There are lots of amazing destinations slightly off the beaten track or in remote locations where you can literally be the only person for miles around. This is also fairly easy in Australia as the country is very spacious with a population of around twenty million people. 

Check out our list off places you might want to check out for an authentic local experience.


1. The Outback

Ayers Rock

Going on a trip to Ayers Rock, one of the most remote Ausrtralian attractions is an amazing experience. its a long way in the middle of nowhere but this is one of the best road trips in Australia.

Not much compares to camping too, being out under the clear night sky is spectacular. Visiting Middletown in the Outback is also quite an experience, this is one of the most remotely inhabited places with only a couple of residents. View some tips for driving the Outback.

It is also essential to follow safety advice and also carefully choose what to pack for the Outback.

Taking part in an Aboriginal Art Workshop in Alice Springs (or other locations in the country) is a great way to learn about the ancient Aboriginal culture and history of Australia. A lot of travellers tend to overlook this experience but its a a great way to learn more about Aboriginal people.


2. Western Australia

Ningaloo Reef

Most tourists tend to travel the east coast of Australia, and for good reasons too with attractions like the Great Barrier Reef. But prices for accommodation and sightseeing here is at a premium, not to mention the thousands of international tourists at any given time. 

We urge you to consider going west instead.

There are so many things to do on the west coast of Australia, from beaches, islands to nature spots.

Even in the main west coast city of Perth is a lot less busy compared to places like Cairns, Sydney and Melbourne.

Visiting the relaxing Margaret River area of Western Australia is a special experience, this is a very remote and rural area where not many tourist venture. You will need to travel South of Perth around 5 hours (depending how many stop offs you make).


3. Fraser Island

Fraser Island

Exploring Fraser Island on 4x4 adventure tour is an incredible experience. Fraser Island is a very popular island on any east coast Australia itinerary with over 85 km of beaches. The island is huge so you can enjoy a relaxing camping break away from the mainland life.


4. Volunteer

Apply to volunteer in Australia and work alongside local people there are projects here helping both communities and animals. This is a unique experience where you will definately get a local experience working alongside Australians and learning more about them and their country.


5. Tasmania

Mount Wellington, Tasmania

Tasmania gets a fraction of the amount of tourists compared to the mainland of Australia. This island is quite remote and most people on holidays or gap years in Australia don't visit.

Here you will enjoy some of the cleanest air in the world and there are so many attractions in Tasmania including spectacular locations like Bay of Fires which has some of the best beaches in the world.

The capital Hobart is also well worth a few days exploring taking in the cultural sights.


6. Adelaide


Adelaide is a lot less touristy than Melbourne and Sydney, even the normal rush hour here is fairly relaxed.

Adelaide is usually described as being pretty boring, but there are lots of activites you can do on like climbing Mount Lofty for stunning views of the city.


Plan a Break Down Under

If you have never been to Australia before you do need to see all the main attractions like Sydney, Melbourne and Cairns. But for a less touristy experience hopefully our guide has given you some ideas for things to do. Go explore Australia for yourself.