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Jumping Kangaroo, Australia's must see destinations

Being the continent and country at the same time, you will find Australia unique and diverse in every possible way – population, culture, history, climate and geography. Australia has the world’s fifth-highest per capita income, and is one of the wealthiest in the world. Its beauty, generally warm climate, wilderness and habitats diversity make it  one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world. Although it’s enormity and beauty is very hard to describe, below I chose a few Australia’s travelling, unique, nature destinations that when visited, will live in your memory forever.


The Great Barrier Reef

the-great-barrier-reef-3 Being one of the seven natural wonders of the world, it stretches over 3000km (1800 miles), is larger than the Great Wall of China and is the only living thing on our planet that is visible from space. This breath-taking, largest coral reef on earth contains an abundance of marine life and consists of coral cays, over 3000 individual reef systems and literally hundreds of amazing tropical islands with some of most stunning, picturesque, sun-soaked, golden beaches in the World. In 1981, UNESCO listed the Great Barrier Reef as a World Heritage.Watch Video

 
Location: The Great Barrier Reef stretches along the state of Queensland’s coastline. It begins in the north at Cape York Peninsula and extends down the south to Bundaberg.


Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo-Island This third largest Australian island is located only 15 kilometres off the South Australian mainland. Larger third of the island is one of the preservation areas of National Parks of Australia. Its wild coastline is filled with abundant wildlife living in their natural habitat. You can see there pink pelicans, sea lions sunbathing on the sand of Seal Bay or always sleepy koalas hidden in the tree leaves.Watch Video

 
Location: Located 110 km (70 miles) south-west of Adelaide. Accessible by Plane or Ferry.


The Pinnacles

Pinnacles Located in Nambung National Park, Pinnacles Desert is one of Western Australia’s most unique natural attractions. Huge and unique limestone pillars rising from the yellow sands, give the area science fiction-like look and attract over 190,000 visitors each year. It’s believed that these natural structures were created millions of years ago as seashells which were broken down into sand and then eroded by wind and water. Here you will find top windsurfing and surfing spots, you might even see sea lions and bottlenose dolphins swimming offshore.Watch Video
 
Location: Located approx. 200 kilometres north of Perth, near the town of Cervantes in Western Australia.


Western Tasmania

Western-Tasmania Tasmania’s isolated location gives a shelter and ensures the survival of many plants, birds and animals that cannot be find anywhere else in the world. Forty per-cent of this unchanged for more than 60 million years area, is under protection of national parks and reserves. The Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage area is believed to be one of the last true wilderness locations on Earth. From the dense rainforests in the north of the island through rugged alpine peaks to the famous Tasmanian’s Overland Track. This area can boast over 2000 kilometres of world-class walking tracks. Skiing, White Water Rafting, River Cruising and many other attractions, hard to get bored.Watch Video

 

Location: It lies 240 kilometres south of the Australian mainland. Accessible by plane and ferry sailing in each direction between Devonport and Melbourne.


Horizontal Waterfalls

Horizontal-Waterfalls In Kimberley region you can watch one of the most amazing natural features, horizontal waterfalls. These tidal waterfalls are located deep within Talbot Bay in the Buccaneer Archipelago and unlike any other waterfall, the water here passes horizontally. This natural phenomenon actually comprises very intense tidal currents that are hurtling through two narrow coastal gorges. Massive water movements create a waterfall-like effect when water gathers against one side of the narrow cliff passage, and repeats the turning tide.Watch Video

 
Location:Talbot Bay in the Buccaneer Archipelago. You will find planty of ship cruises from Broome in Kimberley.


The Blue Mountains

Blue-Mountains-Australia Golden sandstone escarpments, steep cliffs and deep canyons of the Blue Mountains are only 90 minutes away from Sydney. Apart from World Heritage-listed wilderness of plants and more than 400 different kinds of unique Australian animals, here you’ll also encounter the world’s rarest tree, the prehistoric Wollemi Pine. The best way to see it all, is to take the Greater Blue Mountains Drive, a 1200 kilometre touring journey that connects 18 different and unique ‘discovery trails’. Bushwalk, mountain biking, climbing rocks, abseiling or canyoning if you prefer, and all natural attractions like Wentworth Falls and a trio of rocky pinnacles named after an Aboriginal legend- The Three Sisters, are waiting for you to explore.Watch Video

 

Location: To the west of Sydney the foot of the Blue Mountains is just over an hour drive from Sydney. You can also get there by train.


Karijini National Park

Karijini-National-Park-1 Gorges, beautiful waterfalls and sparkling rock pools make the Karijini National Park, a must see destination for anyone who wants to visit Western Australia. Located in the State’s North West, the National Park is a perfect getaway if you want to avoid the usual hot spots and explore the outbacks. Keep your eyes out for those red kangaroos, echidnas, rock-wallabies, dragons, bats, and the rare pebble mouse.Watch Video

 
Location: National Park is centred in the Hamersley Ranges of the Pilbara region in Western Australia. Approximately 1055 kilometres (656 mi) from Perth. Karijini National Park is also accessible by the Solomon Airport, located 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) westwards.


Ningaloo Reef

Ningaloo-Reef Another Australian World Heritage-listed Reef. Ningaloo is 260km long, has brilliant white sandy lagoon of clear tropical waters, and is the largest fringing reef in the world. It is one of if not the most reliable place in the world to view and swim with the world’s largest fish – whale sharks. They arrive in the region shortly after the mass coral spawning in March each year. Turquoise waters are also home to humpback whales, manta rays, turtles or dolphins of Monkey Mia which come to the beach to be hand-fed each day. Here you can also walk on one of the world’s few beaches made entirely of tiny shells & watch living relatives of the planet’s earliest life-forms at Hamelin Pool.Watch Video
 

Location: Approximately 1200 km north of Perth. The Ningaloo Marine Park is located at Bundegi Reef in the Exmouth Gulf. Fly to Learmonth or drive (13 hours).


Grampians National Park

Grampians-National-Park The views that await you in the park are simply spectacular. MacKenzie Falls are perhaps the most famous landmark which this kangaroo-infested park is so popular for. 235 kilometres of sandstone mountain range rising from the west plains of Melbourne, wildlife, waterfalls in the breath-taking rugged landscape, and never ending walking tracks. Grampians National Park is simply a paradise for nature-lovers. Watch Video

 
Location: Park is located in western Victoria, Australia. Hall’s Gap which is 260 km from Melbourne, is the only town and the main access point to the Grampians.


Wolfe Creek Crater

Wolfe-Creek-Crater Another destination in Western Australia or rather place of interest is a meteorite impact crater, called Wolfe Creek Crater which is located in Wolfe Creek Meteorite Crater National Park. While the age is estimated to be no more than 300,000 years, the mass of meteorite that formed this 875 metres in diameter crater, was about 50,000 tonnes. The Djaru, local Aboriginal people know it as Kandimalal. Watch Video

 

Location: Located approx. 1,854 kilometres (1,152 mi) northeast of Perth. Halls Creek is the closest town. Park is located 146 km south of Halls Creek (3 hours drive).


Uluru

Uluru To the indigenous Anangu people, who request individuals not to climb the sandstone monolith, it is a sacred site. Uluru is 348 meters high with a circumference of 9.4 kilometres, and is famous for displaying different hues that bathe it in the sunlight, especially noticeable at sunrise and sunset. It’s located in UluruUluru-Kata Tjuta National Park which is Aboriginal land, managed by Parks Australia and  Anangu, its traditional owners. Watch Video
 
Location: 450 kilometers southwest of Alice Springs in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.



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