In spite of being named the Twelve Apostles , there were only nine when they were named -- but after a recent fall, there are now eight.
Their base erodes at a rate of 2 centimeters a year. The biggest waterfall in the kangaroo-infested Grampians National Park, a sandstone mountain range that rises from the plains kilometers west of Melbourne. At MacKenzie Falls , water falls 30 meters into a gorge, all year round, and gives off a rainbow mist in the sunshine.
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Fraser Island is the world's largest sand island, kilometers in length and up to 22 kilometers wide, lies at the end of the Great Sandy Straight. It has rainforests, meter-high sand dunes, freshwater lakes and a diverse wildlife including many dingoes. Encompassing 20, square kilometers of tropical biodiversity, including 1, plant species, Kakadu lies kilometers southeast of Darwin. It contains floodplains, tidal flats and rock country.
It's covered in Aboriginal rock carvings and, controversially, has a uranium mine. It's also home to freshwater and saltwater crocodiles, so watch your step.
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The Blue Mountains are two hours' drive west of Sydney. Eucalyptus oil from gum trees gives the panorama a green hue. From Echo Point, on the ridges of the Great Dividing Range, the limestone rock formation, the Three Sisters, rises from sandstone plateau and meter-deep gorges. It contains some of the world's oldest species of plants -- including Wollemi pines, the botanical equivalent of dinosaurs.
Gorges, tropical pools and caves are home to unique mammals and wildlife.
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