Visit Cape York
Truly the last frontier in Australia, a trek to the northernmost tip of Australia is the ultimate journey for 4-wheel drive enthusiasts and it isn't difficult to see why. Cape York Peninsula is a wild and sparsely populated wilderness area that is only accessible during the dry months from April to December, and only then by 4WD vehicle.
Visitors can explore deserted ghost towns and small isolated communities that serve the mining, pastoral and fishing industries. As one travels further west, lush tropical rainforests give way to an ever-changing landscape of open woodlands and savannah grasslands, dramatic volcanic landforms, rugged escarpments and cool, fresh-water gorges.
Do The Herbal Essences Hair Flick
In Western Australia, the hot social media trend is to take a selfie with a quokka on Rottnest Island, in Queensland it is to recreate the famous Herbal Essences hair flick, which sees mainly young women dipping their head in the water and quickly flicking their hair back behind them, creating a rainbow of water. The trend began after Herbal Essences shot a series of 'Wild Naturals' advertisements in tropical water locations around Queensland. The most memorable of these depicted spanish actress Maria Valverde flicking her hair back in front of a waterfall. As Millaa Millaa Falls is the actual spot where the iconic scene was filmed, the falls has become the most popular location to recreate the shot, then posting it on Instagram.
One of Australia's most remarkable natural gifts, the Great Barrier Reef is blessed with the breathtaking beauty of the world's largest coral reef. The reef contains an abundance of marine life and comprises of over 3000 individual reef systems and coral cays and literally hundreds of picturesque tropical islands with some of the worlds most beautiful sun-soaked, golden beaches.
The Great Barrier Reef is one of the seven wonders of the natural world, and pulling away from it, and viewing it from a greater distance, you can understand why. It is larger than the Great Wall of China and the only living thing on earth visible from space.
The marine park stretches over 3000km (1800 miles) almost parallel to the Queensland coast, from near the coastal town of Bundaberg, up past the tip of Cape York. The area, scattered with beautiful islands and idyllic coral cays full of wildlife, is made up of more than 3000 reefs which range in size from 1 hectare to over 10,000 hectares.