What is the first thing that entered your head when reading “Top Ten Australian Landmarks”? Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge? As awesome and well recognised as they are, there is so much more. Here’s our top ten.
The Great Ocean Road, Victoria
One of Australia’s definitive wonders, this is a dazzling, heart-stopping, 150-mile drive along the hemline of the continent. The climax is the Twelve Apostles, where the raging Southern Ocean has gnawed the limestone cliffs to leave tall pillars of more resilient rock stranded out at sea.
Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory
Towards the end-of-year dry season, the birds and reptiles of Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory are crammed into ever shrinking wetlands. The most spectacular is Yellow Waters Lagoon, which becomes an open-air zoo. Sign up for a cruise, and expect close encounters with wildlife including white egrets, brolgas, jabirus, sea eagles, jacanas, pelicans, snake birds, goannas and crocodiles.