Here’s our Top 10 list of the remarkable natural Australian Landforms which we think are some of the most unique and spectacular places to visit when traveling Australia.
Located in the heart of the Northern Territory, Uluru, formerly known as Ayers Rock, is the largest monolith in the world. Noted for its natural and cultural value, it is certainly one of the most well known Aussie Landmarks and the greatest of all Australian landforms if you are touring and sight seeing Down Under.
Seen on TV and in movies, the Heart Shaped Reef, in Hardy Reef, has become a famous Queensland landmark and Australian icon. Hardy Reef boasts some of the best underwater viewing of the Great Barrier Reef in general, so snorkeling and scuba-diving should certainly be at the top of your list.
The striking Bungle Bungle Range was only "discovered" in 1983. Purnululu National Park was established in 1987 and declared a World Heritage Site in 2003. The unique range is composed of grey and orange banded 'beehive' shaped sandstone domes and is arguably the most amazing and spectacular geological landmark in Australia.
With stunning scenery and amazing views, the four summits of Cradle Mountain rise above Dove Lake in St Clair National Park in Tasmania and is one of the most beautiful Australian landmarks to behold. It should definitley be on your list of places to visit if you are heading to the southern parts of Australia.
Set in Far North Queensland the Daintree Rainforest is Australia's largest continuous tropical rainforest. An ancient primordial forest, it covers an area of around 2600 km square which is approximately 762 times bigger than New York's Central Park. This is one Australian landmark you do not want to get lost in.
In the Blue Mountains of New South Wales sits a great many Aussie Landmarks. The most famous of which is commonly known as The Three Sisters, this stunning rock formation is over 900 meters tall or 3000ft. As water regularly runs down the rock formations, it is plausible that some day the sandstone natural pillars will no longer be there.
The Horizontal Falls are described by David Attenborough as "one of the greatest natural wonders of the world'. Not true waterfalls, they are created by immense tidal currents speeding through tight coastal gorges. There are only two on the planet, both here at Talbot Bay in the Buccaneer Archipelago.
One of the best places to experience the Australian Outback without relinquishing any of the modern comforts, Flinders Ranges' ancient landscape offers perspective on the vastness of time. The ranges are the largest mountain chain in South Australia and are dotted with National parks from end to end.
Although it is called The 12 Apostles, there are only 8 limestone columns left of this great Aussie landmark. The soft limestone has been and continues to be eroded away by waves and wind, the last column to fall was in 2005. The pillars are up to 50m tall, making for a spectacular view.
In Nitmiluk National Park which borders Kakadu, the Katherine River meanders through the town of Katherine to join the Daly River. In one of the most beautiful places in Australia, 13 majestic gorges combine to make Katherine Gorge a must see when visiting the Top End of Australia.