10 Incredible Things You Can Only Find in Australia

10 Incredible Things You Can Only Find in Australia

Ah – ! The Land Down Under. The vast, yet so incredibly diverse continent is known for its unique wildlife, marvellous landscapes and colourful cities. Chances are, that if you're a travel enthusiast seeking a one-of-a-kind experience, this country is already on your travel list anyway. But if it's not, we ask you to reconsider! Australia has plenty to offer – some things you will only find on this landmass. It Is also one of the countries that have stricter entry requirements, so make sure you apply for your eVisitor subclass 651 visa way ahead of time, have a valid passport – and make sure your vaccinations are up to date when you pack for your adventure.

But now, without further ado, from iconic landmarks to hidden gems, here are 10 incredible things you can only find in Australia.

1. The Great Barrier Reef

10 Incredible Things You Can Only Find in Australia - Great barrier reef

Of course, a big name first. Stretching over 2,000 kilometres (or 1,200 miles), it's our planet's largest coral reef system – and you can dive into it. This natural wonder is home to a full kaleidoscope of marine life, including vibrant coral formations, exotic fish, and giant sea turtles. Snorkelling or diving here is a bucket-list experience you won't find anywhere else. Please, make sure to adhere to the ethical rules of the reef.

2. Uluru – Ayers Rock

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The Uluru is an iconic sandstone monolith located in the heart of the Australian Outback. It is a sacred site that holds cultural significance for the local indigenous Anangu people. It is an incredibly humbling sight by itself, but another beauty of it is, that it changes colours during sunrise and sunset, creating a truly breathtaking spectacle.

3. Sydney Opera House

10 Incredible Things You Can Only Find in Australia - Sydney Opera House

Ah, another big name – and probably the most renowned landmark in Australia, and not just since Finding Nemo came out. The Sydney Opera House is simply an architectural masterpiece. It's situated on the picturesque Sydney Harbour, welcoming and hosting world-class performances and offering guided tours to showcase its innovative design even if you're not partaking in a show or concert.

4. Kangaroo Island Wildlife

10 Incredible Things You Can Only Find in Australia - Kangaroo Island

Next – Kangaroo Island! A true haven for the unique Australian wildlife. Here, you can encounter adorable kangaroos, koalas, and sea lions in their natural habitats, whilst enjoying untouched landscapes and self-proclaimed down-to-earth folks. The island is a sanctuary and a must-see destination for wildlife lovers.

5. The Pinnacles

10 Incredible Things You Can Only Find in Australia - Nambung National Park

Now, the Nambung National Park is definitely something else. It's almost otherworldly, no thanks to the unique landscapes of the Pinnacles. The limestone formations create a weirdly wonderful, eerie and surreal environment – especially at sunrise or sunset. We just love places on earth that make you feel like you are on a different planet, and this is one of them.

6. The Twelve Apostles

10 Incredible Things You Can Only Find in Australia - The Twelve Apostles

Similarly, to the Pinnacles, along the Great Ocean Road off the shore of Port Campbell National Park, another set of stunning limestone formations can be found – but this time, in the water. They rise dramatically from the Southern Ocean and create a breathtaking coastal panorama for you to enjoy. A great stop when on a road trip!

7. The Daintree Rainforest

10 Incredible Things You Can Only Find in Australia - Daintree Rainforest

Bet a rainforest wasn't on the list of things you'd expect here. Fact is, though, that Australia features six different climate groups. The ancient Daintree Rainforest in the north is one of the oldest rainforests on earth and home to diverse plant and animal species. Not without reasons it's a World Heritage listed site! And it offers some truly unique and wonderful eco-adventures for you to explore.

8. The Quokka Selfie

10 Incredible Things You Can Only Find in Australia - Quokka

If you're in Australia, you simply have to take a ferry to Rottnest Island and capture the world-famous quokka selfie. Not only to have an excellent picture to help you remember your adventures but also because these animals are simply too adorable to exist. Just look at them. Google them. Do it. These friendly, smiling marsupials can only be found in Western Australia. If anything, you should go there to check if they are, indeed, real.

9. Wave Rocks

10 Incredible Things You Can Only Find in Australia - Wave Rock

Another absolutely stunning and mesmerising landmark is the Wave Rock – a natural granite formation resembling, as the name suggests, a giant breaking ocean wave. It's a unique geological wonder located in Western Australia and has special importance and significance to the local Ballardong people.

10. Tasmanian Devils

10 Incredible Things You Can Only Find in Australia - Tasmanian Devils

Lastly, it is only in Australia that you can encounter the extremely elusive Tasmanian Devil, the world's largest carnivorous marsupial – and only in Tasmania. There are massive conservation efforts which are worth learning about and beautiful wildlife sanctuaries where you can witness these creatures.

Australia, as the isolated continent it is, sports unparalleled travel experiences, no matter what it is you are looking for. It's going to be unforgettable journeying here – we promise. So, off you go, pack your bags, get ready!

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