Australia's Top Hidden Gems

Australia's Top Hidden Gems

Australia is well-known for its iconic landmarks like the Sydney Opera House and Great Barrier Reef, drawing millions of tourists each year. But this country also holds many hidden gems that offer visitors something truly special; places that combine natural beauty with history.

Imagine yourself strolling through ancient rainforests alive with exotic birds or exploring charming towns brimming with history - whether you prefer thrills or relaxation in pure nature, these stunning destinations will truly dazzle just like a dinosaur skeletons decoration.

1. Ningaloo Reef

Western Australia's Ningaloo Reef is an irresistibly captivating UNESCO World Heritage site and a natural transition zone where tropical and temperate marine species co-exist peacefully.

Swims with whale sharks, manta rays and nesting turtles are regular attractions on any coral reef; but this particular reef stands out. Here, rocky karst geology collides with ocean currents to form an extraordinary landscape and underwater experience.

From April to July, some of the world's largest fish congregate here for an amazing tourism industry experience, delighting visitors and fueling a burgeoning tourism sector. But wise travellers plan ahead so that they can fully appreciate this underwater wonderland when its best.

2. Mount Majura

At an altitude of 888 meters, Canberra's highest reserve (888m), offers breathtaking views and incredible bushwalking opportunities. The Casuarina Trail provides a two-hour stroll along its ridge with beautiful vistas along its length.

Ngunnawal people utilized Majura valley as a camping and transit area between Lake George and Yass River catchments. The valley's rugged peaks were covered in chert that formed sharp shards ideal for creating Aboriginal stone tools.

Established in 1988, this vineyard stands as an outstanding leader of Canberra District when it comes to producing Spanish variety Tempranillo wines that reflect place. A single vineyard site of red clay loam containing limestone delivers wines with authentic regional characteristics.

3. Hamersley Gorge

Hamersley Gorge is one of the highlights of Pilbara. A wide open gorge, it features vibrant rock walls and cascading waterfalls that drop into charming natural pools. While Karijini gorges are more limited and narrow in comparison, Hamersley stands out with its spectacular array of colour, texture, reflections and sheer expanse.

Oxer Lookout provides views of Red, Hancock and Joffre gorges while leading down a trail to Handrail Pool, the Spider Walk and Amphitheatre. This vast wilderness area is home to Australian goshawks and ring-tailed dragons, located within traditional Banyjima Kurrama Innawonga people territory - although getting there requires driving along gravel roads; nonetheless it is well worth your while!

Hamersley Gorge

4. Karijini National Park

Karijini National Park in Western Australia's Pilbara region provides visitors with an authentic wilderness experience. Boasting several breathtaking gorges to discover and its striking rock formations and crystal clear pools, Karijini offers spectacular wilderness viewing. Additionally, local indigenous communities often use these areas for gatherings and burial grounds.

The landscape of the park consists of rugged red-hued cliffs and cascading waterfalls, as well as abundant wildlife such as echidnas, bat species, and many different kinds of birds.

Visit Ningaloo Reef & Karijini National Park from April to October for optimal conditions, when temperatures are at their mildest and temperatures range between 16-22o C. Our 9 day Ningaloo Reef & Karijini Tour includes visits with experienced guides as well as accommodation and meals!

Karijini National Park

5. Broome

Broome may not be top of mind when planning an RV Australia adventure, but it should not be missed as an unspoiled wilderness awaits you to explore. Enjoy breathtaking landscapes and breathtaking sunsets during May through October when dry season tourism peaks here quaint pearling town.

Cable Beach offers 23 kilometers (14 miles) of pure white sand and stunning sunsets to keep the day going right. Swim, kayak or take a paddleboard tour for the best view of local wildlife!

Search Roebuck Bay or Dampier Peninsula to spot migratory birds and the rare snubfin dolphin. Next, stop into one of the city's many art galleries to gain more insight into Broome's indigenous Yawuru community.

Posted By Boris

Updated : 18th November 2023 | Words : 659 | Views : 197

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