The most beautiful places in Australia
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Australia is one of the most vast and geographically diverse countries in the world. Shaped by hundreds of millions of years of tectonic activity and isolation from the rest of the planet, this beautiful island we call home has developed a rich and varied array of landscapes and ecosystems, the likes of which can be found nowhere else on Earth.
Contrary to popular belief, Australia is not a giant dust bowl! From the lush rainforests of Far North Queensland, to the towering eucalypts of the Huon Valley; from the dazzling white sand of WA's Lucky Bay to the red earth of the Simpson Desert; from the lofty heights Mt Kosciuszko to the underwater kingdom of the Great Barrier Reef... There's a whole continent of stunning places to explore and enjoy.
State by state (and wherever possible, looking beyond the typical 'touristy' picks), we're choosing the most breathtaking pieces of natural beauty in Australia. This page is still a work in progress, but take a look below at the states we've covered already... It's the next best thing to being there in person!