Australia is known for many things – advanced technology, diverse communities, quality medical care and more. But most of all, Australia is known for some of the most magical places on earth. Today, we’re going to talk about 5 of our favorite places to visit in Australia:
Macquarie Island is a UNESCO world heritage site that lies between New Zealand and Antarctica. This island is the only one in the entire world composed only of oceanic crust and rocks from the mantle – deep in the earth’s surface. This island is home to 20-40 people each year as well as different types of seals, penguins and albatrosses.
The Pinnacles (Namburg National Park)
The Pinnacles at Namburg National Park are a major tourist attraction, in fact, over 170,000 people came to visit in 2019. But what makes stone pinnacles so interesting? Apparently, these limestone structures were formed almost 30,000 years ago after the sea reseeded and left sea shells behind. Some of them are as high as 3.5 meters!
Lord Howe Island
Lord Howe Island – another UNESCO world heritage site that is restricted to only 400 visitors at any one time to experience its beautiful natural attractions. This paradise island is home to 450 type of fish and 90 species of coral, with iridescent clear waters and banyan trees. You can hike, scuba dive or chill on the warm beach.
Remarkable Rocks (Flinders Chase National Park)
Well, these rocks are definitely remarkable. This cluster of strange granite boulders are an incredible work of nature, shaped by sea water and rain for over 500 million years. The golden lichen covering some of the rocks make for great photos as well. This is definitely a place to remember (and document on an Instagram story).
Piccaninnie Ponds (Conservation Park)
This is the perfect place to go snorkeling. Crystal clear waters that have been seeping through limestone over thousands of years create fascinating features deep in the pond. You can dive down into a large, underwater cavern named “The Cathedral”, or take a walk on the beach and watch the freshwater springs bubbling up onto the sand.
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