Mungo National Park, New South Wales
It’s a cradle of humankind. It has starkly beautiful scenery and emus, ’roos and birds of prey. And it’s cheap: just $8 per vehicle to enter. So how has Mungo National Park stayed a secret? Well, it’s remote. The nearest airport in Mildura, Victoria, is about 120 kilometres away. But make the effort and you’ll reap the rewards of looming lunettes, Gaudi-like pinnacles of sand and clay and sweeping desert views.