Sunday, September 22, 2019

Natural wonders

Wonders which have been created mainly by nature.

Donkin Falls

Some 90 m tall waterfall with a single plunge. The stream is perennial. Location, GPS coordinates: 14.9964 S 125.5089 E Categories: Waterfalls Values: Geology, Visual Rating: Where is located? Australia and Oceania, Australia,...

Giblin River Stromatolites

A rare colony of freshwater stromatolites in karstic wetlands of Giblin River. Stromatolites have developed on the karstic spring mounds. Location, GPS coordinates: 42.9445 S 145.7510...

The Temple Fig

Giant white fig (Ficus virens) which has a circumference of 19 m and is 36 m tall. If measured at the height of 1.4...

Paralana Radioactive Springs

Hot springs with a temperature of 57 degrees C, highly radioactive. The heat could be caused by the natural nuclear fission. Discharge - 16...

Big Mertens Falls

Some 60 m tall curtain of falling water over sandstone cliffs. Location, GPS coordinates: 14.8243 S 125.6969 E Categories: Waterfalls Values: Geology, Visual Rating: Where is located? Australia and Oceania, Australia, Western Australia,...

Shell Beach, L’Haridon Bight

One of the few beaches in the world which consists exclusively of shells. Here shells extend for 60 kilometres with a 7 -10 m...

Bundera Sinkhole

Some 70 m deep, flooded sinkhole with anchialine ecosystem - e.g. the groundwater in this cave is connected to the sea, while at the...

Shining Gum in O’Shannassy catchment

The tallest knonw representative of its species - 85 m tall shining gum (Eucalyptus nitens) in Yarra Ranges National Park. Location, GPS coordinates: 37.6222 S 145.8394...

Stewart’s Tree

The tallest known karri (Eucalyptus diversicolor) is the 85 m tall Stewart's Tree or Stewart Karri. There are frequently found specimens of this species...

Boreas – the tallest Eucalyptus obliqua

The highest Australian oak (Eucalyptus obliqua L'Hér.). 88 m high, girth 11 m, volume 193 m3. Location, GPS coordinates: 42.7966 S 146.6902 E Categories: Trees Values: Biology, Visual Rating: Where is located? Australia...