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Travelling around this big wide island of ours, Australia, I came to the conclusion that beauty abounded everywhere I looked. I was awestruck and captivated by the scenery that unfolded before my eyes. Here is my A to Z of Australia and some of the spectacular places I saw:
Ardrossan is located on the east coast of the Yorke Peninsula, about 150 km by road from Adelaide, South Australia. It has a deepwater shipping port, a jetty and towering coastal cliffs of red clay.
Bargara sits along the spectacular coastline of Bundaberg in Queensland and is a popular seaside resort town.
Coffin Bay is at the southern extremity of the Eyre Peninsula, a wheat growing area of South Australia, and is renowned for its succulent oysters.
Duke or Orleans Bay is situated approximately 85kms east of Esperance, South West Australia and offers magnificent coastal scenery, superb beaches of snow white sand and crystal blue waters.
Edith Falls is a series of cascading waterfalls and pools on the Edith River in the Nitmiluk National Park, located approximately 60 kilometres north of Katherine, in the Northern Territory.
Fraser Island is a large heritage-listed sand island located along the southern coast of Queensland, approximately 200 kilometres north of Brisbane.
Gerringong is a town located about ten minutes south of Kiama on the south coast of New South Wales and has some of the most beautiful sweeping beaches.
Hamelin Pool is home to the world’s oldest living fossils, stromatolites, and is located in the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Shark Bay area of West Australia.
Iron Knob’s claim to fame is as the birthplace of Australia’s steel industry and is located on the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia.
Johanna is a beachside village on the Great Ocean Road on the coast of Victoria, and is a popular camping and surfing place.
Kalbarri is a coastal town in the Mid West region located 592 km north of Perth, Western Australia and has the most magnificent coastal cliffs and spectacular red rock gorges.
Lowlands Beach is a picture-perfect secluded beach located 30 km from Albany with platforms for viewing dolphins, whales and the majestic cliffs.
Mallacoota is a small remote holiday and fishing town situated at the mouth of Mallacoota Inlet in the far eastern corner of Victoria.
Narrung is situated on Lake Alexandrina, the Coorong in South Australia adjacent to The Narrows which separates Lake Albert from the larger Lake Alexandrina.
Ord River is a 320 kilometre long river in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. The river’s catchment covers 46,100 square kilometres and feeds Lake Argyle.
Pinnacles Desert features remarkable limestone formations contained within Nambung National Park, near the town of Cervantes, Western Australia.
Quobba, 140 kilometres northwest of Carnarvon, is the southern gateway to the Ningaloo Reef.
Robe is a historic resort town and fishing port located in the Limestone Coast of South Australia.
Streaky Bay is a scenic coastal town on the western side of the Eyre Peninsula, in South Australia.
Tuross Head, a seaside village on the south coast of New South Wales, is perched on a low-lying headland between two stunning lakes.
Ulladulla is a coastal town 230 kilometres south of Sydney with beautiful beaches and near Pigeon House Mountain and Murramarang National Park.
Victoria River is a river in the Northern Territory between Kununurra and Katherine, flowing for 560 kilometres through the Gregory National Park.
Warrnambool is a former port city on the south-western coast or Shipwreck Coast of Victoria.
Exmouth on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia, is at the doorstep to the Ningaloo Coast World Heritage area, where the reef meets the range.
Yeppoon is a coastal town near Rockhampton in Central Queensland, Australia and is renowned for its beaches and the islands out on the bay.
Zebedee Springs are hot water thermal springs surrounded by Livistona palm trees and are located in the El Questro Wilderness Park, Kimberley Region, West Australia.
Who would have thought that there would be so much diversity of landscape in this humongous land of ours? I tell you we really need to get out there more often!
For more fantastic scenery around Australia see any of my previous posts categorised under travel.
Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, photography, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.
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