Mungo National Park is a special place for me, and not just because it is overwhelmingly beautiful, but also due to the fact that it was the first NSW Outback place I’ve travelled to – this was the beginning, beginning of my long never ending plan to see every corner of Australia.
There are four points in the Australian mainland where the border lines of various states intersect and form corners: Survey’s General Corner (WA, NT, SA border), Poeppel’s Corner (NT, SA, QLD border), Haddon Corner (SA and QLD border) and Cameron Corner – NSW, QLD and SA border.
Up until June 2009, every time when I saw an image of the Monument Valley, saw it in the movie or read an article about this great place, I was telling to myself that one day I’d definitely visit this great area. Fortunately it is not the case anymore – another great location pinned and marked on the world map.
Once a bottom of a huge 160-kilometre long and 180-metre deep lake – Badwater Basin is now a deepest, hottest and driest place in North America.
Located in the eastern part of the Death Valley National Park, 26 kilometres south of Furnace Creek, this place is easy to find.
Zabriski Point – a very well-known and most popular lookout in the Death Valley National Park, located in the eastern part of the park 5 kilometers south-east of Furnace Creek. Lookout is famous for its’ maze of convoluted rock formations and great views over Death Valley badlands.
Lake Gairdner stretches for 160 kilometers in length and 48 kilometers across and is a fourth largest dry salt lake in Australia after Lake Eyre, Lake Torrens and Lake Frome. Some places can have a layer of dry salt up to 1 meter thick.
Sand dunes are definetly among the list of a must see attractions of the Coffin Bay National Park. Dunes are located along the ocean beaches and stretch for kilometres in length and width. A 10 kilometre Gunyah Beach is one of the good spots with a stripe of sand dunes about 1 kilometer in width.
Coffin Bay National Park is located on the southern part of the Eyre Peninsula, approximately 50 kilometres west of Port Lincoln. Read more…
Nambung National Park, known as Pinnacles, is located approximately 250 km North from Perth and 25 kilometres South from Cervantes. Road from Cervantes is sealed and goes through the bush and hills populated by kangaroos and emus, so be careful especially when it’s dark.