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Australia's Alternative Icons (PHOTOS)

Posted: 03/ 4/2012 7:00 am

We all think we know Australia pretty well: The familiar faces are Uluru, The Sydney Opera House and The Great Barrier Reef. But with so much diversity packed into so many miles of changing landscape, we thought we'd share our ever deepening love for the antipodes.

Take a look at Black Tomato's alternative Aussie icons and discover something a little more off the beaten path.

Islands of the North
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Look beyond the Great Barrier Reef and North Queensland boasts a collection of gorgeous gems dotted along its coast (274 to be exact). But we kept on scanning our eyes north and discovered a plethora of islands sprinkled on the most Northern Tip, just a notch south of Papua New Guinea. Benefitting from their exceptionally unique location, these islands host a fusion of Melanesian and Australian Aboriginal culture; each teeming with abundant reefs, powder white sand and crystal clear waters.
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