Australia is an odd mix of the most vibrant, cosmopolitan cities and the most secluded, isolated picturesque gems on earth. While Australian cities offer the ultimate experience for travelers, it’s these off-the-beaten track getaways that give you a taste of the real Australia. Get to the great outback with our 10 Fabulous But Less Known Family Getaways In Australia!
Devils Marbles is an isolated, exciting outback area about 240 miles north of Alice Springs. This place is full of gigantic, round red rocks, which the natives believe are remnants of long-ago rainbows which fell to the earth. The rocks are fiercely red due to the iron oxide in them.
Whitehaven Beach, Queensland is tropical beach haven, which opens up to the Great Barrier Reef. The 3.5 miles of isolated beach contains some of the whitest sands in the world, due to the high percentage of silica in it. The usual tourist trappings are absent, which makes for an isolated family camping and beach holiday getaway.
Tasmania is home to the fabulous Cradle Mountain, with its windswept peaks, plateaus, lakes and national parks. Cradle Mountain, it is believed, has some of the freshest, cleanest oxygen on earth. You can take your family bushwalking, camping, lake swimming, fishing and wildlife spotting here.
The Blue Mountains National Park is a 3600 high sandstone plateau, rising out of the Cumberland Plain. It’s a fabulous park, with beautiful deep rocks, lush eucalypti forests, spectacular valleys, amazing wildlife and the unique Three Sisters rock formation. Your kids will love watching the kangaroos, wallabies, cockatoos and lorikeets.
At the Margaret River, you can sample some of Australia’s finest wines and enjoy great coastline walks. Between June and September, get to watch migrating Humpback and Southern Right whales at the ocean side. Enjoy the natural beauty of this region, with its soft sandy beaches, untouched wilderness and desert lands.
Cairns, Queensland is a dramatic landscape of endless beaches, national parks, brilliant blue seas and lush green tropical rainforests. Enjoy snorkeling and scuba diving to your heart’s content, and explore the marine coral paradise of the Great Barrier Reef. Be sure to visit and explore the Daintree National Park and Cape Tribulation.
Broome, Kimberley Outback, Western Australia is where the famous South Sea pearls are farmed. It’s also where aboriginal culture melds with the pearl diving culture and the Anglo cattle station culture. Take your kids to tour a pearl farm, camel riding on the beach and explore the Aboriginal sites in the vast outback.
The sleepy beachside town of Culburra Beach, NSW is a little known holiday spot for the family. A short drive from Sydney to NSW’s south coast takes you to this beach, which has many beachfront resorts and hostels. It’s a great place to unwind, enjoy beach activities, water sports, fishing and lounging with family.
Avoca Beach, NSW along with the towns of Avoca and Terrigal make for the perfect family holiday getaways. These are summertime paradises, with perfect beaches and private beach houses which offer direct beach access. These are laid back towns, sparsely populated, yet with plenty of opportunities to enjoy the bounty of nature.
Hamilton Island, QLD Island is a fabulous holiday spot, being part of the famous Whitsunday Island group. From here you can observe the fabulous marine life and coral reefs of the Great Barrier Reef islands. There are several private houses here, offering privacy, luxury and entertainment options for kids. You can opt to rent a beach-and-bush bungalow with its own barbecue as well, to make the most of it.
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