6 Astonishing Destinations to Visit in Australia

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6 Astonishing Destinations to Visit in Australia

Australia is full of amazing natural wonders. With thousands of national parks and other reserves, you will see something new even if you were to return a hundred times. But world-famous spots such as the Twelve Apostles and the Ayers Rock are not all there is to this vast continent. Here are a few astonishing destinations you might want to add to your bucket list. 6 Astonishing destinations to visit in Australia.

1. Visit Moreton Island (Queensland)

6 Astonishing Destinations to Visit in Australia

Northeast of the coast of Brisbane, you can find a scenic sand island perfect for a weekend getaway. Moreton Island is actually one of the largest sand islands in the world, which already makes it an interesting destination. But sand is certainly not the only attraction in this paradise. Moreton Island is the perfect place for those who like to explore the underwater world and see historic artifacts. The coast is lined by 15 shipwrecks that were sunk in 1963 in order to create a break wall, and there’s no doubt that they are a visitors’ favourite. Besides, Moreton Island is frequented by bottlenose dolphins, so if you’re an animal lover, feeding these adorable animals is a must!

2. Hike by Melbourne (Victoria)

6 Astonishing Destinations to Visit in Australia

The next destination you shouldn’t miss out on when you’re in the Land Down Under is in the state of Victoria. In fact, you don’t even have to go far from the city to find yourself among greenery–the Dandenong Ranges National Park is nothing short of a perfect hiking spot just by Melbourne, which means it’s ideal for day trips and longer stays alike. You can explore lush rainforests while having a relaxing picnic or challenge the 1000 Steps Walk and snap gorgeous photos along the way. Don’t miss out on Sherbrooke Falls either! Make sure you do ample research before your trip, though, since some parts of the park may be closed temporarily.

3. Get away from the world on Bruny Island (Tasmania)

6 Astonishing Destinations to Visit in Australia

If you don’t mind getting away from the hustle and bustle of the city, why not head south and get on a flight to Australia’s smallest state, Tasmania? This state may be the smallest, but Tasmania is still Australia’s largest island, and just this stretch of land has as many as 19 national parks to explore. You can’t go wrong whichever direction you choose, but if you want a combination of delicious food, breathtaking sceneries, and unique wildlife, take a ferry to Bruny Island on the south. This place offers amazing opportunities for birdwatching, hiking, and savouring local delicacies. Head up to the lookout at the Neck to see one of the most memorable views of your life. 

4. Explore Hinchinbrook (Queensland)


Taking a leap back north, another notable destination in Queensland can be found just a short trip north of Townsville. Hinchinbrook has so many attractions that the most difficult challenge will be deciding what to explore: from beautiful waterfalls and tropical greenery to a slew of fun activities such as fishing and birdwatching, there is something for everyone. Check out an amazing community project in the form of a 50-meter long mosaic wall, participate in a creative workshop, or savour delicious Italian cuisine in between your beach walks. The Hinchinbrook Way has all the information you will need for an amazing trip.

5. See wildlife on Rottnest Island (Western Australia)

6 Astonishing Destinations to Visit in Australia

On the other side of the continent, there is another treat for animal lovers. The picturesque Rottnest Island located just off the coast of Perth in Western Australia is home to a small marsupial species that are especially friendly and thus, naturally, a visitors’ favourite. Quokkas are certainly one of the biggest attractions on this island, and you will likely go home with a few quokka selfies in your phone’s gallery. However, there is more to say about this beautiful place. With 63 beaches along the coast, you will have plenty of opportunities to explore the crystal clear waters, and if you visit between August and November, you will have a chance to see humpback whales as well. 

6. Relax on Lord Howe Island (NSW)

6 Astonishing Destinations to Visit in Australia

Finally, for the ultimate relaxation, get on a flight and visit the small, UNESCO World Heritage-listed Lord Howe Island 600 kilometres off the coast of New South Wales. With only 400 visitors allowed at a time, this place manages to retain an untouched air, and its nature is simply astonishing. Make sure you take advantage of the many walking tracks to explore the beaches, or if you’re an avid hiker, add Mount Gower to your list for breathtaking panoramic views. Other activities you might be interested in include surfing, kayaking, diving, and a slew of other sports, but you can even indulge in complete relaxation thanks to a variety of wellness treatments available. 


There is a lot to see and do in every single corner of this amazing continent. From expansive national parks through translucent waters and exciting wildlife all the way to a rich culture and delicious food, a trip to the Land Down Under deserves a spot on your bucket list. So, make sure you put it on your agenda once travelling becomes entirely safe and we can freely explore the world around us once again.

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Stella Ryne is an art historian, traveller and a proud mother. When she is not trying to improve the things around her, she likes to lose herself in a good book.

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