Off the Beaten Track: Australia’s Most Underrated Destinations

We know everyone has heard of Sydney and the Great
Australian Outback. These destinations are part of the well-worn tourist
route and rightly so. But, if you’re looking to avoid the tourists on
your motorhome adventure in Australia we have come up with some of our
picks for the country’s most underrated destinations to get you off the
beaten track onto a journey of your own.

Hobart, Tasmania

Tasmania’s cultural capital of Hobart is often described as a
smaller version of Melbourne without the crowds and traffic. A visit to
this laidback part of the world will introduce you to Australia’s
finest fresh produce, water and perhaps the best museum in the world,
The Museum of New and Old Art (Mona). Shadowed by picturesque Mt
Wellington and divided by the whale-inhabited Derwent River, Hobart is a
photographers dream and is the ideal destination to experience laidback
Australian life.

Adelaide, South Australia

South Australia’s charming capital is another city often
missed off the itinerary. Its mild year-round climate and beautiful
beaches make Adelaide the perfect destination to visit no matter what
time of year. Home to 29 parks and gardens and a myriad of world-class
restaurants serving local wine from the famous Barossa Valley, Adelaide
is a destination not to be missed.

Broome, Western Australia

Where’s that? We hear you ask. Situated in the stunning
Kimberley region of Western Australia, Broome is a natural oasis and a
must experience on any off the beaten track adventure. Spend the day at
beautiful Cable Beach known for its pristine white sand and crystal
clear water. Shop for rare pink diamonds or ride off in the sunset on
the back of a camel. Broome offers a unique experience away from the
tourist hoards.

Kangaroo Island, South Australia

We know you’ve heard of a kangaroo before but have you been
to the island? Australia’s third largest island offers breathtaking
landscapes and magnificent views. Sample fresh seafood in local seaside
villages, climb the rocky terrain or visit Cape Woolamai known for being
a surfing paradise. Witness penguins waddle ashore after dusk and
marvel at the clear starry night’s sky untainted by city pollution.

Newcastle, New South Wales

Think of New South Wales and Sydney immediately comes to
mind followed soon after by the infamous Byron Bay. Newcastle is located
just a few hours’ drive from the capital and is well worth a visit for
its rich and vibrant history and laidback nightlife scene. Explore one
of the eight untouched beaches in the city area or become part of the
quirky art scene. The city of Newcastle offers you variety on your
motorhome hire adventure in Australia.

Montague Island, New South Wales

Touted by Lonely Planet as one of Australia’s top
destinations, Montague Island is mostly unknown to the Australian
population. The island is jam-packed with fascinating sites including
indigenous sacred sites, an iconic granite lighthouse and diving spots
home to grey nurse sharks. Take an eco-tour and see whales, seals and
birds nesting on this unique Australian island.

Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

Nestled in rugged Lake St Clair National Park in Tasmania
you will discover the sheer natural beauty of Cradle Mountain. One of
Australia’s best wilderness areas, Cradle Mountain is composed of
dolerite columns and offers some of the country’s best bush-walking
opportunities. Hard core walking enthusiasts shouldn’t miss the infamous
Overland Track, a six day trek through the heart of Cradle
Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.

Bay of Fires, Tasmania

Tasmania is bursting with prime natural landscapes that most
of Australia has never before encountered. The majestic Bay of Fires is
a small seaside village on the East Coast of Tasmania and home to one
of Australia’s top ten beaches. The white sands of Bay of Fires are
dotted with iconic orange lichen covered rocks perfect for unforgettable
photo opportunities.

What’s your favourite underrated Australian destination?