8 Hidden Gems in Australia for the Offbeat Travelers!

By Siddharth Shah on Jun 20, 2020
Themes:  Offbeat  | Category: Places To Visit | Country:  Australia Dubai

For many years, Australia has been a highly sought-after travel destination for Indian travelers. Wide-open areas, exotic and rare wildlife, sunny beaches, and delicious local cuisine. India has seen an uptick in the number of tourists who have recently traveled to Australia. An idea of holidays in Australia for many is to discover the remote parts of the continent and take in its natural beauty.

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According to Australia Tourism – most Indian tourists have a more diverse range of destination choices than merely the well-known cities of Melbourne and Sydney.  We now wish to explore the off-beat tourist places on this continent. Indians are getting more curious to explore the hidden gems in Australia. They appear more inclined to seek new experiences and go to far, undiscovered locations.

So, here are some unusual locations in Australia that are gaining momentum. Take advantage of our Australia Tour Packages to plan a trip – that includes one or more of these locations.

1. Queensland:

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Queensland – through one of the most popular states in Australia, yet there are many unexplored places to visit. Queensland is known for its varied climate, beautiful natural scenery, and interesting cultural experiences. The climate of Queensland ranges from tropical in the north to sub-tropical in the south, making it a perfect destination for those looking for a warm and sunny getaway. The best time to visit Queensland is between June and August; when the weather is mild and comfortable and the famous Great Barrier Reef is at its best. The Spectacular Queensland Tour Package is the perfect way to explore the state, taking you to some of the most beautiful and remote places in the region, from the lush rainforests and cascading waterfalls to the white sandy beaches and vibrant coral reefs.

How to Reach Queensland

There are no direct flights from India to Queensland, but several airlines have connecting flights with one or two stops en route. Some major airlines that operate flights from India to Queensland include Air India, Singapore Airlines, and Etihad Airways. The most popular routes to travel to Queensland are through major Australian cities like Sydney and Melbourne. Most major airlines fly to these cities, and then a connecting flight to Queensland can be taken from there.

Queensland Tourist Attraction

  • Daintree Forest
  • The Sunshine Coast
  • Whitsunday Islands
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Cairns

Things to do in Queensland

  • Explore the Daintree Rainforest
  • A 4WD tour of Fraser Island
  • Experience the nightlife and theme parks of the Gold Coast
  • Dive and snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Sandboarding at Tangalooma

2. Western Australia:

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Western Australia is one of the most exotic places in Australia. The state is home to some of the best beaches in Australia, including the famous Cable Beach in Broome, Western Australia. The Best of Western Australia Tour Package is the perfect way to explore the state, from the white sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters of the Coral Coast to the rugged landscapes of the Kimberley. Broome, in Western Australia, is a famous tourist destination known for its pearling history and beautiful beaches like Cable Beach.

How to Reach Western Australia

There are no non-stop flights for Western Australia from India. Several airlines offer connecting flights with one or two stops en route. The most popular routes to travel to Western Australia are via major Australian cities like Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, and Adelaide. Most prominent airlines fly to these cities. Then you can take a domestic flight to Western Australia.

Western Australia Tourist Attraction

  • The Kimberley
  • Fremantle
  • The Pinnacles
  • Rottnest Island
  • The Bungle Bungles

Things to do in Western Australia

  • Visit the Bungle Bungles in Purnululu National Park for a unique rock formation.
  • Visit Broome and Cable Beach for the beautiful sunset.
  • Take a tour of the Swan Valley to taste local wines
  • Visit the Shark Bay World Heritage Area
  • Explore the beautiful beaches and surf spots of Margaret River.

