Australia is a huge tourism destination that brings hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. From its bustling cities like Brisbane to the wondrous museums and eateries in Syndey, this destination is one that’s sure to be memorable.
If you’re looking to explore the natural beauty that Australia has to offer while staying within your budget, keep reading to learn about seven must-see outdoor adventures.
1) Camp at Coffs Harbour
We recommended camping at Coffs Harbour in New South Wales for those looking for a more extended getaway. Camping at this site is the most exciting way to explore the amazing Coffs Coast. This campsite has on-site toilets, interesting people and is pet friendly, so your camp group is guaranteed to have a great time.
Be sure to bring your best hiking tent to ensure a good night’s rest before a day full of exploration.
2) See The Amazing Salt Lake at Lake Bumbunga
Just shy of a two-hour drive from Adelaide, this lake draws in curious viewers and even fashion photographers due to the bubble gum pink shores. Depending on what time of year you visit, the sands could be pink, white, or blue. This natural wonder will surely enhance your social media feed and make friends jealous.
3) Take The Bondi to Coogee Walk
This destination is more of an urban hike as the six-kilometer walk takes you through Sydney’s eastern suburbs. On one side of your walk, you’ll have beautiful coastal views where you can swim, explore cliffs, and enjoy rock pools. On the other side, you’ll have an endless array of local cafes, hotels, and shops to indulge.
4) Visit Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Kings Park is a little natural haven in the middle of the City of Perth in Western Australia. It’s open to the public 24 hours a day and, even better, it’s free. This Park is best for those who want a small breakaway from city life but still want to be centrally located.
5) Explore Ikara-Flinders National Park
This national park offers views of mountain landscapes, trees for miles, and a range of wildlife to interact with, using your own discretion. The park comprises the Heysen Range and Brachina and Bunyeroo gorges that provide the perfect terrain for hiking, mountain biking, birdwatching, and camping.
6) Discover The Blue Mountains
This next destination is perfect for hikers that want to be removed from civilization and one with nature. Australia’s Blue Mountains are almost 4,000 square miles of forests, cliffs, canyons, and waterfalls waiting to be explored. There are set walking paths that will take you through the mountains and underground caves.
You can hire a guide to take you on a detailed walking tour, or explore by car to see as much of the range as possible!
7) Swim In Josephine Falls
The Josephine waterfalls are a can’t-miss outdoor adventure on this list. This site ranks as one of the most beautiful falls on the continent. You can swim in crystal clear waters, walk through the maze of lush forest, and then relax on the beach after a day of outdoor fun.
You can book tours that take you through all the secret caverns this destination has to offer or have a simple day of swimming at your own leisure.
Australia has an infinite variety of outdoor adventure opportunities, but not all are cheap or free.
Return to this list whenever you decide you’re ready to book memorable yet affordable attractions. There are beaches, mountains, waterfalls, and urban-outdoor adventures just waiting for you to arrive and discover!
Bryan has visited exactly one more country than his wife, and she won’t let him forget it! Also an avid photographer, he enjoys entrenching himself within the local culture in order to learn more about the people of a place. He is the co-founder of Budget Your Trip and loves a good adventure, an exotic meal, or a passionate conversation about global events.