Visit Australia

Australia is one of the world’s greatest tourist destinations, luring millions of travellers from around the world each year. 8.5 million per year in fact, which is the equivalent of the Aussies who holiday abroad each year. However, Australia is also a vast country, one that many of its own inhabitants don’t know well enough. Given the state of world events just now, fluctuating exchange rates and some great deals available on internal flights, an increasing number of Australians are realising the beauty of their own country, and exploring the richness within their own borders.

Here are the top three places to visit in Australia that you may never have thought of, or even have heard of.

Cable Beach – Cable Beach can be found in Broome in Western Australia, and is generally  regarded as the state’s most popular destination. This beach is simply stunning, loved for its white sands and spectacular sunsets over the brilliant blue waters of the Indian Ocean. Cable Beach is also unique for its camel rides on the beach. Camels are notoriously unpredictable beasts; slightly more reliable, motorised transportation is also available, and you can traverse the sands in a four-wheel-drive vehicle if you prefer.

Fraser Bay – This idyllic island, located in Queensland, hosts an array of landscapes from rainforests to sand dunes, contains more than 100 freshwater lakes and spectacular coloured sand cliffs. Indeed, Fraser Island, which can be easily reached by a short ferry trip from Hervey Bay, is best known as the largest sand island in the world. Another unusual fact about Fraser Bay – its dingoes are the most purebred in Australia, as they’ve had fewer chances to crossbreed with other dogs than their mainland relatives.

The Great Ocean Road – The Great Ocean Road spans the state of Victoria, and is rightly regarded as one of the most beautiful drives in Australia. Covering 243 kms (151 miles), the drive begins in Torquay, about 100 km (60 miles) from Melbourne, and ends up in Allansford. As you travel along Victoria’s stunning southwest coastline, the Great Ocean Road takes you through some of Australia’s most ravishing scenery, such as The Twelve Apostles, magnificent limestone stack formations that emerge out of the ocean near Port Campbell National Park. You can also stop off along the Great Ocean Road for an opportunity to spot some of Australia’ uniquely iconic wildlife, such as kangaroos, fur seals and emus.

     

Australia is such a beautiful country, with so many spectacular locations, some of them out of the way, such as Purnululu National Park, that you may be able to add one of your own to this list.

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