Australia is the largest island and smallest continent in the world. Located between the Indian Ocean and South Pacific Ocean, the country is full of beautiful landscapes. However, Australia is so big that people cannot visit all its iconic places in one trip. They need to visit the country again and again to see the beautiful palaces and iconic landscapes.
The beautiful mountains, unseen wildlife, and mesmerizing sea waters are sure to win the heart of visitors. Australia has some unique landscapes and places that you will never find anywhere in the world. So let us explore the places in Australia so that you can plan to visit there shortly.
Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is among 7 wonders of the natural world and Australia’s most famous attraction. It is the only ecosystem on the planet earth that can be seen from space. Located in North East of Australia, the Great Barrier Reef is a 2300 km long ecosystem. It comprises over 3000 reef systems, hundreds of islands, coral cays, and sparkling white sand beaches.
While extremely beautiful on the surface, the actual beauty of the reef lies under the water. The underwater beauty comprises over 600 coral that creates a mesmerizing home to sea stars, tropical fish, turtles, sharks, mollusks, and dolphins.
Kakadu National Park
The Kakadu National park is a great place to visit as it comprises the Australian wildlife, Aboriginal rock art, and the rainforest plants. Visitors have a chance to see the thundering waterfalls and dense forests with beautiful wildlife creatures. It comprises various rivers where you can enjoy the cruise rides and flood plains. Cruising in the river systems offers you a view of its birdlife and crocodiles.
Being one of the world’s longest reefs, the Ningaloo Reef stretches over 200 miles in Western Australia. The Ningaloo reef is the home to more than 500 species of fish and 220 species of coral. Visitors can swim from the beach to coral and in the clear tropical water to view the whale sharks, and many other inhabitants easily.
Maria Island Tasmania
Maria Island Tasmania is a great haven for people who want to see Australian wildlife. The place is also known for walking and watching the mesmerizing landscapes of the island. You can visit for a day trip or a guided three-day walk. The white sand beaches are eye-catching, and the dense eucalyptus forests are great to walk through. You can see the forester kangaroos while walking on the place and you want to have to wait too far to spot the wombats, bandicoot, penguins and other wildlife on the island.
Cradle Mountain, Tasmania
The Cradle Mountain Tasmania is another beautiful landscape in Australia. The mountain is located on the north end of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park. The Dove Lake at its base comprises crystal clear water creating a mirror reflection of the mountains, that is the most striking view you can see in the morning. The place is great to click photographs as there are plenty of peaks and gorges to click. Moreover, the place has eucalyptus forests that add to the beauty of peaks.
Daintree Forest, Queensland
The Daintree forest in Queensland is the oldest rainforest in the world and home to a variety of flora and fauna. They comprise the highest concentration of rare species of animals that are on the verge of extinction in other parts of the world. Visitors can take a day-trip or stay for longer in a forest cabin to see the rivers, dense forests, waterfalls, and beaches. It's best to look for crocodiles at night when they make noises.
Lord Howe Island, New South Wales
The Lord Howe Island in New South Wales, Australia rises out of the sea and curves along an aquamarine lagoon. The place is at two hours distance by air from the city of Sydney. The location combines the beauty of the island and the reef experience. It is one of the few islands in the world that has been given the world heritage status due to its rare collection of forests, animals and marine life. Three to four days to trip to the island would be enough to watch the dense forests, beautiful mountains, eye-catching landscapes, and wildlife.
The Uluru rock is known for its changing shades, and it is also a spiritual place for local Aboriginal people. Also known as Ayers Rock, the place is a sacred site for the Anangu community in Australia. Visitors can take a walk along the base track to get a view of the geology and wildlife. A variety of flora and fauna is there in the arid environment of Uluru. The place is famous for its different hues and colors that bathe during sunrise and sunset.
The shark bay is located on the western coast of Australia. It is a W shaped coastline comprising limestone rocks, cliffs, and white-sand dunes. The Shark Bay comprises peninsulas and is the home to many threatened species, dugongs, dolphins and diverse seagrass. The bay has white sandy beaches, and you can enjoy the marine life in the clear turquoise waters of the ocean. Shark Bay has three unique features, the vast seagrass beds, the dugong population and its stromatolites (the oldest colonies of algae and forms of life in the earth).
These are some landscapes and locations that people must visit in Australia. If you want to visit these places in Australia, it is essential to research the right season and time of the year for visiting. Australia is a big country, and it is impossible to visit every place on a trip, even a year long one. You need to select your favorite destinations and plan your trip accordingly.
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