3. Uluru:

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A trip through the Northern Territory of Australia will be incomplete if you do not visit Uluru or Ayers Rock. Many people believe it to be one of the best spots for hitchhiking in Australia, as it is one of the most prominent monuments in the country. Here, you can discover more about the ancient Anangu culture of Australia, indulge in several activities, and take in the beautiful sights of a desert sunrise. Our Majestic Melbourne With Alice Springs And Uluru Tour Package combines a visit to the vibrant city of Melbourne with a trip to the faraway and scenic town of Alice Springs and, of course, a visit to Uluru itself. It is the most prevalent way to experience the charm of these tourist places in Australia.

How to Reach Uluru

To reach Uluru from India – take a flight to Melbourne or Sydney, and then you can opt for a domestic flight to Uluru or Ayers Rock Airport. You can alternatively choose to drive or use a bus instead from Melbourne or Sydney.

Uluru Tourist Attraction

  • Cultural Center
  • Mutitjulu Waterhole
  • Kata Juta
  • Uluru Rock
  • Kuniya Walk

Things to do in Uluru

  • Do not miss experiencing Uluru at dawn
  • Explore Kata Juta
  • Take Part in the Mala Walk
  • Enjoy your meal under the stars.
  • Check out the cultural center.

4. New South Whales:

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New South Wales in Australia is renowned for its sparking capital of Sydney. The state is further known for its iconic structures like Harbor Bridge and Sydney Opera House. Apart from these, New South Wales is renowned for its numerous places to visit in Australia, like Hunter Valley, Bryon Bay, Blue Mountains, etc. In addition to having one of the most renowned and active cities in the world, New South Wales is home to countless golden beaches and beautiful natural wonders.

How to Reach New South Wales

The most preferred and effective mode of transportation to travel to New South Wales is by air. Some airlines that travel between India and New South Wales are Air India, Emirates, and Qantas. These aircraft frequently have stopovers in Dubai, Bangkok, or before ongoing to Sydney airport.

New South Whales Tourist Attraction

  • Taronga Zoo
  • Port Stephens
  • Hunter Valley
  • Mungo National Park
  • Lord Howe Island

Things to do in New South Wales

  • Surfing in Byron Bay
  • See Australian native animals at Taronga Zoo
  • Sampling wine in the Hunter Valley
  • Whale watching
  • Mountain bike and camp at the Blue Mountains

5. Kangaroo Island:

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Beautiful Kangaroo Island is an island off the coast of South Australia. Featuring a rugged coastline, diverse wildlife, and unspoiled beaches – it is one of the best islands in Australia. As the name suggests, this island is home to an enormous population of Kangaroos and other native animals like koalas. Flinders Chase National Park, home to numerous natural treasures, is one of the must-see sites on Kangaroo Island. The Adelaide City Breaks Tour package is an excellent way to explore Kangaroo Island and other renowned places in South Australia. Kangaroo Island Australia gives you a chance to see the natural splendor of the continent as well as the unique wildlife and topography that the island has to offer.

How to Reach Kangaroo Island

Adelaide Airport is the closest airport to Kangaroo Island. From Adelaide, you can opt for a domestic flight to Kingscote Airport. Alternatively, you can drive from Adelaide Airport to Cape Jervis and then take a ferry to travel to Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island.

Kangaroo Island Tourist Attraction

  • Remarkable Rocks
  • Flinders Chase National Park
  • Seal Bay Conservation Park
  • Admirals Arch
  • Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park

Things to do on Kangaroo Island

  • Visit Penneshaw’s teeny penguins.
  • Quad Biking at Little Sahara
  • Sand tobogganing at Kangaroo Island Shipwreck Trail
  • Spot a Koala at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Beach hopping

6. Tasmania:

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Tasmania, the only island state in Australia, is surrounded primarily by unspoiled, untamed nature and rough landscapes. Tasmania is one of the Hidden Gems in Australia and is rich in natural beauty, history, and adventure. Previously, it was the site of battles between the indigenous people and the British. Tasmania is a perfect getaway from the humdrum of the mainland as it has beautiful museums, massive countryside, national parks, and the ocean right by the side. The island is home to about 500,000 people, with Hobart serving as both the capital and major city. Explore the vibrant culture and the welcoming people of Tasmania with our Adventurous Tasmania Tour Package.

