Hooroo, Qantas’ website, has invited Australians to share their favourite "in the know" travel experiences and destinations via a Facebook competition.
The competition has uncovered hundreds of hidden gems from across the country, and now Hooroo is asking readers to pick the top five.
There's one spot where you can ride a lava tube, another where you can whisper a message and have it heard 100m away and one where you can fish for barramundi alongside a croc named Cedric.
At Mickey Creek Gorge in Carnavon Gorge National Park, Queensland, most visitors are satisfied with a swim and a slide down the natural rock slide. But locals say they are missing out on the most spectacular view. The track appears to end so tourists head back to the car park. But battle on for another five minutes and you'll find "towering walls of rock covered in moss with some sections becoming so narrow you can touch the walls of both sides with your hands and feet".
According to those who have voted in the competition so far, Bondi has nothing on Sydney’s Wattamolla Beach. No idea where that is? Not many people do, that’s why it is so good. Wattamolla is a combination of beach and freshwater lagoon, less than an hour from Sydney's CBD - but it feels like a million miles away. Or you could always find your own island paradise at Moreton Island, Queensland.
Like infinity pools? Brave a bumpy dirt road in the Northern Territory and you will find an amazing one, courtesy of mother nature. It’s called Gunlom Falls and as expected it is in the Kakadu National Park - but far away from the rest of the tourists.
So how did they compile the list? The Hooroo team called for submissions from the public and whittled it down to a selection of the 40 best, chosen by three lifestyle experts Dr Chris Brown from Bondi Vet and host of a travel segment on the Living Room TV show on Channel 10, columnist Paula Joy and Lija Wilson from Hooroo.
But have they picked the best?
Here's the list of the top 40 in no particular order.
Little Beach, Albany
Pentecost River, Home Valley Station, Kimberley
Lighthouse Keeper’s House remains, Albany
Jurien Bay Sea Lions, Jurien Bay
Mintaro Maze, Mintaro
Whispering Wall, near Williamstown Barossa Valley
Northern Flinders Ranges
The Great Wall of China, Central Flinders Ranges
BlueSeas Beach House, Kangaroo Island
Mickey Creek Gorge, Carnarvon Gorge National Park
Starlight’s look out, 40 minutes from Longreach
Undara Volcanic National Park
On the Inlet, Port Douglas
Champagne Bay, Thomas Island, The Whitsundays
Secret Falls, Hobart
Bay of Fires
Donaldson River, Corinna
Aireys Inlet – Great Ocean Road
The bottle of milk, Lorne
Shizuka Ryokan Japanese country spa and wellness retreat Hepburn Springs
New South Wales
Beaufort House, Adelong
Wattamolla Beach, Sydney Royal National Park
Milk Beach, Vaucluse
Mungo Brush, Myall Lakes National Park
Tumbarumba Rodeo, Tumbarumba
The Rock Pool, Tuncurry
Lake Liddell, Muswellbrook
Caves Beach, Central Coast
Protesters Falls, The Channon
Fish Rock Cave, South West Rocks
Menindee Lakes, Menindee
Kosciuszko huts, Snowy Mountains
Gunlom Falls, top pool, Kakadu National Park