Thursday, September 19, 2019

Types of wonders

Description of wonders of the world

The Pinnacles (Nambung)

Desert, filled with amazing limestone formations - pinnacles which rise up to 3.5 m high. Location, GPS coordinates: 30.6013 S 115.1581 E Categories: Rock formations, Karst landscapes Values: Geology, Visual Rating: Where...

Port Arthur

Former convict settlement for hardest British and Irish criminals, built in 1853-1855. This site is renowned also as a haunted place. Location, GPS coordinates: 43.1484 S...

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Iconic 139 meters high arch bridge, built in 1932. Location, GPS coordinates: 33.8517 S 151.2110 E Categories: Transport infrastructure, Bridges and overpasses Values: Architecture, Visual Rating: Where is located? Australia and Oceania, Australia,...

Sydney Opera House

One of the iconic buildings representing not only Australia but the 20th century architecture in general. Built in 1973. Location, GPS coordinates: 33.8569 S 151.2152 E Categories: Public...

Weipa shell mounds

Some 600 human built mounds of shellfish Anadara granosa, including ridges which are several hundred meters long and up to 13 meters high, up...

Tully River dendroglyphs in Upper Charapa

Seven carved trees with diverse designs. Dendroglyphs are characteristic monuments of Aboriginal culture, characteristic in the New South Wales and also neighboring regions. Location, GPS...

Samford Bora rings

Some of the best preserved earthen rings – unique ritual structures for male initiation ceremonies. In total in the eastern part of Australia there...

Ngarrabullgan Cave

The oldest known human settlement in Queensland, over 37,000 years old. Cave floor has 27 layers of habitation. Location, GPS coordinates: 16.8019 S 144.8175 E Categories: Prehistoric settlements,...

Mungo Lady

Find of the oldest cremated human remains in the world. Contrary to the name it seems that here rests a male, who was cremated...

Twin Falls in Cape York

Picturesque waterfall with several steps. Several meters high. Location, GPS coordinates: 11.3828 S 142.4132 E Categories: Waterfalls Values: Geology, Visual Rating: Where is located? Australia and Oceania, Australia, Queensland, Cape York, on Eliot...