Take a Look At Australia’s Top Views

by on April 4, 2012 · 0 comments

Hardy Reef, Great Barrier Reef. credit: courtesy of Mark Gray.

Hardy Reef - one of the reefs that make up the expansive Great Barrier Reef - took top spot in the 100 best views in Australia. Image courtesy of Mark Gray.

One thing we’ll all agree upon is that Australia has some of the most beautiful vistas in the world. Now, some of the most iconic – and rare – views have been put together in a ‘top 100′ list from Australian Traveller Magazine.

The number one spot went to the iconic Great Barrier Reef – with Hardy Reef (pictured) singled-out in particular. Other spots in the top 10 went to several barely known and isolated destinations.

A tiny abandoned homestead on the outskirts of Burra in Outback SA took second place, while the virtually unknown West Island in the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, an Australian Territory, took tenth position (14 places ahead of Uluru).

The top 10 best views are:

  1. Hardy Reef, QLD
  2. Burra Homestead, Outback SA
  3. Twelve Apostles, VIC
  4. Hill Inlet, QLD
  5. Craig’s Hut, VIC
  6. Remarkable Rocks, SA
  7. Cradle Mountain, TAS
  8. Parachilna Gorge, SA
  9. Cathedral Rocks, NSW
  10. West Island, Cocos (Keeling)
  11. Islands, Australian Territory

The Top 100 was determined by a panel of nine respected Australian photographers who have viewed extensive mileage of the diverse Australian landscape through their collective lenses – Ken Duncan (Australia’s most prolific landscape photographer); Chris Bray (award-winning Australian Geographic photographer); Grenville Turner; Gordon Undy; Nick Rains; Mark Gray; Nicholas Watt; Tim Bauer; and Peter Lik.

Click here for the entire list and accompanying pictures from Australian Traveller Magazine.

Don’t forget, photographic opportunities in Australia are endless and you will find many to motivate you on your travels. For all trips – especially those to Australia – travel insurance is highly recommended (especially for your expensive camera equipment!) Be sure to get travel insurance quotes to cover you in most situations.