10 Top Natural wonders of Australia You MUST Visit
Even though the Great Barrier Reef and Uluru were not named among the New 7 Wonders of Nature, Australia has some of the world’s most beautiful landscapes.
We’ve selected ten of the country’s most breathtaking natural wonders – Top Natural wonders of Australia You MUST Visit
1. Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef, the only living thing visible from space, was born 25 million years ago. The world’s largest reef system, which stretches for 3,000 kilometers off the coast of Queensland, contains 400 different types of coral and 1,500 tropical fish species. It is beautiful, but its future is jeopardized by pollution and increased tourism.
Uluru is a sacred site to the indigenous Anangu people, who ask visitors not to climb the sandstone monolith in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, located 450 kilometers (280 miles) southwest of Alice Springs. It was formerly known as Ayers Rock and stands 348 meters (1,142 feet) tall with a circumference of 9.4 kilometers (5.8 miles). It is famous for the various hues that bathe it, especially at sunrise and sunset.
3. Shark Bay
Shark Bay’s 1,500-kilometer-long W-shaped coastline of rocky limestone, white sand dunes, and cliffs is located 800 kilometers north of Perth on Australia’s west coast. The bay contains many shallow peninsulas and is home to 10,000 dugongs, as well as many threatened species, dolphins, and the most diverse sea grass in the world. Historians believe it was where Europeans first landed and declared it “bad.”
4. The Pinnacles
These limestone formations, located three hours north of Perth, were formed 30,000 years ago when the receding ocean left deposits of seashells on the shore. The Nambung National Park’s Pinnacles rise several meters out of the sand and are home to grey kangaroos, emus, and reptiles.
5. Twelve Apostles
These limestone stacks, visible from the Great Ocean Road off the Victorian coast, were formed by erosion and continue to erode. Despite being called the Twelve Apostles, there were only nine when they were named, but due to a recent fall, there are now only eight. Their foundation is eroding at a rate of 2 centimeters per year.
6. MacKenzie Falls
The largest waterfall in the Grampians National Park, a kangaroo-infested sandstone mountain range 235 kilometers west of Melbourne. Water falls 30 meters into a gorge at MacKenzie Falls all year and emits a rainbow mist in the sunlight.
7. Fraser Island
Fraser Island, at the end of the Great Sandy Straight, is the world’s largest sand island, measuring 123 kilometers in length and up to 22 kilometers in width. It is home to rainforests, 240-meter-high sand dunes, 100 freshwater lakes, and a diverse wildlife population that includes many dingoes.
Kakadu is 171 kilometers southeast of Darwin and contains 20,000 square kilometers of tropical biodiversity, including 1,700 plant species. It is made up of floodplains, tidal flats, and rock country. It’s covered in Aboriginal rock carvings and has a uranium mine, which is controversial. It’s also home to both freshwater and saltwater crocodiles, so tread carefully.
9. Blue Mountains
The Blue Mountains are located two hours west of Sydney. The green hue is provided by eucalyptus oil derived from gum trees. The limestone rock formation, the Three Sisters, rises from a sandstone plateau and 760-meter-deep gorges from Echo Point on the ridges of the Great Dividing Range. It is home to some of the world’s oldest plant species, including Wollemi pines, the botanical equivalent of dinosaurs.
10. Bungle Bungles
The 350-million-year-old massif in the Bungle Bungles/Purnululu National Park in the continent’s northwestern region is a condensed sandstone range that rises to 578 meters. Unique mammals and wildlife can be found in the gorges, tropical pools, and caves.
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By: Travel Pixy