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57 Sights of Australia That Will Make You Yearn for a Trip down under ...

By Neecey

The sights of Australia are among the most unique in the world. The continent sized country has a diversity of landscape, wildlife and peoples and a fascinating ancient and colonial history. Come with me on a tour of just a wee selection of the sights of Australia.

1 Kangaroos

KangaroosVia Quality Group - Discover Australia

Kangaroos are of course, one of the iconic sights of Australia. Thanks to its isolation from other continents, the evolution of flora and fauna in Australia produced many unique plants and creatures not found anywhere else.

2 Ningaloo Reef

Ningaloo ReefVia land sea and sky

The Great Barrier Reef isn't the only reef in Oz. The Ningaloo Reef is off the northwestern coast and is very accessible right from gorgeous white sand beaches.

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3 Helensburgh Railroad Tunnel

Helensburgh Railroad TunnelVia Abandoned Train Tunnel

Opened in 1888 and closed in 1915, the abandoned tunnel is now a great photo opportunity and at night becomes a glow-worm cave.

4 Lake Hillier

Lake HillierVia Bucket List - Our 1 ...

Just one of a number of pink lakes in Australia.

5 Penguin Island

Penguin IslandVia Penguin Island (Rockingham, Australia): Address, ...

There are two islands called "Penguin Island" in Australia; one near Perth and the other in Tasmania. Both are home to the Little Penguin.

6 Waterfall Beach

Waterfall BeachOne of the stunning beaches in William Beach National Park, Western Australia.

7 Mitchell Falls, Western Australia

Mitchell Falls, Western AustraliaVia Bucket List - Our 1 ...

The four tier falls are tucked away in the Mitchell River National Park, in the remote Western Australian region of Kimberley.

8 Gold Coast City

Gold Coast CityVia Surfers Paradise Print Photograph Australia

One of the great seaside playground cities of Oz.

9 The Twelve Apostles

The Twelve ApostlesVia Twelve Apostles: Revisited

The 12 Apostles - unfortunately only 8 nowadays - are limestone stacks off the shore of Port Campbell National Park, on the Great Ocean Road in Victoria.

10 Jacaranda Tree Tunnel, Sydney

Jacaranda Tree Tunnel, SydneyVia Google+

The amazing natural attractions of Australia come in all shapes and sizes.

11 Rottnest Island, Western Australia

Rottnest Island, Western AustraliaVia Travel Pinspiration - 9 Beautiful ...
Rottnest is one of the most gorgeous islands off the west coast and those little cuties in the foreground are quokkas, a unique indigenous species.

12 Rock Ola, Western Australia

Rock Ola, Western AustraliaAn incredible wave- shaped granite rock.

13 Jervis Bay

Jervis BayVia The Sensational White Sands Walk ...

With such a massive coastline, there are just so many fantastic beaches in Australia.

14 Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier ReefVia 10 Best Vacation Spots for ...

Not just one of the great sights of Australia, but one of the most amazing sights of the World.

15 Claustral Canyon, Blue Mountains

Claustral Canyon, Blue MountainsVia 34 Reasons Australia Is The ...

Only seriously fit and intrepid abseilers and canyoneers attempt to scale the Claustral Canyon.

16 Sunset

SunsetVia Lustful Whispers

You can pretty much guarantee a fabulous sunset anywhere in Oz.

17 Koala

KoalaVia Science {life - animals & ...

This cute fella is another of Australia's unique animals.

18 Waterhole in Karijini National Park

Waterhole in Karijini National ParkVia No Cookies | Herald Sun

Wow - could you resist a dip in this pool?

19 Jenolan Caves, Blue Mountains

Jenolan Caves, Blue MountainsVia Pool of Reflections

These caves are the oldest (discovered) caves in the World and are one of the top attractions of Australia. .

20 Whitsunday Islands

Whitsunday IslandsVia This weeks Travel Pinspiration is ...

The stunning islands lie off the coast of Queensland and are a fabulous holiday destination (particularly loved by sailors.)

21 Slot Canyons, Blue Mountains

Slot Canyons, Blue MountainsVia

The Blue Mountains really do have more than their fair share of stunning natural attractions.

22 Brutus!

Brutus!Via Review of the year 2011: ...

Brutus the Saltwater Crocodile is a real celebrity. He measures 5.5 meters long and lives in the Adelaide River. He is known for his missing front leg and gained further notoriety in May 2014 when a tourist took a photo of him with a bull shark in his mouth.

23 Two Amazing Light Sources, Vincentia, New South Wales

Two Amazing Light Sources, Vincentia, New South WalesVia Sources of Light

The Milky Way above, bioluminescent plankton below.

24 Waterfall at Uluru

Waterfall at UluruVia Travel Pinspiration - Outback Australia

Uluru is not just a massive barren rock at the heart of Australia's Red Center.

25 Loch Ard Gorge, Great Ocean Road

Loch Ard Gorge, Great Ocean RoadVia 16 Highlights of the Great ...

Lots of tiny secluded coves puncture the coastline along the
Great Ocean Road.

26 Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Islands

Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday IslandsVia

A regular on the lists of the best beaches in the world.

27 Scenic Skyway, Blue Mountains

Scenic Skyway, Blue MountainsVia Scenic Skyway, Scenic World, Blue ...

The rock formation is known as the Three Sisters.

28 The Bunda Cliffs

The Bunda CliffsVia The Bunda Cliffs drop over ...

The tallest of the Nullaboor Coastal Cliffs are 120 meters high (~400 feet.)

