Australia with its varied terrains has quite of few attractions that catch the eye of the nature lover – right from oceans, to reefs to underground caves. If you admire nature’s art work, you must check these mind boggling destinations in Australia!
1) Fraser Island
Fraser Island is the world’s largest sand island. On the island one gets to witness varied terrains and ecosystems like woodlands, rainforests, swamps, sand dunes and coastal heaths. One needs to visit it to experience the beauty, of its long uninterrupted white beaches flanked with distinctly coloured cliffs.
2) Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest structure made by living organisms that can be seen from the Moon! With its vibrant coloured corals and even more colourful fish that dwell and feed here, it is the one of the richest biodiversities in the world. The reef is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.
The most popular Australian natural landmark, the Uluru is an iconic monolith. The rock that now is 348m above sea level is said to be at the sea bed millions of years ago. You could explore its intriguing majesty by walking with a local Aborigine guide, fly over it in a helicopter, float over it in a hot air balloon or ride across the desert on a Harley Davidson!
4) Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road in Melbourne is one of the most scenic coastal drives without dispute. This road which is the home to the 12 craggy limestone apostles and the world class surfs is the world’s largest war memorial. It was dedicated to the soldiers killed in the First World War.
5) Painted Cliffs, Tasmania
The painted cliffs and the fossil cliffs in Tasmania are the perfect exhibits of the stunning geology of the region. Though such kinds of sandstone rocks are not uncommon it is just rare for them to be exposed so extensively. The ‘paintings’ on the cliffs is formed by ground water percolating down from the already formed cliffs.
6) Daintree Rainforest
The Daintree Rainforest is tropical rainforest in Queensland. It is the largest tropical rainforest in Australia. Its rich biodiversity attracts tourists and photographers from all over the world to witness and capture the incredible beauty of nature.
7) Salt Flats, Lake Eyre
Lake Eyre is the lowest natural point of Australia. On the rare occasions, when it does fill up, it forms the largest lake in Australia. The expansion and the subsequent evaporation of water leave a salt pan in the area, which can be a picturesque tourist spot!
8) Lake Cave, Margaret River
You need to climb down, beneath the surface of the Earth to reach the caves. The cave is a stunning pristine chamber with a tranquil lake. The lake reflects light in delicate formations on the limestone to leave the tourists gaping in awe at the marvelous view that they behold!Image Source
Well it seems like nature has its way to sweep you off your feet!