Australia is a truly unique country that offers a diverse and unforgettable range of experiences. From its stunning beaches to its vibrant cities, there are plenty of activities to keep you entertained. However, beyond the typical tourist attractions, there are many hidden gems that can be explored.
Here are six unique experiences you may not have considered when planning your next holiday.
Visit the Quokka Sanctuary
The Quokka is a small marsupial native to Western Australia and the only member of its genus, Setonix. It’s also one of the world’s happiest animals – it has been known to approach humans with curiosity and even smile for photos! The quokkas can be found in several areas of Western Australia but if you want to get up close and personal with them, then visiting Rottnest Island is your best bet. This island is home to an animal sanctuary where you can learn more about these delightful creatures and maybe even get a selfie with one!
Explore Kangaroo Island
Kangaroo Island in South Australia is renowned for its abundant wildlife, pristine beaches, and stunning scenery. It’s a great place for travellers of all ages to explore, offering plenty of activities for those who love nature. Go sandboarding on Little Sahara Dune, explore Remarkable Rocks to get a view from atop granite boulders, or take a walk through Flinders Chase National Park—all excellent options for seniors looking for adventure in this remote part of South Australia.
Go snorkelling at Lord Howe Island
Lord Howe Island is an idyllic destination located off the coast of New South Wales. You will find yourself surrounded by crystal clear waters teeming with tropical fish and vibrant coral reef systems, which makes it a perfect spot for snorkelling. The waters around Lord Howe Island also offer some amazing opportunities to spot whales during migration season (May – November).
Take a trip through the Outback
The Outback offers up some incredible sights and experiences. Explore Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and take in views of red sand dunes stretching as far as the eye can see; visit Alice Springs where you can learn about Aboriginal culture; or take a scenic drive through Kakadu National Park where you can watch wild crocodiles swim gracefully in their natural habitat. There’s something truly special about taking in such majestic views while travelling through one of Australia’s most iconic regions.
Discover Aboriginal culture
Australia is home to many Indigenous tribes who have inhabited this land for thousands of years. To truly immerse yourself in their culture, why not visit some Aboriginal communities on your next holiday. You could attend traditional ceremonies or spend time learning about the aboriginal customs and beliefs from local guides or storytellers – an incredibly enriching experience that will leave you with unforgettable memories!
Hot air Balloon over Melbourne
If you are after something a more adventurous for an unforgettable experience, then hot air ballooning over Melbourne should be high on your list. Melbourne is the only major city in the world that you can commercially balloon over and provides the perfect backdrop for a once-in-a-lifetime city skyline view. There are several companies that offer hot air balloon packages, so make sure you do your research before booking.
Australia has many unique travel experiences, there is something for everyone. From visiting Quokka Sanctuaries to learning about Aboriginal culture, there are plenty of unique experiences awaiting you in our own backyard. So why not start planning your next adventure today?