The Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is one of the largest and most significant reef systems in the world, comprising some 3,400 individual reefs, including 760 fringing reefs, which range in size from under 1ha to over 10,000ha and vary in shape to provide the most spectacular marine scenery on earth.
With a population exceeding half a million, Newcastle is the seventh largest and the second oldest city in Australia and the second largest in the state of New South Wales. Newcastle has more artists for its population than anywhere in Australia, and ita Regional Gallery has the second largest collection of art in NSW.
Uluru, also referred to as Ayers Rock, is an iconic sandstone rock formation and one of Australia's most recognisable natural icons. The world-renowned sandstone formation stands 348 m high (863 m above sea level) with most of its bulk below the ground, and measures 9.4 km in circumference in is located the southern part of the Northern Territory.
Montgomery Reef, to the south of Yawajaba Island in the Kimberley Region of Western Australia, is subject of one of the most significant and unusual tidal movements in the world. It is an extraordinary panorama of vast lagoons, tiny sandstone islets and a central mangrove island - but only when the tide is out.
There are few cities in the world like Sydney which can boast of having natural waterfalls within their boundaries. Sydney once has hundreds throughout what is now its suburban area but residential development has caused many of them to disappear. Those which remain add a touch of natural beauty to the city and are a picturesque reminder of what the Sydney area used to be like.
Bay of Fires
The Bay of Fires, a beautiful piece of wilderness coastline in the north-east corner of Tasmania, stretches from Eddystone Point in the north to Binalong Bay in the south. Characterised by stunning blue water, fishing lagoons, spotless white sandy beaches and orange lichen covered granite boulders, the area is often mentioned internationally in lists of the world's top beaches.