Geographic Highlights of Australia
Likely the most popular geographic feature of Australia is what was once called Ayers Rock but has been renamed Uluru - the name it was given by the original inhabitants of Australia. More than 550 million years old, this sandstone statue in the middle of a completely flat desert is something the native people of Australia worship and geologists find amazing. It is the remnants of what was essentially a sandbar in a large inland ocean, but how it maintained its form while the rest of the ocean floor turned into desert continues to amaze tourists
Another often visited and famous geographical area of Australia is the Gold Coast and, as we mentioned earlier, the Daintree Rainforest. Daintree is Australia's largest rainforest at just over 800 square miles and is unique because it can literally grow right up to the edge of the ocean in some places. A white sandy beach separates Daintree from one of the most beautiful underwater geological features of Australia - the Great Barrier Reef.