Renowned for its great wildlife experiences coupled with dramatic landscapes, Australia has been a favorite holiday destination for many people from across the world.
This article has highlighted some of the many breath-taking natural attractions in Australia;
i. Mount Augustus.
The world’s largest monolith is surrounded by a variety of native trees, shrubs, gum trees, wattle trees among others which make the area around this mountain a haven for several species of wildlife. Here, you will come across kangaroos, emus, kookaburras, goanna, birds of prey and honey eaters.
ii. The Pinnacles.
Formed several million years ago, the lunar-like Pinnacles are one of the most magnificent and unique natural landscapes in Australia. The limestone spires spectacularly stand out of the desert sands in Nambung National Park found in the town of Cervantes. They have been a major attraction for both locals and visitors for years.
iii. The Ningaloo Marine Park.
Ningaloo Marine Park is known for its large fringing coral reef that stretches for over 200 miles. Between, April and July, you can swim with the gentle sharks here. There are long white sand beaches here with warm turquoise waters very perfect for snorkeling and swimming.
iv. The Kimberly in Western Australia.
Explore the Kimberly and view two of the country’s mightiest waterfalls, King George and Mitchel Falls. There are numerous secret wilderness picnics here, and in a helicopter, you can have a fantastic view of dugongs, crocodiles, and turtles.
The Kimberly also has beautiful beaches fringing the Indian Ocean.
v. Katherine Gorge.
Found in Nitmiluk National Park, Northern Australia, this place is made up 13 navigable gorges. The canyon runs along river Katherine that has got numerous freshwater crocodiles.
The gorges provide a splendid natural view.
Uluru is one seriously massive sandstone rock that stands in the heart of Australia outback.
Believed to have been formed about 700 million years ago, Uluru is sacred to indigenous Australians. The Uluru changes color at sunrise and sunset providing a spectacular sight. It has been one the major attractions for travelers in Australia.
vii. Kata Tjuta.
The Uluru and the Kata Tjuta are said to have originated around a similar time. The Kata Tjuta is made up of 36 domes spreading over 20 kilometers. This fact makes Kata Tjuta larger than Uluru. With the tallest dome standing at 546 meters above the plain, Kata Tjuta provides a spectacular natural view both at sunrise and sunset.
Other natural attraction sites in Australia include
• The horizon waterfalls
• The 12 Apostles
• Bungle Bungle Ranges
• Kakadu National Park
• The Daintree Rainforest
• Genoa Peak
• Cape Hauy
• The jewel cave
• The nut, Tasmania
• Fitzgerald Biosphere Reserve
• Hassan’s Wall, New South Wales, among others.
vii. Hanging Rock
Not quite one of the most well known spots in Australia but it is very unique in its own right with the area hosting some of the biggest rock bands in the world including AC DC, Rolling Stones and Bruce Springsteen.
The area also has a racecourse which has one meeting every year on Australia day and is also well worth a visit, its not quite like the Melbourne Cup but it is a very spectacular spot for a race meeting.
You can read more about the Hanging Rock races at https://www.justhorseracing.com.au/