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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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JohannaFebruary 6, 2015
Wow the places you have seen! Loved this pictorial romp around Aus with my first cup of coffee for the day although it’s given me itchy feet to get up and get moving in a camper! Do you wish you were doing it all over again, or are you happy to have done it and ready to explore different places, or is there somewhere you’d love to go back and actually live? In fact if you had a choice, where in Australia would you live do you think if there were no obstacles? Just interested :)
KathyFebruary 6, 2015
The places I have seen are outstanding. Some days I do wish we were touring around in our caravan again and there are definitely places we would like to explore a little further. We want to do Exmouth again, the Gibb River Road across the Kimberley, Tasmania and Darwin area. As for living at any of the places we have seen, I would probably choose Northern NSW, just across the border from Qld. I did love the West but it is too far away from my kids and family!
jennyandstephenmilanFebruary 6, 2015
Kathy now that’s a clever idea for a post. I loved seeing the photo of Gerringong, one of my favourite parts of the nsw south coast. So many beautiful beaches. What a lucky country.
KathyFebruary 6, 2015
Gerringong was a gorgeous spot, as was the remainder of the South Coast of NSW. We are very fortunate to have such an abundance of beautiful beaches and interesting landscapes. We are a lucky country for sure! :)
Michelle Weaver (@pinkypoinker)February 6, 2015
Glorious photographs Kathy! Coffin Bay, Edith Falls and the Quobba blowholes were my favourites. It IS a very clever idea for a post. Tourism Australia should be using your photos!
KathyFebruary 6, 2015
Ha Ha, I wish! There were so many glorious places that I photographed on our travels, I really don’t know what to do with all these photos. They will certainly be fond memories for us.
Rae HilhorstFebruary 7, 2015
Wow Kathy, brilliant photos, I can’t pick a favourite as there are too many. You have captured the uniqueness of each site, so much to see and do. I find water very calming, maybe becuase I am a Piscean xxx
KathyFebruary 7, 2015
The photos are brilliant Rae. I can’t really choose my favourite place either! These are just a small sample of the thousands of photos I took on our trip. God knows what I’m going to do with them all! I love the water too and I’m an Aquarian. xx
budgettraveltalkFebruary 7, 2015
Great Idea. Did you plan doing this while on the road, or get inspired afterward? Are you ever asked which is your favourite place in Australia?
KathyFebruary 7, 2015
No there was no real plan to do an A-Z of Australia Jan, but after visiting so many beautiful places I thought I could manage it. It was a bit difficult with the letter ‘X’ but managed to use Exmouth (which I thought was pretty close!) People ask me all the time which was my favourite spot but there were simply too many gorgeous places to name. I loved all of Australia as all of the places had something unique about them. Western Australia would be possibly be the stand out – but don’t quote me on that!
DebbieFebruary 8, 2015
Ah, Bargara is where I chose to relocate to 15 months ago after leaving the rat race of Sydney. Beautiful spot!
KathyFebruary 8, 2015
Debbie, Bargara is a beautiful spot! I thoroughly enjoyed our few days in Bundaberg as there are so many great coastal locations nearby. We stayed at a place called Moore Park which was also a lovely place. Thank you for dropping by my blog. :)
Red Nomad OZFebruary 8, 2015
So great to see so many South Australian places featured!! Once I finish my own Aussie ABC series, I’m going to feature the A-Z of country towns – there’s so many great spots to promote that a lot of people have never heard of!
Would I be able to use your photo of the Narrung lighthouse? I featured Narrung in my recent post on South Aussie Lighthouses, but didn’t get a photo, although I’ve been there many years ago. It’d be great to use this one (or another, if you have more) and I’d link back to you! Tweet me or email (About me has the address) if you like!!
KathyFebruary 8, 2015
South Australia was such a stand-out I couldn’t possibly omit some of its fabulous places. A-Z of country towns sounds like a winner. During our trip we didn’t venture much from the coastline but I would have liked to explore some of the out of the way country towns a bit more. However, with limited timed you can’t possibly cover all of Australia in one trip!
Red, I will email you some of my photos of Narrung Lighthouse and you can take your pick. I think I have a few others that might be more close up. I will look forward to seeing it on your blog!
middleagedmama1February 9, 2015
Even though we have travelled Australia too, I haven’t seen half of the places on your list here! I guess that’s because we ran out of time, didn’t get any further north than Perth in Western Australia. No wonder the hubster and I are hankering after buying a motorhome and doing some more travels one of these days!
KathyFebruary 10, 2015
Janet it sounds like you are getting one step closer to doing this. Once the kids are gone and it’s just hubster and you, I’m sure you will do the rest of Australia. If I were you guys I would heap northwards up to Northern Qld and then head across to WA over the centre of Australia. It was an experience I will always remember very fondly. :)
JaniceFebruary 12, 2015
Hi Very interesting blog! Thanks for sharing. This would be a great help for people like me who would like to travel Australia in the future. Beautiful country indeed!
KathyFebruary 12, 2015
Thank you Janice. This is only a tiny sample of what’s on offer in Australia. It really is beautiful country! Glad you enjoyed reading it. :)