29 Road on Kangaroo Island, South Australia

Road on Kangaroo Island, South AustraliaVia Road on Kangaroo Island

Drunken highway? The road makers must have had one too many tinnies.

30 Uluru

UluruVia Travel Pinspiration - Outback Australia

One of the most iconic sights of Australia. Before you visit it's essential to read up and understand the spirituality and mysticism of Uluru.

31 Melbourne

MelbourneThe Australian city of culture.

32 Bruny Island, Tasmania

Bruny Island, TasmaniaVia 3 Hours of Unspoilt Wilderness ...

Brilliant sea caves to explore.

33 Towering Karri Trees

Towering Karri TreesVia The Karri Forests Region

This variety of eucalyptus is one of the tallest trees in the world.

34 Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera HouseVia The world's 10 best cities ...

One of the landmarks of Australia that stands in Sydney Harbor.

35 Bouddi National Park

Bouddi National ParkVia Best Time of Year to ...

Bouddi is home to one of the last areas of temperate rainforest on the Central Coast.

36 Cape Tribulation and the Daintree Rainforest, Queensland

Cape Tribulation and the Daintree Rainforest, QueenslandVia Kayaking in Paradise - Cape ...

Daintree is believed to be the oldest rainforest in the world.

37 Francois Perron National Park

Francois Perron National ParkVia Capture the Colour Photo Contest

Where red sand meets golden sand.

38 The Bay of Fires, Tasmania

The Bay of Fires, TasmaniaVia Introducing the 'Bay of Fires' ...

It wasn't actually the orange hued rocks (created by lichen) that gave rise to the bay's name. It was named by Captain
Tobias Furneaux for the Aboriginal fires he saw on the beach.

39 Mount Tamborine Rainforest, Queensland

Mount Tamborine Rainforest, QueenslandVia

As stunning and diverse as the Amazonian Rainforest.

40 The Ghan

The GhanVia The Ghan: Luxury train travel ...

The 3,000 km trip between Darwin and Adelaide is one of the greatest railway journeys in the world.

41 The Boab Tree

The Boab TreeVia The Boab Tree - Kimberley ...

Just like the African Baobab, it looks like the tree has been planted upside down.

42 The Pinnacles, Nambung National Park

The Pinnacles, Nambung National ParkVia Travel Pinspiration - Outback Australia

Limestone rocks shaped by wind erosion.

43 Cows Grazing in Salvation Jane Pasture, Clare Valley,

Cows Grazing in Salvation Jane Pasture, Clare Valley,Via Notes from a big island

I love this because it seems more like an English scene than Australian.

Mrs A reminder of home to so many British people who ...

44 Termite Mounds in Australia's Grasslands

Termite Mounds in Australia's GrasslandsVia Rainbow Photos, Rainbow Wallpapers, Pictures ...

Australia has some of the deadliest insects in the world. Termites damage buildings more than humans but these guys live far out in the bush in their massive colonies

45 Ball's Pyramid

Ball's PyramidVia scavengers102

The world's tallest sea stack (1,844 feet high). It was formed 7 million years ago and is the remnant of a volcano.

46 Wineglass Bay, Tasmania

Wineglass Bay, TasmaniaVia 50 of the Best Beaches ...

The beach that dreams are made of.

47 Winter

WinterVia C.A. Christie Photography

Australia has winter too!

48 Coober Pedy

Coober PedyVia

Coober Pedy is an amazing place. People live and work underground and it is the place where 30% of the world's opal supply comes from.

49 Cable Beach, Broome

Cable Beach, BroomeVia Delightful Cloud Patterns in the ...

The tourist camel train is a regular sight on the beach.

50 Sydney Harbor Bridge, Australia

Sydney Harbor Bridge, AustraliaVia Travel Pinspiration: 5 Photos of ...

One of the most famous bridges in the world. Affectionately known as the "coat hanger" because of its distinctive shape.

51 Port Arthur, Tasmania

Port Arthur, TasmaniaVia Things to do in Tasmania ...

We all know the stories of the British convicts who were deported to Oz. The worst and most hardened ended up in Port Arthur - the strictest of the penal colonies.

52 Australian War Memorial, Canberra

Australian War Memorial, CanberraVia

Monument to all the service men and women who fought as Allies in both World Wars and those who have served the United Nations since.

53 Yarra Valley

Yarra ValleyVia Welcome to Flickr - Photo ...

The Yarra is just one of Australia's major win producing regions.

54 The Big Mango

The Big MangoVia

There are crazy "big things" all over Australia. (More here

55 Thredbo Ski Resort, Snowy Mountains

Thredbo Ski Resort, Snowy MountainsVia Snowy Mountains - Wikipedia, the ...

We associate Australia with beaches and sunshine, but there are ski resorts too.

56 Aboriginal Rock Paintings

Aboriginal Rock PaintingsVia Aboriginal rock art at Nourlangie, ...

Australian Aboriginal art is the oldest unbroken tradition of art in the world. The oldest firmly dated rock art painting in Australia is a charcoal drawing on a fragment found in the Narwala Gabammang rock shelter in the Northern Territory. Aged at 28,000 years, it is one of the oldest known pieces of rock art on Earth with a confirmed date.

57 Galah Bird

Galah BirdVia Dallas Shaw Blog
Let's end our sights of Australia with one of its gorgeous pink cockatoos.

Whenever I see pics of the sights of Australia, I end up lusting for another visit. Coming with me?

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