Australia is an incredibly large country that covers an entire continent. Its diverse landscape and incredibly unique locales bring visitors from all over the world to explore the fantastic beaches, coral reefs, bustling cities, and unique animals.
There are a ton of animals living in Australia that can’t be found in the wild anywhere else in the world. But did you know that the country is also home to some of the strangest places on the globe?
Read on to check out ten of the must-see unusual sights and weird places to visit on your Australian vacation.
AQWA is the largest aquarium in Australia. It transports you to the underwater world of Western Australia.
With the vast variety of habitats in the area, there are so many different creatures to check out from the icy waters at Australia’s tip, to the tropical and colorful species that inhabit its coral reefs in the Far North of the country.
2. Blue Lake
This lake was formed from an ancient meteor crater and changes color based on the time of the year. Many people like to speculate what makes the water change.
But what is clear, is that it’s a great place to spend a summer!
3. Coober Pedy
This town feels like the last remnants of humankind. It’s a six to eight-hour drive from any other city in the area.
Many of the homes in the town are built underground to shade inhabitants from the hot sun. They also have a grass-less golf course that can only be played at night.
4. Daly Waters
A great stop on the Adelaide to Darwin road trip, Daly Waters is the name of a town as well as the pub within it. Everything in the town looks slightly out of place and unique. Stop in for a bite and you won’t be sorry.
5. Devil’s Marbles
The Devil’s Marbles are two large stones balancing in the middle of the flat desert. They are a great stop to stretch your legs on the way from Adelaide or Alice Springs to Darwin.
This small town built by German immigrants is a great place to hit a cafe or shop for some great cuisine.
If you’re ready for something incredibly different, then this is a great place to check out.
7. Horizontal Waterfalls of Talbot Bay
These waterfalls are unique because they are formed by a break in mountain ranges. This causes the water to build up faster on one side than another making the water flow sideways.
8. Squeaky Beach
Squeaky Beach is covered in quartz sand that makes fun noises as you step.
It’s at a stunning location in Wilson’s Promontory National Park and there are giant boulders to climb on either side of the beach.
Uluru to some is nothing more than a big rock in the desert. But its sheer size and the fact that it is alone in a completely flat landscape makes you think about the wonders of the world.
How did this rock get there? What did this area look like millions of years ago? Why has that piece of earth stayed while everything around it eroded?
10. Wave Rock
Wave Rock is a formation located outside of Perth by 184 miles. It has the appearance of a breaking wave.
It is also home to the small town of Hyden. It is a spectacle worth seeing and one of the most popular stops for people visiting Western Australia.
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