Australian ‘van lifers’ traveling across the country to escape Covid lockdown stop at a secluded spot with one of the ‘most beautiful pristine beaches’ in the country.
Tucked away off the beaten track in Denmark, 442 kilometers south of Perth, Western Australia, Waterfall Beach is a tranquil oasis where pristine white sand and sparkling turquoise waters meet.
The beach gets its name from a waterfall that cascades through rugged bushland and spills over the rocks into the sand – but only in winter.
This is the perfect time of year to see the scene at its best, although it may be too cold for swimming with average temperatures in August of just 14 degrees.
Australian ‘van lifers’ traveling across the country to escape Covid lockdown stop at a remote spot with one of the country’s ‘most beautiful pristine beaches’
Waterfall Beach, tucked away off the beaten track in Denmark, WA, is a tranquil oasis where pristine white sand meets sparkling turquoise water
The beach has dozens of five-star reviews on TripAdvisor, many saying it’s “well worth the nearly five-hour drive from Perth.”
‘This small beach isn’t easy to get to, but it’s well worth the effort,’ wrote one visitor.
A second added: ‘Beautiful beach with crystal clear waters, great for swimming. The color of the water was a vivid light blue.’
A photo of the beach, uploaded to Instagram page, Let’s Get Outta Here, by traveling couple Kurt and Carly, received stunned reactions, with many saying they’d put it at the top of their Western Australia bucket list.
“Dream scenes,” one woman wrote.
“Absolutely beautiful,” said a second, while a third added, “This looks like a magazine.”
Travelers who have visited the beach advise getting there early in the morning to avoid crowds, especially during school holidays and peak season from March to May.
The beach gets its name from a waterfall that cascades through rugged bushland and spills over the rocks onto the sand all winter long
The beach has dozens of five-star reviews on TripAdvisor, with many saying it’s ‘well worth the nearly five-hour drive from Perth’
Waterfall Beach, 249 miles south of Perth, Western Australia
Waterfall Beach is just one of many inland destinations attracting record numbers of visitors, while Australia’s international border remains closed.
On the east coast, adventurers are starving for a spectacular oasis tucked away in the highlands of Queensland.
The beautiful waterhole that looks like a natural swimming pool is tucked away in Blackdown Tableland National Park, 814 kilometers northwest of Brisbane – but you won’t find it on a map.
The double pools are located 240 steps below Rainbow Falls and can only be reached by walking down a steep path carved into the forest with footsteps.
On the east coast, adventurers are starving for a spectacular oasis (pictured) hidden in the highlands of Queensland
The double pools (pictured) are located 240 steps below Rainbow Falls in Blackdown Tableland National Park and can only be reached by descending a steep path carved into the forest by footsteps
How to reach the swimming oasis in Blackdown Tableland
1. Walk to Rainbow Falls (Gudda Gumoo), follow the signs all the way.
2. Once you come to a sign that reads ‘240 steps down to the falls’, turn right and follow the path made by footsteps.
3. Follow this until you get to the pools. Travelers advise setting out early in the morning to avoid crowds.
Source: Let’s get out of here
Traveling couple Kurt and Carly heard about the swimming spot on Wikipedia and said they were blown away by its pristine beauty.
“It was one of the most unique waterholes we’ve visited, we loved that it wasn’t overcrowded,” Carly told the Daily Mail Australia.
Others agreed, with a woman who recently visited the place and insisted photos don’t do it justice.
‘What a place! Driving here on a long, undulating road into the middle of nowhere, we didn’t know what to expect,” she wrote on Instagram.
“We were so surprised to find that this place looked exactly like (if not better than) the pictures.”
Rising above a sea of sand dunes and arid desert landscape, Blackdown Tableland National Park is a lush oasis filled with colorful wildlife, thundering waterfalls and spectacular views.
The park can be explored by taking a scenic loop around nearly a dozen breathtaking lookouts, but it’s only suitable for 4WD or specialist off-road vehicles.
Photos of the park and its enchanting swimming spots have drawn stunned reactions on social media, with thousands of ‘likes’ and hundreds of comments from travelers eager to visit.
“This looks great,” one woman wrote.
“So excited to come here,” said a second, while a third added, “What a place!”