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Barron Falls
photograph by David Kukan

Barron Falls

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barron_Falls

The Barron Falls (Aboriginal: Din Din[4]) is a steep tiered cascade waterfall on the Barron River located where the river descends from the Atherton Tablelands to the Cairns coastal plain, in Queensland, Australia.

Protected within the Barron Gorge National Park, the volume of water seen in the upper photo only occurs after substantial rainfall during the wet season. For much of the rest of the year, little more than a trickle is evident, due in part to the presence of a weir behind the head of the falls that supplies the Barron Gorge Hydroelectric Power Station located downstream in the gorge.

The Barron Falls may be viewed and accessed by road via the Kennedy Highway that crosses the Barron River upstream of the falls, near Kuranda. The narrow-gauge Kuranda Scenic Railway and the Skyrail aerial tram also leads from the coastal plain to the tablelands. The train stops at Barron Falls overlook, where passengers may disembark for several minutes. The Skyrail stops at two rainforest mid-stations, Red Peak and Barron Falls. The trail at Barron Falls Skyrail station leads through the rainforest to three separate lookouts providing views of the Gorge and Falls.[5]

Blue Mountains
photograph by Noah

Blue Mountains (New South Wales)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Mountains_(New_South_Wales)

The Blue Mountains is a mountainous region and a mountain range located in New South Wales, Australia.

The region borders on Sydney's metropolitan area, its foothills starting about 50 kilometres (31 mi) west of the state capital.[4] The public's understanding of the extent of the Blue Mountains is varied, as it forms only part of an extensive mountainous area associated with the Great Dividing Range. Officially the Blue Mountains region is bounded by the Nepean and Hawkesbury rivers in the east, the Coxs River and Lake Burragorang to the west and south, and the Wolgan and Colo rivers to the north.[5] Geologically, it is situated in the central parts of the Sydney Basin.[6]

The Blue Mountains Range comprises a range of mountains, plateaux and escarpments extending off the Great Dividing Range about 4.8 kilometres (3.0 mi) northwest of Wolgan Gap in a generally southeasternly direction for about 96 kilometres (60 mi), terminating at Emu Plains. For about two thirds of its length it is traversed by the Great Western Highway and the Main Western railway line. Several established towns are situated on its heights, including Katoomba, Blackheath, Mount Victoria, and Springwood. The range forms the watershed between Coxs River to the south and the Grose and Wolgan rivers to the north.[3] The range contains the Explorer Range and the Bell Range.[7]

Freycinet Peninsula
photograph by Viktor Posnov

Freycinet Peninsula

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freycinet_Peninsula

The Freycinet Peninsula is a large peninsula located on the eastern coast of Tasmania, Australia. The peninsula is located north of Schouten Island and is contained within the Freycinet National Park.

The peninsula is a large, dramatic land formation carved into Tasmania's eastern coastline. Known for its pink granite mountain range, The Hazards, and its sheltered, white sand beaches, the peninsula is the location for Freycinet National Park, the first national park to be declared in Tasmania, along with Mt Field National Park.[1] Also on the peninsula is the village of Coles Bay, the Friendly Beaches Reserve, and Wineglass and Honeymoon bays.

The "Vanderlyn Island" was the last sighting of Australia by Abel Tasman in 1642 before turning east to New Zealand.

Mitchell Falls
photograph by Marian Pollock (Weiler)

Mitchell River National Park (Western Australia)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitchell_River_National_Park_(Western_Australia)

Mitchell River National Park is a national park in the Kimberley region of Western Australia (Australia), 2,140 kilometres (1,330 mi) northeast of Perth. The park adjoins the northern boundary of the Prince Regent Nature Reserve. The nearest towns are Derby which is 350 kilometres (217 mi) to the southwest and Wyndham which is 270 km (168 mi) to the southeast. Access to the park is achieved by 4WD only along the Mitchell Plateau Track from the Kalumburu Road. The two main features of the park are Mitchell Falls and Surveyors Pool.

The twelve apostles
photograph by Ville Korpela

The Twelve Apostles (Victoria)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Twelve_Apostles_(Victoria)

The Twelve Apostles is a collection of limestone stacks off the shore of the Port Campbell National Park, by the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia. Their proximity to one another has made the site a popular tourist attraction. Currently there are eight apostles left, the ninth one of the stacks collapsed dramatically in July 2005. The name remains significant and spectacular especially in the Australian tourism industry.

Treachery beach
photograph by Widemus

Myall Lakes National Park

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myall_Lakes_National_Park

Myall Lakes National Park is a national park in New South Wales, Australia, 188 kilometres (117 mi) northeast of Sydney. It surrounds the scenic Myall Lakes, and includes Broughton Island.

Dingo at Myall Lakes National Park

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