Australia is blessed with a diverse natural landscape which makes it one of the most sought out travel destinations amongst travelers. A traveler’s delight of sorts, the country is not just famous for its man-made marvels but also its natural scenic spots which add a sort of mystique and charm to the island continent. The country has no shortage of places to visit with an array of options to choose from ranging from rugged deserts, dense forests, endless valleys, uninhabited outbacks to sunny beaches. So here’s presenting you the 5 ultimate scenic destinations in Australia that needs to be on top of your travel list for when you are visiting the country.
1. The Whitehaven beach
The Whitehaven beach is one of the most beautiful and pristine beaches in Australia. This four-mile-long beach located on the Whitsunday island is worthy of a mention and is an ultimate delight to visit. One may ask, what makes the Whitehaven beach worthy of such recognition? For starters, this place boasts of one of the purest sands in the whole world and if you go by scientific data, the sand here is 98 percent pure silica which gives the beach a shiningly white look. Let’s also not forget the sparkling and equally bedazzling azure-colored water that is so clear that you can see your own reflection in them. It’s recommended that one goes and visits the Tongue Point Lookout at low tides when the sand and the sea swirl to create a brilliant mosaic of colors. A great way to wind up your time on the island.
2. The Great Barrier Reef:
Your visit to Australia is incomplete without a visit of the Great Barrier Reef, also one of the seven wonders of the natural world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If this mention isn’t worthy enough, the world’s largest reef system was born 25 million years ago and stretches for 3,000 kilometers and housing 400 different types of corals and 1,500 species of incredible marine life. Impressed yet? Tourists throng the place from all over the world to come experience the Great Barrier Reef. One can also indulge in activities like diving and snorkeling and also land-based activities like hiking in the annual “Cane toad racing” which happens close to the reef at Port Douglas. You can find
great deals for travel portals on OZCodes for hotels and accommodation, plan the perfect vacation for you and your family. As popular and riveting this majestic place has grown to be, it is also threatened by climate change and pollution in recent times.
3. The Daintree Rainforest:
The Daintree has the distinction of being the largest rainforest in the whole of Australia and is also considered to be one of the most ecologically significant rainforests in the world due to its stunning array of flora and fauna. The rainforests boast of more than 430 species of birds including 65% of Australia’s bat and butterfly species. The stunning waterfalls, deep gorges, trips to the Daintree River and the beautiful hikes through the forests make this rainforest a must visit for anyone seeking to enjoy nature in its full glory.
4. Ayers Rock or Uluru:
The Uluru is a massive rock formation located at the heart of Australia’s red desert. The place is a sacred and revered site to the indigenous Anangu people. The Uluru is 1142 feet high with a massive circumference stretching to 5.8 miles. Being a sacred site to the aboriginal people of Australia, the Anangu people ask that visitors do not climb this
sandstone monolith out of respect for their traditions. It has rock caves and ancient paintings marking the earliest human settlements in and around the place. The place has a distinct offering of beautiful springs, waterholes, hikes and breathtakingly beautiful views of sunsets and sunrise.
5. The Great Ocean Road:
Within the south-eastern coast of Australia lies The Great Ocean Road, a place renowned as one of the most scenic routes of the world. Part way along this world-famous driving route stands the 12 apostles, an amazing stack of limestone formations. After a recent fall, there only stands 8 of these apostles but it nonetheless stands a sight
to enjoy and revere. The route doesn’t end there though because along the way there are great stops such as “The Grotto” and the “London Bridge” all of which are worth a look. If Australia has been on your itinerary for some time then now’s the perfect time to plan your next journey to this magnificent destination.