It’s no secret that Australia has its fair share of beautiful destinations on offer. From Uluru to the Great Barrier Reef, there is no lack of holiday locations to choose from… but what about the hidden destinations that don’t get much of a mention?

Here in the land down under, we have been blessed with a vast range of landscapes, from some of the world’s most stunning beaches to an endless sea of red dirt, right on our doorstep. Make it your mission to explore all that Australia has to offer – starting with these 5 hidden gems.

1. Lord Howe Island

Is this a dream? Have you been trapped inside a fairy tale? The picturesque views may suggest you’ve escaped from reality, but no – that’s just Lorde Howe Island for you! Located in the Tasman sea between Australia and New Zealand, this stunning secluded island has everything you need to relax and unwind. This World Heritage-listed paradise offers crystal-clear waters for swimming, snorkelling and diving, and serene forests that are perfect for leisurely strolls.

After a tranquil day on the island, you can retreat to your hotel room and get some sleep in anticipation of yet another perfect day in paradise. There are plenty of fine accommodations options to choose from, including Pinetrees Lodge.Lord Howe

2. Glass House Mountains

Nestled in the lush Sunshine Coast hinterlands, the Glass House Mountains offer an escape to nature like no other. Stunning views of the mountain peaks can be enjoyed from several lookouts at the Glass House Mountains National Park. Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, catch the best view in the house from a helicopter.

3. Litchfield National Park

Just 100km from Darwin, Litchfield National Park is home to gorgeous natural scenery and moving historical sites. Boasting tropical waterfalls and swimming holes, magnetic termite mounds and 4WD tracks, Litchfield National Park has something for every member of the family. Time to pack up the car!Litchfield National Park

4. Montague Island

South of Sydney, within the Batemans Marine Park, sits wildlife refuge Montague Island. What it lacks in size, it makes up for in adventure.

Picture this: as you are lapping up the coastal scenery, slipping away into a state of relaxation so deep that it could be confused for a coma, you notice a pod of dolphins emerging over the rolling waves. Your heart skips a beat and you thank your lucky stars that you have chosen to visit an island that is famous for its diverse marine wildlife.

5. The Flinders Rangers

One of the oldest landscapes in the world, The Flinders Ranges is a must-see in South Australia. You will be captivated not only by the rugged mountain scenery, but also by the endless wildlife – from emus and kangaroos to reptiles and wedge-tailed eagles, you don’t get this kind of experience in any zoo!

When you’re planning your next Australian adventure, consider these 5 hidden gems and enjoy discovering a path less travelled.

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