16 Off-the-Beaten Path Places to Explore in Australia

Australia is a country full of adventure, and it seems like excitement is waiting around every corner. Whether you choose to head to somewhere tried, tested, and true like the Great Barrier Reef, or you choose a destination from this list, you won’t be disappointed.

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Gibb River Road

One of the two main roads that splits the Kimberley region, the Gibb River Road is full of rare plants and animals, as well as beautiful scenery in the many national parks along the route. Jump in your four wheel drive vehicle and get exploring!

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Tasmania

Almost 45% of Tasmania’s land is protected by nature reserves, national parks, and heritage sites. It’s easy to see why the government is passionate about preserving this gorgeous island just off the Southern Australian coast — its many unique species make it an exciting place to explore.

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Newcastle

Newcastle is Australia’s second largest metropolitan area. It hosts many arts festivals and sporting events which make it a top pick for someone seeking excitement and culture outside of the regular tourist destinations.

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