Tourists come from all over the world to come and see some of Australia's most beautiful landscapes. From the most well-known landscapes like Uluru to the lesser known ones, Australia is without a doubt a country that is home to some of the most stunning landscapes. Check out our top 15 incredible natural wonders in Australia that everyone has to see in their lifetime.
Kangaroo Island is Australia's third largest island and it is home to a diversity of wilderness including dunes, wetlands cliffs and dense forests. The island is located southwest of Adelaide and it is home to 4,000 people. The inhabitants are mainly descendants of the original settlers. Here you'll find sea lions, koalas, wallabies, penguins and of course, kangaroos! This island offers a unique experience with pristine beaches, local wines and scenic sunsets on your doorstep.
The ancient tropical rainforests of Raintree National Park overlook the calm clear waters of the Great Barrier Reef, the world's most extensive coral reef system. Daintree Rainforest is located on the north east coast of Queensland and with 1,200 square kilometers it is the largest continuous area of tropical rainforest in the Australian continent. The rainforest offers access through either a 2-hour Grand Fan Palm Gallery Tour or the 4-hour Greater Wilderness Experience.
The creation of The Twelve Apostles site began 10-20 million years ago and the constant erosion of the limestone cliffs led to the formation of the caves in the cliffs. The Port Campbell National Park in Victoria attracts over two million tourists every year, which is where the Twelve Apostles are located. The view of The Twelve Apostles at sunrise and sunset is truly magical as the colors change from dark and foreboding due to the shade to a brilliant sandy yellow under a full sun.
Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world featuring a wild tangle of rainforests, woodland, swamps and sand dunes. It is located just off the Coast of Queensland and it has an estimated population of 400 people. Fraser Island has 19 species of bats as well as swamp wallabies, sugar flying foxes, dingoes and saltwater crocodiles.
The Great Barrier Reef
The famous Great Barrier Reef is off the coast of Queensland and it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Not only is this beautiful place one of the seven natural wonders of the world it is also the only living organism on Earth visible from outer space. 400 different types of coral and 1,500 species of tropical fish inhabit the reef system. Much of the reef is protected, nonetheless it remains a major tourist destination and it is a popular diving site. The main gateway is accessible from Cairns but there are many access points up and down the Queensland coast.