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Australia is blessed with a variety of landscapes – surrounded by the vast ocean, it is home to long stretches of desert regions and has thriving tropical forests. This variety has also resulted in the formation of certain breathtaking natural features that are unique to the country. We have picked 10 of the most well known of such natural places in Australia. Read on.

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Shark Bay

The UNESCO designated World Heritage Site of Shark Bay is known for its breathtaking natural beauty, biological diversity and unique ecology. Located in Western Australia, it is home to dolphins, dugongs, sea cows, and exotic structures called stromatolites!

 

Ningaloo Reef

Visit the Ningaloo Reef in the Coral Bay in Western Australia to swim with the huge whale sharks, the world’s largest fish. This World Heritage Site also lets you spot manta rays, rare turtles, humpback whales, pods of dolphins, and colourful tropical fish.

 

Jewel Cave

The Jewel Cave is located in the Caves Road, Augusta. The Jewel Caves offers amazing views of the largest calcite straw stalactite in the world. These caves are 42 metres deep and 1.9 kilometres wide.

 

The Pinnacles

Drive along or better still walk along the trails of the Pinnacles within the Nambung National Park in Western Australia. The Pinnacles are over 30,000-year-old and several metres high limestone formations created as a result of the receding ocean, which left behind seashells deposits.

 

Bungle Bungle Range

The Bungle Bungle Range is a collection of condensed, orange and black striped sandstone structures that are around 578 meters high. These structures offer ideal sightseeing opportunities. The range has beautiful gorges, tropical pools, and caves that are perfect for adventure sports.

 

Fitzgerald Biosphere Reserve

The Fitzgerald River National Park has breathtaking natural beauty and offers abundant opportunities for nature walks and adventures. Explore the area while bush walking; go camping in its picturesque landscapes; and try canoeing, fishing, and whale watching in the waters.

 

Horizontal Waterfalls

Dubbed as ‘one of the greatest wonders of the natural world’, the Horizontal Waterfalls are unique features that can be seen and experienced only at Talbot Bay in Australia. This breathtaking phenomenon is a result of tidal movements and offers thrilling boat rides and sea safaris.

 

Daintree National Park

The Daintree National Park, located in Far North Queensland, is said to be one of the oldest ecosystems in the world. The park has amazing biodiversity of over 18000 plant species and numerous animal species, which makes it ideal for thrilling wilderness safaris.

 

Kakadu National Park

Yet another World Heritage Site, the Kakadu National Park is the biggest national park in Australia and the second largest national park in the world. Visitors can go hiking or opt for sightseeing by car, boat, or air.

 

Twelve Apostles

The Twelve Apostles is a series of limestone formations caused by erosion over millions of years along the Great Ocean Road. As of now, only eight of these limestone formations are left.

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