The 10 Best Aussie Secret Locations

Get your bucket list out because we’ve chosen our top 10 favourite Aussie secrets that will surely take your breath away.

  1. Lake Bumbunga, SA
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Located less than two hours away from Adelaide, lies the blushing pink, natural, salt lake. Visit in the summer to see the lake at it’s brightest, and be sure to bring your camera for those insta-worthy shots.

2. The Daintree Rainforest, QLD

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Trek into the oldest tropical rainforest in the world and step into the world of Avatar. Take a dip in the crystal clear waters of Cooper Creek, zip line through the emerald green vines or cruise along the waterways in search for seawater crocodiles.

3. Wave Rock, WA

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Be chased by a granite wave – one of Western Australia’s most treasured natural lifeforms. The Wave Rock is over 27 millions years old and stands tall at 15m, spanning 100m long. Whilst there, you can also check out more unusual rocky formations such as the Hippos Yawn, The Humps, Camels Peak and King Rocks.

4. Umpherston Sinkhole, SA

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Sink into the gardens of the dissolved limestone cave, and immerse yourself in the glorious greenery of tropical plants and trees. Enjoy a picnic, or have an Aussie BBQ. Stay till dusk and you may even become friends with a possum!

5. Hopetoun Falls, VIC

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Nestled in the mountains, Hopetoun Falls is located on the Aire River in the Great National Park. Enjoy the view from the upper platform, or descend to the base of the waterfall and soak up the spray.

6. Cradle Mountain, TAS

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Renowned for its breathtaking scenery and home to a range of wildlife, Cradle Mountain is the place to go for those who are seeking tranquillity, adventure and natural beauty. With several walking tracks spanning from easy to difficult, you can experience  the wonderful wilderness of Tasmania.

7. Dorrigo National Park, NSW

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Travel to the East Coast of Australia where several scenic walking trails await you. The Dorrigo National Park is a nature lover’s paradise where you can visit the enchanting Crystal Shower Falls, or bird watch as you dine in the Never Never picnic area.

8. Orpheus Island, QLD

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Encounter nature’s raw beauty in the remote section of the outer Great Barrier Reef. You can rent a boat and paddle across the turquoise waters, or snorkel with the marine life.

9. Bitter Springs, NT

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Submerge yourself in the crystal waters of Bitter Springs, located in Esley National Park. These spring-fed thermal pools are the perfect place to unwind and relax as you take in the beautiful palms and woodlands of the park.

10. Lord Howe Island, NSW

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Lord Howe Island is a multi-award winning, World Heritage-listed paradise, and just a two hour flight from Sydney or Brisbane. Prepare to have your breath taken away by the spectacular surroundings, and be sure to experience some of the world’s best hikes, snorkelling on the coral reef and feeding the fishes on Ned’s beach.

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