The 8 Most Beautiful Australian Natural Wonders

Arnhem Land, home to the Yolngu people, is a spectacular environment of craggy peaks, billabongs, floodplains, paperbark swamps, and monsoonal rainforests.

Northern Territory, Arnhem Land

K'gari (previously Fraser Island) is the world's largest sand island at 123km (76 miles) long and 22km (14 miles) wide. Off Hervey Bay, it boasts over 40 freshwater lakes and the only rainforest on sand in the world.

K'gari, Queensland

One of the greatest sites to watch kangaroos, koalas, and sea lions in Australia is mountainous Kangaroo Island off South Australia. 

Kangaroo Island, South Australia

The World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef is one of the longest bordering coral reefs at 260km (162 miles). More than 250 coral species and 500 fish species, including manta rays and enormous whale sharks, live there.

Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia

Phillip Island's untamed beaches, rugged bays, and stunning headlands are just a short drive from culture-packed Melbourne

Phillip Island, Victoria

The Dove Lake Circuit trailhead offers the best views of Tasmania's renowned Cradle Mountain rising over mirror-like Dove Lake. 

Cradle Mountain-Lake 

The Great Ocean Road, one of the world's most scenic coastal roads, runs 400km (249 miles) from Torquay to Nelson on the South Australian border.

Great Ocean Road, Victoria

Australia has large waves, but one of its best is four hours east of Perth. The Golden Outback of Western Australia is home to Wave Rock, a 15m granite cliff. 

Wave Rock, Western Australia