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Cool and different places to visit in Australia

posted by Chris Valentine

Australia is such a vast country, that you are never short of somewhere new to discover. Even just sticking to the well-worn paths of the city, you can experience such pleasures as Sydney Harbour and the memorable museums of Melbourne.

But, what if you fancy something a little different? There is a lot to be said for taking a look at places that may not be on everyone’s list of places to visit. Here are some, ideas to spark your imagination.

Tasmania – a road trip

Tasmania is not the most obvious choice of place to visit, for some people; but it’s an amazing place to spend some time. You can take a look at the famous marine life, or pay a visit to the historic Port Arthur where you can take a ghost tour if you dare. There is so much to see in Tasmania, including Mount Wellington and Wineglass Bay.

The wonder of Uluru

Uluru may not exactly be an unknown place to visit, but it still seems like it’s in the middle of nowhere. Surprisingly, there are several ways of getting to the national park. One of the most popular is to drive, and explore the outback along the way. If you do choose to drive, make sure that you take water, oil and petrol with you, for your vehicle. You should also make sure your vehicle is serviced before you leave. If you find that you need new tyres for the vehicle, take a look at tyrecompare.com.au. Once your vehicle is ready, you can set out to witness the magic of Uluru.

Experience the nature of Kangaroo Island

If you love nature, Kangaroo Island is a place that you must visit. More than a third of the island is covered by national park. As well as the island’s native kangaroo, you should also get to see a variety of other creatures, such as tammar wallabies, brushtail possums and the southern brown bandicoot.

Explore William Ricketts Sanctuary

This amazing landscape is located in the Dandenong Ranges which are only one hour outside the city of Melbourne. William Ricketts created a range of amazing clay sculptures which pay tribute to Aboriginal life. The creations are backed by a sea of pine trees and ferns. The sanctuary is a beautiful and tranquil place to visit.

Walk the Giant Stairway

If you have the energy, the giant stairway at Katoomba is certainly worth climbing. There are 800 stairs to climb, which lead to an elevation of 1,000 feet. The views from the top are spectacular. The good news is that you also have the option of a steep train ride to the top. Be prepared for this to be a little daunting on the way down, if you do not like heights.

The cities of Australia have plenty to offer, but if you head away from the hustle and bustle, you can have some never to be forgotten experiences.

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