But, if you're looking for something really Australian, something totally different, something off the beaten track, the likes of which you can't experience in any other part of the world, you've come to the right place.
We've put together a list of some unusual holidays in Australia, in no particular order, for you to have a think about.
Aboriginal Art and Culture at the Top End. You'll need special permission to visit Arnhem Land,
but it's definitely worth it. 97,000 square kilometres of indigenous homelands and that includes Kakadu
National Park. Some of the oldest known rock and bark paintings, some dating back tens of thousands of
years and it's also where the didgeridoo originated.
Stay in an underground hotel at Cooper Pedy. This is home to the world famous Opal Fields,
and in summer it can get up to nearly 50 degrees Celsius before lunch. No problem. Do what the locals do,
stay underground, they in their underground homes, you in the underground hotel.
Join a cattle drive in the great Australian outback. Well, you'll need to be fairly fit to take this on.
Grab your swag and join the stockmen as they round up the cattle in the annual cattle drive on a property that
could be as big as some European countries....Don't get lost though, you may never be seen again!
Watch the Croc's being fed & feed the wildlife at Australia Zoo. Home of the crocodile hunter. Get up close and personal with deadly
Aussie snakes, cuddle a koala, but never smile at the crocodile..... Especially when these huge beasts are being fed.
Australia Zoo offers a truly unusual adventure of experiencing our unique animals and all in one place.
A day at the Birdsville Races. Fancy a day at the races? Thing is this is probably a race that will live in your memory forever,
Birdsville is an outback town in Queensland where once every year all the people from
the bush... for thousands of miles around, dress up in their best clobber and head into town for the races.... oh,
and for a few beers! Now as far as unusual holidays go a day at the Birdsville Races is right up there.
See Lake Eyre when it's full. It doesn't always have water in it but when it does, and when it's full;
it can stretch for thousands of miles or kilometres. And suddenly the outback is teeming with all sorts of
wildlife, with thousands of birds drawn by huge schools of tens of thousands of fish, and yet 6 months ago it
And finally camp by a billabong. Australia's much loved unofficial national anthem 'Waltzing Matilda'
tells the yarn of a jolly swagman camped by a billabong with a stolen jumbuck in his tuckerbag. Never mind if
you don't understand what all of that means, trust us that it's a very Aussie thing to take a dip in a billabong on
a very hot day.... just make sure there are no crocs in the water.
So, there you have it, our suggestions for some unusual holidays down under.
All uniquely Australian of course and certainly way off the beaten track.