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Australia's natural beauty

Australia's natural beauty

With such a diverse landscape, Australia is home to some of the most beautiful natural sights in the world. From limestone cliffs to sandstone spires, take a look at some of the natural landscapes this wonderful country has to offer its visitors.

Known as the Three Sisters, this sandstone rock formation in Katoomba is thought to be of aboriginal legend. These stand out proud against the background of the Blue Mountains and is believed to tell the story of three siblings, Meehni, Wimlah and Gunnedoo, who all fell in love with men they could not marry. Because of this, the men tried to force people to let them be with the three women but this did not sit well and caused a tribal war.

Legend says a witch doctor wanted to protect the three girls and so turned them into stone. However, the doctor died before they could reinstate the girls' human form.

In complete contrast is the Cape Pillar Sea Cliffs in Tasman National Park on Tasman Island. This beautiful grey rock formation has enticed the brave climber many times in the past. Known informally as the "Scariest Cliff in the Known Universe", these jagged rocks stand at 300 metres high and provide the perfect challenge for seasoned rock climbers.

Wedding Cake Rock, located in the Royal National Park near Bundeena, is completely natural despite its geometric shape, attracting thousands of visitors every year. This light-coloured limestone stands out from the orangey tones of the sandstone nearby, making it a popular destination for tourists and locals alike.

However, you better get a move on if you want a chance to see this wonderful rock formation as it has been predicted that it could end up falling into the sea in less than 10 years time.

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