With so many amazing new ways to experience nature, there are always a lot of things that can be done to recreate the natural world.
That’s why it’s a great time to look at the top 20 Australian attractions that are just as impressive as their nature counterparts.
Here’s a look at 10 of our favourites from the past 10 years that offer a different take on nature.1.
The Humpback Whale: In 2016, a team of marine biologists discovered the remains of an ancient whale that had been floating on the seabed for 100,000 years.
The underwater site is home to one of the oldest whale-watching spots in the world.
They have made it their base for a number of years now, and the team have managed to record over 3,000 individual sightings since 2015.2.
The Koori Wharf: The Koriwaka Wharf in Brisbane is one of Australia’s most popular tourist attractions, attracting over 3.4 million visitors annually.
Located in the inner-west, the Wharf is one kilometre long and one kilometer wide.
Built in 1854, it has now been converted into a theme park and a tourist destination.3.
The Mabuza River: A small island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, the Mabubanatua River is one the largest and deepest rivers in the Pacific.
It reaches an impressive depth of 12,800 metres and flows to the east of Australia.
Located just south of Darwin, it is a favourite destination for whale watchers.4.
The Royal Observatory: The Royal Australian Observatory, which opened in 1890, is one a unique feature of Australia, boasting a stunning view of the South Australian coast.
Located at the mouth of the Murchison River, the Observatory is one-third the size of the Perth Mint and offers a stunning 360-degree view of our southern neighbours.5.
The Great Barrier Reef: The Great South River, one of our most iconic sights, is part of Australia and the world’s largest marine reserve.
It’s home to a number and species of coral reefs, with the largest being the Great Barrier.
There’s also a huge variety of flora and fauna to explore, including endangered species and endangered plants.6.
The Darwin Botanic Gardens: The Darwin Gardens in Australia are home to more than 300 species of plants, insects and animals.
The gardens are renowned for their diversity of habitats, and visitors can enjoy a wide range of species in their various habitats.7.
The Grosvenor Pointe: Located on the west coast of the Northern Territory, the Gros, which is named after former Prime Minister Helen Clark, is a popular location for the local community to spend time in and enjoy.
Located on a remote stretch of the Great Salt Lake, it’s also known as the ‘Mountain of Happiness’.8.
The Wattle Park: Located just outside Darwin, this nature reserve is home of the Wattle Wildlife Sanctuary, and offers more than 1,500 species of birds and reptiles.
The area is also home to native plant and invertebrate species.9.
The Lost Coast: The Lost Canyons National Park in Western Australia is home on the Lost Coast, a vast area of the country that is home the largest amount of endemic species in the country.
The park is one section of the Lost Cascades National Park, and is the only one to have no roads and is also one of only two places on earth to experience the same type of waterfalls as the Great Dividing Gorge in Victoria.10.
The Tumaloo National Park: Australia’s only national park that is located in the Northern Territories, the Tumaleo National Park is the largest in the state of Queensland.
It comprises of more than 400 individual areas, including four unique islands, some of which are the only areas in the whole country to have a continuous water feature.