10 aussie

nature photos


Litchfield National Park, Northern Territory © Tourism NT/@75vibes_

Lucky Bay, Esperance, Western Australia © Tourism Australia

We sure got it right when we named this place Lucky Bay. Even the kangaroos know that this stretch of sand in Western Australia is worth a wander.

1. Lucky Bay

Sean Scott

Cape Leveque, The Kimberley, Western

Australia © Tourism Australia

A dramatic clash of red cliffs and white sand, Cape Leveque lies in the vast Kimberley region. This wilderness frontier is so big, in fact, that it's three times larger than England.

2. Cape Leveque,

The Kimberley

Salty Wings

Snelling Beach, Kangaroo Island,

South Australia © saltythebus

Fancy a swim? We've got more than 10,000 beautiful beaches across Australia. If you visited one per day, it would take you 29 years to see them all.

3. Snelling beach,

Kangaroo island


Tasman Arch, Tasman National Park, Tasmania © Matty Eaton

Tassie (that's what we locals call Tasmania) deserves a spotlight. And the Tasman Arch takes that literally. This towering sea cliff is just one of the many natural wonders to be found in Tasman National Park.

4. Tasman National Park, Tasmania

Matty Eaton

Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory © Tourism NT/Sean Scott

Welcome to Kakadu National Park. This World Heritage wilderness has no bad angles, but our favourite's gotta be from the seat of a scenic flight.

5. Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory

Sean Scott

Fitzroy Reef, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland © Tourism and Events Queensland

The Great Barrier Reef isn't just huge – it's also old. Really old. Prehistoric creatures (like the squid-like nautilus) still live in the reef, remaining relatively unchanged for 500 million years.

6. The Great Barrier Reef

Johnny Gaskell

Twelve Apostles, Great Ocean Road,

Victoria © Visit Victoria

The squeak of sand beneath your bare feet, the breeze blowing off the salty waves – this is nature at it's most visceral. Take a drive down the Great Ocean Road to feel the rush.

7. The Great Ocean Road

Ben Savage

Bondi, Sydney, New South

Wales © Destination NSW

Humpback whales love migrating through Australia's warm waters, and we can't blame them. You can take a whale watching cruise to see these marine giants, or spot them straight from the shore all along Australia's east coast.

8. Bondi, Sydney

Fin Matson

Gibraltar Peak, Tidbinbilla, Australian

Capital Territory © VisitCanberra

Australia's capital of Canberra is nicknamed the 'bush capital' for its proximity to nature. The nearby Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve is home to a trifecta of 'roos – kangaroos, potoroos and wallaroos.

9. Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, near Canberra

Chris Holly

Ningaloo Reef, Coral Bay, Western

Australia © Tourism Western Australia

Home to whale sharks, manta rays and beautiful coral gardens, the name Ningaloo means "deep water," "promontory" or "high land sticking out into the sea" to the local Yamatji people.

10. Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia