Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Wonders of Australia and Oceania

Most interesting wonders in Australia and Oceania.

Cobbold Gorge

Spectacular, narrow chasm with some 30 m tall cliffs on both sides. The narrowest place is just 2 m wide. The stream is spring-fed...

Chillagoe Dome Rock

Impressive, rounded monolith from limestone - marble, rising above the bush. Location, GPS coordinates: 17.1625 S 144.5342 E Categories: Rock formations, Monoliths Values: Geology, Visual Rating: Where is located? Australia and Oceania, Australia,...

Mbwelesu Crater (Marum Crater) with lava lake

The giant caldera of Ambrym Volcano has several craters. Up to recent time here were located two of the few lava lakes of the...

Donkey Creek Wandjina paintings

Rock shelter with very interesting Wandjina paintings of high artistic value. Location, GPS coordinates: 15.9571 S 126.3722 E Categories: Petroglyphs and rock art, Prehistoric cave and rock paintings,...

Koonalda Cave

This cave is richly decorated with approximately 20,000 years old drawings over area of thousands of square meters. Part of the cave flooded as...

Boxhole crater

Well visible impact crater, with a diameter of 170 m. Formed some 5,400 years ago. Location, GPS coordinates: 22.6127 S 135.1953 E Categories: Impact craters Values: Geology, Visual Rating: Where is located? Australia...

Arve Big Tree

Second largest eucalypt and the largest mountain ash (Eucalyptus regnans F.Muell.) in the world. Volume 360.1 m³, height 87 m, diameter 5.44 m. After...

Naré sinkhole

Next to the giant Minyé sinkhole another well known giant hole in Nakanai Mountains is Naré sinkhole. Below it there is flowing one of...

Maingon Blowhole

Some 40 m deep, narrow sinkhole - collapse of a sea cave. It is dangerous to attempt to see its bottom but the waves...

Christmas Island blowholes

In the jagged limestone along the south-western coast of Christmas Island have formed numerous noisy blowholes. The sight is even more impressive during the...