Discover Australia’s Top 5 Natural Attractions
Australia is home to an abundance of unique landscapes and awe-inspiring natural wonders in the world. From jaw-dropping ancient rock formations to captivating pink lakes, here are five stunning Australian natural wonders to fuel your wanderlust.
1. Lake Hillier
Western Australia is known for its pink lakes, but Lake Hillier is often considered the most vibrant — its beautiful bubble-gum pink hue is a mesmerising sight. Marvel at the extraordinary spectacle on a scenic flight, or take a colourful road trip from Perth along Western Australia’s coastline.
Where: Eight-hour drive from Perth
2. Uluru and Kata Tjuta
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, often known as the spiritual heart of Australia, is home to two of the country’s most spectacular and sacred sites; Kata Tjuta and Uluru. Watch the sunrise over the jaw-dropping 348-metre high Uluru, or visit the Red Centre during Field of Light season to watch the outback glow beneath the night’s sky.
Where: Five-hour drive from Alice Springs
3. The Great Barrier Reef
Comprised of 3,000 reefs, 900 idyllic islands and thousands of species of fish, Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef system in the world and a natural wonder not to be missed. Swim, snorkel or sail around the reef’s azure blue waters, home to a plethora of unique marine life waiting to be discovered.
4. Freycinet National Park
Freycinet National Park, located on Tasmania’s east coast, is where pink-hued granite mountains meet dreamy aquamarine bays. Embark on the 90-minute hike to Wineglass Bay lookout for an enchanting view of the eponymous bay, or soak up the region’s wild beauty on one of the many picturesque beaches that make up Freycinet National Park.
Where: 2.5-hour drive from Hobart
5. The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road is truly a bucket list experience. Take a road trip from Melbourne and discover magnificent ancient rock formations and unbelievable coastal views. Get your camera ready for Loch Ard Gorge, the iconic 12 Apostles, Gibson Steps and London Bridge.
Where: 1.5-hour drive from Melbourne