Australia is a vast country with a lot to offer the average traveller. From the Sydney Opera House to the great rock Uluru it is one of the places that everyone should try to visit at least once in their life.
Of course, there is much more to Australia than the big hitters like The Great Barrier Reef and Bondi Beach. If you want to have a uniquely Australian experience and see the sights that so many other people miss out on, you need to get off the beaten path…
If you’re a bit creepy and kooky and a little mysterious and spooky, then it’s time to add Melbourne to your itinerary. Why? Because it is home to a fantastically spooky ghost tour of the very gaol where famous outlaw Ned Kelly was imprisoned and later executed. Not for the faint-hearted, some of the stories you’ll hear are pretty dark, but it’ll be an experience you’ll never forget.
If you want to get more of a taste of the rustic, rural Australia then you’re going to want to instant book accommodation in Brisbane, so that you can take full advantage of an area of National Park known as the Scenic Rim, which is way off the beaten track and one of the most beautiful valleys with some of the most spectacular views in the county. Oh, there’s lots of horses there
This National Park located in New South Wales isn’t perhaps the best known in Australia, but it is definitely one of the best. When you visit this amazing location, you’ll see koalas and kangaroos happily going about their daily business unobstructed, and have endless opportunities to show off your ‘manly’ side by setting up camp, kayaking, climbing and best of all, mountain biking.
Not as well known as the likes of Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane, Newcastle is the perfect place to go if you want to experience all those big-hitters have to offer without quite so many tourists getting in the way. Often referred to as Sydney in miniature, Newcastle has everything from beautiful beaches and great surfing opportunities to excellent restaurants, and some of the most laid-back people you’re ever likely to meet anywhere in the world.
This town, which is located in South Australia is the perfect destination for those of you who like your travels to be a little more quirky. The opal capital of the planet, you’ll find no end of interesting gems, mines and museums, and if you like, you’ll even be able to sleep in a cave! If that’s not your thing, why not take in a round of golf on a desert course that is completely grass free or enjoy a drink or three in the town’s underground bar? It’s a fantastic stop to make on your Australian journey.
Take the road less travelled – you’ll have much more fun.