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Don’t miss the hottest tourist photo spots

There are so many photo hotspots in Australia. Sometimes they are close to the heavily travelled path to some of Australia’s tourist hotspots such as the Phillip Island or the Great Ocean Road. Other times they are located off the less-travelled highways and roads.

Kilcunda, Bass Coast

Phillip Island has some of the best Australian wildlife experiences boasting the Penguin Parade, Koala Reserve, Nobies Centre Seals and a great range of beaches, a spectacular grand prix race track and a host of quality cafes and restaurants. So it’s no wonder most traffic from Melbourne heads over the San Remo bridge and onto the island.

Most people don’t know the spectacular beaches, bike trails and the spectacular coves of the Bunurong Marine Park all of which is less than 20 minutes on the Bass Hwy past the Phillip Island exit.

The water at Kilcunda surf beach has a spectacular array of blues and whites swirling and fusing like a giant paint mixer.

Kilcunda surf beach has a spectacular array of blues and whites swirling and fusing like a giant paint mixer

Photos By: Reece Carlson (Instagram @rolls_reece)

Take a stroll or a ride and watch the action in the water from the historic rail bridge or beach viewing platform.

Kilcunda Rail Bridge is a great ride or walk and place to watch the Kilcunda surf mixer

Photos By: Reece Carlson (Instagram @rolls_reece)

Bunurong Marine Park

Further on, turn off the highway at Wonthaggi and take the Cape Patterson Road towards Inverloch. Here between Cape Patterson and Inverloch lies Bunurong Marine Park. Stairways and pathways from car parks at Shack Bay and Eagles Nest lead down to beautiful secluded sandy coves and rocky points with great rock formations and rockpools.

Bunurong Marine Park - Shack Bay

Photos By: Reece Carlson (Instagram @rolls_reece)

Less Travelled Treasure – Arakoon National Park & Trial Bay Jail

Most people sitting on 110kmh on the Pacific Motorway in Northern NSW are oblivious to the many great spots they are missing. One such spot is Arakoon National Park near South West Rocks.

Turn off just north of Kempsey for a pleasant drive next the Macleay River and within 25 minutes you can be in the Arakoon National Park. The historic Trial Bay Gaol sits high on the point and the national park offers spectacular views, beachside camping, rocky foreshores and great fishing and beaches.

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