You’ll be overwhelmed by the epic mountain ranges, incredible vistas and plethora of swimming holes.
Cape Pillar, Tasmania
Boasting the tallest cliffs in the southern hemisphere at just over 300 metres above sea level, this rocky cape is only accessible by foot. Lace up your comfiest hiking boots the Three Capes Track that leads you there begins from the top of the cape to ocean and is worth every step.
The Big Drift, Wilsons Promontory National Park, Victoria
You’ll feel far from the cliffs and ever green landscapes in the rest of the national park when you witness the gigantic sand dunes just out of the parks Stockyard campsite. The sandy expanse provides a very unique view all the way back to Mt Oberon and beyond.
Bitter Springs, Elsey National Park, Northern Territory
Water so clear you won’t believe your eyes, these springs are excellent for those who love to scuba dive or who would just like to try their hand at snorkelling. For those looking to relax, the spring-fed thermal pools are a short walk from the available cabins and campsites.
Umpherston Sinkhole, South Australia
Located in the beautiful Mount Gambier region this centuries old limestone cave had its roof collapse and since formed a sunken garden open to the public and the perfect place to escape the heat on a warm day.
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