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Why You Should Try Out the Not-So-Popular Things and Places

Not-So-Popular Places to Visit in Australia

As the popular saying goes: all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Apparently, that saying is meant not just for the Jacks in the world, but for anyone and everyone who bothers to go out and work

So, when you do go on vacation, it’s also important that you make sure you don’t always follow the mainstream direction, especially when it comes to the things you need to do as well as the places you need to visit. Here’s a short list of not-so-popular places you can visit in Australia. (As for your Amsterdam City trip, let’s reserve that for a separate list.)

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Australia is host to a lot of quirky experiences which you should readily try.

Try the Devil’s Marbles in Northern Territory. It forms one of the most remote and spectacular sights in Australia. The enormous stones are strewn across the ruddy landscape and balanced upon one another in  the most mind-boggling manner, seemingly ignorant of basic laws of physics, one of which being gravity. They appear to be additions to the landscape but are actually just remnants of an older one.

You can also check out the graffiti alleys of Melbourne. (You’ll probably see these on your Amsterdam holiday, too, so keep an eye out for them.) The graffiti of this city is simply spectacular: an explosion of colour and rebellious talent that while not exactly condoned by the city’s authorities, is at the same time afforded a level of respect and not cleaned up quite as quickly as you would see in other cities. In other parts of the world graffiti-covered side streets are often places to avoid, but in Melbourne you just get the sense you are walking through an open air gallery.

 

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The Keep River National Park in Northern Territory is yet another not-so-popular place to visit, because it’s all worth it. The biggest mystery about this place is not its ridiculously out-of-place 100ft-high palm trees (the coast is hundreds of miles away). Or its extraordinary towers of dome-shaped cliffs which emerge from a completely flat landscape. But rather the fact that no one is there to see these things. So, instead of seeing all the common things that everyone else will see, take the off beaten path and see things no one else will.