There could be various facets of Australia; you may call it an island, country or continent. But these definitions can’t diminish the importance of this land which is home to some most spectacular cities and world renowned natural wonders.
These are some of Australia’s most amazing natural wonders.
Great Barrier Reef
Marked as one of the natural wonders of the world, the Great Barrier Reef has been listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. The Great Barrier Reef is the only live structure visible from the space. Spread over an area of 3000km it is home to several coral and fish species. The place is one of the most popular diving sites and has a large population of whales and sharks.
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With ever changing shades, Uluru is one of the most intriguing structures in Australia. It is a sacred place for the aborigines who request tourists to not climb the sandstone structure. The sandstone structure has a rich iron content which is responsible for its change of colours. The sandstone structure becomes very spectacular at sunrise and sunset.
Situated at a distance of 800km from Perth, Shark Bay catches attention with its irregular coastline. With several shallow peninsulas, the bay houses several threatened species, dolphins and other animals. The area has a large concentration of dugongs. Shark Bay is also a renowned heritage site.
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One can reach to the Pinnacles by driving for three hours from Perth. The limestone formations here date back to 30,000 years ago. The Pinnacles are eruptions from sand in the Nambung National Park. On their visit to this place you should see animals like kangaroos, emus and reptiles.
The Twelve Apostles are limestone stacks in the Southern Ocean off the Victoria Coast. The apostles are only nine in number and not 12 as the name suggests. As per last reports came the Apostle are only eight in number.
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Situated in the centre of Nitmiluk National Park, Katherine Gorge is made up of thirteen gorges. The gorge is situated along the Katherine River and home to freshwater crocodiles.
Kakadu National Park
Those who are looking to have a peek into Australian wildlife and rainforest should pay a visit to Kakadu National Park. On their trip to the park the tourist should take a cruise on the Yellow Water that acquaints you with aquatic life that includes birds and crocodiles. The park boasts of a great Aboriginal history that finds expression in the extensive rock art.
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Magnificent MacKenzie Falls is one of the major attractions of Grampians National Park. Visitors get amazed to see the waterfall from the height of 30 meters. The waterfall is one of the most spectacular natural wonders of Australia.
Situated in New South Wales region of Australia, Blue Mountains can be reached by a short drive from Sydney. The place attracts a large number of visitors regardless of the season. Highly forested with oil bearing eucalyptus trees, the visitors can find an essence of oil during their visit.
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Giant Eucalyptus Trees of Tasmania
Those who are looking to explore an unspoilt form of nature should visit Tasmania, where you will be welcomed by Giant Eucalyptus Trees. The place is home to rare species of plants and animals. The tourists will get to see the plant of Eucalyptus Regnans which is the largest flowering plant in the world.
So if your idea of Australia tourism is limited to destinations like Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, then explore these natural wonders of the country and you will find this experience amazing.
About the author: Natural wonders overwhelm Garry and he keeps crossing continents to explore them. Recently he boarded business class flights to Australia to explore its natural wonders.
Bask in the Glory of Natural Wonders of Australia is a post from: World Travel Inspiration