Australia’s Quiet Places

This 146-page special has been produced in partnership with Tourism Australia, and showcases our regions, islands, wild encounters, walks and road trips.
By AG STAFF June 18, 2021 Reading Time: 2 Minutes Print this page

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At a time when domestic travel is booming, as a consequence of COVID, leading publication AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHIC TRAVEL has produced a special one-off edition that reveals the nation’s best-kept secret locations across all states and territories. Many are tucked away from better known hot spots, but still very accessible.

Called “AUSTRALIA’S QUIET PLACES” the 146-page special has been produced in partnership with Tourism Australia, and showcases our regions, islands, wild encounters, walks and road trips. There’s also an ‘Adventurers and Dreamers’ wall map of Australia, as added inspiration.

“We have been encouraging Aussies to explore their own backyard for decades, and during that time we’ve seen Australia open-up and become so much more within our reach,” notes Australian Geographic Editor-in-Chief Chrissie Goldrick.

“And with this special edition we have consciously avoided urban areas and tourist hotspots, preferring instead to focus on lesser-known regional and remote gems, and the unique communities that help make them so special.”

“AUSTRALIA’S QUIET PLACES” (INCLUDES):

QUEENSLAND – Swim with dwarf minke whales, beyond Noosa, the Wet Tropics, lava tubes, and Walking with Dinosaurs, and much more.

NEW SOUTH WALES & ACT – the Tumbarumba Rail Trail, Brewarrina Fish Traps, Gibraltar Peak, Lord Howe Island, and Sculpture down the Lachlan, to name but a few.

VICTORIA – Newer Volcanics Province, Budj Bim Cultural Landscape, the Great Ocean walk, and the Wonderland loop, among others.

TASMANIA – Dover Lake Upper Circuit, Liffey Falls, The Tarkine, wukalina Walk, Walls of Jerusalem NP, and Franklin River rafting, to whet the appetite.

SOUTH AUSTRALIA – Dive with sharks, Wilpena Pound, Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre, Waitpinga to Kings Beach, Banrock Station wetlands, Hidden Gorge, and more.

WESTERN AUSTRALIA – Houtman Abrolhos Islands, Bluff Knoll, Gabbi Karniny Bidi and Valley of the Giants day walks, WA wildflower road trips, Cape to Cape track, Mowanjum Festival, etc, etc.

NORTHERN TERRITORY – Tiwi Islands, Larapinta Trail, Barrk Marlam and Valley of the Winds day walks, Uluru bike ride, Arafura Swamp, and much, much more.

PLUS – Our showcase our favourite travel books and tourism websites, to help make the most of this amazing country of ours at this most amazing time.