Geological Wonders You Need to Discover On Your Next Vacation to Australia

No matter if you are a landscape photographer or would just like to get closer to nature, maybe you would like to find out more about the geological history of our planet, Australia is the place to visit. From amazing landscapes and rock formations to the underwater world, there are some settings you will never find anywhere else. Find out more about the top destinations for nature lovers and Instagrammers in Australia.

The Great Barrier Reef

One of the most breathtaking places under the water, the Great Barrier Reef has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. No matter if you are discovering the Red Centre of Australia or are on a vacation in Perth, you will need to visit this place. Conservationists have been trying to save the coral formations and the wildlife living in this underwater city for decades. If you would like to learn more about the impact of coral bleaching and human activity, while supporting a great cause, you might want to go on a tour and dive to see the endangered corals up close and personal.

Fraser Island

One of the best places for a holiday in Australia, Fraser Island has one of the longest beaches; 75 miles. There are plenty of ways you can explore the island; by bike, on foot, or by renting a 4×4 vehicle. If you prefer to have a birds’ eye view, you will find plenty of commercial planes offering tours from the island’s own airport.

Ayers Rock

This rock is not only old and breathtaking, but it is also considered sacred by aboriginals. Geologists say that it is over 700 million years old. If you would like to find out more about the history and the formation of this natural wonder you could book a tour at outbackfree.com.au/travel-guide/place/uluru-ayers-rock/ and  visit nearby places, such as the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, where you can discover rock art, watch birds, and visit the local cultural center, too.

Twelve Apostles

This rock formation is something that has been forming for millions of years. Just off the Great Ocean Road, it is easy access if you are visiting the region by car. You will find a breathtaking rugged coastline, and the Twelve Apostles will glimmer in the sunshine and the moonlight, giving you the perfect opportunity to update your Instagram account.

Kangaroo Island

This island in South Australia is great for finding wildlife in their natural habitat, such as koalas, pelicans, birds of prey and – of course – Kangaroos. You will find some stunning beaches with breathtaking sunsets and sunrises, as well as some unique rock formations, such as the Remarkables. The rocks will glow in warm orange in the sunshine, creating an amazing scene for your trip. When the weather allows, you can even climb on them.

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No matter which region of Australia you are planning to visit, there are plenty of things to see; from rock formations to unusual coastlines and unique wildlife.

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