The great barrier reef in Australia
Underrated Destinations Visit On Your Next Trip To Australia
Sydney has roughly 40 rock pools at just about every one of its beaches. These infinity-style pools allow swimmers to enjoy ocean swimming with less risk of riptides.
Rock Pools
Two of the best pools are Bondi Baths, an eight-lane, 50-meter saltwater pool in the cliffs, and Bronte Baths, a 38-meter pool with a walkway leading straight into the ocean.
Pebbly Beach in Murramarang National Park is full of kangaroos. You can visit by setting up a tent in one of the beach's campgrounds or booking a nearby cabin.
Pebbly Beach
This beach is an under-the-radar place with deep blue water great for surfing, rocky cliffs, sea caves, and green bushland where friendly eastern gray kangaroos graze peacefully.
The Blue Mountains host many enchanting waterfalls, and while some are better known, dozens of other gorgeous falls flow right under the radar.
Blue Mountains Waterfalls
Thousands of glow worms live inside the cave behind Horseshoe Falls. Grey Hat Falls features emerald green swimming holes surrounded by bushland and sandstone.
The atmospheric Grotto at Centennial Glen will place you at the bottom of a pool, surrounded by towering rocks on every side, looking at a narrow waterfall flowing in.
Australia isn't necessarily known for skiing, but it has a few substantial resorts. Falls Creek Alpine Resort boasts a charming Swiss-style chalet village.
Falls Creek
Located high in the Australian Alps, the resort claims consistent snowfall, covering 1100 acres of 90 different runs and 15 lifts, 80% of which cater to beginner skiers.
The area also offers tobogganing, snowshoeing, back-country touring, and cross-country skiing. In the summer, it's perfect for camping, cycling, swimming, hiking, and more.
This reserve was established in the 1970s to bring back koalas, and there are over 290 present today. For the best koala views, visit between December and February.
Koala Reserve
You can also enjoy the nearly 4,000 acres of Murrumbidgee Valley National Park, a remote area of bush and wetlands perfect for camping, cycling, kayaking, fishing, and canoeing.