Picture perfect Australian destinations to visit in 2014

Whether you are visiting Australia for abroad or you are an Aussie looking for travel inspiration for 2014. Turu has put together a list of places to visit in Australia in 2014. From popular travel destinations such as the Sunshine Coast to lesser known beauties such as Shark Bay, WA. If you are making 2014 the year to see Australia, why not start by check out these picture perfect destinations.

1. Sunshine Coast, Qld

Beaches, fresh water rivers and forests. Oh and, sunshine. Lots and lots of sunshine. Stretching from Noosa to Cooloola, the region provides much variety making it the perfect must-see destination for 2014. Find accommodation on the Sunshine Coast.

Sunshine Coast Qld

(Images: Flickr Creative Commons: Sunset at Noosa: eGuide Travel; Mooloolaba Beach: eGuide Travel ; Sunshine Coast sunrise: Jiaren Lau

2. South Coast, NSW

While we are on the topic of coasts we love the South Coast of NSW. Jervis Bay, Merimbula and the stunning Kiama provide picture perfect coastal destinations for your 2014 travel bucket list. Find accommodation in NSW's South Coast region.

South Coast Illawarra

(Images: Flickr Creative Commons: Kiama: kirstyhall; Jervis Bay: brieuc_s ; Merimbula Beach: dicktay2000

3. Kakadu

Kakadu National Park is located just over 100 kilometres from Darwin and is take-your-breath-away material. Kakadu is Australia's largest terrestrial national park. Coastlines, estuaries, billabongs, forests, waterfalls... do you need more convincing to make the trip in 2014? Find accommodation near Kakadu.

Kakadu - 12 Green Giraffes

(Image: Flickr Creative Commons: Kakadu: 12 Green Giraffes)

4. Yorke Peninsula

Within earshot of Adelaide is the delightful Yorke Peninsula which easily makes our 2014 Australian destinations bucket list. Just try take a bad photo along this stretch of coastline. Find accommodation on the Yorke Peninsula.

Yorke Peninsula SA

(Images: Flickr Creative Commons: Shell Beach: Richo 7; Ardrossan: lin padgham ; Cape Spencer Lighthouse:Richo 7

5. Shark Bay, WA

Located in the north west of WA is the pictureque Gascoyne region. Visit Shark Bay in 2014 and get upclose with dolphins at Monkey Mia, catch spectacular sunsets at Coral Bay or dive with whale sharks at Ningaloo Reef. Find accommodation in Gascoyne region.

Shark Bay WA

(Images: Flickr Creative Commons: Ningaloo Reef: minuseleven; Coral Bay: robertpaulyoung ; Shark Bay: robertpaulyoung

6. Great Ocean Road, Vic

The 243km-long stretch of road is an Australian national heritage listed attraction in itself and the scenic drive is undoubtedly the best roadtrip in Australia. If you have never seen the Apostles, make 2014 the year. Find accommodation on the Great Ocean Road.

12 Apostles - Flickr Arriba

(Image: Flickr Creative Commons: The Apostles: arriba

7. Hunter Valley, NSW

With more than 120 wineries, oenophiles are well catered for in NSW's wine country. However the region is bursting with activities including day spas, golf courses, art galleries and more meaning there is something for everyone. Discover why the Hunter Valley is the perfect weekend escape. Find accommodation in the Hunter Region.

Hunter Valley

(Image: Flickr Creative Commons: Hunter Valley grapes: lockthegate; Vineyard: krossbow; Hunter Valley Gardens: mdalmuld)

8. Fraser Coast, Qld

Make the trip to more tropical climes in 2014. Why not visit the picture perfect Fraser Coast and the World Heritage listed Fraser Island - the true jewel of the region. Find accommodation on the Fraser Coast.

Fraser Coast

(Image: Flickr Creative Commons: Fraser Island: AllisonCornford; Fraser Island ferry: edumariz; Hervey Bay: delightfulperspective)

9. Albany, WA

A five hour's drive from Perth is the charming town of Albany which Australian poet Henry Lawson once described as 'a pretty town, but vague'. From historical buildings housing galleries and boutiques, to the undulating coastline, we couldn't resist adding Albany to the travel bucket list in 2014. Find accommodation in Albany.

Albany WA

(Image: Flickr Creative Commons: Windfarm: lawmurray; Lowlands Beach: aussiejeff)

10. Flinders Ranges, SA

The unique ancient landscapes of the Flinders Ranges is our final pick of must-visit destinations for 2014. Explore ruins of pioneer farmlands, catch glimpes of the desert wildlife and enjoy this historically important region of Australia. Find accommodation in Flinders Ranges.

Flinders Ranges

(Image: Flickr Creative Commons: Flinders Ranges: mecookie)