10 If you go to Australia without visiting these places, I'll be disappointed in you

By Sarah Lempa @travelempa

I lived for Australia for 6ish months (although it feels like a lot more) — flying in and out of the country and calling both Cairns and Melbourne home. I can't say I wrestled any crocodiles, but I DID find some freakin' incredible places that will be dear to my heart forever. Pleaseeee save these you won't regret it

If you go to Australia without visiting these places, I'll be disappointed in you Map

If you go to Australia without visiting these places, I'll be disappointed in you Places

  • Bondi Icebergs POOL
    • travelempa

      I never swam in it, but I definitely ate an entire tub of hummus in front of it. Killer view for hummus.

  • Tallow Beach
    • travelempa

      Byron Bay may be a highly touristed haven for hippies and influencers, but my god, these beaches are where it's at. You gotta go.

  • Great Barrier Reef
    • travelempa

      Pretty freakin' obvious reasons for this one. I got scuba certified here! It was amazing and terrifying at the same time

  • Whitsunday Island
    • travelempa

      It's funny 'cause it rained the entire time that I was here but REGARDLESS this place is a swirly twirly wonderland of bright blue ocean and white sand. It's a work of art, really

  • Coogee Beach
    • travelempa

      TBH I'm not the biggest fan of Sydney, but I really like the coastline. Coogee is chill AF.

  • Eden
    • travelempa

      Eden, like its name, might be one of the most heavenly little towns I've ever experienced. Even just typing this I feel like I can smell the ocean and the Aussie wilderness and AH I want to go back

  • Kosciuszko National Park
    • travelempa

      Snow in Australia!! Yes, it's real, no, it's not a fever dream. It was so cool to see the Aussie landscape covered in snow.

  • Daintree Rainforest
    • travelempa

      So remote, so beautiful. The sounds of the forest here are incredible — and it feels like a million miles from civilization

  • Peninsula Hot Springs
    • travelempa

      Ditch Melbourne and bathe in hot springs on a hill instead! You'll forget the crowded trams and trains even exist!

  • Gunnamatta Ocean Beach
    • travelempa

      One of the first beaches I went to in Aus, brought there by a local friend. Absolutely incredible waters ugh I'm dying just thinking about them

  • Bondi Icebergs POOL

    I never swam in it, but I definitely ate an entire tub of hummus in front of it. Killer view for hummus.

    February 19, 2021
  • Tallow Beach

    Byron Bay may be a highly touristed haven for hippies and influencers, but my god, these beaches are where it's at. You gotta go.

    February 19, 2021
  • Great Barrier Reef

    Pretty freakin' obvious reasons for this one. I got scuba certified here! It was amazing and terrifying at the same time

    February 19, 2021
  • Whitsunday Island

    It's funny 'cause it rained the entire time that I was here but REGARDLESS this place is a swirly twirly wonderland of bright blue ocean and white sand. It's a work of art, really

    February 19, 2021
  • Coogee Beach

    TBH I'm not the biggest fan of Sydney, but I really like the coastline. Coogee is chill AF.

    February 19, 2021
  • Eden

    Eden, like its name, might be one of the most heavenly little towns I've ever experienced. Even just typing this I feel like I can smell the ocean and the Aussie wilderness and AH I want to go back

    February 19, 2021
  • Kosciuszko National Park

    Snow in Australia!! Yes, it's real, no, it's not a fever dream. It was so cool to see the Aussie landscape covered in snow.

    February 19, 2021
  • Daintree Rainforest

    So remote, so beautiful. The sounds of the forest here are incredible — and it feels like a million miles from civilization

    February 19, 2021
  • Peninsula Hot Springs

    Ditch Melbourne and bathe in hot springs on a hill instead! You'll forget the crowded trams and trains even exist!

    February 19, 2021
  • Gunnamatta Ocean Beach

    One of the first beaches I went to in Aus, brought there by a local friend. Absolutely incredible waters ugh I'm dying just thinking about them

    February 19, 2021