Australia is one of the best destinations around the world, particularly for lovers of nature. From the infamous Australian Outback to the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef and the spectacular views from the Great Ocean Road, the choice for travellers is virtually limitless. One of the best things about a nature holiday in Australia is that the range of sites and landmarks is abundant in variety. Whether coastal regions or arid deserts are your taste, you’ll find your dream destination in the Land Down Under. For some great inspiration, when planning your next vacation, be sure to check out these magnificent natural wonders.
The Great Ocean Road, Victoria
One of the most infamous stretches of highway in the country, the Great Ocean Road is truly indescribable. Travelling between Victoria and South Australia, one side of this magnificent stretch is lined with breathtaking coastal views, while the other is the perfect representation of the Australian bushland. Possibly the most famous feature of the Great Ocean Road is the undisrupted views of the Twelve Apostles. Soaring metres high out of the crashing ocean waves, these natural staggering rock formations provide the perfect opportunity for some unforgettable holiday photos. A number of Melbourne holidays include packages and tours of the Great Ocean Road, meaning all you need to do is sit back, relax and enjoy the breathtaking views.
Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory
Just a short day trip from Darwin, travellers will find themselves amongst the diverse lands of the Kakadu National Park. This vast space of land is located within the Alligator Rivers Region, with its enormity reaching just shy of 20, 000km². The southern hills and ridges of the park will take your breath away, as they sore high above the ground, casting beautiful shapes amongst the clear blue skies. Wildlife is abundant within the Kakadu National Parks, with tourists always being warned to abide by the crocodile warning signs, for an exciting yet safe adventure.
Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia
Located off the northern coastline of Western Australia, the Ningaloo Reef is home to the largest population of whale sharks, anywhere in the world. This conservation area has protected this magnificent species, along with many others, including various fish and manta rays. The Ningaloo Reef was recently declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011, due to its valuable contribution to the conservation of marine life in Australia. It is one of the very rare, large coral reefs that is situated so close to a prominent land mass, making it an easily accessible holiday venture for travellers.
It really doesn’t get much better than a holiday of discovering the natural wonders of this sunburnt land. Whether you’re headed to the Red Centre or fancy a scuba diving adventure to the magnificent Ningaloo Reef, you are sure to be creating holiday memories that will last a lifetime.