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19 Awesome Photos of Australia That Will Blow Your Mind

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Social Content Editor
Updated: 23 January 2017
In celebration of Australia Day, we thought we’d show you just how mesmerisingly beautiful the land down under really is. Warning: serious wanderlust alert.


Wave Rock, Western Australia

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This world-famous rock formation is a whopping 14 meters high and around 110 meters long.

Where to find it: Hyden, Western Australia


Great Ocean Road, Victoria

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The Great Ocean Road stretches a massive 243 kilometers along the south-eastern coast of Australia between Torquay and Allansford.

Where to find it: Victoria, Australia


Wilsons Promontory National Park, Victoria

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This stunning national park is home to intertidal mudflats, sandy beaches, stunning coves, coastal dunes, swamps and plunging granite cliffs.

Where to find it: Victoria, Australia


Katherine Gorge, Northern Territory

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You’ll stumble across this rocky oasis of gorges, rivers and waterfalls 244 kilometers southeast of Darwin.

Where to find it: Nitmiluk, Northern Territory


Great Barrier Reef, Queensland

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The largest living organism in the world stretches a colossal 2,300 kilometers and is home to over 600 types of hard and soft coral, millions of colourful fish (Nemo!), molluscs, starfish, turtles, dolphins and shark.


Uluru, Northern Territory

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This sacred spot 450 kilometers away from Alice Springs is thought to have been formed a staggering 550 million years ago. Along with the wondrous rock, you’ll also find the 36 red rock domes of the Kata Tjuta (The Olgas formation).

Where to find it: Uluru, Northern Territory.


Wallaman Falls, Queensland

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The Wallaman Falls rise an impressive 268 meters into the heavens.

Where to find it: Stony Creek, Queensland.

The Devils Marbles, Northern Territory

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The Devils Marbles are a network of massive granitic boulders that were formed from an underground granite formation thousands of years ago.

Where to find it: Tennant Creek, Northern Territory.


Daintree Rainforest, Queensland

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At an impressive 1,200 square kilometers, the Daintree Rainforest is the largest continuous area of tropical rainforest on the Aussie continent.

Where to find it: Between Mossman and Cairns, Queensland.


Blue Mountains, New South Wales

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The bewitching Blue Mountains National Park is known for its dramatic scenery. Everywhere you look, you’ll come across steep cliffs, eucalyptus forests, waterfalls and bushwalking trails.

Where to find it: New South Wales (closest major city: Sydney).


Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory

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With terrain encompassing rivers, wetlands and some 2000 plant species, crocodiles and birds, this amazing national park is home to phenomenal Aboriginal rock paintings that date back to prehistoric times.

Where to find it: Kakadu, Northern Territory


Wineglass Bay, Tasmania

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This Tasmanian beauty is named after the famous French navigator Louis de Freycinet – oh, and FYI, the place has nothing to do with wine.

Where to find it: Coles Bay, Hobart


Lord Howe Island, New South Wales

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Lord Howe Island is known for its fabulous beaches, subtropical forests and crystal-clear waters. You’ll also find coral-rich waters and several fantastic diving sites on the nearby Admiralty Islands.


Admirals Arch, South Australia

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Most people come here to get a snap of this glow-up rocky arch (and to see baby sea lions too!).

Where to find it: Flinders Chase, South Australia


Matilda Bay Boathouse, Western Australia

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Locals and teens come here to smooch on the pier and Instagram this cute little boathouse.

Where to find it: Perth, Western Australia


The Australian Outback

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Vast, desolate and epic in every sense of the word, Australia’s famous outback is perfect for a spot of solitude.

Where to find it: Literally outside every major city in Australia.


Centennial Park, Sydney, New South Wales

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The largest of Sydney’s Centennial Parks in the city, this urban wonder includes cute little sanctuaries for pelicans, black swans, mallard ducks, white ducks and turtles!

Where to find it: Randwick, Sydney


Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Islands, Queensland

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The 74 Whitsunday Islands lie between the northeastern coast of Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef. They’re characterized by dense rainforest, hiking trails and white sand beaches, which will give any savvy traveller severe wanderlust.

Where to find them: Queensland.


Piccaninnie Ponds, South Australia

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A wonderland for divers, this otherworldly conservation park is made up of dreamy wetlands and very mysterious freshwater springs.

Where to find it: South Australia (closest major town: Adelaide).