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Australian Landscapes - photos

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Australia is a continent with landscapes consisting mainly of low plateaus sectioned off by rugged mountain ranges. The Great Dividing Range is the prominent mountain range. It starts in central Victoria and ends in Northern Queensland, some several thousand kilometres in length. It is the fourth longest range in the world. To the surprise of many, an area within this range on the Victoria and New South Wales border receives more snow than the country of Switzerland.

Other prominent mountain ranges include The Hammersley Ranges, the Flinders Ranges, the Macdonell Ranges, the Darling Ranges, and the King Leopold Ranges.

Northern Australia is located in the tropics and the landscape consists of rainforest which leads into large areas of savanna grasslands to the south which eventually merge into the central desert area. These deserts combined form the largest desert region in the world outside of the African Sahara. It is often called the Red Centre due to the unusual red colour in the soil and sand.

Tasmania to the south is a mountainous island about the same size as Ireland or Sri Lanka. It is located in the temperate climatic zone immediately below the Australian continent. One quarter of this island is protected wilderness and is similar in appearance to nearby New Zealand.

The Southwest corner of Australia has Karri Forests which rate as some of the tallest trees on Earth, while southern Australia has large tracts of temperate rainforest.


Grampians National Park

The Grampians Australia photos

Blue Mountains National Park

The Blue Mountains photos

Kosciuszko National Park

 Kosciuszko National Park photos

Springbrook National Park

Springbrook National Park photos

Great Otway National Park

Otway National Park photos

Tamborine National Park

Tamborine National Park photos

Daintree National Park

Daintree National Park photos

Davies Creek National Park

Davies Creek National Park photos

Mount Field National Park

Mount Field National Park photos

Dorrigo National Park

Dorrigo National Park photos

Girraween National Park

Girraween National Park photos

Glass House Mountains National Park

Glass House Mountains National Park photos

New England National Park

New England National Park photos

Oxley Wild Rivers National Park

Oxley Wild Rivers National Park photos

Barron Gorge National Park

Barron Gorge National Park photos

Rural Australia Landscapes

Rural Australia Landscape photos

Australian Outback

 Australian Outback photos

More Australian Landscapes

More Australian Landscape photos
 
Author & photographer: David Johnson (Virtual Oceania)

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