Australia is one of the most traveled destinations in the world. It’s known as a major destination for people who are into outdoor activities, ‘it’s a perfect destination for camping, road trips, surfing, and diving, to mention only a few.’ On top of that, it’s ‘Tailor-fit’ perfect for backpacking.
In the world of backpacking, Australia is considered a necessary step to be regarded as a licensed and recognized backpacker. It should be a “must stop” for all backpackers. The country is filled with incredible and amazing natural beauty. The land of gum trees, beaches, the opera house, the Outback and all amazing wonders of a great Australia. Little wonder why so many people want to travel around Australia.
Going to Australia, people already know the list of amazing places they would love to see. Without being told you already know of the Sydney Harbour, Uluru, the Opera House, and the Great Barrier Reef. But because these are Australia’s most famous attractions and most visited doesn’t mean there aren’t other great places that will make you wonder at the creativity of man and nature.
Do not forget, Australia is a freaking big place to travel around and the cost of transportation to move around looking for nice places to visit can be very expensive. This could stress you out and drain your money as there’s simply so much to see and do.
1. Lake Bumbunga, South Australia
Lake Bumbunga is a salt lake located in South Australia near the towns of Lochiel and Bumbunga. Easily visible from the Highway, the lake is a dramatic departure from the surrounding landscape because of its seasonal pink coloration.
The Bumbunga Lake is a naturally occurring pink salt deposited lake. Imagine the amazement and disbelief when you stumble across this uniquely natural lake. Each summer, a large portion of the lake dries up to expose salt flats and is also replenished by seasonal rainfall and inflow of water from the surrounding hills.
2. Daintree Rainforest
The Daintree Rainforest is Australia’s largest tropical rainforest. It doesn’t just end there; it is also the world’s oldest rainforest. It has dense jungles, beautiful mountains, waterfalls, wildlife and cliffs, and a diversified ecosystem. The vast rainforest goes all the way to the beach, which allows you to enjoy a variety of activities like hiking, swimming, and enjoying the beautiful offshore coral reef.
3. Visit Tasmania
This is an isolated island state of Australia that is located at about 240 km to the south of the Australian mainland. The main island of Tasmania, which is the 26th largest island in the world is under the main state of Tasmania. Despite how famous the name is, only a few people make it down there.
Tasmania has adventurous hikes, amazing bays, and beautiful, friendly people.You can stay here the whole time appreciating great works of art at the halls of staid old museums — the exhibitions in the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA).
You also have the Convict Brick Trail in Tasmania – this shows you one part of Australia’s ugly history and is a sad reminder of the country’s past convicts. The trail consist of red bricks, every one of the bricks with the name of a convict transported to Australia; either for the death penalty or, years imprisonment. Sadly many times for offenses as small as stealing a food item and other times these convicts were underaged.
Also in Tasmania, we have the Bay of Fire. The Bay of Fire is a bay on the northeastern coast of Tasmania, stretching from Binalong Bay to Eddystone Point. Captain Tobias Furneaux named the bay during one of his adventures on the sea in 1773. Bay Of Fire is a unique region that is known for its clean white beaches, blue water, and orange granite rock caused by orange Lichen.
4. Wave Rock, Western Australia
Wave Rock is a natural rock formation that is shaped like a tall ocean wave which is about 49 feet high and around 360 feet long. It is also connected to a hill known as “Hyden Rock.” Wave Rock, located in Western Australia, is part of the nature reserve in Australia. The rock has cultural significance to the Ballardong people.
Some people say since the country is so closely associated with surf culture, rock had to carry the shape of a rising wave. Activities like skateboarding will be fun around here.
5. Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven beach is a 7 km stretch along Whitsunday Island, Australia. Staff Commander EP Bedwell named the beach in 1879. Whitehaven beach is known for having the whitest and finest sand of any beach in the whole of Australia. The sand is composed mainly of silica not to forget its turquoise-colored waters. The island is accessible by boat, seaplane or helicopter.
You can engage in activities like swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, and hiking. Snorkeling and hiking are always exciting seeing as you can enjoy the fantastic view of the water and the surroundings from an elevated position.
6. Kimberley, Western Australia
Kimberley is Western Australia’s sparsely settled region and up north of the nine regions in Western Australia. It is known for its rugged ranges, gorges wilderness, semi-arid savanna, and mostly isolated coastline. Kimberley is bordered on the west by the Indian Ocean, and on the north by the Timor Sea. While on the south by the Great Sandy and on the east by the Northern Territory.
For the outdoor experts and lovers with wild ambitions, here should be on your itinerary. The area has high-up limestone cliffs, freshwater pools and also the amazing Melaleuca Falls. This secluded oasis in the southern Kimberley region of Australia can only be accessible by helicopter.
These are amazing places you can go to and have a great time. As a backpacker, this list has opened you to some places you can check out and not worry about going to the already famous places you know.