1. Cape Le Grand National Park, WA
Cape Le Grand National Park and nearby Esperance are truly off the beaten track, like Karijini. Five hours from the nearest city, eight hours from the nearest city, and ten hours from the nearest State – it is remote and so special.
What with its sparkling blue waters, crystal-clear white beaches… yeah, and scandalous sand on the beach (find them at Lucky Bay)! You can easily get a beach to yourself all day long, but there are some wonderful walks around the entire park if this is not your taste.
A great postcard, home to, I think, not only Australia’s best beaches but the world!
2. Karijini National Park, WA
With its many gorges, iron-rich rock, and vibrant colors, Karijini is simply breathtaking. However, it’s not only wonderful to see Karijini but it’s also an immersive adventure nation.
The majority of national Parks hold you to the road – Karijini forces you to stick in and clamber on gorges, wade through gullies, and swim in lovely natural swimming pools.
That is because it is in the middle of nowhere, but don’t be delayed, it is completely worth the effort. It is so extraordinary.
3. The Whitsundays, QLD
A trip backpacking is not complete without visiting the Whitsundays, in addition to Fraser Island. Situated in the center of the Great Barrier Reef, these amazing tropical islands certainly define a paradise.
Take the boat to the beach from Airlie Beach, where you can spend two to three days cruising the islands, visiting Whitehaven Beach, snorkeling on the reef, and socializing with new mates.
4. The Top End, NT
The Top End of Australia, which is mostly ignored foolishly by the people.
In addition to Litchfield and Kakadu National Parks, the Katherine Gorge, when you picture Australia, provides the robust and wild landscape of ‘Crocodile Dundee.’
This is the place to come if you want to see wild crocodiles or hear about Aboriginal culture.
Darwin, the capital, can be seen – more like a big outback city than a city – and there are many interesting attractions and museums in the city and great nightlife. There is a beautiful sunset market.
5. Fraser Island, QLD
You can travel to Fraser Island through a large number of tour operators, typically for 2 or 3 days. I will strongly recommend that you take a journey with other travelers who drive a 4-way journey around the island.
One of the best places on the planet for watching stars and whales – the island is full of action and you can get your bathers on. It’s a beautifully beautiful city, ranging from many crystal blue rivers, lakes, and thick rain forests to 20-story dunes.
6. Far North Queensland, QLD
The adventure capital of Australia is Cairns and its surroundings. Tauchen, jump-out bungee, skydiving, rafting in white waters, etc. Its natural beauty is important too – the thick jungle surrounding the area offers some of the country’s best swimming pools.
The Cape Tribulation is known as the only location in the world where two natural sites meet next to one another (the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest).
7. The Twelve Apostles, VIC
Some of the world’s picturesque natural cliff sculptures are inhibited by the coast, located between Torquay and Warrnambool, the most notable being 12 Apostles. They are eroded by the sea constantly, so visit quickly until they are gone.
The Grand Ocean Path, one of the best coastal roads in the world, takes you along the way. Watch out in the Great Otway National Park for Koalas.
8. Sydney, NSW
Is Sydney or Melbourne an ongoing debate among backpackers in Australia? After 7 months I have lived there, I’m a little biased, but every time Sydney takes hands for me.
The most stunning, famous port in the world is certainly home to numerous pristine beaches and exquisite green gardens. The city itself, with its popular shopping and dining areas, is healthy and clean. The far wilderness of the Blue Mountains is just an hour and a half drive away from the city center.
9. The Red Centre, NT
Sometimes people forget to go to Uluru as “it’s just a large rock,” but that’s more.
First of all, it takes eight hours to walk around the Eiffel Tower and more than three Sydney Harbor Bridges – that is a really large rock.
It is also magic of its meaning in Aboriginal culture and how striking it is in a nothing landscape – photos do not do it justice. People do not realize that two other geological wonders – King’s Canyon and Kata Tjuta, perhaps more spectacular but less prominent are close by.
10. Noosa, QLD
Noosa is one of Australia’s best Beach Cities located on the appropriately called Sunshine Coast. For every occasion it has a beach; a surfing beach, a swimming beach, a cool beach, and a naked beach, and a few hidden beaches.
The National Park, which offers great walks along the coast and rain forest, is also excellent for wildlife watching – you can see huge goannas.
It is, of course, lovely, tiny, and quiet, but it is idyllic with lots of amenities.