The Atlas Obscura Guide To Australia
571 Cool, Hidden, and Unusual Things to Do in Australia
Updated November 22, 2023
- Box Hill
- Broken Hill
- Coffs Harbour
- Coober Pedy
- Eaglehawk Neck
- Fraser Island
- Hamelin Pool
- North Coogee
- Raymond Island
Unusual Attractions in Australia
Cool Places to Eat & Drink in Australia
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Stories About Australia
The Batavia's Tale of Mutiny and Murder Gets a New Chapter
Archaeologists have unearthed new details of the 400-year-old bloodshed on a remote Australian island.
by Chris Baraniuk
What Do King Charles III, the Pope, and the Canadian Inuit Have in Common?
Meet the world's largest landowners.
by Frank Jacobs, Big Think
The Killer Whales of Eden and the 'Law of the Tongue'
Orcas and humans once hunted together in southeastern Australia, until their millennia-old relationship broke down.
by Roxanne Hoorn
Before Barbie and Barbie Cakes, There Was Dolly and Dolly Varden Cakes
These toy-filled birthday cakes have an intriguing connection to both Charles Dickens and Australia.
by Cathleen Freedman
A Massive, Mysterious Object Washed Up on an Australian Beach
Experts say it’s likely space junk—and there’s plenty more where that came from.
by Roxanne Hoorn
In Australia, Aboriginal Knowledge and the Mystery of Fairy Circles
Building connections between tradition and science.
by Line Sidonie Talla Mafotsing
Lists Featuring Australia
The 11 Best Places to Visit Near the Sydney Opera House for Curious Travelers
Including 'Memory Is Creation Without End', Justice and Police Museum, and Sirius Building
10 Unique Beaches From Around the World
From bright red grass to stranded shipwrecks, these beaches are anything but ordinary.
Including Driftwood Beach, Red Beach , and Padar Island