7 Natural Wonders of Oceania
Oceania is the smallest of the continental groups, and it includes Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia, and Australasia. The covers an area of 3,291,903 square miles (8,525,989 sq. km). The country of Australia lies at the heart of the continent and serves as the world’s largest island.
New Zealand is another anchor for the continent, and the movie Lord of the Rings certainly highlighted how beautiful this island country is worthy of a visit. Many people have visions of what it is like down under, and the continent is home to leading bucket list attractions for sure.
Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World and serves as the Ambassador to the wonders of Oceania.
The Daintree Rainforest is a tropical rainforest located in the northeast corner of Australia. It covers an area of 460 square miles (1,200 sq. km) creating the largest continuous rainforest within the continent.
Fraser Island is located along the southeastern coast of the state of Queensland, Australia. The island stretches a length 75 miles (120 km) long with a width that is around 15 miles (24 kim). It is Australia’s sixth largest island.
Marovo Lagoon is located in the New Georgia Islands, which is part of the Solomon Islands. The lagoon encompasses an area of 272.2 square miles (700 sq. km) making it the largest saltwater lagoon throughout the continent.
Milford Sound is the leading natural attraction within the country of New Zealand. The sound runs 9.3 miles (15 km) inland from the Tasman Sea. The mouth of the fjord is engulfed by rock faces that tower into the sky of the fjord reaching height of 3,900 feet (1,200 m).
Mount Wilhelm reaches a summit of 14,793 feet (4,509 m) making it the highest mountain in Oceania. The mountain is located in Papua New Guinea as part of the Bismarck Range.
The Pinnacles Desert is a collection of limestone formations in western Australia located within Nambung National Park. This is one of the most unique natural occurring landscapes throughout the world.
Uluru, also called Ayers Rock, is one of the most notable and recognisable natural attractions from around the world. It is an isolated sandstone formation that reaches a height of 1,142 feet (348 m). The circumference measures 5.8 miles (9.4 km) around.