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

Sarah Lempa

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

  • 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