In light of Australia’s current extremely bad currency, destinations closer to home are slightly more appealing for the next holiday. Here are a few less known Australian places that you need to add to your next holiday in Australia.
Bay of Fires, Tasmania
Although definitely not new, this destination may be unknown to some. It’s a white beach fringed with huge boulders that are on fire (well, draped with iconic orange lichen, but it looks just like it) and is one of Tasmania’s remote turquoise-coloured beaches along the east coast.
Glasshouse Mountains National Park, Queensland
A landscape of national significance that is another world: walking tracks that lead through open forests to lookouts offering panoramic views of craggy volcanic peaks, towering above the surrounding landscape.
Rock climbing, national parks, retreats and 4WDriving are among the few attractions in the picturesque destination.
Chalkies and Whitehaven Beach, Whitsundays, Queensland
As beautiful as its neighbour, Whitehaven Beach, Chalkies Beach is one of the spectacular beaches that give the Whitsundays its perfect reputation. Turqoise water and white sand, this beach is even more untouched than the others (if possible) and best for sailing and snorkeling.
Pool of Siloam (dead sea), Beachport, South Australia
Planning a holiday to travel to the Asian Dead Sea? Look no further because here is one that has been right under our noses all along. The Pool of Siloam is located in Beachport, South Australia, and is a salt lake that is reputedly seven times more salty than the sea. Even though visited for it’s therapeutic assets, if that isn’t your thing the serenity still makes for some relaxing time off.
Coober Pedy, South Australia
Here we step away from the coastline and it’s beaches, and into the heart of South Australia, just north of Adelaide, into a town enriched with precious opals. But what the town is best known for is the below-ground residences, called “dugouts”, which are built due to the scorching daytime heat.
Esperance- Lucky Bay, Western Australia
Esperance is a town in the Goldfields region of WA, southeast of Perth. The most interesting destinations in the town include Pink Lake (the lake is a rosy hue from red algae living within its waters) and Cyclops wave (apparently the worlds heaviest wave). Its unspoiled coastline is also a huge reason for its attractiveness.
Magnetic Island, Queensland
A short ferry ride from Townsville, Magnetic Island is a not-so-commercial destination along the Great Barrier Reef that measures up to the better known Hamilton Island. Aside from bushwalking, golfing and touring, the main reason we suggest the island is its warm golden sand and crystal-clear water. Need a relaxing, quiet holiday? This is the place for you.
Pumphouse Point, Lake St Clair, Tasmania
It’s the deepest lake in Australia and an oasis for flora and fauna but this holiday destination holds a strong story. The lake’s power was once used for electricity, and this hydro-electricity scheme was a monument of mid-century industrialisation. Included on the World Heritage List and on the Tasmanian Heritage Register it’s the perfect place to take in the Aussie nature and step away from the busy city.