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The Hidden Gems of Australia

Every country has its famous attractions, and Australia is no different. People from all over flock to Sydney, Melbourne, the Great Barrier Reef, Uluru, and more, all of which are sights to behold. However, there are hidden gems that go unnoticed by the general tourism populace lurking in the less-visited corners of Australia that are worth putting into your next trip’s itinerary.

Arnhem Land, North Territory

If visiting the wilderness is something you’re interested in, look no further than the remote Arnhem Land, located in North Territory. It’s about the size of the state of Victoria and is home to the indigenous Yolgnu people. To visit you’ll need to obtain a permit from the Northern Land Council or visit on tour with someone who has a permit, but it’s worth the effort to see Arnhem Land in its beauty. See wildlife native to that part of Australia, including the region’s largest predator: the saltwater crocodile. Also able to be seen are dugong, nesting turtles, jacana, azure kingfishers, magpie geese, brolga and jabiru. Take a peek at the nearby community of Gunbalanya to see and buy art, or go on cultural tours with indigenous guides to see ancient rock art, historic ruins, and idyllic beaches.

Bay of Fires, Tasmania

From Binalong Bay in the south to Eddystone Point in the north, the Bay of Fires is a 50 kilometre long stretch of land filled with sugar-white beaches, crystal clear waters, and a feeling so serene that you’ll feel like the only person to have stepped foot there. Snorkel with marine life and into underwater caves, walk along the beach, or sign up for one of the many tours or events offered there to experience what the Bay of Fires has to offer fully. Settle down at a campsite with an incredible view or stay at a remote eco-lodge near Binnalong Bay.

Lake Bumbunga, South Australia

Though there are several pink beaches to choose from, Lake Bumbunga is an easy, less than two-hour drive from Adelaide to Lochiel. The colour of the sand shifts from white to pink to blue due to the saline levels of the water, making it a go-to spot for photographers who want that perfect shot. If you walk a little further north, you’ll come across the famous Clare Valley wine region, where you can treat yourself with a rosé to match the colour of the sand.

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