The Backyard Bucket List Australia

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Gareth Meade
28 Jan, 2022
4 minutes to read

The top 100 true hidden gem locations in Australia

It's time to dust off your bucket list in 2022 because GoSee has crunched the data to reveal the true top hidden gems in Australia and they're sure to ignite your wanderlust!

We've created the ultimate 'Backyard Bucket List' that contains 100 of the most unusual, hidden, fantastic and awesome locations in the country, to encourage Aussie's to 'GoSee' these hidden gems that await on our very own doorstep.

By analysing data from Atlas Obscura, a global travel community and database of the world's most wondrous places, we discovered the most coveted and popular, but least actually visited locations, revealing a list of true hidden gems that a relative few have actually seen with their own eyes.

Forget the stereotypical Sydney Opera House and venture instead to a charming hand-built Spanish-style castle hidden in the tropical jungles of Queensland. Or, explore the magic of nature by adventuring into the Helensburgh Glow Worm Tunnel, an abandoned railway that's now home to a host of bioluminescent beetles.

A map of Australia with locations highlighted on it.

Check out GoSee’s full Backyard Bucket List below and discover the top true hidden gems broken down by every state. Save the maps links below to your phone, or make sure you’ve got a pen and paper handy and let’s ‘GoSee’, go explore and go adventure!

Research Methods

GoSee analysed Atlas Obscura data for over 400 hidden, bizarre and unusual Australian locations (Hobart, Melbourne, Sydney, and many more) to discover the places that the most people ‘wanted to visit’ but the least people had actually ‘been’ to reveal the true hidden gems of Australia! The top 100 were then used to compile GoSee’s backyard bucket list and were categorised by location type and state. Data correct as of January 2022.

See also our New Zealand Backyard Bucket List for inspiration from across the ditch.