Thursday, September 12, 2019

Natural wonders

Wonders which have been created mainly by nature.

Ball‘s Pyramid

Unusual remnant of volcano – 562 meters high and just 200 meters wide cliff rising directly from the sea. Tallest volcanic stack in the...

Dalhousie Springs

A group of up to 60 powerful thermal springs at the fringe of desert. Temperature of water reaches 38 - 43 degrees C. Total...

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...

Wooramel Seagrass Bank

The largest seagrass grove in the world, covers 1,030 square kilometres. Location, GPS coordinates: 25.4019 S 113.7996 E Categories: Ecosystems, Biological extremes Values: Biology Rating: Where is located? Australia and Oceania, Australia, Western...

Tree heath south of Freycinet Estuary

Unique biotope with at least 51 endemic species. Location, GPS coordinates: 26.6212 S 113.7770 E Categories: Ecosystems Values: Biology Rating: Where is located? Australia and Oceania, Australia, Western Australia, Gascoyne region, south from...

Fraser Island

The largest sand island in the world, 1,840 km². Contains dunes up to 24 metres high, tall rainforest growing at elevations up to 200...

Elizabeth Springs

Remote springs in arid region, where over the last 1.8 million years has developed a unique ecosystem with endemic species, such as a fish...

The Daintree Rainforest

Possibly the oldest rainforest in the world, growing 135 million years. Largest continuous rainforest in Australia, 1,200 square kilometres large, extremely high biodiversity. Contains...

Litchfield magnetic termite mounds

Unique landscape formed by multiple flat termite mound formations oriented in north-south direction in order to control the temperature inside the mounds. These mounds...

Hamelin Pool and L’haridon Bight

Hypersaline shallows with unique biotope – active growth of stromatolites – oldest known form of life on Earth. Also other unique forms of life. Location,...