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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American City Guide: New Orleans

New Orleans has a reputation as one of the most fun cities in the United States. Nicknamed “The Big Easy”, most tourists come to New Orleans during Carnival, a raucous outdoor festival that celebrates the beginning of the somber Lenten season. If you manage to get beyond Bourbon Street, there’s a vibrant city just waiting…

American City Guide: Chicago

One of the largest and most underrated cities in the United States is Chicago. In fact, Chicago ranked first in Time Out’s 2018 City Life Index, topping other highly-ranked cities like New York City, Melbourne, and London. There are so many incredible things to do in Chicago, plus it lacks the hectic craziness of other vacation destinations in the United States. It’s a great option for a fun weekend trip, even if you’ll never see everything the city has to offer in just two days.

American City Guide: New York City

New York City is the most populous city in the United States and has a reputation as the most vibrant and thrilling vacation destination on the continent. It’s the home of New York Fashion Week, the United Nations, Broadway, Wall Street, and the Statue of Liberty. Its fast pace inspired the phrase “New York minute” and even if you only have $5 per day to spend, you can still enjoy every aspect of this incredible metropolis.