Thursday, September 19, 2019

Types of wonders

Description of wonders of the world

Ku-ring-gai rock engravings

Diverse rock engravings in comparatively soft sandstone, including engravings of Emu constellation showing interpretation of star constellation in the sky. Location, GPS coordinates: 33.5929 S 151.2823...

Gwion Gwion art along Gibb River Road

Excellent samples of Gwion Gwion (Bradshaw) style – sophisticated silhouettes of humans and other beings, often mythical ones. At least 17,000 years old. Multiple...

Billimina

Impressive, giant cliff face which is covered with more than 2,500 cliff drawings. Interesting feature is drawings of many bars in horizontal rows -...

Wallaman Falls

The highest permanent waterfall in Australia, with 268 meters high single drop. Total height with minor drops – 340 meters high. Location, GPS coordinates: 18.5922 S...

Kiama Blowhole

One of the most popular blowholes – location where sea waves through the passage in the cliffs create water spray which is up to...

Jenolan Caves

Possibly the oldest caves in the world – it is determined that the clay sediments of the caves are approximately 340 million years old....

Eaglehawk Neck tesselated pavement

Extreme, visually impressive example of tesselated pavement which looks like an exact pavement of large bricks. Location, GPS coordinates: 43.0081 S 147.9342 E Categories: Rock formations Values: Geology, Visual Rating: Where is...

King River Prison Tree

An enormous boab (Adansonia gregorii), which has been used as a prison. Tree has a circumference of 11.62 m, it is 14 m tall. Location,...

The Boab Prison Tree, Derby

An unusual boab (Adansonia gregorii F.Muell.), circumference 14.64 m, height just 9.5 m. Used to lock up indigenous Australians in 1860s on their way...

Rullah Longatyle (Strong Girl)

The largest eucalypt and largest Tasmanian blue gum (Eucalyptus globulus Labill.) in the world. Volume 368 m3. Height 82.3 m, diameter 5.54 m (circumference...