Australia is a beautiful, colourful and diverse country worth exploring and visiting. From the spectacular sea views and breathtaking outback to World Heritage-listed rainforests and beautiful, rugged coastlines, alongside hip and modern cities that are ranked as the most liveable places in the world, you can definitely say there is no place like Australia!

 

Here we give you 15 stunning photos that are sure to spark your wanderlust and love affair with this beautiful country!

 

1.  Great Barrier Reef Drive, Queensland

 

Great Barrier Reef DrivePhoto: blog.queensland.com

 

The Great Barrier Reef Drive is set on a spectacular and dramatic coastline that will simply take your breath away. Starting from Cairns to Cape Tribulation, this stunning drive connects two World Heritage areas, the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics rainforest.

 

  

  

2.  Daintree National Park, Far North Queensland

 

Daintree National ParkPhoto: destinationdaintree.com

 

The beautiful Daintree National Park has the world’s most ancient rainforest thought to be about 165 million years old. This vast and dense rainforest has extraordinary diversity, with high concentration of flora and fauna that cannot be found anywhere else on the planet. Take a scenic drive and explore this amazing rainforest that meets the pristine beach. Enjoy the forest canopy in a flash through an exhilarating zip line or experience it through an aerial walkway. Take a laid-back and leisurely cruise along the Daintree River and spot crocs or join a spotlighting tour to see other native animals like cassowaries.

 

3.  Currarong, New South Wales

 

Currarong Sea CliffsPhoto: @chrisallen_    

 

Located at the northern edge of the dramatic Beecroft Peninsula, Currarong’s lovely bushwalking trails lead you through the beautifully diverse coastal heathland to the majestic sea cliffs, providing some of the most stunning vistas along the south coast.

 

4. Weirs Cove, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

 

Weirs CovePhoto Credit: Darren McGlade

 

One of the most spectacular views in Flinders Chase National Park is Weirs Cove. The view from the top is simply stunning. Kangaroo Island is Australia's third largest island filled with amazing wildlife, adventure, luxury accommodation and breathtaking scenery. 

 

5.  Mount Lofty Botanical Gardens, Adelaide Hills, South Australia

 

Mount Lofty Botanical GardensPhoto: @anthonagus_garrett

 

Every season offers something special in the Adelaide Hills with autumn arguably the most beautiful. Go for a drive in the towns of Hahndorf and Stirling, or at Mount Lofty Botanical Gardens, and be in awe as the leaves weave a stunning display of colours- golds, yellows, oranges, browns and pinks, making Adelaide Hills one of the most beautiful places to visit in autumn.

 

  

  

6.  Maleny and Montville, Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Queensland

 

Sunshine Coast HinterlandPhoto: beachretreatcoolum.com

 

Drive up to the heart of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland’s charming and lovely towns of Montville and Maleny. Perched on the Blackall Range, Montville known as the “creative soul” of the Sunshine Coast is home to many art and craft shops, boutiques and gift shops while Maleny is famous for its award-winning cheeses and the spectacular view of Glasshouse Mountains. Take a gastronomic tour of these town's fantastic local restaurants and amazing cafes. Enjoy great viewing points of rolling green hills, lush rainforest and spectacular views in all directions.

 

7.  Lake Cave, Margaret River, Western Australia

 

Lake CavePhoto: lastminute.com.au

 

Descend a flight of 350 steps beneath the ground to discover the exquisitely beautiful Lake Cave in Margaret River, named because of its permanent lake within. It stands as a crystal, magical wonderland with a huge number of stalagmites and stalactites formed over a thousand of years. Be guided through the silent beautifully lit cave with torchlight and guide as you learn about its past, present and future.

 

 8. The Pinnacles, Phillip Island, Victoria

 

The PinnaclesPhoto: @kastud.io

 

Located at Cape Woolamai on the southerly point of Phillip Island, The Pinnacles are unique granite structures that are sure to take your breath away. Packed with beautiful beaches, history, stunning scenery and wildlife, Phillip Island has one of the most picturesque natural hotspots in Australia.

 

9.  National Pass, Blue Mountains, New South Wales

 

National Pass, Blue MountainsPhoto: Jen Seligmann

 

One of the best ways to admire the beauty of Blue Mountains wilderness is by exploring some of the park's 140 kilometers of hiking and heritage trails which include the National Pass carved into the edge of a cliff, Jellybean Track that descends to picturesque Jellybean Pool and the popular Cliff Top walking track.

 

10. Busselton Jetty, Western Australia

 

Busselton JettyPhoto: swremovals.com.au

 

Watching the rich and golden sunset colours at the iconic Busselton Jetty is an experience one should not miss. This is a must-see for any visitor to the Margaret River region. It is the world’s longest wooden jetty, reaching almost two kilometres out to the open sea, giving you a plenty of space to relax, sit back and watch the glorious sunset.

 

11.  Hobart Harbour, Tasmania

 

Hobart Harbour Photo: Loic Le  Guilly

 

Dotted with thousands of boats and yachts, the stunning Hobart Harbour in Tasmania is said to be the deepest sheltered harbour in the southern hemisphere. Hobart is Tasmania’s capital and largest city, and boasts of a rich seafaring tradition, with sailing as its favourite pastime.

 

12.  Sorrento Back Beach, Victoria

 

Sorrento Back BeachPhoto: Thomas Young

 

Surf the waves from the Bass Strait at the wild, rocky back beach. With its great walking tracks, sandy cove and rock pools, the Sorrento Back Beach is worth visiting especially if you want to escape the fashionable town of Sorrento. The back beach at Sorrento is rugged and can be wild but it's always beautiful particularly on a sunny summer’s day. 

 

13.  Figure 8 Pools, Royal National Park, Sydney, New South Wales

 

Figure 8 PoolsPhoto: ellaslist.com.au

 

The spectacular coastal rock shelf at Royal National Park is dotted with rock pools with one having the shape of number eight. Though extremely dangerous, this stunning rock platform has been a very popular spot for swimming and exploring. It is always recommended to go there during low tide and flat surf conditions.

 

14.  Richmond Bridge, Tasmania

 

Richmond BridgePhoto: cruisintasmania.com.au

 

The beautiful sandstone arches of Richmond Bridge in Tasmania is surrounded by gorgeous manicured lawns and amazing bird life.  Built by convict labour, this pretty bridge is the oldest bridge in Australia and offers a perfect picnic spot on the grassy banks of the Coal River.

 

15.  Horse-drawn Tram at Victor Harbor, South Australia

 

Horse-drawn TramPhoto: travelling-australia.info

 

Victor Harbor’s most iconic attraction is riding the double-decker horse-drawn tram that journeys across to Granite Island on a 630-metre long boardwalk. Operating since 1894, it is a historic activity that offers scenic views of beautiful cliffs and beaches, azure waters and the township.