22 Natural Wonders in Australia That Will Take Your Breath Away

Shark Bay | © Robert Young/Flickr
Shark Bay | © Robert Young/Flickr
Australia is known for its stunning scenery and vast outback. With bustling cities scattered around the country, the real star of the show is the natural world. These natural wonders will take your breath away!

Great Barrier Reef

One of Australia’s most iconic natural wonders, the Great Barrier Reef is a must-visit for those who love the ocean.

Great Barrier Reef, Queensland

Shark Bay

Shark Bay is renowned for its natural beauty, with aqua blue water, white sand and red earth. It’s been described as one of the most remarkable places on earth.

Shark Bay, Western Australia


This sacred site is one of Australia’s most well known natural wonders and has to be seen to be believed. Once visited, it’s never forgotten.

Uluru, Northern Territory

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Twelve Apostles

The collection of limestone stacks off the shore of the Port Campbell National Park, by the Great Ocean Road, make for the perfect road trip. Whether it be at dawn or dusk, this scenic view is one for the bucket list.

Twelve Apostles, Victoria

Blue Mountains

Situated 77km from the hustle and bustle of Sydney, these mountains are picturesque. As one of Australia’s most spectacular natural parks, the Blue Mountains are dotted with guesthouses that make for the perfect stay-cation.

Blue Mountains, New South Wales

The Horizontal Falls

This pair of stunning breaks in the McLarty Range attracts thousands of tourists via seaplanes to observe one of the greatest natural wonders of the Kimberley Coast.

Horizontal Falls, Western Australia

Fraser Island

Known as the world’s largest sand island, Fraser Island is for those who love an exciting outdoor adventure.

Fraser Island, Queensland

The Great Ocean Road

The ultimate road trip – The Great Ocean Road is not only stunning, but has cute towns to visit on the way.

The Great Ocean Road, Victoria

Katherine Gorge

Amidst the often harsh outback terrain, the Katherine Gorge is an oasis.

Katherine Gorge, Northern Territory

Pinnacles Desert

Enjoy a 4WD sane dune experience through the limestone formations that are claimed to be Western Australia’s most prominent tourist destinations.

Pinnacles Desert, Western Australia

Kangaroo Island

The name is a bit of a giveaway, but this remote island is the perfect place to be at one with nature and spot a few roos.

Kangaroo Island, South Australia

Daintree River and Rainforest

Where the forest meets the sea.

Daintree Rainforest, Queensland

Simpson Desert

Filled with sand dunes, salt crusted lakes and wildflowers, The Simpson Desert lies across the corners of three states – South Australia, Queensland and the Northern Territory.

Simpson Desert, South Australia

Lord Howe Island

One of Australia’s best kept secrets, Lord Howe Island is sub tropical island located 1400km off Australia’s east coast. It’s a world heritage site and home to some of the most stunning scenery in the southern hemisphere.

Lord Howe Island, New South Wales

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Rottnest Island

Only a short 25 minute ferry from Fremantle, Rottnest Island is found off the coast of Western Australia. The popular island boasts picturesque scenery of crystal clear waters and is home to stunning marine life.

Rottnest Island, Western Australia

The Lost City

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Litchfield National Park
Florence Falls at Litchfield National Park | © Ian Diversi / Flickr
One hour’s drive from Darwin, the Lost City is found at the end of a treacherous 4WD track in Litchfield National Park. Explore the giant pillars of sandstone that boast a rich ochre hue from the comfort of your own canoe. The spectacular formations will leave you in awe.
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Ningaloo Reef

Found half way up the West Australian coastline, the Ningaloo Reef is a World Heritage-listed site. It is considered one of the most spectacular destinations that attracts a congregation of diverse marine life. Be adventurous and explore the reef to find secluded spots to enjoy.

Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia