When you think about a trip to Australia, what springs to mind? The Harbor Bridge and Opera House in Sydney? Shopping in Melbourne? Snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef? Enjoying an Uluru sounds of silence dinner? Kakadu Park?
Australia is a big country and there’s a hell of a lot to fit into any trip to the Great Southern Land. All of the above would be worthy inclusions to any Australian trip. But while the likes of Melbourne and the Gold Coast and Perth get plenty of play with tourists, there are a myriad of undiscovered gems out there.
From the memorials and museums of Canberra to the cruisy hippie vibe of Byron Bay to the ghost towns of western New South Wales.
Below you’ll find some lesser known Australian tourist spots (details and why you should add them to your next Australian trip will be available soon).
- Newcastle in New South Wales
- Canberra, Australia’s Capital
- The Northern Rivers Region
- Flinders Ranges and Lake Eyre in South Australia
- Darwin in the Northern Territory
- The Outback
- Mornington Peninsula in Victoria
- Lord Howe Island in New South Wales
- Margaret River Region in Western Australia