Ten things you never knew you could do in Australia

Unusual activities for your holiday Down Under

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Australia is a land of many possibilities: a place where you can snorkel the world's largest coral reef system, meet kangaroos and sink your toes into the world's most beautiful beaches. But there is also a whole host of unique experiences and places that you never imagined - things you won't want to miss ticking off your Australian holiday bucket list, such as sailing across salt plains, glamping in a natural amphitheatre and witnessing a bizarre sheep run.

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It's not just off-the-beaten-track destinations that offer unusual holiday experiences as some of the best-known sites allow you to try something different. Take the famous Great Barrier Reef, for example. Did you know that you could have a one-of-a-kind trip to this natural wonder by spending the night there? There are luxury pontoons permanently moored at Hardy Reef which invite visitors to go snorkelling, take a semi-sub ride and go diving before resting up for the night.

Those in search of the weird and wonderful should head deep underground in Coober Pedy, the largest opal mining area in the world. Visitors can experience the unique way of living in this Outback town with a stay at an underground hotel.

Then there's the world's longest golf course which spans a whopping 848 miles from Ceduna in South Australia to Kalgoorlie in Western Australia, with nearly 50 miles between some holes. Travellers who prefer to sit back and enjoy the views should look no further than Broome for the rare Staircase to the Moon optical illusion that occurs just three nights each month.

Discover more unusual things you didn't know you could do in Australia in our slideshow below.

Ten things you never knew you could do in Australia

Ten things you never knew you could do in Australia