Australia: The land of stunning beaches, amazing wildlife, breathtaking national parks, cool cities and BBQ’s on the beach! All the things you must see in Australia.
Having lived in Australia for 5 years now, I can safely say that life is just better in the land down under! I’m lucky enough to have had the chance to travel Australia and see some of the amazing places this beautiful country has to offer. These Instagram pics have inspired me to pack my bags and head off on another Aussie adventure!
Whitehaven beach, Whitsunday Islands, QLD
The whitest sand in the world and clear blue waters = absolute paradise!
Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia
Swimming with whale sharks is next on the bucket list for me! You can find them on the Ningaloo Reef along with turtles, dolphins, manta rays and heaps of other marine life.
Scary…. Comment, have you ever seen a shark? #ningaloocoast #westernaustralia #shark #scary #upclose #andpersonal #camera #sea #blue #snorkelers Image from: http://www.australiascoralcoast.com/attractions-events/coral-coast-events/nature’s-extraordinary-calendar
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Gunlom Falls, Kakadu National Park, NT
Gunlom Falls is one of my fave spots in Australia. Looking out at Kakadu National Park (which is the same size as Belgium!) from the plunge pool is incredible!
Byron Bay, NSW
Surf, sun, dolphins, and a chilled out hippie vibe..Byron is just amazing.
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Sydney Harbour, NSW
I’ll never get enough of this view!
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Lucky Bay, Esperance, NSW
Because there is nothing more Aussie than an amazing beach and the chance to get up close with kangaroos..all that’s missing is a good old Aussie BBQ!
This is the type of welcome you get when visiting Lucky Bay in #Esperance. @trex.photography captured this happy snap on a recent trip to the picturesque beach, located within Cape Le Grand National Park in @australiasgoldenoutback. Be sure to say hi to the resident kangaroos on your next visit to this beautiful part of #westernaustralia. #thisisWA #SeeAustralia #luckybay #australiasgoldenoutback
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Uluru, Red Centre, NT
Because where else can you sleep in a swag (tent like sleeping bag) in one of the oldest sacred aboriginal sites in the world and star gaze all night?!
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Glasshouse Mountain, Sunshine Coast, QLD
Woah, now this is definitely postcard material! @anitaski witnessed this incredible scene over the #GlasshouseMountains in @queensland’s @visitsunshinecoast – and she admitted “I had to pinch myself a couple of times to remind myself this was real!”. The ‘Sunny Coast’ (as it’s affectionately known) isn’t just about stunning beaches – it’s also home to a spectacular hinterland region, where you’ll find the extinct volcanic Glasshouse Mountains which can be explored by car, bike, foot or even by rock climb.
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Litchfield National Park, NT
Home to some amazing plunge pools, waterfalls, historic sights and termite mounds, Litchfield National Park, Kakadu’s smaller next door neighbour is not to be missed!
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Lake Hillier, WA
A pink lake? Say whaaaaat!? Whilst noone really knows for sure why Lake Hillier is pink, scientists believe that the colour comes from dye caused by bacteria in the salt crusts. Either way, how many people can say they’ve visited a beautiful pink lake?
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Twelve Apostles, Great Ocean Road, VIC
The beautiful coastline between Melbourne and Adelaide AND the beautiful sunsets over the twelve apostles make for a popular tourist destination and an awesome road trip opportunity!
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Heart Reef, Great Barrier Reef, QLD
Happy Valentine’s Day! Spot the heart? 😉 Beaut snap from @thewelltravelledman #valentinesday #heartreef #greatbarrierreef #qld #australia #travelscavenger #thewelltravelledman #seeaustralia #traveler #lifeofadventure #findyouradventure #backpacking #travscav #natureporn
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Lake Mckenzie, Fraser Island, QLD
In the middle of the world’s largest sand island lies Lake Mckenzie with the clearest waters and some of the world’s whitest sand – swim, sunbake and explore the area before hopping back in your 4WD to cruise around the island. Fraser Island, one of my fave East coast Oz spots is a MUST VISIT backpacking friends!
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Great Barrrier Reef, QLD
In Northern Queensland you’ll find the Great Barrier Reef, the only reef in the world visible from space! Go snorkelling, diving or take a helicopter ride to see some of the world’s most beautiful coral and diverse marine life!
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Jim Jim Falls, Kakadu National Park, NT
Visiting Kakadu’s waterfalls make’s you realise just how big this National park really is!
There’s more than a few ways to get wet and wild in #NTaustralia! Yes it’s the waterfall season, which means it is now one of the most spectacular times of the year to visit #Kakadu. Photo: @Explore_epic_earth
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Have we missed any? What is your favourite place in Australia? Let us know in the comments below!