In 2013, Adelaide bested the other major cities in Australia and was hailed as one of the ten best cities to visit by Lonely Planet. Does this mean people are already tired of Sydney and Melbourne? Not really, but tourists may feel like they’ve seen it all when it comes to the aforementioned cities. “Adelaide is effortlessly chic – and like a perfectly cellared red, it’s ready to be uncorked and sampled,” the Lonely Planet adds. Nowadays, tourists are looking for more adventure, something out of the ordinary. That being said, here are some of Australia’s best kept secrets:
The Bungle Bungle Ranges
The what? You read it right, the Bungle Bungle Ranges is one of the country’s best kept secrets. These intriguing rock formations were created naturally, and were 350 million years in the making. The beehive-like domes, according to Aboriginal legends, were created by the rainbow serpent as it crawled through the mountains.
Although not as popular as the Ayers Rock, the Bungle Bungle Ranges has already earned its spot in the World Heritage list. This magnificent sight is located in Purnululu National Park in Western Australia.
Kangaroo Island is recommended for nature and wildlife lovers alike, and is one of the most popular tours for travel company, DialAFlight. Located in South Australia, this island boasts natural bush land and wildlife. Nature lovers can also find native wild animals such as the southern brown bandicoot, short-beaked echidna, tammar wallaby, and Rosenberg’s sand goanna, their native kangaroo on the island.
Because Kangaroo Island is surrounded by pristine waters, tourists can enjoy swimming and other water sports such as diving, kayaking, and boating. Visitors can also try quadbiking through the 500 acre open grasslands and trails.
If you feel like getting away from it all, Wolgan Valley is the place to be. This heritage site is surrounded by slopes and forests, making it the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Hikers and mountain climbers are sure to take advantage of the valley’s trails and forests, while romantics can enjoy a picnic for two as if they were perched on top of the world.