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Southern Australia

Australia
By Dmitry Petrounin Dmitry Petrounin Section editor Profile

Discover Southern Australia

Spread over 4 States, the South has a considerable variety of landscapes, from the large desolate spaces (Outback, Nullarbor desert) to the wine-producing regions (Barossa Valley, the most renowned in Australia, to the N-E of Adelaide). 155 miles to the north of Adelaide, the Flinders Ranges Mountains that are famous for their colours and magnificent peaks, spread over 250 miles. In the eastern part, the coast is bordered by the Blue Mountains, where sandstone has formed vertical walls in some places, creating canyons (Grose, Gowett, Cox), waterfalls (Katoomba and particularly Govett's Leap) and grottos (Jenolan).

Southern Australia

Southern Australia , A reservoir in Barossa Valley, S. Australia , Australia
A reservoir in Barossa Valley, S. Australia

The Barossa Valley is one of Australia premier wine-producing regions

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Southern Australia , Southern cascades , Australia
Southern cascades

The national parks of southern Australia are home to a large number of cascades and caves.

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Southern Australia , The Blue Mountains , Australia
The Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountains have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000.

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Southern Australia , The Blue Mountains National Park , Australia
The Blue Mountains National Park

The park takes its name from the bluish reflection of the mountains.

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Southern Australia , The Govetts Leap Falls , Australia
The Govetts Leap Falls

These falls are named after the man who first discovered them.

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