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I have been around Australia 2 times . and would like to see what people think is the best
most agreed answer to this question wins.

What are the 7 non man made wonders of Australia answer from 1 to 7

Lets see what the most popular are ..

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Reply By: Batman69 - Thursday, Jun 18, 2009 at 21:23

Thursday, Jun 18, 2009 at 21:23
Ron,

1, Great Barrier reef - QLD
2, Bungle Bungles - WA
3, Ayres Rock - NT
4, Freycinet Peninsula - TAS
5, Gieke Gorge - WA
6, 12 Apostles - VIC
7, Mungo NP - NSW

My two bobs worth...

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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (NT) - Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 01:27

Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 01:27
The name should be changed to Eight Apostles
A number have fallen over entirely as waves continually erode their bases. A 50-metre tall Apostle collapsed on July 3, 2005, leaving eight.

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Follow Up By: MrBitchi (QLD) - Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 09:16

Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 09:16
But one of the arches collapsed a couple of weeks ago. Does that count as two more? ;-)
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Reply By: Member - Michael O (NSW) - Thursday, Jun 18, 2009 at 21:29

Thursday, Jun 18, 2009 at 21:29
Lake Pedder TAS (the old one...)
Bungle Bungles WA
Great Barrier Reef QLD
Uluru NT
Twin Falls Kakadu NT in flood
Blue Lake Mt Gambier SA
Kanangra Walls Blue Mtns NSW



Actually I think my shed is a wonder but it doesn't count...
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Follow Up By: Nickywoop - Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 06:49

Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 06:49
Michael,

As the question was, "non manmade wonders", I think your inclusion of the Blue Lake at Mt. Gambier in SA is a very good one.

The way that lake changes colour from drab winter grey to a magnificent blue in about November (I think), and stays like it for about 4-5 months before returning to grey, is truly a sight not to miss.

I agree all the other places listed, plus there are countless others that have not yet been included are all wonders to look at, but I think this Blue Lake is truly a natural wonder.

Good observation Michael.

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Reply By: Tessysdad - Thursday, Jun 18, 2009 at 21:51

Thursday, Jun 18, 2009 at 21:51
1.Ningaloo Reef
2. Bungle Bungles
3.Mount Augustus
4.Dimond Gorge
A bit colloquial hey. Sorry 'bout that but I really haven't got to t'other side much yet. Am looking forward to it though. A good question which will give me some insight into what others think of things I have only read about so far.

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Follow Up By: Member - Ron M (NSW) - Thursday, Jun 18, 2009 at 21:59

Thursday, Jun 18, 2009 at 21:59
So far its the bungles bungles as number 1 in the survey
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Reply By: MickeyJ - Thursday, Jun 18, 2009 at 22:33

Thursday, Jun 18, 2009 at 22:33
Kings canyon
Uluru
Bungle Bungles
Wine Glass bay Freycinet (Tas)
Simpson Desert
Canning stock route (For the isolation and sheer magnitude)
The olgas

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Reply By: jezza68 - Thursday, Jun 18, 2009 at 22:35

Thursday, Jun 18, 2009 at 22:35
1) Uluru
2) Bungle Bungles
3) Great Barrier Reef
4) Mt Augustus
5) Murray/darling
6) Mt Kosciosko
7) Great Australian Bight
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Follow Up By: Member - Mfewster(SA) - Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 13:30

Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 13:30
I know zilch about Mt Augustus. Tell me more please.
Not sure about the Murray/Darling. Drove along there last January and just felt like crying most of the time. Felt the same in the Flinders last October. It's all dying.
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Follow Up By: jezza68 - Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 21:16

Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 21:16
Mt Augustus is the Largest Monolith ( Uluru is a monolith) in Australia ( Mainland).
It is located in the Gascoyne Region of WA and makes a great stopover when doing the Ningaloo- Karijini tour of the West Coast. The rock has aboriginal rock art and natural springs flow off its western sides.
Incidentally Depuch island which is mentioned below would be the largest monolith in the world. However due to the tide not dropping another couple of metres it is regarded as an island?
Just as a point of interest Bonnie Rock in the WA wheatbelt is the second biggest Monolith in Australia. Just not as high as Uluru but longer . Also the little shrimps which exist in the pools on Uluru also can be found on Bonnie Rock.
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Reply By: Flywest - Thursday, Jun 18, 2009 at 22:42

Thursday, Jun 18, 2009 at 22:42
Somewhere in the list should be 'De Puch' Island, off Whim Creek / Balla Balla in the Pilbara, a little visited and much inder-rated competitor to Uluru for natural beauty, and with plenty of Cultural and Early European History.











Lovelly place to camp overnight and fish for a few days - but you need to bring your own water & shade.

