| July 10th, 2023 | 2 Comments

What are the TOP natural wonders of Australia? We’re glad you asked.

The beauty of Australia comes in every single imaginable shape and color.

If you are a keen nature admirer then Australia should certainly be at the top of your list of countries that need to be visited. The entire continent is filled with natural beauty the likes of which cannot be found anywhere else on this planet.

Top Natural Wonders of Australia

Exploring the natural wonders in the country should be on everyone’s list of things to do in Australia.

Australia's best nature

Since Australia is famous for its natural beauty, comprising a list of places to see is a difficult task, especially for someone who has not visited it yet.

To make it easier, here is a list of the Top Natural Wonders of Australia that should not be missed.

The Great Barrier Reef

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Nudibranch” by Matthias Liffers is licensed under CC BY 2.0

The world’s largest coral reef system which consists of more than 2 900 individual reefs spread on more than 900 islands is a breathtaking place. It is the only living structure on Earth that can be seen from outer space and one of Seven Wonders of the Natural World

Shark Bay

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The only area in the world where you can see Stromatolites, 26 threatened Australian mammal species, nearly 250 species of bird, almost 150 species of reptile and more than 320 fish species at one place. Not only that, nature is intact and the only way to reach it is by air, sea or four-wheel drive.

Kati Thanda – Lake Eyre

Lake Eyre Australia
cliffs on one of the islands in Lake Eyre” by Haydyn Bromley is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Australia’s largest salt lake is a place of pure wildness and certainly an unforgettable landscape of opposite extremes, it is as dry as a desert at times and one of world’s 20 largest lakes at other time. Scenic flights are the best way to capture its entire beauty.

Pinnacles Desert

Pinnacle Desert Australia

As the name says, expect desert scenery, but a special one. It is characterized by pinnacles made of seashells that date back millions of years, in the age when this sand was below sea level. Do not be surprised to come across emus and kangaroos, especially in the mornings.

Flinders Chase National Park

Flinders Chase Australia
Remarkable Rocks” by Paul Asman and Jill Lenoble is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Home to two geological wonders, Remarkable Rocks and Admiral Arch, this protected area is a sanctuary for a number of endangered species, such as Koalas and Platypus, as well as Goannas and Echidnas. Also, it is a well known camping area.

Bungle Bungles

Bungle Bungles Australia
Bungle Bungles” by NeilsPhotography is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Characterized by orange and black domes made of sandstone by the hand of nature, it is a part of Purnululu National Park. This remote place offers scenic flights, land tours and bush trips, all well worth taking and unique.

Blue Mountains

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One of Australia’s nature icons, Blue Mountains will enchant you with their magic like blue haze and unique relief. In order to be able to visit all of its wonders, see the customs of Darug and Gundungurra people or meet the Three Sisters, taking a Blue Mountains day trip would be the best choice.

Murray River

Murray River Australia
Murray River” by Chris Fithall is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Starting in the Australian Alps and reaching the ocean at Lake Alexandrina, Australia’s longest rivers goes through contrasting landscapes. By following its flow, you will witness more than 40,000 years of history Aboriginal Australians and on from the first settlements to modern ones.

Obviously, there is much more to Australia than city life and beaches. In fact, there is so much more that it would take a lifetime to see it all, so better start planning your trip immediately.

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Pic 11 - AuthorMarie Nieves, student of economics who loves unusual trips and have a plan to travel the whole world. She has always loved to travel, and she loves to talk about her experiences. On her travels she likes to read poetry and prose and loves to surf the Internet. 

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2 thoughts on “The Top Natural Wonders of Australia

  1. I have never been to Australia and it’s pretty clear from your post, Marie, how much I am missing out! The Pinnacles Desert looks magical, as does the Bungle Bungles! I wish Australia was just a tiny bit closer…

    Happy Travels!
    A Woman Afoot

  2. Uluru and the scenery along the great Ocean Road would also be standouts

    Not also forgetting Freycinet National Park, Kakadu, Daintree National Park, Fraser Island, The Grampians (Zumsteins) Wave rock etc etc

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