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5 Fascinating Natural Wonders in Australia That Will Take Your Breath Away

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When we were kids, we were always curious about the unexplored nook and crannies. And even as we grow up, sometimes as we are travelling we crave to explore spaces that have remained untouched and retain some element of mystery. Australia has a whole lot of such places, gifted by mother nature. Here we have listed out a few for you to explore.

5 Fascinating Natural Wonders in Australia That Will Take Your Breath Away:

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Day 1. Lord Howe Island is remote and alluring

Lord Howe Island is remote and alluring
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Lord Howe Island is an irregularly crescent-shaped volcanic remnant in the Tasman Sea, 600 km directly east of mainland Port Macquarie, and 900 km from Norfolk Island. Most of the island remain as an untouched forest with many exotic plants and animals, diversity of its landscapes, variety of upper mantle and oceanic basalts.

Day 2. The Pinnacles is a three-hour drive north of Perth

The Pinnacles is a three-hour drive north of Perth
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The limestone formations of the Pinnacles were created 30,000 years ago when the receding ocean left deposits of seashells on shore. The Pinnacles rise several meters out of the sand in the Nambung National Park, which is home to grey kangaroos, emus and reptiles.

Day 3. The Twelve Apostles is a collection of limestone stacks

The Twelve Apostles is a collection of limestone stacks
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Erosion created these limestone stacks that are viewable from the Great Ocean Road, off the Victorian coast, where they continue to erode. Their proximity to one another has made the site a popular tourist attraction. In spite of being named the Twelve Apostles, there were only nine when they were named and after a recent fall, there are now eight. 

Day 4. Shark Bay is about 800 kilometers north of Perth

Shark Bay is about 800 kilometers north of Perth
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Shark Bay is a remote place of spectacular natural beauty and a World Heritage Site which features ‘stromatolites’, ancient structures in shallow sandy pools that represent some of the earliest signs of life on Earth. This bay houses 12.5% of the world’s population of sea cows as well as dolphins, birds, reptiles, fish, 26 threatened Australian mammal species. 

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Day 5. Ayers Rock, Uluru is a sacred site to the indigenous Anangu people

Ayers Rock, Uluru is a sacred site to the indigenous Anangu people
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Uluru is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as well. You are not allowed to climb the sandstone monolith which is located at 450 kilometers southwest of Alice Springs in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. It's 348 meters high with a circumference of 9.4 kilometers. It's famed for the different hues that bathe it, particularly at sunrise and sunset.

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