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April 30, 2015

Our Own Backyard: Why You Don't Need to Leave the Country to Truly Getaway

The sunburnt country that is Australia, truly does have enough natural wonders that you don’t need to leave the country to truly getaway. Why fly to distant lands when we have so many natural beauties here in our own backyard

No matter where you are in this beautiful country there are sights that are as beautiful as anywhere in the world, which is one of the reasons that visitors some here from all the over the world to bask in the warm sun and enjoy the wonder that is in our very own backyard. Here are 5 places of wonder in Australia.

Uluru

Our Own Backyard: Uluru

As one of the most iconic landmarks in Australia, Uluru is a rock like no other, with millions of pictures being taken every year. If you haven’t seen it then its about time you took a trip to view it with your own eyes. The rock is a sacred site for the Indigenous peoples of the country and when seen with your own eyes, it is easy to see why. The sheer magnitude of it takes your breath away, with visitors to the area learning about its history and the Dreamtime stories that surround it.

Daintree

As one of the oldest rainforests in the world, the Daintree is home to a huge number of different plant and animal species, including many that are threatened or near extinction. Visits to the area can be made either by boat, for day trips, or for those who want to spend a bit longer, a stay in a forest cabin will deliver wonders for the whole family. Cruises regularly go past the area so visitors can gaze upon the tall trees and hear the forest song. Check out Cruiseabout Australia for information about cruises to the area.

Cradle Mountain

Cradle Mountain and the Lake St Clair are two of the most spectacular sights to see among the Tasmanian world heritage listed sights. With Eucalypt forests giving way to mountainous scenery, this is one of those awe-inspiring sights that has to be seen to gauge the magnitude of its beauty. Here you will find Australian bush animals such as wallabies, wombats and possums who are not shy about visitors, as you walk through the swaying trees.

The Great Barrier Reef

Our Own Backyard: he Great Coral Reef

As the world’s largest coral reef system The Great Barrier Reef is home to an abundance of tropical marine life including many different types of coral and species of fish of all different shapes and sizes. A popular tourist destination it can be reached by chartered boat with snorkelling and diving, or can be viewed from above by plane. The reef has been recently threatened by industry so it’s important to go and see it while it is still as majestic as it has ever been.

Ningaloo Reef

The Ningaloo Reef is one of the most awe-inspiring parts of the Western Australian Coral Coast, with its clear waters home to many different species of marine life. Sharks, rays and other species can be easily spotted along the reef with the clear tropical waters a popular tourist attraction to both visitors and locals. 

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