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by Gypsy Rose (subscribe)
I am a travel writer and photographer with a passion for the great outdoors and food! I love travelling and discovering hidden gems... experience the journey on Instragram! @gypsy_compass
Published July 8th 2020
These natural wonders must be added to the bucket list now
On our doorstep, enviable Australia is home to astounding sights and experiences, as well as an assortment of mind-boggling natural features, enthralling up-close encounters with marine life, rare attractions, and iconic experiences.

The list below showcases Australian Natural Wonders Must-sees:

1. Great Barrier Reef, Queensland

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World, and it is not hard to see why! It is home to a kaleidoscope of colour and provides one of the best diving and snorkelling underwater experiences on the planet.

There are enthralling up-close encounters with marine life, and rare attractions, making it a must-add to the Bucket List.

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2. Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

Tasmania is home to natural wonderlands including the eye-catching Cradle Mountain that has been viewed behind the lens more than a Hollywood film star. The jagged shape and the rugged landscape create an aura of being among the real wilderness.

Cradle Mountain is home to breathtaking walking tracks as well as glorious scenery.

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3. Uluru, Northern Territory

The spellbinding 348 metre-high sandstone rock, Uluru is an iconic natural attraction, and its imagery almost always fails to capture its gigantic size and shape truly.

This monolith is undoubtedly awe-inspiring and is located in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a region rich in Aboriginal culture and history.

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4. Great Ocean Road, Victoria

The famous coastal drive, the Great Ocean Road is dominated with non-stop spectacular scenery, never-ending sequence of breathtaking coastal view, and home to the famous 12 Apostles and dramatic coastal vistas in majestic rainforest and waterfalls within Great Otway National Park.

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By Diliff - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=18674088


5. Daintree Rainforest, Queensland

This oldest-surviving tropical rainforest on earth is truly divine. The Daintree Rainforest is part of the Wet Tropics of Queensland World Heritage area, and is home to a stunning variety of flora and fauna; much of it rare.

A visit to the Daintree will leave you feeling as though you are in another world.

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6. Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory

Australia's largest National Park and phenomenal Kakadu National Park deliver copious amounts of unique, eye-bulging sights, as well as earned World Heritage status for both its natural and cultural worth.

Unearth stunning gorges and waterfalls, lush wetlands, and rugged escarpments. Discover the fantastic Aboriginal rock art that dates as far back as 50,000 years!

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7. Mt Kosciuszko, New South Wales

Australia's tallest mountain has to be on the bucket list of top nature attractions to see across Australia! We all know the motto 'see a mountain; must climb' and this gorgeous natural wonderland can be climbed during the warmer months.

Mt Kosciuszko is a stunning 2,228-metre high mountain and is home to some of the best awe-inspiring views that extend over the diverse landscape of Kosciuszko National Park and beyond.

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By Trevar Alan Chilver - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=40300402

8. The Blue Mountains, New South Wales

The Blue Mountains is famous for the stunning natural rock formations known as The Three Sisters. The Blue Mountains is also home to some of the world's best-rugged wilderness, dramatic scenery that encompasses steep cliffs, eucalyptus forests, waterfalls, galleries, and endless breathtaking views.

There is an array of hiking and walking trails, lookouts, picnic spots, and much more.

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9. Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia

There is nothing more exhilarating than swimming with whale sharks, and this experience can be done at the beautiful World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Marine Park. If exploring the underwater world is not your thing, other attractions include whale watching cruises (during migration season), exploring the Charles Knife Canyon on foot, Lighthouse Scenic Drive, discover hidden gems at The Cape Range National Park, and more.

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By Eugene Regis - Flickr: Ningaloo, CC BY 2.0,https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=14920139


10. West MacDonnell Ranges, Northern Territory

This piece of natural wonderland is a true gem. It is home to an array of hiking trails, four-wheel-drive tracks, swimming holes, and camping spots- making it an adventure playground for all ages and interests.

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11. The Kimberley, Western Australia

This exceptional natural beauty is one of the most awe-inspiring natural attractions in the world. It is home to spectacular waterfalls, fascinating rock formations, gorges, and much more. Adventures also include sunset camel rides, which is a bucket list experience.

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12. Cataract Gorge Reserve, Tasmania

This natural phenomenon is home to stunning wilderness, walking and hiking trails, the world's longest single-span chairlift, wildlife, peacocks, beautiful gardens, suspension bridge, inclinator, panoramic lookouts, and breathtaking views, and a restaurant.

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13. The Pinnacles Desert, Western Australia

Covering an area of 17,487 hectares, and home to a natural habitat of an extensive array of native wildlife and birds, The Pinnacles Desert is natural limestone structures that stand as high as 3.5 metres.

The Pinnacles were formed around 25,000 to 30,000 years ago after the sea receded and left deposits of seashells. Over time, coastal winds removed the surrounding sand, leaving the pillars exposed to the elements.

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14. Lake Hillier, Western Australia

What makes this place so unique is the spectacular and baffling bubble-gum pink hue of the Lake. It is not the only pink lake in Australia; however, it is considered to be the most vibrant, making it one natural wonder to visit.

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15. Umpherston Sinkhole, South Australia

This natural phenomenon was once a limestone cave that has since collapsed, transforming the cave into an awe-inspiring sunken garden.

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By Thom Devereux - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=54472476



16. The Walls of China, New South Wales

Located in the stunning Mungo National Park, the Walls of China are like a lunar landscape. This natural gem is where nature carved out dramatic crescent-shaped sand and clay dunes that stretch for a stunning 33km chain.

The best time to view this natural attraction is at sunset when the sand dunes turn yellow, orange, and deep ochre.

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