Wonders of Australia

| June 30, 2012

Wonders of Australia | It’s nearly impossible to narrow down this continent’s most beautiful, inspiring and astonishing natural sights, from the colorfully chaotic explosion of life in the Great Barrier Reef to the dramatic rippling red dunes of the Simpson desert. This sampling of Australia’s top natural attractions will have you daydreaming about a trip Down Under.

 

1. Uluru

Uluru also known as Ayers Rock and officially gazetted as Uluru / Ayers Rock, is a large sandstone rock formation in the southern part of the Northern Territory in central Australia. It lies 335 km south west of the nearest large town, Alice Springs, 450 km by road.

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2. The Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for over 2,600 kilometres over an area of approximately 344,400 square kilometres. The reef is located in the Coral Sea, off the coast of Queensland, Australia.

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3. Katherine Gorge

Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. It is situated on the Katherine River in the “Top End”, 320 kilometres southeast of Darwin. It is the fourth largest settlement in the Territory and the third largest and southernmost major settlement in the Top End.

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4. Shark Bay

Shark Bay is a World Heritage Site in the Gascoyne region of Western Australia. It is an area centred approximately on 800 kilometres north of Perth, on the westernmost point of Australia.

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5. Simpson Desert

The Simpson Desert is a large area of dry, red sandy plain and dunes in Northern Territory, South Australia and Queensland in central Australia. It is the fourth largest Australian desert, with an area of 176,500 km² and is the world’s largest sand dune desert.

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