Top 10 Fascinating Wonders of Australia

 

10 Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island is a small Australian island east of Port Macquarie in the Tasman Sea. It is known for its sandy beaches, subtropical vegetation, and crystal blue seas. A route goes up to Mount Gower in the south, providing magnificent vistas. The calm waters at Ned’s Beach in the north are rich in fish and coral. Seabird colonies, particularly masked boobies, may be seen on the island. The Admiralty Islands are surrounded by dive spots. The majority of the island is forested, with numerous flora and creatures found nowhere else on the planet. The diversity of its sceneries, as well as the variety of upper mantle and oceanic basalts, are all natural attractions.

9 The Pinnacles

The Pinnacles are limestone structures in Nambung National Park, Western Australia, near the town of Cervantes. These limestone structures were formed 30,000 years ago as the water receded and left seashell deposits on the shore. The Pinnacles, which are home to grey kangaroos, emus, and reptiles, rise several metres out of the sand in the Park.

8 The Olgas – Kata Tjuta

To the west of Ayers Rock are the Olgas, a group of magnificent domes. They are made up of 36 formations, although they are considered to have been one massive piece of granite that weathered over millions of years, similar to Ayers. They’re 35 kilometres west of Ayers Rock along the Lasseter Highway, and they’re a little different from their more well-known neighbour. They’re a lot taller than they look in photos. The highest tower stands 348 metres above the flat desert, surpassing Ayers Rock in height.

7 Kakadu

In Australia’s Northern Territory, Kakadu National Park is a massive, biodiverse natural reserve. It is home to about 2,000 plant species and fauna, including saltwater crocodiles, flatback turtles, and birds, with topography comprising marshes, rivers, and sandstone escarpments. Sites like Nourlangie, Nanguluwur, and Ubirr have Aboriginal rock drawings going back to ancient times.

6 The Twelve Apostles

The Twelve Apostles are a group of limestone stacks produced by erosion that may be seen from the Great Ocean Road, off the coast of Victoria, where they continue to erode. Despite being called the Twelve Apostles, there were only nine when they were appointed — but there are now eight after a recent fall. Their foundation is eroding at the rate of two millimetres each year.

5 Kings Canyon

In the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, Kings Canyon National Park is close to Sequoia National Park. It’s famed for its massive sequoia trees, including Grant Grove’s General Grant Tree. Cedar Grove is bordered on all sides by massive granite canyon cliffs. Trails go to Zumwalt Meadow along the Kings River, as well as Roaring River Falls, from here. Rattlesnakes, bears, and cougars live in the park.

4 Outback

The Outback is Australia’s huge, isolated, dry region, roughly the size of Western Europe. The word “outback” is typically used to refer to regions that are more distant than those referred to as “the bush,” which can apply to any land outside of major urban centres. The Australian Outback has always piqued the interest of adventurous tourists. It is one of the remaining frontiers on our planet.

3 Sydney Opera House

The Sydney Opera House, which opened in 1973, is still looking fresh and lively decades later. In Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, it is a multi-venue performing arts centre. Located near the Sydney Harbour Bridge on Bennelong Point in Sydney Harbour. The Sydney Opera House, known as one of the most distinctive buildings of the twentieth century and one of the world’s most famous performing arts centres, has become one of Australia’s most popular visitor attractions, with more than seven million people visiting the site each year and 300,000 people taking a guided tour of the facility.

2 Ayers Rock – Urulu

Uluru, often known as Ayers Rock, is a huge sandstone monolith located in the arid “Red Centre” of the Northern Territory. Alice Springs, 450 kilometres distant, is the next big town. Uluru is considered holy by indigenous Australians, and it is believed to have formed approximately 550 million years ago. It’s part of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, which also contains the Kata Tjuta (colloquially “The Olgas”) formation’s 36 red-rock domes.

1 Great Barrier Reef

There are 400 distinct varieties of coral and 1,500 tropical fish in the world’s biggest reef system, which spans over 3,000 kilometres off the Queensland coast. The Barrier Reef, which is both beautiful and valuable, has long been understood and exploited by Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islanders, and is an essential component of their traditions and beliefs. The reef is a major tourist attraction, particularly in the Whitsunday Islands and Cairns areas.