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Top 10 Must-Go Natural Spot when you're backpacking in Australia

Postby kaacu » Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:28 pm

1. Great Barrier Reef, Queensland
2. Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory
3. The Pinnacles, Western Australia
4. Bay Of Fires, Tasmania
5. Uluru, Northern Territory
6. Lake Eyre, South Australia
7. Kalbarri National Park, Western Australia
8. Whitsunday Islands, Queensland
9. Kosciuszko National Park, New South Wales
10. Kings Canyon, Northern Territory
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1. Great Barrier Reef, Queensland
The Great Barrier Reef, off the coast of Queensland in northeastern Australia, is the largest living thing on Earth, and even visible from outer space. The 2,300km-long ecosystem comprises thousands of reefs and hundreds of islands made of over 600 types of hard and soft coral. It's home to countless species of colourful fish, molluscs and starfish, plus turtles, dolphins and sharks.
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2. Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory
Kakadu National Park is an enormous, biodiverse nature reserve in Australia’s Northern Territory. With terrain encompassing wetlands, rivers and sandstone escarpments, it’s home to some 2,000 plant species and wildlife from saltwater crocodiles and flatback turtles to birds. Aboriginal rock paintings, dating to prehistoric times, can be viewed at sites such as Nourlangie, Nanguluwur and Ubirr.
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3. The Pinnacles, Western Australia
The Pinnacles are limestone formations within Nambung National Park. A cacophonous flock of bright pink and grey gallahs provide a stark contrast to the bleak desert landscape of the Pinnacles Desert.
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4. Bay Of Fires, Tasmania
Famous for its crystal-clear waters, white sandy beaches and orange lichen-covered granite boulders, the Bay of Fires is one of Tasmania's most popular conservation reserves. The Bay of Fires conservation area extends along the coast from Binalong Bay in the south to Eddystone Point in the north.
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5. Uluru, Northern Territory
Uluru, or Ayers Rock, is a massive sandstone monolith in the heart of the Northern Territory’s arid "Red Centre". The nearest large town is Alice Springs, 450km away. Uluru is sacred to indigenous Australians and is thought to have started forming around 550 million years ago. It’s within Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, which also includes the 36 red-rock domes of the Kata Tjuta (colloquially “The Olgas”) formation.
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6. Lake Eyre, South Australia
Lake Eyre, officially known as Kati Thanda–Lake Eyre, contains the lowest natural point in Australia, at approximately 15 m below sea level, and, on the rare occasions that it fills, is the largest lake in Australia covering 9,500 km².
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7. Kalbarri National Park, Western Australia
Kalbarri National Park surrounds the lower reaches of the Murchison River, which has cut a magnificent 80 kilometre gorge through the red and white banded sandstone to create formations such as Nature’s Window/The Loop, Z-Bend and Hawks Head, with scenic gorge views at the Ross Graham Lookout and views of the town and river mouth at Meanarra Hill.
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8. Whitsunday Islands, Queensland
The 74 Whitsunday Islands lie between the northeast coast of Queensland, Australia, and the Great Barrier Reef, a massive stretch of coral teeming with marine life. Most of the islands are uninhabited. They're characterized by dense rainforest, hiking trails and white sand beaches.
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9. Kosciuszko National Park, New South Wales
Kosciuszko National Park lies in Australia's state of New South Wales, near the Victorian border. Its rugged alpine landscape is defined by gum trees, wildflowers, waterfalls and limestone gorges. It's home to mainland Australia's highest peak, Mt. Kosciuszko, and the Snowy River in the Snowy Mountains region. Ski areas include Perisher Ski Resort and Thredbo Resort, which has a year-round chairlift for valley views.
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10. Kings Canyon, Northern Territory
Kings Canyon is the biggest attraction inside Watarrka National Park, so much so that few tourists know the real name of the park.
They often call it Kings Canyon National Park. The park protects the rugged and scenic George Gill Range.
This range contains a massive gorge, with red sandstone walls that rise over 100 metres to a plateau of rocky domes and other sandstone formations.
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Re: Top 10 Must-Go Natural Spot when you're backpacking in Australia

Postby naruto100 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:04 pm

The photos are simply amazing. One of my child hood friend is in Australia and he is telling about many good places in there. He is also telling me to visit him once. So not sure but may be in future I can make plan for it. I would love to visit theses places as in photos too they are looking amazing. So can't imagine personal experience.

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Re: Top 10 Must-Go Natural Spot when you're backpacking in Australia

Postby Ray1 » Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:46 pm

I have noted down all the places mentioned in the list by admin. I have seen KNP, NSW so far and Bay Of Fires is on my list to visit in the month of May. I have couple of other places to see in Tasmania as I have heard so much about one of the best states of Australia.

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Re: Top 10 Must-Go Natural Spot when you're backpacking in Australia

Postby Alexandoy » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:31 am

Thanks for posting that list of great spots in Australia. However, we are not really backpackers particularly in consideration of our age, I am a senior. What we have in mind is a relaxing stroll in the outback or even in the forest. But that would be with the help of a guide. My wife and I are not fond of the water and we were disappointed in our trip to Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia last January because the beaches were not that good. We prefer more the nature trip to a forest park but not really for a long hike.

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Re: Top 10 Must-Go Natural Spot when you're backpacking in Australia

Postby tony » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:23 am

Very clorful beautiful natural spots out there in Australia. Going through all these great features a stranger is going to be confuse on which one to visit first. The Pinnacle in Western Australia is the first natural spot I'd be interested in visiting first if am out to these spots.


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