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Hidden Travel Spots Around Australia

July 17, 2014 Travel Deals No Comments Email Email

When traveling to Australia, it is important to take advantage of the natural beauty that this country has to offer. From its lush forests to pristine beaches, it is hard to know about all the hidden travel spots around Australia. As Australia is such a large land mass to conquer, the following should serve as a guide—broken down by territory—by which you would follow to see the best that Australia has to offer.

Northern Territory

The jewel of the Northern Territory is Litchfield National Park. Litchfield National Park offers a wide variety of activities for those seeking an adventure. From swimming holes to four-wheeler tours, Litchfield has what any outdoors person might be seeking while on vacation. For the really adventurous, you will want to camp out a few nights underneath the open sky, fully experiencing the many nocturnal species found only in Australia.

In comparison to other national parks in the area, Litchfield National Park has been referred to as a “closer, far cheaper…and much more enjoyable [park].”

Queensland

For those of you wanting an outdoor adventure, but a nice room and an indoor shower to look forward to at the end of the day, check in at your local Townsville inn and spend your days, outdoor, on Magnetic Island. Boasting 320+ days of sunshine a year, this is an ideal place for those wanting a little history to go with their outdoor adventures. It was here that explorer Captain James Cook reported that his ship’s compass began to act strangely.

South Australia

For those hanging out in the middle of the country, Coober Pedy stands uncontested as the city responsible for producing the world’s highest quality opal gems. As most of Coober Pedy is underground, this serves as a rare opportunity to participate in a mine tour. You are also given the opportunity to try your hand at mining for your own opal.

2015 will mark one-hundred years that opal has been mined in Coober Pedy. With over 70 opal field, it is the largest opal mining area in the world. This means that there is plenty of opal for you to find. One could argue that self-mined opal makes the best souvenir available for you to bring back home to your friends and family.

West Australia

For those truly wanting to experience an independent outdoor opportunity, Esperance is all your dreams come true. Esperance’s Lucky Bay is often referred to as Australia’s whitest beach.

Furthermore, Esperance is primed for those looking to explore off the beaten path.

Esperance is currently ranked #10 on TripAdvisor’s list of “Popular Destinations in Western Australia,”making this city the furthest thing from a tourist trap—it is a well-kept secret for locals looking to escape tourists.

No matter what part of Australia you visit, assuming that you do not visit them all, you will want to ensure that you fit in as many as the aforementioned hidden Australian gems into your schedule as possible. On the other hand, you may want to just venture out on your own. You really cannot go wrong when it comes to traveling in Australia.

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