You’ve already read my list of awesome small Australian towns to visit and if you’d like to see some more, you’re in the right place. We are focusing on small towns with special appeal. Stray of the beaten tourist paths and create your own, unique memories. There is so much more to this world than big cities and famous sites. Choose a different road and adventure will ensue.
Top 8 Small Town 2017 Travel Experiences in Australia: Part 2
This town went through a lot of changes; however, it managed to maintain its small town charm. It’s close to Byron Bay, a popular beach resort, so this makes it even more attractive to tourists. There are some great cafes in Mullum, so be sure to stop by Poinciana or Scarecrow’s Kitchen and enjoy lovely coffee and banter.
Being a historic town, Stanley offers tourists the chance to experience a digitally updated Heritage walk which guides you through 15 locations over town. You can even enjoy a special 360-degree view of its wonderful coastlines and bays. For an amazing culinary experience, try fresh local seafood at Julie and Patrick’s Café, as it will blow you away.
Lying on the bank of the river with the same name, Tumut has truly beautiful natural sights. With its convenient geographical position, being located at the foothills of Snowy Mountains and Yarrangobilly Caves, this town is often visited by people who want to ski or visit thermal pools created by natural springs.
With a population of only about 100 people, this tiny rural town attracts people who come to relax and travel back in time. It has only one pub where locals gather to drink beer and chat. Everyone is very friendly and any local will gladly give you a tour.
Top 8 Small Town 2017 Travel Experiences in Australia
This small town is famous for its amazing beaches. West Beach and Twilight Beach are among the most beautiful ones in this region, but there is much more on offer. It’s wonderful as there are not many tourists and you can chill at the beach with more privacy. Do not forget to visit the nearby salt lake called Pink Lake.
Home to a number of coal mines, Collinsville is attractive town for tourists. What’s more, the almost century-old cemetery has been a heritage-listed site since 2009. Make use of the great location and stay in a shared accommodation in Collinsville, save some cash and travel to other towns from here. Sharing a place with flatmates in Australia is very affordable and what I always do when I travel.
If you’d like to get into complete relax mode, this is the right place. Daylesford prides itself on the number of amazing spa and wellness resorts such as Daylesford Day Spa and Soma Massage. You’ll be able to fully recharge your batteries.
This town’s unique for its amazing caves. Naracoorte Caves are listed as World Heritage site and they are absolutely stunning and a must-see in South Australia. These caves are one of the world’s top 10 greatest fossil sites.
If you enjoyed the first round of small towns in Australia, you’ll definitely have a blast with the sequel as well. Think of all the amazing sites you’ll see and experiences you’re going to have. Exploring small towns in Australia will enable you to see amazing natural sights, eat delicious food, learn about history and relax at some of the most renown spa resorts. It’s truly an ideal tour!
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