Five Natural Attractions in Australia You Just Have to Visit
A unique land with an eco-system all of its own, Bravofly suggests that when you head to the land down under, you take the time to visit these breathtaking five natural attractions.
Australia, There’s No Other Place on Earth Quite Like It
How often do you get to go to Australia? For most people, it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to visit one of the most unique places in the world and when you get that opportunity you have to grab it with both hands!
This is why you have to take time out of your busy itinerary to visit some of the land down under’s many wondrous natural attractions. Australia’s unique ecosystem, one of a kind plant life and fascinating animal kingdom, makes it an experience like no other, with a whole host of natural attractions that’ll simply take your breath away.
The Land Down Under’s Top Five Natural Attractions
The land on the other side of the world is known for its natural beauty, but some natural attractions stand head and shoulders above the rest. In Bravofly’s opinion, these are Australia’s top five natural attractions:
1) Ayers Rock: Ayers Rock, also known as Uluru, has to be Australia’s most famous natural attraction. Located 450 kilometres southwest of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory, it’s a sacred site to the indigenous Anagu people. It’s a staggering 25 million years old. Yes, it really is as impressive as it sounds.
2) Great Barrier Reef: Starting off the coast of Queensland and stretching an astonishing 3,000 kilometres out to sea is the legendary Great Barrier Reef. If you can, you have to take a chance to visit the only living thing visible from space (!) and get a chance to bear witness to its 400 different types of coral and 1,500 kinds of tropical fish.
3) Blue Mountains: If you’re staying in Sydney, why not take some time out of your hectic schedule and take a two hour drive to the Blue Mountains? The most famous mountain range in the whole of the outback, it’s home to some of the world’s oldest living species of plant, including Wollemi pines; these are literally the botanical equivalent of the dinosaur!
4) Mackenzie Falls: There’s nothing more beautiful than the majesty of a waterfall and you won’t get one more majestic than Mackenzie Falls. Located in the Grampian National Park – known as a major home for Australia’s Kangaroo population (which you have to see to believe!) – the falls are known to enchant every visitor who comes along, giving off an ethereal rainbow mist in the sunshine!
5) Shark Bay: Head some 800 kilometres north of Perth on Australia’s west coast and you’ll find the most fascinating bay in the whole country. Shark Bay has a unique, 1,500 kilometre long, W-shaped coastline, formed by rocky limestone, white sand dunes and stunning cliffs. It’s a true sight to behold!