Australia’s diverse landscapes, majestic peaks and hidden valleys are some of the many reasons tourists flock here. From Queensland to Western Australia, the beautiful contrast of sand and sea is always on display. If you’re looking to explore the most incredible spots with epic views, we’ve put together a list just for you!
Smack bang in the centre of Townsville stands the natural beauty of Castle Hill. This popular tourist spot provides 360 degree views of the area and a stunning backdrop to snap some pics. Offering vehicle access and several hiking tracks, you can make your way to the top at your own leisurely pace. The panoramic views are at their best during sunrise and sunset, so we suggest visiting then.
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Cape Hauy, located on the Tasman Peninsular, is an iconic destination loved and adored by many. Home to some of Australia’s tallest sea cliffs, the area boasts spectacular coastal scenery and natural beauty. The eight kilometre walk from the Cape offers stunning photo ops and epic backdrops. Be sure to wear comfy shoes – you’ll thank us later!
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Location: Northern Territory
Located in the World Heritage site Kakadu National Park, Gunlom Falls is a stunning destination to visit. Home to beautiful waterfalls, rock pools and a crystal plunge pool, the place provides panoramic views of the Southern Hills and Ridges.
Here you can explore the surroundings via foot, enjoy a picnic on the grass or swim in the crystal-clear water. For those wanting to spend longer than one day here, there are camping facilities, barbecues and public toilets. Whatever you do, don’t forget the camera!
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Bungle Bungle Range
Location: Western Australia
Bungle Bungle Range is a world heritage listed site, located in Punululu National Park. Situated in the Kimberly region of Western Australia, it’s long been inhabited by Aboriginal people. Home to long narrow chasms, hidden gorges and bee-hive striped domes, it’s an ideal spot to hike and explore. Along the way, you’ll come across an abundance of bird species, and maybe even a wallaby if you’re lucky!
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Cradle Mountain Dove Lake
Dove Lake, located at the northern end of Cradle Mountain is circled by a 6km walking track. Here you will see beautiful wilderness, stunning wildlife and streams gently cascading into the lake. Most of the track is on boardwalk and comprises views of the mountain, beaches and the ancient Ballroom Forest. If you plan on spending the day here, bring a picnic lunch – there are plenty of rest spots.
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Head of Bight
Location: South Australia
The Head of Bight is one of South Australia’s most popular tourist spots, combining unique surroundings with panoramic views. This geographical beauty is home to towering sand dunes. Viewing platforms provide sweeping views of the Bunda Cliffs. Enjoy a picnic on one of many stunning beaches or take a dip in the water (in summer of course). If you’re visiting between the months of June and October, you may just catch a glimpse of whales migrating.
Location: New South Wales
Located in Kanangra-Boyd National Park, the Kanangra Walls area attracts visitors all year round. These beautiful orange and grey sandstone cliffs tower above the Kanangra Creek gorge, with waterfalls cascading off the plateau behind. Some refer to it as ‘the edge of wilderness”. With walking tracks leading to the Gingra Range and Kowmung River, it’s a popular spot for bush-walking.
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Grampians National Park
Grampians National Park is made up of grand and rugged mountain ranges, a wealth of Aboriginal rock art and spectacular wildflower displays. The remarkable sand stone ridges that run throughout the park have created impressive landscapes, peaks and valleys. The stunning waterfalls and panoramic views make the hike to the top totally worth it.
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Located at the northern end of Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet offers a breathtaking mosaic at sunrise and sunset. The short walk to the top is best completed at low tide, so you get a complete view of the emerging colours.
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