From the stunning Twelve Apostles jutting out of the sea to the uncanny views of the Pinnacles Desert, Australia is a country with a bounty of wonders that date back centuries.
From the coastal vibes to the arid, desolate spots, here are 10 natural wonders that make the land of Oz a popular destination for those with a zest for adventure.
Great Barrier Reef
The reef is as fragile as it is beautiful. Stretching more than 2000km along the Queensland coastline, it's a complex ecosystem populated with coral, sea turtles, reef sharks and tropical fish.
Whether you dive, snorkel or explore it via a scenic flight or a glass-bottomed boat, the reef is so unforgettable people are signing up to become a Citizen of the Great Barrier Reef to help save it.
Lush rainforest replete with fan palms, prehistoric-looking ferns and twisted mangroves tumble down towards a brilliant white-sand coastline in the ancient, World Heritage-listed Daintree rainforest.
Upon entering the forest, you’ll be enveloped in a cacophony of birdsong, frog croaking and the buzz of insects.
Continue exploring on wildlife-spotting night tours, mountain treks, interpretive boardwalks, canopy walks, self-guided walking trails, 4WD trips, horse riding, kayaking and more.
Australia’s most recognised natural wonder, Uluru draws pilgrims from around the world like moths to a big red flame.
No matter how many postcard images you have seen, nothing prepares you for the Rock’s immense presence, character-pitted surface and spiritual gravitas.
There's plenty to see and do: meandering walks, bike rides, guided tours, desert culture and simply contemplating the many changing colours and moods of the great monolith itself.
The one thing you can’t do – climb the Uluru. Stay off!