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Follow Up By: Member - Mfewster(SA) - Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 13:25

Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 13:25
I had never heard of this spot. Fantastic. Just added it to my "Must Do" list
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Follow Up By: landseka - Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 17:54

Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 17:54
One thing about graffiti, if it gets to be old enough it becomes protected lol.
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Follow Up By: jezza68 - Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 21:21

Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 21:21
Interestingly the local aboriginal people will not look at Depuch island as it is the burial ground for the most powerful elders, medicine men and warriors. It is believed the spirits of the dead there can overcome a mere tribal member.
Only those deemed by the tribes to be worthy may approach the island to conduct burials.

If the spirits dont get you the sandflies certainly will!!
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Reply By: Bob of KAOS - Thursday, Jun 18, 2009 at 22:47

Thursday, Jun 18, 2009 at 22:47
Bungles
Uluru
Kata tjuta
Simpson desert
Lake Eyre
West MacDonnells
MCG
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (NT) - Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 01:21

Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 01:21
Wolfe Creek Crater
Simpson Desert
Ubirr
Ayres Rock
Lake Acraman
The Grampians
Sow Piglets

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Reply By: Member - Kroozer (WA) - Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 02:09

Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 02:09
Absolutely awesome subject. Very interesting results. Well done for coming up with this, this is what Exploroz is all about. I will be watching this very closely and adding all the places to the memory bank for future reference.
Cheers

Out of all the places that i have been over the years, my absolute favourite for would have to be the Kimberley coastline (via boat only) from Landrover creek on the NT/WA border down to Port Warrender. Was 19 years old at the time, and will never forget it. Absolutely stunning scenery, perfect weather, insane fishing and moments that will never be forgotten.
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Reply By: Member - Phil B (WA) - Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 04:01

Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 04:01
Bungles
Talbot waterfall
Great Aust Bight
Ayers Rock
Olgas
Western Deserts
Wolf Creek Crater
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Reply By: Member - Johny boy (NSW) - Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 06:52

Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 06:52
1. Redfern
2. Cabramatta
3. Mac fields
4. Minto
5. Mt Druit
6. ?
7. ?


Ok so I dont get out much ,what can I say IM JUST KIDDEN LOL!
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Follow Up By: Member Brian (Gold Coast) - Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 07:11

Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 07:11
ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Follow Up By: Bob of KAOS - Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 17:12

Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 17:12
6. Rooty Hill
7. Dapto
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Reply By: Member Brian (Gold Coast) - Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 07:16

Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 07:16
In no particular order.....

Warrumbungles ( I haven't made it to the Bungle Bungles yet...)
Fraser Island
Lark Quarry
Simpson Desert
Great Barrier Reef
The Snowy Mountains (obviously when they're covered in snow...)
The view up the valley from the tavern at Wee Jasper.

Interesting thread Ron.... Well done!

Cheers

Brian
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Reply By: Member - Johny boy (NSW) - Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 07:19

Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 07:19
That was just my friday funny ...I hope I didnt offend anyone ?

Like I said Just Kiddin :)
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Reply By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 07:44

Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 07:44
Good question Ron and really tough given that there are so many places that are outstanding so thought I'd take a 4WD type of an approach.

I had a problem with the first one as there were a lot of places that I really liked in the kimberley.

1) Kimberley - Ord River, Bungle bungle, Kalumburu, Broome, Horizontal water fall - to tell the truth I liked the whole place!
2) The simpson - simply stunning
3) Several places on Cape York but one real standout for me is Cape Melville
4) Fraser Island
5) Morton Island
6) Litchfield
7) Kakadu

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Reply By: Member - David Will (VIC) - Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 08:24

Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 08:24
Hi all,

My list is:


Uluru
Chamber Pillar
Simpson desert
Lake Eyre
West MacDonnells
Lake Tali Karng
High Country

But there are many many more great places to see.

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Reply By: The Landy - Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 09:20

Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 09:20
I couldn’t give a list of my favourites as too many places competing for the ‘title’.

But I must say may my favourite space is the wide open spaces of the outback where you can be the only person around for hundreds of miles….brings a great solitude and there aren’t too many places in the world you can do that.

Good luck out there…..
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Follow Up By: Bob of KAOS - Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 17:11

Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 17:11
Landy,

I agree with that. I said Simpson Desert, but it could have been any of our deserts. Great Victoria, Great Sandy, Gibson.

Waking up on top of a dune, with the sun below the horizon, hundreds of dunes lined up as far as the eye can see. The occasional yowl of a dingo.

Or a black moonless night with the stars hitting the horizon as bright as the stars overhead.

We recently experienced that remoteness you describe to the west of Nyrrippi.

While the Sandy Blight Junction Track has communities at each end, you don't have to go far off it to feel like you are really off the beaten track too.

