Australian Sightseeing: Part Two [Index]
"You will be bedazzled by the sights you will discover in Australia"
Sandy beaches, outback deserts and unique grand sights
The Grampians National Park Tis very popular as there is something for just about everyone. Very unusual rock architecture, native forest, wildlife, views, colours that will astound, and air that's is crisp and light. The challenger are there relax and enjoy the atmosphere - or a go rock-climbing, situated in the agricultural Western District of Victoria.
The Katherine Region expands from Dunmarra, to the Daly River. An expansive 480,000sq Kilometres; take your time and you might see part of it! Within these borders can be found one of the most spectacular water courses anywhere, with cliffs climbing to both sides.
The Blue Mountains; Katoomba - New South Wales
See the three sisters Katoomba in NSW is a wonderful place with much to see. Be sure to visit Echo Point. Legend has it that there were three beautiful girls named 'Meehni', 'Wimlah' and Gunnedoo' who were turned to stone. You will learn all these things on a trip to Katoomba.
Uluru - Ayres Rock; Northern Territory
World Heritage listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Uluru also referred to as Ayers Rock, a rock formation in the Northern Territory, Central Australia. Ther rock is without doubt one of the most impressive sandstone landmarks in Australia. Uluru stands proud, about 350m from its barren surrounds and what you see above ground extends much further below ground. Listed as a World Heritage site, is namedafter the Aboriginal tribes that were living in the area thousands of years ago.
Cradle Mountain and Dove Lake; Tasmania
Take the Dove Lake walk right from the car park. This six kilometre track will take you through a variety of terrain and is one of the premier walks in Tasmania. If you are into hiking that is when you will see sights that very few have seen. It will take you all the way around Dove Lake beneath the peaks of Cradle Mountain as they tower aboveg. The track is good and is boardwalk for much of the way.
The Pinnacles; Western Australia
The Pinnacles are a weather-beaten series of limestone rock protruding likes statues out of the sandy dunes at the Nambung National Park, near Cervantes, 120 kilometres north of Perth.
The Twelve Apostles; Victoria
There are now only eight of the original twelve specific sandstone rock structures within the Port Campbell National Park where many other similar sea-worn rock formations appear. They are found along the Great Ocean Road 65 kilometres to the east of Warrnambool.
The Glasshouse Mountains: Queensland
The Glasshouse Mountains on the Lower Sunshine Coast are volcanic 'plugs' whereas the surrounding earth's crust has worn away leaving strange and unique structures rising out of the flat plains surrounding them.
Blue Lake; Mount Gambier - South Australia
The Blue Lake in Mount Gambier is in one of the craters of an extinct volcano. In November the lakes sombre blue water colour mysteriously changes almost overnight into a deep turquoise blue and remains to the end of February/March. The colour begins gradually to change returning to the sombre blue which remains until the following November. Fasicnating! A road and walking areas around the Lake providing many viewing and photo opportunities, be sure to vist the underpass between the Lake and the Leg of Mutton Lake.