How to Reach Tasmania

From India, you can either opt for a nonstop or a connecting flight to major Australian cities like Melbourne or Sydney. You can then take a domestic flight to Hobart.

Tasmania Tourist Attraction

  • Bay of Fires
  • Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
  • Freycinet National Park
  • Port Arthur Historic Site
  • Museum of Old and New Art

Things to do in Tasmania

  • Day walk in Cradle Mountain National Park
  • Explore the Museum of Old and New Art
  • Wineglass Bay hike in Freycinet National Park
  • Traverse Across the Bay of Fires’s Rocks
  • Visit Port Arthur Historic Site to Discover About Tasmania’s History

7. Ningaloo Coast:

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The biggest fringing reef in the world and one of the world’s longest near-shore reef systems is Ningaloo Reef. The Ningaloo Coast is a world heritage site in Australia due to its terrestrial and marine properties. Ningaloo Reef is home to humpback whales, Dugongs, sharks, reef fish, and sea turtles. The reef is often only a short swim from the shore, so don’t worry you will not need a plane or a boat to reach here. The Ningaloo coast location is around 1200 kilometers north of Perth. Off-late – Tourism Australia is extensively promoting Ningaloo Coast to Indian tourists.

How to Reach Ningaloo Coast

From India, you will have to seek flight options to reach Perth. Once you arrive in Perth, you can travel domestically via plane to Exmouth. There is no possibility of reaching Exmouth via an international flight. The best option is Perth; from here you will reach Exmouth in around one to two hours by air.

Ningaloo Coast Tourist Attraction

  • Cape Range National Park
  • Coral Bay
  • Vlamingh Head Lighthouse
  • Exmouth
  • Yardie Creek

Things to do on Ningaloo Coast

  • swim with the Big Three
  • Visit Carnarvon Museum
  • Explore coral gardens at Coral Bay
  • Hike Cape Range National Park
  • Diving at the best international sites

8. Victoria:

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One of the most renowned states in Australia – Victoria, is well-known for its natural landscapes and diverse culture. With its globally renowned sporting events, gorgeous coastline, delicious cuisine, and fine wines, Victoria offers a mesmerizing experience. The cultural, sports-loving, and foodie Melbourne – the capital city of Victoria has enough to keep you amused for days. Victoria is also known for its beautiful national parks and coastline, which includes the Great Ocean Road. From local wines to penguins and scenic mountain views, whichever way you turn, the state will offer something you will remember for life.

How to Reach Victoria

To reach the state of Victoria from India is one of the most convenient. Book yourself a flight to Melbourne – the state capital. Alternatively, you can travel to Melbourne from other Australian cities as well.

Victoria Tourist Attraction

  • The Mornington Peninsula
  • Gippsland
  • Phillip Island
  • Yarra Valley
  • Ballarat

Things to do in Victoria

  • Taste the local wines at Yarra Valley
  • Experience time travel in Ballarat
  • Drive through the Great Ocean Road
  • Ride the Melbourne Tram
  • Skiing

Conclusion:

You will find infinite interesting places to travel to in amazing Australia. However, if you wish to explore something out of the norm, this list will guide you. Alternatively, seek Flamingo Transworld‘s  international tour experts to find more unusual places to visit in this continent and create a unique Australia tour package for you.

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Siddharth Shah
Siddharth Shah

Hello! This is Siddharth (Business Development Manager- Flamingo Transworld). I graduated in MBA Finance from HL college, Ahmedabad University, and later on, moved to the Uk for my MBA from Warwick University. Just Constantly Curious, and love history and numbers. I have traveled to 40+ Countries and believe that with our team of young and enthusiastic travel consultants we are able to make your trip hassle-free and enjoyable. Our team dedicatedly works on making your trip happy with 90+ videos on YouTube, and 400+ blogs, for various destinations which can provide extensive knowledge about the places to visit, things to do, and much more.

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