If I keep thinking like this I might need to go for a drive.
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Reply By: Member - Matt & Julie (VIC) - Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 11:01

Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 11:01
Hi Ron

Simpson Desert
Painted Desert
Kimberley
Kakadu
Litchfield
Geiki Gorge
Mataranka
and the list can go on and on!!!
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Reply By: Member - Mfewster(SA) - Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 13:23

Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 13:23
There were some on every list I wanted. Can't possibly do a top ten. I'd want to add the view from St Mary's Peak in Wilpena Pound.
Great Barrier Reef interesting. Twenty years ago I think it would have been up near the top on everyone's list, but today it is pretty well stuffed. Still some good spots, but nothing like what it was. Talking to international divers in Thailand earlier this year about good dive spots and they all agreed that they might go to Qld for the islands and sailing, but felt that the reef was now second rate for diving.
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Reply By: Richard W (NSW) - Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 15:31

Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 15:31
Ron,

FWIW and very difficult to decide however my selection in no order.

Horseyard Flat - Vic High Country - Vic
Wineglass Bay - Frecinet Peninsular - Tas
Twin Falls - Cape York - Qld
Litchfield NP - NT
Ningaloo Reef - WA
Cape Le Grand NP - WA
Karajini NP - WA
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Reply By: ss--ss - Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 15:55

Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 15:55
Havn't been right around but so far these would be at the top :

Seventeen seventy QLD
Lightning ridge NSW
South West rocks NSW
Kosciuszko national park NSW
Cairns & surrounds QLD
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Reply By: Member - Adam S (SA) - Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 16:28

Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 16:28
G'day Ron, It is way to hard to give my seven individual favourite places in Australia.

So I have had a go at my favourite areas, that I have visited.

South west Tassie (the most spectacular country I have seen.)

Ayers Rock and the Olgas

Cape York

The Kimberley

Flinders Ranges

Simpson Desert

Western Mac's

Cheers,
Adam.
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Reply By: Trevor R (QLD) - Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 21:06

Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 21:06
What a beaut question. This has got my memory bank going overtime.

The whole trip to Cape York is top of the list but in particular the region around Portland Roads and Chilli beach was not to be forgotten, probably because it was just me and the wife and no-one else. The rest of the trip seemed like someone was with us or just too damn close for comfort. Complete strangers wanted to camp in our pockets and we just wanted to be isolated which is why we chose the Cape in the 1st place.

Ayers Rock
Curtis Is Central Qld
West Macs Central Aus.
Mataranka (If this is classed as man made then omit and take my 8th wonder as my 7th choice)
Wilsons Prom Vic.
Windjana Gorge WA.
Twofold Bay - Eden NSW

But I so badly want to add many more to this list which are equally justifiable to be on the list. I think a lot of decisions are based on timing and companionship at the place at the time which may vary one's perception of it compared to someone else's opinion.

Once again well done for a great topic.
Regards, Trevor.
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Follow Up By: Member - Mfewster(SA) - Friday, Jun 26, 2009 at 12:33

Friday, Jun 26, 2009 at 12:33
Re Mataranka
You all may know of this, but as many don't seem to have discovered it....
A couple of KMs north of Mataranka is (imho) a similar but much nicer spot. Bitter Springs. the same thermal pool in a tropical setting, but still pristine without the concrete pool etc. Crystal clear water that is worth exploring with some underwater goggles. I stead of swimming in a concrete pool just let yourself drift down the warm water creek and admire the view bot above and below the water.
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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Monday, Jun 22, 2009 at 16:21

Monday, Jun 22, 2009 at 16:21
Bit late, but I need King George Falls on my list

Not many manage to get in there, except by boat....

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Reply By: OzTroopy - Monday, Jun 22, 2009 at 17:21

Monday, Jun 22, 2009 at 17:21
What a silly thread ......

How can one choose just seven australian wonders .... LOL

Just shuffle up all the choices so far and deal me seven - make sure one is that blue lake at Mt Gambier - its worth the second trip.

Pretty much all of it impresses me but the hyped up, over developed places like ayers rock and the great barrier reef impress me a lot less - although sunrise, in a boat amongst the islands, on a flat sea at the whitsundays is hard to beat.

Favourite is probably the kimberley but I have fond memories of the snowy mountains in spring from 40yrs ago ..... as snow & tourists and facilities are over-rated.

Heck ... what would I know ... I'm happy trundling down the road in the middle of the night going from noccundra to milparinka.
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Reply By: frodo - Friday, Jun 26, 2009 at 09:28

Friday, Jun 26, 2009 at 09:28
Has anyone mentioned the Bay of Fires in Tasmania?
I also remember sitting on the top of Ubir rock in Kakadu at the beginning of the wet season last December and looking out over the wetlands at wallabies feeding and countless species of birds playing in the wind and turning around and watching a storm break over the Arnhem Land escarpment behind us and thinking this is magnificent, I am so incredibly happy to be here.....
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