Ten Big Things from Australia – places everyone should visit when in Australia

Apart from the many big cities in Australia, which most travelers to the country know about, there are other little-known places which have much to offer in the way of things to see and do. Following are ten of these places, which everyone traveling around Australia should consider visiting.

Humpty Doo

Fogg Dam, which is just a short drive from Humpty Doo, is a bird lover’s paradise, and an attraction that even those who are not into bird watching will find fascinating.

Border Village

Bunda Cliffs are a must-see here, and if you are in the area during the months of May through to October, you might just be lucky enough to spot a whale or two, that make their way here to calve at that time of the year.


If country music is your thing, then this is definitely the place to visit, and be a part of the largest Country Music Festival in the Southern Hemisphere!


Belconnen is where you can visit the working farm called Glenloch, and watch sheepdogs at work, see sheep shearers doing what they do best, and learn how wool is classed. Do note that an appointment needs to be made prior to visiting Glenloch.

Brunswick Junction

The small town of Brunswick Junction, with a population of just 1334, is the perfect place to stay and enjoy some of the best fishing spots and beaches in the South-West of Australia.


Established in 1879, the large town of Emerald is considered to be the gateway to the Sapphire Gemfields, which are the biggest and richest of all sapphire gem fields in the whole of the Southern Hemisphere. Lake Maraboon, which covers an area of about 150 km2, is one of the biggest man-made lakes in the country, and a great place for a variety of water sports.


A visit to Sutton’s Juice Factory and Cidery, is where you will have the opportunity of picking your own ripe apples straight from the trees, and eating them perfectly fresh, just as nature intended!

Broken Hill

A visit to Broken Hill, also known as “The Silver City,” just has to include the fascinating, two-hour Heritage Trail. This interesting walk through the streets, which are all named after metals, compounds and minerals, is an excellent way to get a feel of the character of Broken Hill and its people.


Make a point of visiting the Murray River National Park for a day full of fun for the whole family, including fishing, canoeing, camping, picnicking, bird watching, and roaming around the bush.


The Maru Koala and Animal Park, which is owned and operated by the Heffer family, is an absolute must-visit, if you want a chance to hand-feed and pet koalas, wallabies, and kangaroos, including some very rare albino animals. Other animals that you will see at the park include Tasmanian devils, dingoes, birds native to the area, wombats, crocodiles, and many more.

Australia is a very big and beautiful country, with plenty of attractions and activities to offer all travelers. Making sure that the above ten places are included in your itinerary, will ensure that your stay in the country is one that you will remember for the rest of your life.