Amazing Places Australia Part 2

Amazing Places Australia Part 2

Sometimes Aussies know little about Australia because we prefer to travel the world. We save our own country for later in life and discover that we don’t know much about our own backyard. Ozzies Abroad exists to bridge that gap for Australian overseas. Aussies are taking time off to go abroad and seek other cultures the same way travelers do when they come to Australia, so often our foreign friends have seen more of our country than we have. So don’t be left in the dark! Remember it’s all about bragging rights!

Ozzies Abroad looks at Amazing Places Australia Part 2.

Umpherston Sinkhole

Sinkhole not Stinkhole..bad joke! Also, known as “The Sunken Garden”, the sinkhole was once a limestone cave that was created when the chamber roof collapsed. The Umpherston Sinkhole was made into a garden in 1886. It has been described as beautiful, fascinating, tranquil, spectacular and otherworldly.

Amazing Places Australia Part 2

Tripadvisor reviews give the experience a 4.5 out 5 stars out of 865 reviews.

The Pink Lake’s

There are a few extraordinary pink lake’s in Western Australia. Lake Hillier off the coast of Esperance is one of the most spectacular. It has been recently discovered that bacteria is responsible for the bright bubble gum colored pink. Esperance is 720 km off the Southeast of Perth which takes 2 hours by plane, which gives us an indication of how big Australia is. Activities around Esperance include horse riding, whale watching, scuba diving, fishing, 4wd and just about every water sport imaginable.

Amazing Places Australia Part 2

Tripadvisor gives the experience 4 out of 5 starts from 301 reviews.

The Devil’s Marbles

They are one of the Northern Territories natural wonders and just one look at them tells you why. The Devil’s Marbles are made of granite and the largest being 6 meters across. They appear to defy gravity as the large boulders precariously sit on top of each other. The Devil’s Marbles change color, or at least appear to, at dusk and dawn adding to their mysterious appeal.

Amazing Places Australia Part 2

Tripadvisor reviews give the experience a 4.5 out 5 stars from 244 reviews.

The Underground Town Of Coober Pedy

Yes, that’s right! It’s literally under the ground. Located in Northern part of South Australia, Coober Pedy is in the desert and suffers from very high temperatures. So, the clever people built “dugouts” or underground residences because they remain a constant temperature. The town supplies most of the world’s gem quality opal and is the largest opal mining area in the world. There are motels that offer underground accommodation and the population is approximately 3500 people with over 45 nationalities.

Tripadvisor reviews Coober Pedy 4.5 out of 5 stars from 225 reviews.

Gippsland Lakes

Algae bloom of Noctiluca Scintillans that glows at night was recently formed in the shallow waters of the Gippsland Lakes, Victoria. In 2008, huge amounts soil was dumped into the river by a deluge of rain and it’s a rare event because the deluge followed a massive bush fire. The result is a blue bio luminescent that can be seen at night because the soil was nitrogen rich.

4.5 on Tripadvisor from 96 reviews.


Ball’s PyramidAmazing Places Australia Part 2

This is both amazing and fascinating! There is a 1,844 foot high pyramid shaped rocked sticking out of the Pacific Ocean 20 km Southeast of Lord Howe Island. It is a remnant of a volcano that was part of a sunken continent named Zealandia. The rock was discovered in 1788 and is home to the rare Lord Howe Island stick insect that was considered extinct until 2001. It’s a unique and well regarded spot for scuba diving.

Amazing Places Australia Part 2

5 stars on Tripadvisor from 31 reviews.

There You Have It

So many amazing places in Australia to talk about. Remember it’s all about the bragging right’s. If you have visited these places or other amazing places in Australia then let us know in comments section below.

See Ya later!

 

 

 

 

6 Replies to “Amazing Places Australia Part 2”

  1. The underground homes in Coober Pedy is fascinating. I first learned about this place from a YouTube channel called Great Big Story “Peeking Into Australia’s Underground Homes” and thought how cooling it would be to be living in one of those dugouts.

    Is this place a favorite among tourists? How does one travel to the location? I am curious to know.

    1. Hi Cathy. Thanks for your comment. This place is well travelled by tourists. You can get there by plane as Coober Pedy airport is 5 km away from town. It’s a 2 hour flight from Adelaide. Other options are train, bus or car but these options will obviously take some time as Australia is a big country. Driving would be the best because you can camp and explore along the way but you will need time. 

  2. Hey Dave,

    Your post came right on time. I’m planning to do more travelling next year and Australia is one of my top locations. I’m fascinated by the underground homes in Coober Pedy as well as the Devil’s Marbles. They do look like they’re defining gravity!

    Thanks for sharing.

    Cheers,
    Anh

  3. Amazing! Pink Lake – impossible imagine something like that! I wish I can go it and see with my own eyes. I like the post, very passionate, showing interesting places, and I’d add places quite unexpected. Very interesting. It gives kind of real feeling what Australia is about. I think people can get ideas for the traveling plans, the post contains sufficient information to build up a desire to visit the country. I hope that Part 3 will follow. Good luck!

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