The Southern Hemisphere contains some amazing wonders from the eclectic and memorizing landscape of Patagonia in Argentina to the Lord of The Rings inspired wonders of the South Island in New Zealand. But one of the heavy hitter’s of the Southern Hemisphere has to be the country of Australia.
The share size of Australia is a fact often overlook. It is actually the 6th largest country in the world and the same size as the 48 mainland states of America. It’s no surprise then that this vast and often inhospitable landscape has many treasures for the wandering tourist to discover.
I’m sure there is many an avid traveler who is heading down under to supplement the hedonism of the main centers with a good dose of natural wonders. So we thought this list will let you optimise your trip, taking in the cold beers and hot beaches whilst seeing the best that Australia has to offer.
- Great Barrier Reef – A truly remarkable attraction that has an unimaginable amount of amazing marine life which is something that goes beyond it’s rankings in the 7 marine and natural wonders of the world. Get The Lonely Planet for this Area
- Ayers Rock – Also know as Uluru, its the most famous sandstone formation in the world which can display array an of different colors from dawn till dusk. Get The Lonely Planet for this Area
- Kakadu National Park – There were too many things to do in the Kakadu National Park so we could not choose a particular attraction and just went for the whole shi-bang. Get The Lonely Planet for this Area
- Daintree – This is the oldest rain forest in the world and probably one of the only ones that is not being deforested so that it’s natural inhabitants can flourish. This makes for some brilliant sight seeing. Get The Lonely Planet for this Area
- Cradle Mountain – This Tasmanian national park gives you a taste of Patagonia or New Zealand but with an Australia twist. Am impressive park in it’s own right. Get The Lonely Planet for this Area
- Lord Howe Island – Probably the least know of the lot but that’s probably the main thing that would attract the avid traveler to it’s golden shores. Get The Lonely Planet for this Area
- Fraser Island – Oh yes this is the largest sand Island in the world! So remember to take you best shovel and bucket. Get The Lonely Planet for this Area
- Katherine Gorge – Yes it’s in Darwin and yes it’s a long way away from anything. But it’s well worth the journey and the gorge, located in Nitmiluk National Park, has enough little treats to keep you going for more than a few days. Get The Lonely Planet for this Area
- William Bay National Park – Take your time to relax in any of the perfectly turquoise coloured pools. Get The Lonely Planet for this Area
- The Great Ocean Road – Did somebody say “road trip”? Well if you are looking for one of the best roadtrips in the world then the Great Ocean Road is for you. Get The Lonely Planet for this Area