17 Beautiful Natural Wonders to See in Victoria, Australia

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25 July 2017

With rugged coastlines, ethereal cascades and entrancing geological formations, Victoria’s diverse landscape has much to offer photographers, tourists and locals alike. To get you started on your quest to visit the state’s natural wonders, Culture Trip has put together a list of 17 spectacular sights.

The Pinnacles

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The Pinnacles in Cape Woolamai, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia | © Richard Goh/WikiCommons

The Pinnacles

On Phillip Island’s southernmost point, you’ll discover a scene straight out of a Tolkien tale. The Pinnacles of Cape Woolami are a group of pink granite stakes rising from the perilous sea. Best seen during low tide, The Pinnacles can be reached via a walking track which is four kilometres long.

Cape Woolamai VIC Australia

Organ Pipes

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Organ Pipes National Park | © Gillian/Flickr

Organ Pipes

Resembling cathedral organ pipes, the 70-meter basalt columns were formed approximately one million years ago after Mount Holden erupted. As the molten lava cooled, it created a natural amphitheatre. Situated in Keilor North, the parkland has an awe-inspiring effect on all who visit.

Organ Pipes Rd, Keilor North VIC Australia

Hanging Rock

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View out from Hanging Rock │ | © raider of gin/Flickr

Hanging Rock

Created over six million years ago, Hanging Rock is a geological formation which continues to leave visitors spellbound. Infamously depicted in Joan Lindsay’s ambiguous but fictional novel, the area still lures tourists much like the girls were lured to the rock on that mysterious day in 1900.

Racecourse Rd, Woodend VIC Australia

Pink Lakes

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Pink Lakes

Located in the northwest corner of Victoria inside the Murrary Sunset National Park are four unusual pink salt lakes. Lake Crosbie, Lake Becking, Lake Kenyon and Lake Hardy acquire their colouring from the presence of red algae. Dependent on the time of day and the weather, the lakes can change from salmon pink to bright white.

Murray-Sunset VIC Australia

The Nobbies

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The Nobbies - Phillip Is - Victoria_MG_4859 │ | © Francesco Veronesi/Flickr

The Nobbies

Located off Point Grant, The Nobbies was the place where Captain Wetherall raised a flagstaff in 1826. The area is also home to Australia’s largest fur seal colony and Phillip Island’s Blowhole, which roars to life during massive southern swells.

1320 Ventnor Rd, Summerlands VIC Australia

Cleft Island

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Cleft Island

Five kilometres off the coast of Wilsons Promontory is an isolated island, which resembles a human skull and has hosted fewer visitors than the moon. Large enough to fit the Sydney Opera House, the cavern on Cleft Island is said to have once been the target for cannonball practice.

Wildlife Coast Cruises 11/13 The Esplanade, Cowes VIC Australia

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Pulpit Rock Cape Schanck

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:Pulpit rock, Cape Schanck │ | © Michael John Sankey/WikiCommons

Pulpit Rock Cape Schanck

On the southernmost tip of the Mornington Peninsula, a jagged geological formation known as Pulpit Rock rises from Cape Schanck. The landmark can be seen from several lookouts dotted along the Cape Walk, or you can visit the Art Gallery of New South Wales where Nicholas Chevalier’s rendering hangs.

Bass Strait, VIC Australia

The Pinnacle Grampians

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Hike to the summit of The Pinnacle in Grampians National Park
Hike to the summit of The Pinnacle in Grampians National Park | © Trinh Le / Alamy Stock Photo
Marvel at the tremendous scenery of the Grampians from The Pinnacle, a rocky spur which extends from the cliff face. Accessible via both easy and challenging trails, the view of the Grampians National Park from the lookout is worth the hike.