The Rocks, Sydney Opera House, the Great Barrier Reef, Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Royal Botanic Gardens… anyone who’s been to Australia (or planning to go) has already heard of these landmarks. Why not try something new on your next visit?

 

  1. Kangaroo Island

    From their website, “Think of an island with 509km of Coastline & 155km from the East Coast to the West Coast.” More beaches to explore then! While there are already several parks and beaches around Australia, Kangaroo Island is for when you want to completely steer away from the city life. Wildlife sanctuaries, the island itself, and tons of activities are here for you.

  2. Rainbow Beach

    If you’re all about sand sledding, say no more. You can also enjoy the small town feel. This beach got its name from its colored sand, and the place contains one of the biggest sand blows.

  3. Bay of Fires

    Located in Tasmania, this area has lots of camping spots and hiking trails due to the numerous nature reserves and parks. You can also enjoy the white beaches and engage in lots of activities. It got its name from the orange lichen on the rocks by the beach, creating a warm, fiery effect especially when struck by sunlight.

  4. The Great Ocean Road

    Popular with tourists and surfers, this place looks magnificent during sunset and is the perfect stop when you really want to enjoy a scenic view.

  5. Glasshouse Mountains National Park

    This place located north of Brisbane is perfect for nature lovers. Once you’ve explored the forests and hiking trails, you may also indulge in a swim by the beaches at Sunshine Coast.

  6. Margaret River Region

    This place is known for the friendly stingray population at the beaches, the vintage boutiques, and local wineries. You may also indulge in tours and photo ops at the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse. There are also hiking trails and caves, as well as the famous Margaret River maze.